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  • How to Keep Focused on Your Game

    It’s not always easy to keep focus during golf, especially when your golf buddies are hell-bent on jazz-handing their way into your consciousness. When you’re trying to hit the perfect shot or sink that clutch putt, a thoughtless cough, sneeze or muted shuffling through one’s bag could send you into a tailspin of frustration. Don’t […]

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  • New Golf Rules My Arse

    In case you haven’t already heard, the R&A and USGA have come up with a list of proposed rule changes to the game of golf. Now, I’ve spent a lot of my available mental memory storing these rules and regs (to the detriment of remembering names of people I’ve known for less than three years). […]

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  • PAR WARS: ROUND 8

    PAR WARS: ROUND 8 The Sub Par Golfer’s Account After working all morning, we were at ends for something to do on this uneventful Maui day, so Phil suggested we go golfing. I’m normally ok with an impromptu round, but when it “counts” I like to have some warning because when it’s a grab-n-go match I […]

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  • PAR WARS: ROUND 7

    PAR WARS: ROUND 7 The Sub Par Golfer’s Account Round seven already? Wow. We had just got back from the Big Island the night before and slept 12 hours to combat the previous day’s 2:15am wake-up so we could hike to a glowing lava flow before sunrise. If you’ve read any of this blog before […]

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  • PAR WARS: ROUND 6

    PAR WARS: ROUND 6 ROUND SIX The Sub Par Golfer’s Account Today we were back at Maui Nui playing with our buddy Bud, the amazing 82-year old man who for at least 15 years has shot his own age, which when you start to think about it is an amazing feat and the first person I’d met who had […]

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  • Compétition de Noël

    It’s not often you get the chance to play golf in Chamonix around Christmas. Normally the course is already under a few feet of snow and sprinkled with its first layer of ‘dog business.’ This season, however, it’s prime golf time. The course had shut in early November after a super-dump of snow but since there had been […]

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  • PAR WARS: ROUND 5

    First of all, apologies for the long break between posts! Holidays, travel and jet-lag got the better of me, but now I’m back. PAR WARS: ROUND 5 ROUND FIVE The Sub Par Golfer’s Account After my psychogolfic breakdown in the last round, I was very tentative about round five. I was going in one-down, Phil was playing outstandingly, […]

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  • PAR WARS: ROUND 4

    PAR WARS: ROUND 4 THE COMPETITION The rules of PAR WARS are simple. We play matchplay with handicaps (Phil is giving me two strokes this trip). Whoever wins the most rounds in a holiday is the winner, and she or he gets to feel smug in victory until the next vacation. ROUND FOUR The Sub Par Golfer’s […]