We recently talked about the golf sandbagger, that notorious scoundrel who deliberately manipulates his handicap upwards in order to get more shots and win competitions with an unfair advantage. But did you know that the exact opposite also exists? There are probably just as many golfers who have a golf vanity cap as those whose… Read More »The Golf Vanity Cap
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The aim of the golf handicapping system is relatively simple: take golfers of widely varying experience and ability and make the game fair for everyone. In theory, a neophyte can play against Tiger woods and there is a way of comparing them. The score of an 18 handicapper and a 36 handicapper can be adjusted… Read More »Golf Sandbaggers
As a golfer, I am always surprised by the image non-golfers have of the sport. Boring, old-man’s game, upper-class and so on. I understand perfectly why these images exist, it is just that they don’t fit with 99% of what goes on in golf today. One of the most wrong, I would say, is that… Read More »The Funniest Golfers in the Game
When I was young and starting playing golf, I didn’t really think about handicap. In fact, I am not even sure if that meant anything to me at all. I took a few lessons from the local pro with the other kids. I watched Seve, Faldo and the rest on TV. I didn’t play in… Read More »Plus Handicap Golfers:Golfing Untouchables?
It is every golfers dream. Standing on the tee and seeing that tee shot land and start to roll towards the cup. Maybe throwing the club into the air or jumping into your caddie’s/playing partner’s arms as the ball drops. As someone who has played a lot of golf over the years, it feels like… Read More »What Are the Odds of a Hole in One?
Let me just get this out there: I love playing in a Texas Scramble. In fact, it might be the only sort of ‘official’ competition I play at all nowadays. It ticks all the boxes as far as what I am looking for currently. So what exactly is it and what makes it so much… Read More »The Texas Scramble: My (Current) Favourite Game
Golf can be an incredibly unforgiving game. Sometimes, it just doesn’t go your way. A hole that looks like a straightforward par three on the tee can turn into a triple bogey nightmare as your tee shot plugs in that green side pot bunker. Sometimes though, you are in trouble from the start. As you… Read More »What is the Hardest Hole in Golf?
After writing recently about how to make golf less expensive, I thought it made sense to dig into the area of DIY golf a little bit more. This is certainly a way to take the edge off the cost of golf equipment but it is also a great hobby in its own right and something… Read More »DIY Golf: Changing Grips and Extending Shafts
Nobody is going to say that golf is a cheap sport. In fact, at least in the eyes of the non-golfer, it is probably seen as being one of the most expensive sports you can play. If you say you play golf, people will generally assume you don’t have to count the cost of life.… Read More »How to Golf for Cheap
There are lots of things that we say to each other as golfers out on the course. If you aren’t a regular golfer, a lot of these might not mean too much to you.However, you might also be surprised to see that a few of these golf sayings have made their way into everyday speech.… Read More »Famous Golf Sayings