The Global Golfer office was a dangerous place to work this week. There was a moment when hot tea spluttered and lurched through the air swiftly followed by loud banging and a torrent of rage. Nobody was hurt. I simply had an outburst. The calm of my day had been interrupted by the arrival of … Read moreWhy changing The Old Course St Andrews is a Valley of Sin
We’ve had it for days now. The rough’s “unplayable,” “if you’re not hitting it straight your golf game will be going home in an ambulance.” How did one typically wet British Summer and some fast growing rough grass at Royal Lytham and St Anne’s Golf Club, Lancashire, suddenly become a British tabloid media sensation? Is … Read moreLytham’s toughest test – Tangly Rough or Tabloideeze?
How a golfer from the coalfields of Northern England hit a hole-in-one at Augusta National and played The Masters course back-to-front. Every April, I would lie on my back staring up at clouds. The short fragrant grass of the practice ground was a comfortable place to dream about the coming days, when pictures of the … Read moreMiners to Majors: Journey to Augusta
Have you ever tried to book your own golf holiday? Need some tips? It’s not as simple as boarding a plane with a suitcase full of t-shirts, swim gear, a couple of books and your Rayban sunglasses – ready for a week on the sun lounger. You’ve got tee-times, club carriage, transfers from hotels to golf … Read more15 Top Tips for booking a golf holiday
With Christmas fast approaching there are going to be lots of people with no clue what gifts to buy for the golfer in their life. In the 27 years I’ve played golf, I’ve unwrapped everything from three golf ball soaps to a multi-tool pencil and pitchmark repairer, a tartan pouch for golf tees, a dozen … Read moreGuide to buying Christmas gifts for Golfers