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My golf mission

I’m on a mission with respect to my golf. Covid inspired albeit. But I’ve now got the bit firmly between my teeth and am to be honest, feeling rather buoyant….

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Golf is not for Donald

You know, on reflection, golf is probably the last game that Donald Trump should be playing. For it’s the ultimate game in which you need to be brutally honest. And…

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Dave Thomson

Dave and I were at school together and started playing golf at the same time. He was always a far better sportsman than me though, being much more athletic and…

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Goff in St Andrews

Of course I’m extremely lucky to live in St Andrews and pay only 240 quid a year for my Residents’ Links Ticket which entitles me to play on all 7…

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‘3 things you need to know about rockets’

Not my title I’m afraid but that of Jessica Fox’s book about her upping-sticks from California to go and work at The Bookshop in Wigton. Now that’s a whopping title…

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Trump and goff

I see Trump took refuge on one of his golf courses the other day. I wonder if he scored well? Perchance another course record? Presumably yes. But who was he…

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On teaching

Well my tournament golf is certainly at a low point with successive 86’s on the Eden in the last 2 medals. My handicap is currently 8.7 and I’ve been agonizingly…

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Crazy Golf

It was indeed crazy golf at the end of the women’s ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills, which saw Mirim Lee chip in for the third time of the day to…

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Watch your balls!

I was rather aghast and taken aback yesterday, as two older couples were party to stealing my ball which I hit to the front of the 18th green on the…

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Swedish virologist had huge point

Yes I remember listening with great interest to the Swedish virologist chap who masterminded that country’s alternative response to the Covid pandemic. And what he said most presciently was that…

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