Archive for July, 2011
You may not see this as you walk the 18th at Stoke Park, the gardens are just to the left about halfway up the fairway.
Well we managed to complete our four rounds of golf in one day and have the blisters to prove it. We would like to give a big thank you to the staff of Huntswood Golf Club for hosting our day and a special thank you to the members who let us play through when we caught them up.
(you can still donate at: www.justgiving.com/amateur-golfer)
With the weather we are having I decided to drive to the golf course to take a picture of myself in all my waterproof clothing carrying my golf clubs, as any golfer will know you get pretty hot all geared up in wet weather clothing, then a thunderstom blew over and I managed to get this.
Not long to go now for the Longest Day Golf Challenge, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, I will be watching the closing holes of the Open Championship on Sunday evening then it’s off to bed in preparation for my 4:30am start on the Monday at Huntswood Golf Club. Read the rest of this entry »
The oldest Major Championship in golf kicks off this week, returning to Royal St George’s, eight years after the last visit. With a high number of blind tee shots coupled with undulating fairways that can produce some unfortunate bounces, the most southern venue on the Open rota is sure to provide some great entertainment.
I have an envelope full of tickets on my desk at work but my partner’s niece is visiting us from Nottingham so I will be taking the kids out and about while the girls window shop in town, instead of heading off to Sandwich this weekend.
It was way back in 2003 that I last played the Lanes Golf Club, which just happens to be the closest course to my house, beating Stoke Park by half a mile, although they are about the same if you walk instead of drive. I was hoping that the course had matured a little since my first visit and I think it has.