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Golfing weekend

I am indebted to Maudie Watson, ladies captain at Andover Golf Club, who drew my  attention to my omission of Tyrell Hatton in my list of European Ryder Cup contenders. Another key golfer wrote himself in for the automatic section consideration when Alex Levy won the Trophee Hassan in Morocco. [...]

April 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

The golfing weekend/ Ryder Cup

After a lucklustre Masters I was pleased to be back on track with a winner, Jon Rahm, in the Spanish Open and a couple of places in the Heritage, Bryson DeChambeau  and Patrick Cantlay. This was won after a play-off by the Japanese Sotoshi Kodario. I’m a big fan of Jon Rahm but so are others [...]

April 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Masters

The pre-Masters story and money may have been on Tiger for his 15th major but it was one time Patrick Reed that will be wearing the green jacket tonight. He played solid golf over 4 rounds and displayed that gritty competitive edge we know so well from Ryder Cup duels to hold off the challenge of [...]

April 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Another sporting round-up

Another sporting week as we approach the British summer and inevitably some of the old Rust chestnuts come to the fore. Here’s a pot pourri of those that caught my eye recently:   PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS With the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast about to begin we [...]

April 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

I am not the biggest fan of Ian Poulter, He is a tad too flash for my tastes with his 11 Ferraris. I grew up in the era of scruffs like Neil Coles who wore baggy waterproofs billowing in the wind whilst the Yanks all looked as sleek as seals. Payne Stewart Poults is not the first sharp dresser nor [...]

April 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

My Sporting Weekend

I cannot remember the  last time England produced two golf winners on the same day. Matt Wallace won the Indian Open after a play-off with Andrew “Beef “Johnston and Paul Casey only his second PGA victory at the PGA. However the big story, especially with the Masters 3 weeks away, was [...]

March 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

my sporting weekend

Until Justin Thomas gave me and him the first tour victory in the USPGA in the Honda classic at Palm Beach, it was case of close but not cigar. I backed Wales at + 8 in the Six Nations international against Ireland only literally for the Welsh to  throw away a chance in the last moment of the game [...]

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

The return of Tiger Woods has attracted much coverage – less so twice Green Jacket Bubba Watson who won Genesis at the Riviera aged 39.  At his best he is one of the most watchable golfers on the planet, a supreme shot-maker in the style  of Seve. In a world of formulaic highly-coached, [...]

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Pebble Beach

I don’t like the word iconic but I can see why it is used to describe Pebble Beach. With its breathtaking views over the Monterrey Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean it is one of the most beautiful courses in the world. The 7th hole – no more than a wedge to the green from an elevated [...]

February 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Arthur Davidson/betting tribute

I would like to add my own happorth – or should it be tenner to the passing of dear Arthur. What you won’t read in the obits is that he loved a flutter on the golf. His greatest punt was backing Webb Simpson at 66-1. In our regular calls he would say he backed the winner but it was usually [...]

January 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

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