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...read more
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...read more
Muirfield vote on allowing women to be members: why it matters
Muirfield, home to the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, is in the news again and has voted to allow women as members. This is a victory for equality, even if it feels a bit hollow....read more
Mary, Queen of Golf
The New Year lunch was the first event I hosted this year, and it went well, but I have to apologise to our Scottish president and to the rest of the women’s section for spreading false rumours when...read more