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). […]
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 […]
Dr. Dave and His Ground-Down Flat-Face Danger-Drivers
I had what I thought was the laugh of my life when my dad called me a few months ago saying he’d “reinvented the driver” – by grinding its face off. My dad has literally just taken up golf. Actually he’s just taken up hitting golf balls. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a genius when it comes […]
The Ultimate Golf Competition?
18 holes, five courses, and a shit-ton of wine. If your club isn’t holding a “Gastronome” competition, it bloody well should be. “Gastronome” literally translated means “gourmet” and there is no better way to describe this competition, which, even with a 50€ entry fee, fills up within ten minutes of being able to sign up. Basically, every […]
Golf for Thickies
I have a surprising amount of friends who don’t know A THING about golf, despite my repeated attempts to talk ceaselessly about it at dinner parties. These are educated, well-read people, but when it comes to golf they’re more Clueless than Alicia Silverstone – in Blast from the Past (he’s been underground since 1965, idiot!). […]
Maui Nui Golf Course Review
Maui Nui Golf Course Lucky enough to visit Maui? Then there’s a course you should know ’bout. Maui Nui is the poor man’s Kapalua Golf Course. Now, it’s nowhere near PGA level difficulty and it’s changed its name more times than Prince, but with sea views, wide fairways and an affordable price (especially after 2pm), it’s […]
Do You Really Know Your Distances?
Everyone thinks they know exactly how far they hit their clubs, but I guarantee you they’d be wrong. Knowing how far you hit each club is, well, as obviously important as it sounds. If you think you hit your 7-iron 150 yds but it’s really more like 140 yds, you’ll be hard-pressed to choose the right club when […]
How To Repair A Pitch Mark
It’s a simple procedure, but there are loads of people who do it wrong. Are you that guy? No? Really…? Well you might be. First off, if you don’t fix your pitch mark immediately, you’re a selfish so-and-so. Sorry but it’s true. It can take 3-4 weeks for a pitch mark to repair itself whereas […]
How To Make a Poor Man’s Golf Bag Rain Cover
Wanna head out on the course knowing that you’re more prepared than a boyscout? Wanna push the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable on the golf course? Then this project is for you. You’re just 4 steps away from transforming a garbage bag into its second most useful purpose (its first being ‘filling it with refuse’). […]
Do We Need to Rewrite the Game of Golf to Keep It Alive?
If you can take your eyes off the fact that it looks as if this man’s glasses are photoshopped on his face long enough to read what he’s saying, you’d see that Keith Pelley believes “golf needs to embrace a younger audience or get left behind.” Now, I tend to agree with this, because every […]