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a minor miracle

I’m into the semis of the Jock Hutchison and this is now verging on a minor miracle. Again, I won at the twentieth as darkness fell over a most beautiful…

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A real dog

I am talking, in the first place, about the investment management industry of course. This Woodford chap and his Equity Income Fund has really put the cat among the pigeons…

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London Blast

A short visit to London with the objective of doing a recky on some pretty classy wine bars is not an unwelcome venture. Alessandro and I travelled down on Friday…

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Seven thousandth swing change and on meeting Mr Usher

Had a fine day out in Edinburgh and the fortune to bump into Mr Stuart Usher who runs the Edinburgh Guided Tour company. As well as being the most affable…

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Ding Junhui, Zhou Yuelong and de Gea have had a mare of a week

And I will tell you why. Both Ding and Zhou led by 9-7 going into their final sessions of the World Snooker Championship and never thereafter won a single game….

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What have they done to the Old Course?

Well, they’ve put what resembles a piece of the M1 through the middle. Ok slight exaggeration but they have put tarmac on the main track which leads out to the…

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remembering Henry Longhurst

As a kid I was besotted with the writings of Henry Longhurst, as then columnist of Golf Illustrated. He was poetic, kind hearted, funny and wrote quite beautifully. Henry and…

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Catch the bloody thing

Of course I’m talking about professional goalkeepers, who seem rather incapable of doing the most obvious thing when a ball comes towards them. This was highlighted last night when Tottenham’s…

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Digging Deep

Of course, I’m referring to my second qualifying round for the prestigious Jock Hutchison Trophy at the St Andrews Golf Club and not Theresa May’s Downing Street speech. 32 qualifiers…

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Done by a birdie and the bookies

Yes a seagull. Well in command and hitting a straight drive down the middle of the 16th of the Eden in last weeks McGregor Trophy, it transpired that a seagull…

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