Putt Better... win a trip to South Carolina!

Putt Better… win a trip to South Carolina!

If you're anything like me recently... well, most of the time actually... I don't practice my putting enough. Not nearly enough. Not at all! Even though I know it's a particular weakness of mine, I still spend any practice time whacking golf balls at the range. Sound familiar? Need some encouragement like me? Step ... More

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Monte Rei Golf & Country Club

The last golf course on my family summer holiday / sneaky golf trip, was Monte Rei Golf & Country Club. I’d heard a lot about this place before hand, so figured I should play it. It was the last course we were playing on the trip… and we certainly saved the best until last. It is the MOST AMAZING golf course. ... More

San Lorenzo, The Algarve – Hacker To Single Figures

After the disappointment of my first Algarve round at Quinta do Cima, my second round was at San Lorenzo in Quinta do Lago. We had a pretty early start as we were staying about forty minutes away. So, armed with my coffee and croissant in a packet… off we went! When you get close, you realise how swanky this area is. ... More

Holiday Golf at Quinta de Cima, Portugal - Hacker to Single Figures

Holiday Golf at Quinta de Cima

We're holidaying in Portugal this summer with Mrs P, the kiddywinks and the in-laws... and somehow, I've managed to wangle four rounds of golf! The first of my rounds of holiday golf was at Quinta de Cima in the Eastern Algarve. I played with my father-in-law, David, who plays off 20. I was surprised at how good the ... More

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I got to play Royal Birkdale

Having the chance to play Royal Birkdale is one of those very special situations that you don’t find yourself in all that often. When it happens, you need to try and savour every single second. Now, this was never going to be about the challenge... well, not really. As James Whitaker said to me, forget about the ... More

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Time To Own My 125!

Another week, another pretty average score sadly. It was a fourball comp at Howley Hall on Saturday, but I tracked my score all the same. It wasn't a qualifier, but at this stage I need to see where I'm at whilst still figuring out how to play the course. Despite doing some pretty good practice, I finished with a disappo... More

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Wise Words From Arnold Palmer…

I remember reading the following quote some years ago from the legendary Arnold Palmer... "It's a funny thing. The more I practice, the luckier I get!" That seems strangely apt after my performance last weekend! Coming off the high of a good round and into the next week's competition is always tough. The distinct ... More

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Swing Analysis & Stableford Competitions!

As promised, I got to see James from JWhitaker Golf and let him have a look at my swing. We had a chat about my game and watched some of my shots from The Centurion Club. It didn't make for particularly pleasant viewing or listening if I'm being totally honest. It certainly wasn't the kind of golf game that would be ... More

A few practice holes at The Centurion Club

A few practice holes at The Centurion Club

After all my good intentions over the past few weeks, and my definite golf improvement, I've fallen off the wagon a touch. I'm now realising just how much! After my rather nice 9 holes at Moor Allerton, I played in the medal at my home club, Howley Hall. I was hitting the ball really well actually, but could only manage ... More

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And we’re off… I’m trying again for a lower handicap

So, after much rain, cold and other pretty awful weather, the 2016 golf season has finally started! As well as the season, I'm trying again for a lower handicap! Together with James Whitaker, I'll actually be taking some time to play, practice, play and practice some more this season... not like last year! Winter has ... More