David Richards

Dave’s love affair with golf began in his early teens. This hobby soon took hold and he spent the next few years working in pro shops, before going on to work with Keith in the very, very early days of Top 100 and finally working for the Acushnet company looking after European marketing for FootJoy. He has a preference for links style golf with his personal favourites being Kiawah Island, Royal Liverpool and his old home club of Royal St David’s. Nowadays he can be found on a bike more often than on a golf course, but his passion and knowledge of golf remains undimmed and we are sure we’ll see Dave hacking about in the undergrowth again in the not too distant future.

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Delamere Forest 21/03/2005

2nd Cheshire - Best in Area 40th England Ranking 93rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
The term "hidden gem" was composed for this course. Set back in a rural part of Cheshire, Delamere Forest is a throw back to the old days of golfing with a very prim and...

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Sandiway 02/10/2004

4th Cheshire - Best in Area 98th England Ranking
Each and every hole at Sandiway is a joy, and you cannot say that about many courses. I am always pleased when I talk to someone else who has played here, as you hear so...

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Conwy 23/09/2004

3rd North Wales - Best in Area 5th Wales Ranking
This is in my humble opinion the best of the North Wales courses. It is a fairer test than Royal St.David's, and a more attractive course than Aberdovey. This for me is o...

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Gog Magog (Old) 23/09/2004

1st Cambridgeshire - Best in Area
The Gogs. I have now played this on 4 occasions. Placing it as the number one course in Cambridgeshire in all honesty isn't saying much (it has little competition). Ho...

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Pwllheli 08/06/2004

9th North Wales - Best in Area 22nd Wales Ranking
Frankly I wish they had decided on either a parkland or a links course. This doesn't feel right. 9 Parkland holes and 9 Links holes. The links holes are a good selecti...

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Orsett 08/06/2004

2nd Essex - Best in Area
You get the feeling of links golf here, the ground is tight and springy, and when the wind blows it can really impact on your club selection. 11 and 12 are probably the...

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Powerscourt (East) 01/06/2004

6th Wicklow - Best in Area 62nd Ireland Ranking
A wonderfully mature course for such a baby. Some of the views are breathtaking, Sugar Loaf mountain in particular. The course itself did not offer up many memorable ho...

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Tenby 31/05/2004

1st West Wales - Best in Area 7th Wales Ranking
This is a wonderful example of links golf. Tee to green the course plays impeccably, the greens were a pleasure to putt on. The course is a test. Not long but with no...

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Buckinghamshire 24/05/2004

6th Buckinghamshire - Best in Area
This club has great attention to detail. The driveway, clubhouse etc were all excellently maintained and this was not forgotten when we reached the course. The Buckingh...

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Leven Links 18/05/2004

9th Fife - Best in Area 48th Scotland Ranking
The thing that strikes you about golf in Scotland is that the clubs appreciate the history of the game. Leven is no exception and this course is amongst the best kept I...

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Beau Desert 18/05/2004

3rd Staffordshire - Best in Area 55th England Ranking
The drive into the club gives you a feeling for the grandeur of this place. An understated yet comprehensive clubhouse makes the first impression pleasant. The opening...

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Portal (Championship) 18/05/2004

18th Cheshire - Best in Area
Set in the heart of affluent Cheshire this course has the feeling of being a little too rich for its own good. The course is OK, the clubhouse is beautiful. One can't h...

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Aberdovey 18/05/2004

1st North Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 73rd Britain & Ireland Ranking
'Dovey is a real treat. Not as tough as some of the other links courses in North Wales, but a real gem. You are assured of a fair test of golf here. The course opens u...

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Nefyn & District (Old) 18/05/2004

4th North Wales - Best in Area 12th Wales Ranking
WOW.The club is a friendly place, the views are breathtaking and the golf, well the golf is simply stunning.The second hole gives a true taste of what is to come. A driv...

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Royal Liverpool 18/05/2004

1st Cheshire - Best in Area 16th England Ranking 42nd Britain & Ireland Ranking
Hoylake is a true links. Bring your A game or you will be in trouble. This course is as good a test of your inner game as any I have come across. You will get bad boun...

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Moor Park (High) 18/05/2004

5th Hertfordshire - Best in Area
The first thing that strikes you about Moor Park is the amazing clubhouse. A mammoth building that smacks of history and elegance. The course itself opens up with a wel...

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Royal St David's 22/04/2004

2nd North Wales - Best in Area 4th Wales Ranking 86th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Harlech is a daunting proposition from the moment you turn up. The imposing Harlech castle which watches ever shot gives an eery indication of the challenge ahead. Set ou...

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