My year as Lady Captain of Brighton and Hove Golf Club

It’s all over. We had our AGM last Wednesday and I am no longer Lady Captain. I thought I’d reflect on my year. To my great shock, I’m asked to be Lady Captain It was a Wednesday after a competition, two and a half years ago. I was having a coffee and chatting in the conservatory when Judy arrived with Delia, who was to be our new Captain a few months later. They sat down and Judy...

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Sun Mountain H2NO waterproof bag with Zero G Belt

During our Ladies’ section Autumn break at Dudsbury Golf Club, I spotted a rather nice bag in the pro shop, the Sun Mountain H2NO lite. It was on sale (£140) and my own bag was showing signs of giving up on me, so I gave it a good look. It claimed to be waterproof, relatively light (2.4 kg) and it was a bit more spacious than my current one. Most importantly, it was grey and orange! There...

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The three best three ball formats

One of the great joys of golf is the endless variety of games and formats it allows. Indeed, what’s a game of golf without some healthy competition and endless arguments over who gets to buy the drinks at the end? For two golfers, my favourite is match play, but when there are three of you, I like the following formats: On the perch The aim of the game is mainly to pretend you understand...

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Why is a purple patch called a purple patch?

I had never heard the expression “purple patch” before I started playing golf. I can understand why it’s particularly popular in this most fickle of sports: we’ve talked before about the inconsistency that seems to plague most golfers. So where does it come from? The Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins tells us that … purple is named after a dye from a...

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