Let’s talk Hedgehogs!

Sep 28 2011

Autumn is here (and just to be contrary, we’re looking out of the window at brilliant sunshine and a temperature close to 27 degrees…British weather is certainly interesting…) No matter how much we want to hang on to the last vestiges of summer, we know that inevitably we have squishy fairways and waterproofs ahead of us.

But the good news; more and more courses are allowing electric trolleys throughout the winter as long as they’re equipped with winter wheels. Trolley bans are becoming more of a rarity, thank goodness. We’ve tested the hedgehogs on GoKarts for a long while now, and it’s very apparent to us that they really do reduce turf damage.  The test here is interesting too; hedgehog test  and might help to persuade your club if they’re still in a quandary.

Hedgehogs are available on the GoKart webshop for £61 plus p&p (ROI €74).  This is a set for all three wheels; the drive wheels and the small front wheel.

Could be the end of a spiky problem!

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Solheim Showdown. Vousden reflects.

Sep 28 2011

Thought for the Day
Why is it that no matter what colour bubble bath you use, the bubbles are always white?

Solheim shocker
Trish Johnson, an on-course commentator for Sky Sports and a veteran herself of eight Solheim Cups, summed it all up neatly as the final day at Killeen Castle was reaching its climax. I quote from memory.
‘It’s always the same,’ she said. ‘Europe does well in the fourball and foursomes but gets pegged back over the last few holes. And then the Americans win the singles.’

And so it appeared this time until those final three, magnificent matches. Suzann Pettersen one-putted the last four greens, birdying the final three holes, to turn a two-hole deficit into a one-hole win against Michelle Wie. Rookie Caroline Hedwall won the last two holes against Ryan O’Toole to grab a crucial half point. And fellow rookie Azahara Munoz held on for a one-hole win in the final match to seal the deal at 15-13. We can only hope that (more…)

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Looking for feedback about the new Automatic handle?

Sep 19 2011

With thanks to Eddie Q from Crawley;

“Just used new automatic; practical, great technology, fantastic boy’s toy, crowd puller. Dogs doodahs !”

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How come we don’t Walk the singles? Reflections from Martin V.

Sep 13 2011

Thought for the Day
Borrow money from pessimists – they don’t expect it back

A singular talent
What is it with the Americans and singles? In all the team competitions – Walker, Curtis, Ryder and Solheim Cups, it doesn’t matter what sort of advantage our home team builds over the first few series of matches, when the singles are played the Yanks will come back hard.

It happened again over the weekend at Royal Aberdeen in the Walker Cup when, going into the man on man final series of matches, Great Britain & Ireland had such a commanding lead – 10.5 to 5.5 – that they only needed three points from a possible 12 to regain the trophy. It should have been a cakewalk and yet during the course of an often painful afternoon, red figures went up on the leaderboard with frightening regularity before GB&I eventually staggered over the line, grateful to end up with a 14-12 scoreline that was just enough for victory.

As will be demonstrated again in the Solheim Cup which starts in 11 days, it ain’t over, as our transatlantic cousins like to remind us too often for comfort, until the fat lady sings.

Tiger is tight
As if he didn’t have enough recent problems to contend with, news comes from across the Atlantic that in a poll to (more…)

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