Painless ordering

Mar 28 2013

“Rarely have I had so much fun parting with a quarter of a grand! Great website. Still smiling to myself, can’t wait now. Will be watching for every delivery truck…”

Thankyou Pete. The Easter Bunny will be delivering on Saturday as you’re so damn keen!

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Martin Vousden with Augusta on the horizon.

Mar 18 2013

Thought for the Day
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened

Heading for Augusta
Hands up if you know what connects the following golfers: Russell Henley, Brian Gay, John Merrick, Michael Thompson, Scott Brown and Kevin Streelman. If you can identify them all as having won on the US PGA Tour so far this season, you’re a bit of an anorak. But then, it is that kind of season. They are joined as 2013 winners by Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods (twice), Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker and Matt Kuchar. More relevantly, all of them will be at the Masters in just under a month – with the exception of Scott Brown, who won the Puerto Rican Open, which doesn’t have a full-point allocation for the Tour Championship and therefore doesn’t meet Augusta’s invitation policy. Hard luck Scott.

All of which is designed to let me off the hook by demonstrating how hard it is to predict the winner of any major, especially the season’s first, when there is comparatively little form with which to measure the runners and riders. In the last 10 years, for example, how many punters put their money on Bubba Watson, Charl Schwartzel, Angel Cabrera, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson or Mike Weir to have a green jacket draped around their shoulders? However, if we ignore those surprise winners and (more…)

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Brrrrrrdie!

Mar 12 2013

With a wind chill factor of -9 at our local we have nothing but admiration for this brave bunch. And yes, the putt did go in. And no, no penalty was incurred for leaving the flagstick in. They tried to attend it and it stuck to someone’s hand, so was declared a health and safety issue; a committee meeting was held and a local rule put in place for the morning.  Really.

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