Littlehampton Golf Club with Susie and John

Littlehampton Golf Club is the fourth course I’ve reviewed with a member and writing this, I realise that all four of them have been completely different types of courses: Pyecombe is a downland course, Ham Manor a parkland course and Piltdown a heathland course. And now for something completely different: a links course. Links courses are considered to be the most “authentic” types of courses....

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Lundin Ladies and women-only golf clubs

The highlight of my recent holiday in Scotland wasn’t seeing Suzann Pettersen and Mel Reid in action or even having the best brownies ever at the Ricoh Women’s British Open. It wasn’t finally being in the home of golf and walking on the oldest course in the world. No, it was playing a round with Helen, Captain of Lundin Ladies Golf Club, and Frances, her vice-Captain, at one of...

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Why you should go to a women’s golf competition

I just got back from the Ricoh Women’s British Open held at Kingsbarns, in Scotland. I had an amazing few days playing at Scotscraig Golf Club, Fairmont St Andrews and Lundin Ladies (review to follow) and obviously watching the best female players in the world battle it out. This article from Harriet Shephard says that it was awesome, and it was. This is the third big women’s golf...

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Is the hazard margin part of the hazard?

A spot of bother with a water hazard I mean, look at that. What’s a golfer supposed to do here? Is the hazard margin part of the pond or not? Are we in a tennis situation, where the line is part of the court? Or is it like football, where the whole of the ball needs to have crossed the line to be deemed off the pitch? I wasn’t sure, so to avoid any trouble, I took the safe option. I...

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How to treat and prevent golfer’s elbow

  Maybe it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that I suffered from golfer’s elbow after playing 63 holes of golf in one day. I think I was lucky, because it was never too painful and it only took me a couple of weeks to get over the worst of the pain. Golfer’s elbow is a result of overusing the muscles in the forearm that allow you to grip, rotate your arm, and flex the...

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