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I was a late starter to the game and am yet to reach the single figure handicap target I’d initially set myself. The Seniors Tour debut will have to wait a little bit longer.

During several years working for a Golf equipment manufacturer, my interest progressed from the golfing toys, the tournaments, & the players, on to the courses themselves.

I wouldn’t describe myself as a “list chaser”, but I do love experiencing interesting new courses. Top 100 is the perfect facilitator for this.

Amongst my favourite places visited so far are Brora, De Pan, and Bandon Dunes - and I always enjoy stepping in sheep poo at my home club Royal North Devon.

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George Wright 06/06/2022

36th Massachusetts - Best in Area
One of the advantages of the Tiger Woods era is that golfers are now athletes. Having cleverly booked to play George Wright on the Patriots Day holiday, I’d have the plac...

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Yale 27/05/2022

2nd Connecticut - Best in Area 68th USA Ranking 78th North America Ranking
Speeding down I-95 from Cape Cod to New York, bursting for the loo, with road signs coming at me from all angles for yet more places that hadn’t bothered to think up an o...

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Keney Park 08/05/2022

11th Connecticut - Best in Area
I made the mistake of reading Adam’s review below & now have little more to add. This error has likely spared all of us. Keney Park has an excellent start at 1-3, which i...

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Eastward Ho! 23/04/2022

5th Massachusetts - Best in Area 56th USA Ranking 64th North America Ranking
Visiting Eastward Ho! was something of a pilgrimage for this limey. It was therefore with several ironies that my drive along the thin strip of Cape Cod - passing signs f...

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Dumbarnie Links 01/01/2022

3rd Fife - Best in Area 17th Scotland Ranking 40th Britain & Ireland Ranking
Today is an appropriate time to collect my thoughts on playing a newcomer like Dumbarnie. After all, it’s out with the old & in with the new. And coincidentally, I’m also...

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St Andrews (New) 20/12/2021

4th Fife - Best in Area 27th Scotland Ranking 90th Britain & Ireland Ranking
We played here following the previous day’s Pilgrimage to the next door neighbour. Would it consequently be a case of after the Lord Mayor’s show? Or more out with the Ol...

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Southerndown 05/12/2021

3rd South Wales - Best in Area 8th Wales Ranking
Southerndown, grazing sheep up ahead,Don’t forget what Tom Doak’s book said,Something special gonna come at the last,Downland fairways are running fast,Southerndown.The u...

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Pyle and Kenfig 18/09/2021

5th South Wales - Best in Area 10th Wales Ranking
One of the better 9 hole courses that I’ve played. The 1st is not great - draw it back from the JCB on the right side - before hitting into a welcoming green complex. Off...

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Pennard 15/09/2021

2nd South Wales - Best in Area 3rd Wales Ranking 81st Britain & Ireland Ranking
Pennard wasn’t quite what I expected. It is like a big brother to Perranporth - that was confirmed. But it wasn’t the golfing hipster’s minimalist wet-dream that I’d hope...

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Yelverton 28/08/2021

6th Devon - Best in Area
Speed of play is a big issue of golf and I’d like to apply this concept to writing the following. I’ve decided to share this course summary in the time it takes me to get...

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Noordwijkse 08/08/2021

6th Netherlands Ranking 26th Continental Europe Ranking
After bad weather for much of the day, we got very lucky with a fine July evening for a quick 18 at Noordwijk. So shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? No - because tho...

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De Texelse 11/07/2021

20th Netherlands Ranking
Describing Texel as “links-like” is just about right. There are times on the back nine when, with just the right about of imagination (& missing perhaps one or two of you...

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Swinkelsche (Championship) 13/05/2021

17th Netherlands Ranking
After lining up a 36 hole day at Haviksoord & Swinkelsche, you would be forgiven for thinking I was off for a game of Quidditch with a couple of minor characters from Hog...

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Hoge Kleij 30/01/2021

11th Netherlands Ranking
Hoge Kleij might be the best course in NL that you’ve never heard of. Unless you’ve heard of it. It usually hovers around the top 10 in most ranking lists, so is not unkn...

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