September 2012

Port Marnóg in the September Sun

September 30, 2012
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Already at the entrance to the airport we stand with our ambassadors and practise low shots and think “no backspin.” The Emerald Isle will test our links skills. We land over a waiting fairway. We head for Dublin’s finest – Portmarnock. Surrounded by water in three directions we decide to count the number of balls […]

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Stormy Weather Sets the Scene at Seacroft

September 24, 2012
Seacroft Golf Club

In the shop we are met by the pro who asks curiously if it is we who are touring around playing all the links courses – LINKS75 delight. Spirits are high. Unfortunately the day began with a night-time assault on our rental car, which required masking tape repairs. The BBC has confirmed approaching storms on […]

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Hunstanton – There is No Place Like Home

September 23, 2012
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Already in the shop we feel at home with advice and forewarning concerning the walking paths, water obstacles and a blind par 3. The putting green becomes a place of conversation – “We are to follow two giant Swedes – is that you?” A week ago the Ladies British Amateur Championship was played and the […]

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Around the Racetrack at Yarmouth

September 21, 2012
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The course had been closed for three days because of the Greene King Eastern Festival – three days of horseracing at the Yarmouth track. Signor Sassi, a 3-year-old with Andrea Atzeni on its back wins the last race. Eight of the course’s holes lie inside the racetrack and the remaining ten outside, classic racetrack-links. On […]

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Flood and Tide at Royal West Norfolk

September 20, 2012
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After having been laughed at because of our check golf trousers, we head off along the road to the RWNGC before the expected flood-tide – 9 yards today. The course lies on a small strip of land between the sea and marshland. The clubhouse is indeed original – one big room with oak panelling that […]

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Hole Number 5 at Sheringham

September 19, 2012
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After a world class, scrumptious breakfast we stand ready on the 1st tee. Suddenly the steam locomotive that runs along a classic railway line along one side of the course sounds its whistle. The other long side drops straight down into the North Sea. A classic cliff links course. In front of us is a […]

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The Net at Felixstowe

September 18, 2012
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We only need to report to the shop. Just like in the good old days we don’t have to book a time – just step up to the 1st tee and play! We are on England’s south-east coast. More accurately we are near the harbour town of Felixstowe, where all the ferries from Germany, Holland […]

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Early Morning Sun at Royal Aberdeen

September 4, 2012
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We turn up before the clubhouse has opened. Two Americans from Chicago are also here. They are going to play at Gullane in the afternoon and are waiting impatiently before it opens. We exchange links experiences. They have played Royal Lytham earlier in the week. “It’s the best,” says one of the Americans and the […]

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