News

John Philp MBE congratulates FineGolf

He defines the ‘original’ game and calls for a discussion on The R&A’s role

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Course architects please listen

Faversham being returned to Dr Alister Mackenzie’s design and condition

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BallyliffinPortsalon, Castlerock,

Narin & Portnoo, Cruit Island

Click individual course names to read reviews

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Royal Dornoch’s general manager

Neil Hampton on the original and most enjoyable game.

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Pesticides ban update

Norbert Lischka tells how ‘non-fine grass’ courses can cope.

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Minehead West Somerset review

Great value, classic out & back flat links with mostly firm fescue greens

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Brian Ward congratulates FineGolf

The invigilator of Top 100, Sec of GSGB, spills the beans on the 1600 courses he has played around the world.

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Philip Truett congratultes FineGolf

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Inaugural Hickory Ashes Match

Britain wins first ever Hickory Golf Ashes Match at Royal North Devon

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Woodbridge CM interviewed

Paul Lawrence explains how inland Woodbridge has been transformed from ‘Target’ to ‘Three Dimensional Running’ golf.

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Rye Jubilee

Reviewed, plus a list of England’s courses with the finest greens that give golfers the best performance and pleasure.

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St Andrew’s 8th puzzle solved

Jess Stiles shows puzzles invariably involve the running game and require firm surfaces.

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Ball roll-back & sweet spot rules

FineGolf and John Philp MBE analyse the latest controversy where the manufacturers are laughing all the way to the bank

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4th golf & Whisky book

Andrew Brown’s latest book reviewed from Scotland’s East side.

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Jess Stiles

joins FineGolf’s Advisory Panel and starts a series of articles about enhancing “golfer’s enjoyment”

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The challenge of managing gorse

by Nick Jones one of the exceptional club leaders of Hollinwell

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Golfer’s enjoyment should be The R&A’s priority

FineGolf calls on The R&A to invest in a major marketing programme

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Hoylake 2023 Open

Was it set-up for a running course Open Championship?

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Tandridge and Royal Blackheath

High quality Parkland Target golf with scrumptious food and wine

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Malcolm Duck retires

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Why Dornoch attraction success ?

Conservationist greenkeeper Eoin Riddell interviewed & reveals all.

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Ruminations of a golfer putting

Royal St George’s greens show how type of grass affects putting roll-out and borrow.

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Le Touquet La Mer

First FineGolf continental review along with Hardelot Les Pins

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Pitchmark indentation an extra measurement of firmness

Greenkeepers can use new measure to better connect with golfers

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Golf  Enjoyment

R&A ‘sustainable greenkeeping’ policy focus on golfers’ enjoyment?

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New Coul Links

Will SNP politics stop Coul Links again?

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Thanks to

R.St.G’s Fine Grasses Triumvirate

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Tom Williamson

‘The Complete Golf Professional’

by Nick Jones: reviewed

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Whisky and Golf

Andrew Brown’s third and best book

whisky and golf across the continent

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Wallasey reviewed

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Running golf

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Delamere dogs

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Goswick

at 130 year anniversary

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Why subscribe

to FineGolf ?

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Cumbrian enjoyment

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The Faversham Story

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The spirit of Integrity

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Dornoch &

Rubinstein

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South West England

courses report

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Gullane

The heart of a traditional running-golf village

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BTME Report

Grass selection, Soil biology, Fertiliser cost,

Ryegrass, R&A GC2030, Weather.

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Hillside

From out of the shadow

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Herbert Fowler

Markham/Truett book reviewed

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Woodbridge

Heathland and fine grass returned

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Tree Popper

Ideal for heathland courses

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green committees

What is their role?

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Murcar

Full review of fine course

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Ted Dexter

a tribute

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Support the MBE

for Paul Larsen

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The truth of

Royal St George’s

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Pennard

Awarded a 5 Star ‘Joy-to-be-alive’ FineGolf feeling alongside Royal Porthcawl in South Wales

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Aberdovey

Bernard Darwin quotes + criticism of

Natural Resources Wales activists

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Golf in 1888

beautiful compilation of articles

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Greens Rollers

by Baroness

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Soil Biology

Can it help fine grasses?

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Golf dog interview

and Dexter inducted into:

Dog Golf Hall of Fame

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Open Fever

Pioneering family history who started

the Australian Open Championship

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Dunes emergency

New research at Montrose. 

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Nairn Dunbar

Full review of changed running-golf links

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New Hollinwell history

Nick Jones researches EBook

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Woking Ramblings

by A.W.(Tony) Riley

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Askernish visited

in Taba Dale’s new book

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Royal Montrose

Full review

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Peter Alliss

Some thoughts

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Greenkeeper honoured

West Lancashire name 7th hole ‘Muir’

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Heather

and its part in the heath.

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West Hill

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Flempton

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Moorland Lanark

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Hollinwell (Notts.)

gives conservation lead to inland courses

with return to upper echelons of golf

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Fair Ways in

Ashdown Forest

by Colin Strachan, reviewed by FineGolf

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Royal Wimbledon

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Scott Ballentine

Worly’s successful secretary retires

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Bowing & Curtseying

A new warm way of greeting?

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The Meaning of Golf 

by Craig Morrison & reviewed by FineGolf

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Saving the planet

Report on R&A ‘Golf Course 2030’.

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North Hants

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James ‘Shaig’ Logan

John Philp MBE gives an eulogy to one of

the most accomplished greenkeepers.

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Symbio Founder

Martin Ward tells 30 year story

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Bamburgh Castle

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Course architects

Advice from Norbert Lischka

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Mark Broughton

on setting up a running heathland

for a R&A tournament.

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Woodhall Spa

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Andrew Brown’s

New book on Whisky and running-golf

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Walker Cup

Happy thoughts

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Ball distance

What to expect from R&A review

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Luffness New

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Greenkeeping

Language

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Royal Portrush

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Gordon Irvine

on the problems with UK courses

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Fairway recovery

scarifying Luffness New fairways

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Hoylake Hero

Alistair Noake’s book reviewed

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Blairgowrie Rosemount

New review

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Piltdown

Update review

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Enjoyment

is key focus for greenkeepers

in BTME Report

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Borth & Ynyslas

Reviewed while threatened by Quango

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Malt Whisky and Scots golf Tour

new book by Andrew Brown

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Interviewed by

 

 

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Ecology

John Quinn MG’s answer to

greens performance

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Sean Power

Tribute to a much loved Pro

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Lewes

fine grassed downland with views

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Sky TV ignores

Stand-out issue at British Masters

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Chair of Green

John Beynon at Pennard confesses

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Sheringham

Royal Cromer

Running clifftop downlands reviewed

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Roger Morton

Hickory club repairer extraordinaire

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Walton Heath

Reigate Heath

reviewed

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Carnoustie Open

Critical review of opportunity lost

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Tree management

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High green-fees

and leadership

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Is golf a privilege?

The need for mutual respect between golfers and greenkeepers

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Threats to our

Finest courses

Royal North Devon suffers from

‘Natural England’ policy.

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Donald Steel

autobiography reviewed

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Denham

reviewed

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Augusta Syndrome

Disease (ASD)

Enville & Pennard review updates

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Gorse

Friend or foe?

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Fraserburgh

Peterhead

New reviews from Aberdeenshire

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FineGolf  diary

1965 to 2018,  interesting change in score-card names of club’s played

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Coul Links

News on American funded course near Royal Dornoch

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Billy Mitchell retires

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Perranporth

Cornish finest reviewed

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Downlands

Lewes joins 200 finest courses

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Norbert Lischka MG

joins FineGolf’s Advisory Panel

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Running-Golf Day

Videos published

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New reviews from Dorset

Broadstone

Parkstone

Ferndown

Isle of Purbeck

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Comment on Birkdale Open

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Royal Mid Surrey

gains greater historical importance

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Interview

with Steve Isaac

“R&A Director – Sustainability”

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Ted Dexter

joins FineGolf Advisory Panel

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Philip Truett

joins FineGolf Advisory Panel

& calls for 3-dimensional game

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Wentworth

The truthful review

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The Green illusion

Norbert Lischka talks colour

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Royal Birkdale

No.1 in the 1970s. Is it still?

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Running-Golf Day

at Notts/Hollinwell, Mon Sept 4th

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Lord Ted’s

speedier rules taken up by R&A

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Crisis reconciled

Norbert Lischka helps golf clubs

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Pantheon of  the

Finest Greenkeepers

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Rye

Epitome of traditional running-golf

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Tom Simpson

by Jess Stiles, disciple and expert

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Dexter

Obituary of a special gun & golf dog

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GK equip article

Golfers! discover where your £s go

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Wilmslow

Fine-grassed, ‘Running-golf ‘ Parkland course reviewed.

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Fortrose &

Rosemarkie

Historical update

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Goswick

Berwick-on-Tweed, reviewed

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Pesticides

FineGolf 2016 Report

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Royal Dornoch’s

Conundrum

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Paul Lawrie

Interviewed by Lorne

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New facts on

Green speed

by Norbert Lischka

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Michelson’s 62

Why did he miss his record breaking putt?

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Fast greens =

Slow play

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Royal Troon

Gailes Links

Reviewed

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Greenkeeper

Comms Training

evolutionary needs

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Fast greens

Too quick for The R&A and Geoff Ogilvy

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Ryl Worlington

updated review

Moor Park

New review

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Firmness

Agronomist and low handicap golfer puts fine grass and enjoyment together

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Golf ball myth

It is not being hit ever further

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Grass ID needs Funding

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Is GEO conservationist?

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Boat of Garten

Reviewed

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Organic matter

is it good to have under greens?

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Frilford Heath

Tadmarton Hth

Blackwell

Little Aston

New south and west Midlands reviews

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Finest Irish

R Portrush, R County Down, The Island, Portstewart, County Louth all Reviewed

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2015 Open anecdotes

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Lorne

interviewed by GolfClubAtlas

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Askernish

Royal St George’s

updated reviews

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Chambers Bay

exhilarates

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Jim Arthur’s inheritance

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Donald Steel

The State of today’s game

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Ganton

Liphook

new reviews

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Wide fairways

by Paul Gray

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 Kingsbarns

Delamere Forest

new reviews

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Fast Fairways

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The Power of

fine and weed grass identification

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Sky v BBC coverage

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Aldeburgh

Thorpeness

Felixstowe Ferry

Askernish

Western Gailes

Turnberry

new reviews

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Royal Dornoch

The Renaissance

New updated reviews

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Timeless Luffenham Heath

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North Wales finest reviewed

Royal St David’s, Conwy, Bull Bay, Prestatyn, Porthmadog, Aberdovey.

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Ball needs regulation?

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Jacklin on the ball

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Tribute to

Nick Park

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REAL Golf Survey

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Royal Aberdeen

A Serene Old Lady

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Cornish Finest

Four finest courses reviewed
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Royal Porthcawl

Open Championship standard

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Grasses explained

to non-experts

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Gordon Irvine &

Alistair Beggs join FineGolf

Advisory Panel

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Cruden Bay

awe inspiring

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Littlehampton

Hoylakesque

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Soil Biology Conference

Report from Royal Holloway

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VIDEOS

of Expert Panellists

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Hickory golf

explained to the ordinary golfer

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Littlestone

reviewed

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Soil Biology

explained to non-experts

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Gleneagles

Reviewed

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History of

Golf Greens

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Trump attracting golfers,

Annual Ryegrass overseed

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Speedier Golf

Rules published

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some Open

thoughts

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Prestwick

reviewed

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Trip to West Scotland

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Machrihanish Dunes

reviewed

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FineGolf  helps

Bobby’s Open win

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Disrepute at

elite Masters

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Greenstester explained

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One of Britain’s most enjoyable

inland courses

Hankley Common

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 Value in

FineGolf

by Nick Park

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State of

Nation’s courses

by Alistair Beggs

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Panmure

A pedigree club near-by Carnoustie, reviewed 

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Muirfield

2013 ‘Open’ venue reviewed

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John Philp

gives a lead on The Open Championship

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True Links 

Brilliant book by Peper/Campbell reviewed

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Tradition

and Progress

at St Andrews Old Course

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Controversial

Trump reviewed

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FineGolf  in North East

England  Reviewed

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Crowborough

Reviewed

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Ryder Cup anecdotes

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Golf Monthly

reviews FineGolf

read 3-page article

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Hail !

Hunstanton

returns from the ‘dark side’ 

READ MORE…

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Where did Scott

lose The Open?

FineGolf’s view…

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BBC defended

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2012 Open venue

Royal Lytham & St Annes

Reviewed

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Saunton

The finest 36 holes of golf in the British Isles? READ MORE…

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Old Tom Morris’s

Masterpiece

Tain reviewed

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The future for

Golf courses

Natural biodiversity fits FineGolf  READ MORE… 

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