This year again, American Golf are organising free events throughout the UK. Sadly I won’t be able to compete in the Ladies’ championship again as there are no regional competitions in the South (does Slough count as South?) However, I highly recommend entering it if you’re near Pontnewydd Golf Club, Hexham Golf Club, Peebles Golf Club, Roganstown Golf & Country Club, Didsbury Golf Club and Wexham Park Golf Centre. Indeed, qualification at these regional competitions earns you a great prize and two nights all expenses paid at The Belfry to compete in the national final. What I liked best about the whole thing? The professional photographers. They will take photos where you look like a proper golfer, even when you’re playing your most abject golf. I know from experience.

Lady golfers on the green during an American Golf competition

Having a nightmare round, but looking good and that’s the main thing


Another American Golf event I’m interested in is the Golf Show at the Excel Arena in London. I have no idea what to expect, but it involves a train journey and it’s about golf, so I’ll probably love it.

Map of the various American Golf competitions

Click on the icon on the top left of the map, then on the check marks to view the 8 different competitions individually.