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Weather has put an end to a streak of #golf that has seen 3 rounds of scramble, 2 competitions, lots of fun and sun and torrential rain in the space of 11 days.
This week was another special week for me on the golf course. As my friends and I assessed our bookings for the week we realised that we were top heavy on Park golf course so we decided to make a small tournament on that track.
Pickala Golf Club had a LET event here last week. Today we go over the modifications in layout to the Park course. How does the set up compare against the regular course
I have seen many a rant on Twitter by women getting upset at people like myself for calling the ladies game “relatable”. In this post, I examine from close experience whether it really is or not.
The final day of the Ladies Open at Pickala Golf Club. Local caddying in the penultimate grouping took the caddying experience to the next level
The LET came to Pickala Golf Club. What an experience it was. What was it like from a volunteers perspective as a local caddy.
The LET are coming to my local golf course this week. How relatable will their games be? I cannot wait to find out.
My interpretation of the Tiger 5 rules of #golf. I need you help in refining it to my playing ability. Maybe this can help you to monitor your playing too? #golf #helpNeeded
54 holes with no cuts, invitation only and no OWGR ranking points – sound familiar? That’s where the similarities end. There was no prize money at stake, no butchered journalist’s remains (at least visible) and Sihwan Kim may have stood a chance. #vappu
I was lucky enough to win an online golf ball fitting through Twitter from the people at Ballnamic. I managed to get a few options from my session and did a short video on it too.
This post adds a bit more context to the fitting, the results and the overall experience.
Has your golf season started as expected? The first full golf weekend just passed for me and it was a doozy.
What a great result for Lilia Vu. She is a great example of perseverance and never giving up. After losing her card in her first year as a LPGA pro she came back really strongly this year and continued her impressive streak by capturing her first major title.
Do you know how far you hit every club in your bag? This post covers the reasons why you should know, if possible, carry and total distance of your golf clubs.
Normally on a Monday I am writing short reviews of the tournament winners on the PGA, LPGA, DP World tour & LIV.
However this week, the two main events were so out of my timezone that I only watched brief coverage of both.
Not to be mistaken for the sign of the devil, 666 is a simple method to add a bit of structure to your strategy on the golf course. It can work for anyone with a handicap although I am guessing that scratch or lower handicappers would have a slightly different approach.
Jon Rahm cruised to a magnificent Masters victory yesterday with an efficient display of great driving, sensible approach shots and nice putting. He won comfortably by four shots in the end.
It wasn’t just weather storms that were brewing during the first couple of days at The Masters this year. While strong winds felled some trees at Augusta on Friday a #twitterGolf storm was raging.
With the creation of LIV Golf and the dilution of the professional golf game the LIV fanboys are always shouting about how the golf rankings are not correct and how their players are amongst the best in the world. But how do you gauge their performance in “competitions” with no qualification?
This year I am going to chase this dream and pursue a career in a field I am truly passionate about. And I need your help #golfers #PickalaGolf
This weekend climaxed with the WGC World Matchplay final – the winner of this weekend was matchplay. This is the final ever playing of this event and it highlighted what a different and fascinating format this version of golf really is.
I’ve already listed Hack It Out podcast as one of my top 5 golf podcasts and they have now introduced a new series of episodes on the subject of shooting consistently in the 70s.
Their first episode was last week and I thought I would deep dive into the show and try to compare their averages to my game.
This weekend was a somewhat weird viewing experience for me with regards to the golf. Being a total golf junkie I was limited to highlights in YouTube and watching the #livBroadcast live to get my weekly fix. Here are some of the highlights.
Golf is a fickle game. You can emulate the top professionals by playing on some of the same courses, score comparatively with the handicap system and everyone can hit that wonder shot.
There were some interesting results this weekend on the major tours this week. One tournament that I didn’t see, other than highlights was the South African Open on the #LET. Aside from the margin of victory, 4 shots, there were two stand out performances.
What are the lessons you can learn from playing simulator golf? Here’s an assessment of my performance over the winter months. I do hope to get out soon.
There was no DP World Tour action this weekend but there were a couple of other noticeable happenings elsewhere. Former world number one Jin Young Ko returned to the winners circle in Singapore.
YouTube golf can be a minefield when it comes to instructional videos. There are 1000s of videos ranging from absolute nonsense and non-truths to exceptional ones that can really help your game. This post comes with a disclaimer.
This was a non-elevated event for the USPGA but that didn’t mean there was no excitement. A water ball on the 72nd hole led to a playoff. The LPGA went to the 72nd hole. The DP World tour effectively had 3 players with a chance of winning on the final hole. Oh, and there was LIV.
YouTube golf has exploded in popularity over the past couple of years. Due in part to Covid and the lack of live golf, the number of channels with huge viewership and very high quality content has been taken to another level recently.
3 of the major golf tours had events this weekend and some familiar names were on top of the podiums. A big shout out to Jon Rahm, Thorbjørn Olesen and Lydia Ko. Here are some of the talking points.
Golfers often struggle with reality on the golf course. One area that most get it wrong is on the green. Golf can be leveled significantly with the handicap system and, of course, EVERYONE is capable of hitting a worldy every so often. The closer to the green you get the disparity between the pros and […]
Tiger Woods, considered by many as the greatest golfer all time, announced his return to competitive golf for the Genesis Invitational that takes place at the Riviera Club this week. But what makes Tiger so good? Here are 5 reasons why Tiger is the GOAT.
For the second week in a row the DP World Tour produced a great tournament that, again, went to the final hole and resulted on a second tour win for the respective winners.
5 quick tips to get you around the golf course better. What would you add?
This tool allows you to calculate your playing handicap, or course handicap, for the day. You will need to know the course and slope rating, what the par of the course is and naturally your own current handicap index.
This tool allows you to calculate your handicap index based on in the top 8 golf rounds from your last 20. Visit the page to see how to enter your data.
This tool allows you quickly check your differential for your golf score. It does not take into account playing conditions, but based on your score the course and slope ratings it should give you a good idea how your round may affect your handicap index. #golf
Congratulations Max Homa. What a pleasant surprise to open the PGA app to see Max on top of the leaderboard.
A little bit on fanboy-ism #golf
There are some great YouTube videos. Here is a selection of the best golf videos out there, many of them featuring pros. All will take a bit of time to watch, but they are worth it. #golf @youtube
I listen to podcasts a lot. Every day when I am walking the dog, or just walking (my most common form of exercise), I have my AirPods on and drift back into the world of #golf. What do you listen to?
The 40-second rule can mean different things to golfers. For me it is a block of time to focus on each shot, both as pre-shot routine and post-shot assesment.
Finland has been buried in snow since November already. As we bring in the new year it is a good time to reflect and prepare for the coming season – this could be your greatest year in golf to date. Here are a few things that can help you prepare equipment-wise.
Does it ever get boring playing the same format all the time or are you taking it too seriously? This post covers some ways to bring the fun back to #golf.. What would add?
As I watch the final days play of the Mauritius Open on the DP World tour my thoughts drift back to the Dunhill Championship in South Africa and Ockie Strydom’s first victory on the DP World Tour.
My golfing history. A checkered past? I played as a junior and as most young kids had quite an awful temperament. I soon realized that I wouldn’t make the grade,
I started my YouTube channel earlier this year and realized just how hard it is to film without the buy-in of your playing partners. (this is my first post using ActivityPub)
2022 promised to be a tremendous golfing year. I had spent one evening a week in a golf simulator over winter keeping my swing intact. I had high hopes of improving my game in terms of consistency, bringing my handicap down, and perhaps getting a decent score in the senior championships but how did it pan out?
There have been quite a few things that I feel have not worked this weekend but there have been many positives too. Here are my 3 reasons why LIV golf worked this weekend.
The final event of the inaugural LIV Golf season started yesterday in Miami with the first day of team match play. All set for a great day? Here are 5 reasons why today did not work.
2 man scramble match play was the format for the Sunday game. My partner and I played quite (read very) poorly on the front nine. We were 2 over par and 4 down at the turn.
The weekend started with a traditional own score, lose interest after 3 holes type of round. Forest was the course, and whilst there was some sort of optimism I lost the round very early on.
Another midweek round. On Park again. This time we moved it forward to the blue tees for a bit of fun. Yesterday’s round was perhaps a bit of a fluke and my expectations were pretty low.
After a weekend away from the golf course, I was back to Park on a midweek round with some random dudes (all around the same handicap). It was windy and sunny so after a break in play I had no real idea what to expect.
I’ve been playing quite a lot of golf recently but most of it has been pretty poor and I’d seemed to have lost interest in trying to document the good from the bad.
I’ve been playing over the past 3 days and thought I would summarize them all in one go. This is partly because the first round was mostly un-memorable.
I’ve really been struggling of late and shot memories are the only thing I can really take from the game – not a great score.
The second round of the week, and we are on Seaside again. Did I manage to keep the demons away?
Short answer: yes. Sort of. I introduced new bad outcomes that were hopefully one-time but I continued my poor run of form..
I managed to sneak away for a midweek game on Seaside today. Playing from the yellows Seaside is not my favorite course but I feel I have a few demons to crush.
Weekend game number two was a nice morning stroll around Park from the Blue tees (5400). I am more than happy to play from the more forward tees as you have less club for second shots and it makes some of the par 5s makeable.
Saturday round was a scramble on Forest from the yellow tees (5700 meters). There was very light rain throughout the round but it wasn’t too unbearable.
An early round on a day off work with my buddies. It was mostly fine despite the risk of rain. The golf was awful but the company was good as always. The golf in fact was so poor that we switched to scramble format for the second nine. I lost 5 balls today 🙁
The first of four rounds scheduled for the week, an late afternoon start in a twosome, as the other couple dropped out perhaps because of the threat of rain, we had a really pleasant round on Park at Pickala Golf Club.
This weekend’s Sunday game was on Forest from the yellow tees. It was still quite windy so we tried to relieve the scoring pressure a bit by having a better ball matchplay game on the side.
A windy but sunny and moderately warm early Saturday round on Park was the start to the weekend. The usual foursome playing individual Stableford I played OK in parts but had 2 disaster holes in a row that ultimately caused the lousy score.
Today’s round was fairly impromptu. I only decided the night before to play.
The weather was set to be nice, and it was: 18 degrees, and sunshine though the wind was quite strong.
I have to say that I really enjoy watching the LPGA. Not that I would come even close to beating any of the ladies in a match there is a certain air of realism to their games. They are methodical, lacking real egos and they hit the ball around the same distance as me.
Part 2 of the pre-NATO golf weekend concluded with a windy round on Park from the senior tees.
The first round of the weekend included quite a heavy and unexpected shower after around five holes. But the rain did not dampen the spirits and the whole group managed to play within an acceptable buffer.
Golf teachers often mention one thing to try to remember the positives from your round to help influence future shots and decisions by how you reacted in certain situations.
Both the DP World Tour & the USPGA had quite remarkable winners this weekend. Both worthy of a mention – congrats Max Homa and Thorbjorn Olesen.
What golf clubs am I playing with right now. This is the home of the what’s in the bag video for 2022.
Pickala Golf Club has opened its par 3 course, Garden, and there is a semblance of real golf away from the simulator.
WELD is a simple method to take your situation into account allowing you to execute your next golf shot without doubts about where to hit and with what club.
That was some week wasn’t it? From late Friday afternoon, it looked as if newly crowned number one Scottie Scheffler would run away with The Masters. To be fair he made it a lot closer than it needed to be but it all added to the final day drama.
Are you a user of the NexGolf booking system for your golf games? Red Lenses golf allows you to add your tee times directly to your calendar.
I’ve been playing quite a bit of simulator golf over the close season and had a equipment malfunction.
The DP World Tour is back and this time they were playing in Kenya. After a hiatus of a few weeks, it was great to see golf back on TV and there were some quality shots played.
After what seems like a lifetime the DP world tour is back. My routine is back and the golf is in the background as I work. But I’m delighted to see our Daniel son has started very well.
At last, I have finally pushed a golf video to YouTube. After years of threatening to do so, I uploaded a short clip of this week’s simulator golf highlight.
There is no DP World Tour golf this week so there has been a little void in my life. However, there is a lot of chatter about Phil Mickelson and the Saudi golf league.
Welcome to Golf is fun. I’ve decided to start blogging again. First off, congrats to Ryan Fox.