The often unseen side of life on the PGA Tour

The often unseen side of life on the PGA Tour

“I’ve played on the PGA Tour for five years. There’s been lots of ups and down – mostly downs. I have no wife; no girlfriend. I don’t travel with mentors, coaches or companions of any sort. I’m on my own. I pay my own way: caddy, hotel, food and airfares. I’ve...
Saying goodbye to Covid rules

Saying goodbye to Covid rules

Golf Ireland confirmed last week that the standard rules of golf concerning the protocols around flagsticks and bunker rakes are now back in play. I’m not deliriously happy about it and I’m sure others won’t be either. First, the flagsticks – no problems there. It...
Selecting the Ryder Cup teams

Selecting the Ryder Cup teams

There is nobody as clear-headed as Padraig Harrington when it comes to solving a golf problem. Saving strokes and winning holes ‘against the head’, in rugby parlance, takes figuring out, and there is nobody better at it than Padraig. If you want to guess who Padraig...
The Amateur turned Pro dilemma

The Amateur turned Pro dilemma

I listened to a Laurie Canter podcast the other day. It was an educational and practical investment of my time. Laurie mentioned that when he was an elite amateur, he made steady and continuous, upward progress by playing in 36 and 72-holes tournaments week in, week...