About us

FineGolf  is a ‘labour of love’, independent of commercial influences, edited by Lorne Smith, with an Advisory Panel.

FineGolf’s philosophy is based on two books. Frank Pennink’s   ‘Golfers Companion’ and Jim Arthur’s   ‘Practical Greenkeeping’.  The reviews of Pennink’s 128 GB&I finest courses, all of which Lorne has played, are updated by this website to the GB&I finest 200 ‘Running-Golf’ courses.

As soon as I had read in 2000, Jim Arthur’s brilliantly written book, the scales as it were, fell from my eyes, and I realised why I had enjoyed the courses in Pennink’s book more than the usual lush parklands. It is the type of grass that makes up the sward that is such a determinant of my enjoyment of a golf course.

FineGolf helps golfers understand what is the dichotomy between weed and fine grass.

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