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Is it Cheating to Play off Forward Tees in Winter?

When you walk out onto the golf course on the midst of a particularly soggy and sodden winter, the first thing that comes to mind is the disadvantage afforded in terms of additional length of course. The temptation is to nullify some of this disadvantage by shortening the course and playing off forward tees. ‘I …

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How to score well in winter

  Many of us shy away from playing golf during the winter months, and, on the surface, it is easy to understand why. The fair weather golfer will tell you that colder, usually wetter conditions make for harder scoring; that most courses are left neglected by groundskeepers, and that it is only the naive, foolhardy …

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5 things to look out for over the next month

A resurgent Anthony Kim Anthony Kim burst onto the scene a few years ago, and was seen as one of the only golfers in the world with the aptitude to challenge Tiger Woods in his prime. Kim, however, has fallen into the doldrums of late; he is almost the forgotten man of golf, swept under …

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10 Golfers to Watch in 2012

The short off season has passed, and the 2012 golf season gets underway tomorrow at the Africa Open. No one can dispute the potential of a golfing season that has all the ingredients to match the best in its history. Entry lists, on both sides of the Atlantic, will be as strong as they have …

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2012: The Year Ahead – Donald v. McIlroy

            “What a season. Winning both money lists might never be done again. Amazing effort, number 1!” A touching sentiment from the second best player in the world, Rory McIlroy, sent via twitter after confirmation that Luke Donald had done the miraculous and won both the PGA and European Tour money lists. Even with his …

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Why Golf is Set for the Brightest of Futures

For the avid golf fan, it doesn’t get much better than what we were treated to last weekend. World number three Lee Westwood was in imperious form as he won the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa, setting a new course record along the way. World number two Rory McIlroy took another huge …

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Preview: UBS Hong Kong Open

One of the most pivotal tournaments on the European Tour calendar will be contested this week at the Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling. Whilst it may not be the European Tour finale, it has the potential to set up an incredibly exciting end to a magnificent season. There are some big names in the field, …

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Should Golf be an Olympic Sport?

“I’d love to be an Olympian – doesn’t that sound good?!” – the thoughts of Padraig Harrington in the lead up to the 2009 PGA Championship, after golf was placed on the list of potential Olympic sports for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Indeed it does, Padraig, but ask any sportsman and I’m …

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Does Yani Tseng Deserve a Shot at PGA Tour Glory?

Yani Tseng has had a pretty good year. Eleven victories worldwide: seven on the LPGA Tour, including two majors, and an incredible advert for women’s golf (which, inexplicably, continues to struggle, given the phenomenal strength of the ladies game at the moment). It is easy to understand why her performance has led to calls for …

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The Ten Greatest Professional Shots of my Lifetime

The picturesque celebration of shot making that is Valderrama has provided me with some inspiration for my next piece: the ten greatest shots that I have had the privilege to observe. Many may not agree with my selections, but I have compiled this list based on the strong emotions I felt whilst being privy to …

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