GOLFMADCHICK

We did it … 44,000 steps, 30km and £10,000 raised for Macmillan. Thank you to all our supporters and very patient caddies.  And now for the weather …

SEVENTY TWO holes, 20 miles, 15 hours and over 350 golf shots in a single day – competing against clubs nationwide in The Longest Day. Last year saw over 3,000 teams cross...

“Burnt peach,” said one. “Butternut squash,” chimed another. “Definitely Bahamas pink beach,” a voice cried out from the back. “No it’s atomic coral,” insisted someone gulping determinedly from her glass of...

If only the Solheim Cup ladies had hunkered down together in a dark tavern before this weekend’s tournament in Germany with a bottle or two of classic Riesling and watched the video...

There’s an old line about bottled water being twice as expensive as petrol per litre, which is true when purchased in small quantities. This month it was revealed that milk in...

WITH JUST A TOUCH OF  HESITATION, REPETITION AND DEVIATION No one likes a judgemental nitpicker. No one more so than the (non-self appointed) navigator of a 250-plus mile journey from Londontown...

Fourteen ladies flew to the west coast of Ireland to play golf. This is what happened:

When the phone-hacking allegations piled up and eventually took down the News of the World, I was there to witness it all. Here is my story, from diary extracts during the...

“Your mother has cancer” … Ironically four little words that almost killed me. It was the deluge of tears that made for poor visibility as I sprinted out of the newsroom...

Mid Ocean Golf Club

It all started off so promisingly as the young man in a bow tie rushed up to me in the car park. “Miss Barlow” he shrieked, arms outstretched in my direction....

Jalapeño 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...

Golfmadchick

They say all good things must come to an end. And what an end it was too. The annual dinner at the Frontline Club to round off an incredible year being captain...

2013 Wryter Cup 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...

Hole-in-one

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...

Angelina Jolie

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...

Wryter Cup 2012

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...

Worplesdon Golf Club

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...

My perfect fluke

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...

London's Big Freeze

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...