A Sticky at the End

A Sticky at the End

The oldest recorded golf club in the world Most people would be delighted to be playing at Muirfield. I was far above delighted, I was ecstatic. Playing golf at the home course of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is a rare privilege indeed; and many a grown...
Birthplace of The Open – Part 1

Birthplace of The Open – Part 1

Prestwick – Birthplace of The Open Created in the days when golf professionals were also ball and club makers and greenkeepers like Old Tom Morris, The Open Championship was first played in 1860 at Prestwick on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. The where and when...
Birthplace of The Open – Part 2

Birthplace of The Open – Part 2

“…one that stirs the soul of the daredevil golfer.” At last it was time to put on our shoes and get out on the course. There is only one word I can use to describe this classic links layout, made-before-the-age-of-the-earth-movers. It is a gem. Even the...
Slieve League Cliffs

Slieve League Cliffs

In the league of their own  My editor always said don’t use a cliché like “breathtaking” to describe anything unless it truly took your breath away! My first sight of the Slieve League Cliffs set my heart pounding, I had to step back after just a few seconds to keep...
Blackberry Hunting

Blackberry Hunting

Blackberry Hunting “What’s that bag for Sweetie?” I asked, when Kevin got in the car with a large, heavy-gauge, clear plastic bag with handles. “For the blackberries.” We had seen them starting to turn from red to black a couple of weeks ago when we walked at Clahane....