• The life of a Professional

    Professional golfers live a lonely isolated life in the midst of intense rivalries and on a meagre income, research says - Many professional golfers live a lonely isolated life in the midst of intense rivalries and on a meagre income, new research shows. Dr John Fry told the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Glasgow that he interviewed 20 professionals, including Ryder Cup players and a former world number one, to reveal the 'particular stresses' behind the glamour of the game.

  • Syngenta welcomes Carin Koch as Golf Ambassador

    Syngenta has welcomed 2015 Solheim Cup Captain and leading Ladies European Tour (LET) professional Carin Koch as its first Golf Ambassador. Koch, who is a multiple winner on the LET and LPGA tours, will work closely with Syngenta in its ongoing support of golf clubs and courses, and its industry-wide initiatives aimed at 'Unlocking Golf's True Potential'.


    As the heroes advance from the post war era to the first of the more modern greats, the second great triumvirate dominated the golfing scene. Palmer, Player and Nicklaus.


    There are times in sport, when a personality surpasses the successes that are entered into the record books, and in the game of golf, that must surely be Jack Nicklaus. Jack could still draw the galleries, long after he had ceased to become a serious contender to win anything, other than the sheer admiration of fans from every generation.

  • BUMP AND RUN - At the feet of the Masters

    The title of this first class publication is motivated by the playing of links golf, and there could be nothing better. This a large volume, quite unusual in that is has it origins in Australia, and there are obviously many pieces which relate exclusively to the Antipodes, but in addition there are many facets of general interest and fascination for the golf enthusiast.

  • RYDER CUP REVEALED by Ross Biddiscombe

    This is the latest book by Ross Biddiscombe, a noted sports writer not only on golf but also on soccer and American football. Once again his detailed research and investigative journalism has led him to produce a fascinating read. Tackling the subject from a very different angle, he has defined his story by chapters, each of which is a good read of itself.


    The last but certainly not least of the Great Triumvirate is James Braid, who like JH Taylor won five Open Championships. Braid was a Scot, born at Earlsferry in Fife, the birthplace of golf, in 1870. His father was a ploughman.


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