In a particular state, in a particular city, in a particular suburb, lies a golf course that I particularly love to play. The first time I played the golf course I played particularly well and ever since I’ve been particularly enamoured by it. My problem is that one of my long-term golfing buddies dislikes this […]
We’ve heard of “nearest point of relief”, but this is a bit wacky. In the quarterfinals of the Volvo World Match Play event in Bulgaria, Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts hit a wayward tee shot that flew over a toilet block, into a red-staked hazard. In determining the drop location from the hazard, the rules official determined […]
We are all familiar with the unwritten laws of golf. The third shot off the tee is usually a good one; long putts are easier to hole when they are for triple bogey; and golf balls always go further when you’re trying to lay up short of the water hazard. Obviously, some are more steadfast […]
IT’S that time of the year again. Yep, it’s the silly season and Inside Golf’s Brian Eagle has put forward 20 suggested new Rules for 2011. To those really serious so-called Rules experts who think we are poking fun at the game, we say “lighten up”.
It was when my wife caught me that I realised I had a problem. The time was just after 1:00am. I was sitting there in the dark, in my bathrobe, unshaven, huddled over my desk and squinting at the low-quality video stream emanating from my glowing computer screen. The house was silent, as the wife […]
Is golf more to you than just a “silly game with a little white ball”? Does it consume every waking hour? Do you eat, sleep and breathe everything golf? If so, you could be a bona-fide golf nut. Take our “highly un-scientific” quiz and see just how “mad keen” you really are. Tick each box […]
For years, debate has raged whether activities like golf, bowling, horseracing and others are technically “sports”. While I won’t argue the point here, I will state for the record that any “sport” with the words “synchronised”, “rhythmic” or “dance” in its name probably belongs in the non-sporting category. So what qualifies an activity as a […]
Although the exact date of the first golf shot has been lost to history, one thing is clear: the first golf excuse probably wasn’t far behind. In truth, golf excuses have probably been around since the whiff of the first featherie. And while we’ve all used one at some point or another (c’mon, admit it!) […]
No great Boys Weekend would be possible without wrangling a leave pass from the better half. Here are a selection of stories, compromises and “little white lies” that have been submitted to us at Inside Golf. The names have been changed to protect the truly guilty. The “Slight distortion of the truth” strategy: The Pitch: […]
They reward us with lucky bounces, and punish us with nasty breaks. They lift our hopes with a Birdie on the 8th, and dash our spirits with a Triple Bogey on the 9th. They discipline us with 17 holes of pure rubbish, then taunt us with a miracle par on the 18th – thus ensuring […]
Peeling away the layers “I just heard a rumour about a new golf ball that has FIVE layers. Can that be right? As an “Old School” player (I still have some old Titleists in my bag with rubber bands and liquid cores) I’m struggling to see why I need all those layers. Sincerely “Balata Boy” […]
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So… golf has “made the cut” for inclusion into the Olympics. If the IOC wanted to make it REALLY interesting, they would have introduced some of the great golf “skill games” that we all know and love. The ones that make golf truly fun.
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