JALAPENO & CHEESE HEAVEN

JALAPENO & CHEESE HEAVEN


England is under water. My golf course resembles a swamp and it’s been over three months since I’ve swung something called a golf club. Until that moment returns when I have worked out which end of the stick to hold again, my blog is venturing into new areas. For now I’ve abandoned the sodden shores … Continue reading

This is why I wear the trousers

This is why I wear the trousers


It’s not often you receive an email with the words: “I work with Ian Poulter and his golf clothing line IJP Design … and we would love to invite you to join our exclusive testing panel for his new women’s golf range ahead of the full launch in spring summer 2014.” Well, that’s exactly what I … Continue reading

The Maul in Porthcawl

The Maul in Porthcawl


It was dubbed the Maul in Porthcawl, but after the first day of battle, Whitewash in Wales had a certain ring to it too. It took five long and painful years of defeats to the French, but the Wryter Cup is finally back on British soil and firmly in the arms of the Press Golfing … Continue reading

Wryter Cup 2013: Meet the team

Wryter Cup 2013: Meet the team


Franco-British entente cordiale is once again set to go head to head for the XXIII Wryter Cup at Royal Porthcawl in Wales on 6 & 7 October 2013. Qualification is a gruelling do-or-die selection process resulting in this year’s golfing crème de la crème of the UK media industry. The record books currently stand at an … Continue reading

Why I celebrated my hole-in-one … in a car park

Why I celebrated my hole-in-one … in a car park


The latest sexism storm brewing over Muirfield and its cretinous male-only policy would be far less troubling if the wait for women’s membership hadn’t been 269 years and counting. But any hope that, all these decades later, men in starched blazers are softening their stance on membership has been hit once more into the deep … Continue reading

Angelina Jolie and Me

Angelina Jolie and Me


Why did the Oscar-winning actress have to choose that day of all days to announce to the world that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy? The same day I was to find out if I had cancer. I was doing just fine up until that point and largely successful in blocking out my uncertain fate. Denial … Continue reading

Deliberate Leap in Opposite Direction

Deliberate Leap in Opposite Direction


When I first started this blog in 2011 after a somewhat tumultuous period in my life, I concluded the About Me section by saying: ‘I’m not sure where my story ends, but short of a graphic in HD choc full of pithy insight, I think you’ve just captured the start of it.’ Well, today I’m … Continue reading

Race to Wales 2013

Race to Wales 2013


As a persistent observer of potential talent for our epic golf battle against the mighty, yet glacially-paced French, the quality of golf in the Press Golfing Society has never been stronger. The annual Wryter Cup tournament is the journalist’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup between the Press Golfing Society (PGS) and Association de la Presse et du … Continue reading

Welcome to PhwoarPLESDON

Welcome to PhwoarPLESDON


It has been a long Baltic winter and three tortuous months since I last swung a club, but this week saw the start of the 2013 Press Golfing Society season with the curtain-raiser at the magnificent Worplesdon golf club.  With Arctic conditions and 40mph gales, it was supposed to see us dust off the cobwebs … Continue reading

Ever Had A Hole-In-One?

Ever Had A Hole-In-One?


I want to hear about the story of the greatest golf shot of your life.   When, where and how did you pull off the perfect fluke? I’ve been lucky to have had two revered golfing moments. The 11th at St Andrews and a couple of years ago on the 134-yard 14th at  Muswell Hill Golf … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities


Much of LONDON was brought to a standstill today by the heaviest snowfall of the winter. With most of Britain covered in white stuff, the country is set to freeze overnight as temperatures plummet to a chilly -6C. On the other side of the globe, SYDNEY sizzled as it endured its hottest day ever. Records were … Continue reading

Wedding Gift Fit For A Queen

Wedding Gift Fit For A Queen


A land of lore and legend encircled with its ancient 45ft walls should be at the top of your must-see list when visiting Portugal. Fifty-five miles north of Lisbon, the fortified town of Óbidos is considered one of the jewels of Portugal’s national heritage. It is known as the “Wedding Present Town” because it was a … Continue reading

Is there anyone left to drink with?

Is there anyone left to drink with?


I currently have two doctors navigating me towards some priceless lifestyle advice. First up is the Daily Mail’s doctor, who this week informed his readers that giving up alcohol for January will do you more harm than good. What a load of self-deluding drivel. Yet another rehashed, alarmist, new year article wheeled out during a … Continue reading

GPS Gadgets Storming 2013 Golf World

GPS Gadgets Storming 2013 Golf World


Picture the scene … you’ve hit a belter down the 18th. Split the fairway perfectly with your driver. Ball is perched on a lush tuft. Sun threatening to make an appearance too. Everything is going in your favour. This is going to be one hell of a round. Feeling a tad smug you walk up … Continue reading

2013: Could there be a more fitting year?

2013: Could there be a more fitting year?


Ancient Chinese wisdom says a Snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve. Really? Perhaps that’s a plus because as the 2013 starting line approaches, it spells out a month on the wagon coupled with a January Dukan diet regime. The Chinese horoscope insist this could also be … Continue reading

A Moment on the Lips

A Moment on the Lips


I kissed a boy in Copenhagen last weekend. It wasn’t one of those “Congratulations, you’ve pulled a Viking” moments, more a lightly touch cheek with cheek ritual by way of introduction to a friend’s cousin. “Since when have the colonials started kissing?” asked the bemused Zimbabwean recipient of my warm greeting. I was about to launch … Continue reading

Colonial Girl in Captaincy Terror

Colonial Girl in Captaincy Terror


When the Captain of the Press Golfing Society asked me to be his vice-captain two years ago, I must admit, I hesitated. Not because the thought of addressing a bunch of delightfully cynical journalists a dozen times next year scared the hell out of me. Or knowing I would have to humiliate myself with a … Continue reading

Win London Golf Show Tickets

Win London Golf Show Tickets


Golfmadchick has teamed up with our friends at The London Golf Show to give you the chance to win 5 PAIRS OF TICKETS and see some of the biggest names in golf. The London Golf Show runs from 9th – 11th November and is designed to provide visitors with a truly interactive experience for golfers of … Continue reading