A lot of people see golf as a fairly one dimensional sport. Hit the ball in the hole, the fewest shots wins. This is a shame, because there are so many games to play on a golf course. It isn’t all about beating par. It doesn’t even have to be about counting the number of… Read More »Games to Play on a Golf Course
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I love golf clubs, especially irons. There is nothing I enjoy more than finding an old set of blades somewhere and restoring them. And yet, I am a golfing minimalist on the course most of the time. I dream of rocking up to a championship course, seven iron in my hand, a couple of balls… Read More »Going Full Tin Cup: 18 holes with a Seven Iron
If you have ever watched your first shot of the day disappear over the out-of-bounds fence, you have probably wished that you could turn back time and start all over again. Well, in golf, you can do just that, at least sometimes! anyone who has been playing for any length of time will probably know… Read More »What is a Mulligan?
I freely admit to being a golfing contradiction. Generally a minimalist and yet I go through iron sets faster than changing socks. Love single length and yet don’t have them in the bag. A huge fan of traditional and yet also very keen on tech. I have given up trying to justify all this even… Read More »What are the Coolest Golf Gadgets?
I was (yet again!) trying to guesstimate just how many iron sets I have been through over the last decade or so ans once again, the count gets a bit hazy after 30 or so! This got me thinking about the total value of these clubs. I then thought about what if I had just… Read More »Buying Luxury Golf Clubs
It feels like I am writing an article every week on minimalist golf and this isn’t actually far from the truth. It is one my favourite aspects of the game and every time I think I have written everything I want to write, I find something else. So apologies to those who prefer to have… Read More »5 Club Minimalist Golf
Hitting the ball further is an easy win in terms of playing better golf. Nobody would argue that another 50 yards of the tee would hurt your game. However, a lot of us aren’t really sure just where we are in terms of clubhead speed. We see the numbers from Rory McIlroy or Dustin Johnson… Read More »What is Average Golfer Swing Speed?
I always find it somewhat amusing that distance is perhaps the biggest tool used to sell golf clubs. Not necessarily for drivers where I think distance (under control) is a great idea. A driver which puts me ten yards further without altering my dispersion is never bad in my book. No, the thing that gets… Read More »Golf Club Distances: How Far Should You Hit It?
As is the case for many people, the golf bag tends to become, over time, the equivalent of the back of the sofa. If you dig around a little bit, you never know what you will find. This might be anything from that commemorative pitch mark repairer you won to a half-eaten cereal bar that… Read More »The Joys of a Small Golf Bag
I don’t think many of the people who know me would consider me either an artist or even particularly a fan of art at all. To some extent, I would agree with them but this isn’t completely true. I do have an area where my centres of interest (like golf) and my artist side actually… Read More »Golf Art