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Georgia Mann-Smith likes my blog

I am really bowled over by this. It’s one of the few real compliments I’ve had in four years of writing. Notwithstanding the lovely, and individual men, that are Adam…

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Dunhill Woes and immediate, but not insurmountable, challenges to learning bridge

I never got a bag at the Dunhill this year which is not totally surprising as I’m a pretty compromised caddie, out of favour with the Links Trust, who can’t…

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Flying American Express Executives

I shouldn’t have really laughed but it was hard not too as lovely Siann, here for an American Express conference at the Fairmount, was thrown out head first from her…

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R&A Town Match

I played in the annual Royal and Ancient versus the Town match yesterday on the Old Course and what a day we had. My partner was Gunner from Oslo who…

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Screaming Serenas, wee weekends in Salisbury and Brookian after thoughts

That really was some display by Serena Williams in the final of the US Open. What a great shame for the young Japanese girl, Osaka, who totally outplayed her, but…

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On bad teaching, bad fish, new friends and brief reflections on mortality

I don’t think there is anything quite as bad as bad teaching. Yes there are bad quacks, bad lawyers, bad bricklayers, bad doctors, bad politicians and bad accountants. But bad…

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A Fine Weekend on The Old Lady (if you get my drift?)

It was the St Andrews Club’s 175th anniversary autumn competition on the Old at the weekend and what fine company and weather we had. As ever, my first tee shot…

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Bumper of a Week

It was rather a bumper of a week. Not in terms of the horse running as it’s still the flat season of course. But rather a hectic one if that…

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Fudge Doughnuts and Cricket Suicides

It struck me rather forcibly and even strikingly this morning, as I ambled back from my tennis along South Street, that there is a direct and strong correlation between the…

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My Edinburgh Tour

I had the pleasure of going on a tour of Edinburgh with Luca, the owner of LIttle Fish Tours yesterday. It was very interesting, presented with the utmost passion by…

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