Posts by gorilla:

    Attracting Youth To The Game Of Golf – The Age-Old Conundrum

    August 16th, 2017

    Like it or not, the fact of the matter is, fewer numbers of young people are being attracted to the game of golf than in previous years. It is an arresting decline in numbers and one that golf has to address if the game is to enjoy a burgeoning future.

    Of course, there are countries where this trend is bucked. In Turkey, for example, a HSBC report into the state of golf revealed that after heavy investment in youth golf and a number of incentive-laden schemes to get youngsters playing, they have managed to significantly increase the amount of youngsters playing the game.



    Mastering the game within a game: A successful guide to putting from the Masters

    August 13th, 2017

    How much time to do you devote to practising your putting? Be honest. It’s probably nowhere near the amount of time you’ll spend at the range thrashing your driver and irons.

    That’s a shame because most of the shots you’ll take in any round, will be with the shortest club in your bag and to neglect it, is in effect doing the same to a third or more of your golf game.


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    Top Tip: Top Golf Courses in the World

    June 12th, 2017

    Top golf courses in the World

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    Memorable Moments of the British Open Championships

    May 4th, 2017

    As the 2017 British Open Championships approach this summer, let’s take a moment to look at the history of The Open as well as some of the most memorable moments in The Open’s longstanding history. 

    For over 150 years, since 1860 to be exact, The British Open has been played on some of the world’s most stunning and elite courses. It has produced a pool of legendary and legacy golfers – crowning only one champion each year. It is in fact, golf’s oldest championship. Because of this, millions around the world, have been brought together by those memories shared and unforgettable moments made. Three of the most decorated golfers and champions; Steve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson all displayed great skill and conquered great triumph at The Open. 

    Now, let’s take a look back at a few of The Open’s most memorable moments in history.


    A Golfing Lesson from a Disabled Golfer

    November 9th, 2011

    It is fair to say that at our local courses, coming across a fellow golfer who clearly has some kind of disability is a relatively rare phenomenon. I do know that there are locals with disabilities who play but on my all-too-rare sorties out onto the golf course to frighten the local wildlife, I seldom encounter anybody other than other able-bodied golfers.

    The one marked contrast to that occurred several years ago when my brother and I were playing our local course. We had just completed the first eleven holes and were walking across from the 11th tee to the 12th, which facilitated a five minute walk across a couple of roads (our local course is in two distinct areas, separated by a small local road). As we arrived on the 12th tee, we could see a disabled golfer finishing off at the second hole just behind us.



    Gorilla Golf Guru Advise: Lose the Golfing Ego and Make Par

    October 26th, 2011

    The two courses most local to me, and ones which I enjoy playing most frequently, are both similar in that their first two holes are relatively benign. This gentle opening is a nice warm up before you approach the third tee for the first really difficult hole of the round. I have absolutely no idea why these courses were designed this similar way, whether it was merely fate or intelligent design, but in both cases it is a quite brilliant way to begin a round of golf for the amateur.

    Second-hole-golf course -Montreux-Switzerland


    The Golfing Dress Code: Part of Golf’s Rich Heritage or Elitist Nonsense?

    October 19th, 2011

    Here’s a quick one for you; how much of the R&A’s golfing bible The Rules of Golf, is devoted to the importance of the golfing dress code? One section? A chapter in its own right? Is it interwoven throughout the pages?

    The answer is nothing, not even a single mention. There is no rule or law regarding golfing dress code in the Rules of Golf whatsoever.

    Instead, what we perceive to be the “Rules of Golf” are actually more the “Rules of Golf Clubs”. There are two arguments for the implementation of a dress code on the course. The first is the line taken by golf clubs, which usually translates into something like this:

    Golf dress code is a vital part of the club as it sets high standards in behaviour and appearance for all our members. Furthermore, it builds character, promotes responsibility and maintains the famous traditions of golf.