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 […]
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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Au Revoir, Adios, Aloha
The snow has just arrived in Chamonix, and while there are probably more days of sunshine to come before full-blown winter, we can’t wait that long. So we’re packing our junk and heading for the heat. MAUI, HERE WE COME. Because we’re dirtbag golfers, we’ve decided to opt out of an extra baggage charge and simply […]
Going Out With a Bang
It was the last golf competition of the season and I wanted to finish the year like I started. Kicking ass (sort of) and taking names (politely). I had started the year with a solid win in the 1st annual Porsche Trophy, and I (stupidly) had high hopes for the rest of the season. But a few […]
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 […]
PLUS FIVE, BOOM!
Yesterday, for the second time this year, I shot plus 5 at Chamonix Golf Course. Not an easy feat, as anyone who’s played here can tell you. With our course slope, a 7.9 handicapper should be given 9 strokes from the blue ladies’ tees, so shooting 5 over par is pretty damn good (if I do […]
Golf Club de Chamonix Course Review
What can you say about a course that you know inside out? A course that, despite knowing it better than a fat kid knows the inside of a crisp packet, still manages to surprise you, sneak up and destroy your card in the span of a hole. When I’m playing a round at another course […]