West Hove Golf Club

Type of course? Down the road downland. Pleasant staff? Didn’t interact as we were there playing a match and our opponents welcomed us and bought us a drink afterwards. Best hole? I like the 18th par 5 for its invitingly wide fairway and its tricky second shot – you have to land your ball on a narrow bit of fairway dangerously close to a cluster of bunkers to get a good line into the...

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Golf etiquette: an infographic to teach new players

Hi! It’s been quiet around here, hasn’t it. It’s been nice taking a break from captaining and golf responsibilities. I’ve been using my extra free time constructively to expand my work options, including by taking a course on design. I’ve loved it and as a practice, I’ve put together an infographic for the women’s section. We’ll be using it in the...

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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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