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 […]
Golf de Chamonix
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). […]
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 […]
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 […]