I’ve been watching some amusing interaction on Twitter tonight between the genteel @TweeterAllis and golf legend @GaryPlayer. That’s when it dawned on me, this is what Twitter should be about. Witty, pithy and erudite banter that informs and entertains, making you laugh and shudder in equal measures. Forget about those other self-important Tweeters with their flash titles and zillion followers.
Instead, here’s my handpicked top ten list of self-deprecating, friendly and gritty Tweeters from around the globe. From the well known to the enthusiastic less well known, follow their alternative commentary for the next three days of Ryder Cup glory and you won’t be disappointed. And if you think you should be added to this list, let’s hear why.
TweeterAlliss - Outspoken voice of British Golf but not Peter Alliss - England
Geoff Swain - World Golf Trick Shot Champion, golf presenter, after dinner speaker - Bedford
Sarah Stirk - Sky Sports golf presenter, 7 h/cap, partial to large G&T - Oxfordshire
GolfinHD - Updates from Golf, Golf News, Golf Tips, Equipment, Travel, PGA Tour - Colorado
Press Golf Society - Intrepid journalists in search of silverware & decent wine - England
Gary Player - Black Knight, Grand Slam golfer, philanthropist, course designer - South Africa
Steve - Blogger for passionate golfers who enjoy a good laugh - Cambridge
StephanieWei - Freelance writer, scratch golfer turned hacker - New York
James Corrigan - Golf correspondent for the Daily & Sunday Telegraph - Wales
Alex Perry Assistant Editor of @golfmagic, Europe’s largest digital golf magazine - London