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For the typical club golfer, the hole in one is something that is both revered and feared. It is revered as it is an all-too fleeting moment of golfing perfection, when you take aim at a hole 100+ yards distance and then through skill and luck in varying amounts, manage to land the ball at the bottom of the cup.

 

The elation, and sadly I am yet to experience it, when achieving a hole-in-one must be immense. Indeed my brother has said that if he ever achieves it, he will give up golf on the spot as he’s achieved perfection and the only way afterwards is down.  That elation is short-lived however as with it comes the realisation that you are facing a pretty hefty bar bill back at the 19th hole!

 

Hole-in-one

 

 

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Do you think YOU can be a Ryder Cup captain?

Do you have what it takes to be a Paul McGinley or Tom Watson? With all golfers keenly casting their eyes to Gleneagles for the start of next week’s Ryder Cup, we’ll begin our build up to one of the biggest weekends in golf by asking one simple question:

Do you think you could be a Ryder Cup captain?

 

Colin-Montgomerie Scottish golf player

 

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We have all been there - four putt from 7 feet

T.J. Oshie did not have any luck when he turned a promising birdie to a double bogey at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.

The only thing to say is that we have all been there and know exactly how it feels.

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Golfing Dangers: When Animals Want to Play Through – Let Them

When you step out on a golf course, while away on holiday, it is perhaps one of life’s most enjoyable and relaxing moments. So too should it have been for Dougie Thompson last week as he celebrated a friend’s wedding, in the Mexican resort of Cancun, with a round of golf at the local Iberostar Cancun Golf Club.

 

The 58-year-old Scotsman, who now lives in Toronto, Canada, had shot his ball into a bunker on the course, near to a bush shrouded lagoon.

Mr Thompson lined up his bunker shot and was happy to see his ball fly onto the green, however as he turned to leave the bunker an 12-foot long crocodile leapt from the bushes, clamping its jaws around Mr Thompson’s leg.

The video below was taken by a visitor to the same golf course and shows the kind of croc’s that lie in wait for the unsuspecting golfer.

 

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LDC Italian Hotels Golf Trophy 2014

MyGolf SA has teamed up LDC Italian Hotels, a company that owns luxury hotels in Italy in several beautiful locations.

On May 23, 2014 LDC Italian Hotels will be holding it’s premiere Golf Trophy, at the Lavaux Golf Course in Puidoux, Switzerland in the rolling hills of the La Côte countryside overlooking the magnificent Lac Léman.

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Fancy Buying your Own Golf Course?

The sad news that Torphin Hall Golf Club near Edinburgh, Scotland was forced to call in the Administrators this week after failing to find a buyer, highlights the increasingly worrying times facing many British golf clubs and courses.

With research from KPMG showing that membership has fallen by 20% over recent years, clubs are struggling and owners of private courses are starting to jump ship, with courses now going on the market.

 

So the question is, how much do you think it would cost to buy your own 18-hole golf course?

Gorilla Golf think you may be in for a surprise.

 

 

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Could 2014 be the Greatest Year of Golf Ever?

It’s not often that we can head into a new year thinking that we may be on the verge of a very special year in the golfing world, but 2014 may well be shaping up to be that way.

Seldom has the professional golfing world been in such rude health, with so many genuinely top quality players vying for the top spot in the world rankings.

 

So could 2014 be arguably the greatest golfing year of the modern era? Possibly so, and here is why:

 

 

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