Archive for June, 2011
Holywood in County Down should never be mistaken for the then more ‘famous’ Hollywood in New Jersey, USA for it is the Irish town that is the home of ‘new legend’ Rory McIlroy.
Set high in the Holywood hills of County Down, the golf club is just seven miles east of Belfast and it displays breathtaking views of Belfast Lough and the Antrim coastline.
I have decided to post a photo each week of a course I have visited or played, please feel free to comment on my photography skills.
After playing Northwick Park, where each hole is based on key holes from Major Championship venues, I started to think what my Fantasy 18 Holes of golf would be? Some of the holes I have played, some I have only visited, others I have only read about but would love to play. The only stipulation is that the holes must fill the actual position they do on the courses.
In my view this is among the best starting holes in golf, the view of the beach and massive dunes from the tee is breathtaking. Pitching your drive onto the downhill fairway you then need to avoid a small pot bunker with your second, leaving an approach to a green protected on three sides by an enormous dune. Read the rest of this entry »
Had a browse for World Records of Golf today and here is what I found:-
The greatest distance between two golf courses played in the same day is a staggering 9,931 miles, one course in Sydney, Australia and the other in New York.
The highest golf course in the world sits at 13,025 feet above sea level, the Yak Golf Course in India literally looks down on the rest of the courses of the world.
Heinrich du Preez completed a round of golf on six different continents in just 119 hours and 348 minutes, spanning the globe playing golf in just under 5 days!
The toughest challenge in golf is back and I am taking part. Playing 72 holes, hitting 300+ shots and walking 20 miles – all in one day?
In 2010, over 300 teams took part in the challenge raising more than £325,000 to help people living with cancer in the UK.
If you would like to doante then just follow this link:
I was offered a round at Sutton Green by an old work colleague, well I couldn’t resist, it was raining on the way to the club but the clouds cleared a little when I got there and we had patchy sunshine for most of our round. The course is carved out of the wooded landscape that sits between Guildford and Woking providing some spectacular views of the Surrey countryside.
The approach road to the clubhouse runs along the left of the first hole so the tendency is to aim a little right, I didn’t get any height on my tee shot but at least it went straight. My playing partner was trying out a new driver and managed a low hook across the road, into the bushes bounding the course.