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    • Say it ain’t so Rory… but seriously, just say it!

      Say it ain’t so Rory… but seriously, just say it!

       Rory McIlroy / Image from Getty Images If they hadn’t already, it seems just about everyone has fallen out of love with Rory McIlroy. I fell out of love once. Actually, I was pushed; heart in smithereens, mind in a thousand places. But it wasn’t losing my first love...

      Holmes under the Hammer at the Genesis Open

      Holmes under the Hammer at the Genesis Open

       JB Holmes / Image from Getty Images The bad news stories of this season keep on coming and it’s J.B. Holmes who's the latest to paint golf in a bad light. It’s safe to say that the recent Genesis Open winner J.B. Holmes was less than popularly received. In fact,...

      Rules, Glorious Rules, a two shot penalty somehow

      Rules, Glorious Rules, a two shot penalty somehow

       Haotong Li / Image from Getty Images Rules are likes mothers; you can’t live with them, can’t live without them. That's a risky opener I know and I say it as a 28-year-old who’s just moved back into his parents’ abode after two years of independence in London....

      Science backs DeChambeau on new flagstick option

      Science backs DeChambeau on new flagstick option

      Bryson DeChambeau and Adam Scott have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to keep the flagstick in the hole for their putts in the top Tour events. They have done so to good effect, as DeChambeau showed when winning the Dubai Desert Classic while Scott looked...

      Golf betting throws up more challenges than most sports

      Golf betting throws up more challenges than most sports

      Golf betting can be a frustrating endeavour. The same goes for all gambling, I guess, but picking the winner in a six-horse race is infinitely easier than picking the winner in a 156-strong tournament field. As such, wins are often few and far between and it’s the...

      The golfing image – Fuds and Duds

      The golfing image – Fuds and Duds

      Ah yes, the fuddy-duddy image of golf. Lots of old people in clothing of questionable taste spending their time fussing over manners and etiquette and who belongs in the club and who should be classed as riff-raff. You still see this rubbish in the media. Fingers are...

      It’s all change in search of the almighty Dollar

      It’s all change in search of the almighty Dollar

      As 2012 came to a close, Rory McIlroy was on top of the world in more ways than one.  Having captured the PGA Championship for his second major title, the new world number one followed up by winning two of the season ending Fed-Ex Cup events, as well as the DP World...

      This article could literally save your life

      This article could literally save your life

      I wouldn’t be one for exaggeration so when I say that this article could literally save your life, I’m being deadly serious! As a child I was most definitely an outdoor child and I played all sports.  Whatever sport was on the television I was doing it and loved every...

      My Masters dream. A year on from playing Augusta National

      My Masters dream. A year on from playing Augusta National

      This year was my second time to make the pilgrimage  the Masters and what a special week it turned out to be.  It's hard to believe a year has passed since i played Augusta National and being back this year brought all the memories back like it was yesterday. Augusta...

      Chasing the Slam – Can Rory create history at Augusta

      Chasing the Slam – Can Rory create history at Augusta

      Winning Arnold Palmer’s tournament at Bay Hill clearly meant a lot to Rory McIlroy. It was his first taste of success in 18 months but more importantly perhaps, it should give him an extra dose of confidence as he drives up Magnolia Lane for the tenth time to play in...

      Seve loved Ireland, the Irish Open and his Irish fans

      Seve loved Ireland, the Irish Open and his Irish fans

      It was 1973, El Paraisio GC on the Costa Del Sol, the last event on the European Tour.  I was a struggling tour pro trying to make the cut to keep my playing card for the next year and avoid the dreaded Monday pre qualifyings. A couple of 73’s would do it. This was...

      What to do when you decide to stop chasing the Tour dream?

      What to do when you decide to stop chasing the Tour dream?

      Claiming the Flogas Irish Amateur today was a great achievement for Peter O’Keefe. After spending years chasing his tour dream O'Keeffe dropped back to the amateur ranks and used his knowledge and experience to set himself up in golf fitness. So what do you do when...

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