FG Day report

Added on October 28th, 2015 by Lorne Smith
Posted in General, Greenkeeping, Slow play, The ball, TV Coverage

FineGolf Enjoyment Day report 

FineGolf’s new approach to a golf day was praised by the 60 people who attended, coming from all over England, Scotland, Ireland and Denmark and aged between 28 to 87! They included a good number of greenkeepers, Chairmen of Green and club secretaries.

After a round of golf at Temple GC, a Panel Discussion took place, with four of the UK’s leading experts,  covering the major issues facing the game of golf.

See below videos of the panellist’s addresses:







alistair beggs, top uk agronomist,


















45 golfers played a stableford 18 holes competition to ‘speedier rules’ (click here) and most of the three ball flights took between 3.15 and 3.25 minutes. Unfortunately I forgot to suggest that those aged over 75 should play from the forward tees and one elderly flight, continually losing balls in the meadows, took four hours!

keith adderley, temple golf club, nick pearce golfing traditions,

Keith Adderley receiving Golfing Traditions commissioned print

David Greenshield (Goswick) with a gross 71 and 37 pts won the two ‘Sunningdale New’ kindly donated green-fees and Steve Baxter (Frilford Heath) and Tony Cairns (Leamington & Cty) the beautiful sweaters from Johnstons of Elgin.

A remarkable Commissioned Print made by Nick Pearce of Golfing Traditions was presented to Temple for being wonderful hosts.

Temple’s course manager Martin Gunn gave a talk about his greenkeeping philosophy and a ‘what to look out for’ paper was distributed (Click here)




donald steel, alistair beggs, nick park, stuart mccolm, lorne smith

Stuart McColm, Donald Steel, LS, Nick Park, Alistair Beggs.



Reader Comments

On September 27th, 2013 Gavin Gilbey said:

Well done FineGolf on your Inaugural Enjoyment Day .

On October 20th, 2013 Barry Kerr said:

The videos are a bonus for all followers of FineGolf who were unable to attend the Inaugural event. Well done Lorne and the gang.

On October 21st, 2013 John Chapman said:

Thank you very much for sending through the videos of your day at Temple as I was unable to visit. Some very interesting talks and especially enjoyed Alistair Beggs. John Chapman (Royal Cromer)

On October 21st, 2013 Peter McMullen said:

Hi Lorne, thanks for putting the meeting on You Tube, I would have liked to join you and to catch up with Donald and Alistair but everwhere is a long way from Saunton!

On November 10th, 2013 Lionel Freedman said:

What an excellent speech Donald has made.
Doesn’t the truth hurt.
Good advert for playing with “Hickories” !
Chairman of The World Hickory Open.

On November 18th, 2013 Peter Newman said:

Thank you Lorne for the belated opportunity to hear the speakers via You Tube. Fascinating. Sorry I could not join you on the day.

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