Thought for the Day
When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail
So long Frank, and thank you
The chances are that you have never heard of Frank Chirkinian, who died just over a week ago, but his work will have left an indelible mark on the way in which you view golf. And his impact on the game is such that on May 9 he will be posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame which is not something that happens to too many people who have never competed in, never mind won, a professional tournament.
The reason for the honour is that Frank was a long-time television producer for CBS in America and it is not hyperbole to suggest that he established the templates that still dominate TV coverage to this day and that before his influence was brought to bear, watching a televised golf event was as stimulating as a date with a nun who had taken vows of (more…)Add a comment 1 Comment Tweet
“My GoKart is the best golf accessory I have ever acquired. I may throw away my clubs and just walk round the course with it!” Michael J. Newtownabbey.
We think you could start a whole new trend in imaginary golf Michael! One of us tried it this morning. Shot a 59 gross with a lip out for an eagle at the 18th.
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Thought for the day
If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around
Occasionally I like to remind my American friends – and yes, I do have them – that almost everything that is good about the game of golf was invented on this side of the Atlantic. We created the game itself, the template for courses over which we pursue our dreams, the rules by which it is governed, the equipment we use, the terminology by which it is described (birdie, caddy, bunker and so on) and the spirit, etiquette and sportsmanship with which it is played. The Americans gave us the mulligan.
But there is equally no doubt, as my friends are just as quick to point out, that pretty much everything we originated, they have refined, modified and, in many cases, improved. And once they overcame their initial inferiority complex and (more…)Add a comment Tweet
Inspired by a very wet round at Canterbury early this year (kitted out with our trusty hedgehog wheels…) here’s our Spring advert. Might not do a lot for the English Tourist Board but we rather like the mean, moody, ready-for-anything look of things. And yes, the golf bag does have a rainhood really.
Next adverts might just have to be on a nice golf course somewhere a long way away. Aberdeen? We were thinking rather warmer than that.
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