September 23rd 2019 may not be the most exciting day in the sporting calendar, with apologies to fans of Welsh and Georgian rugby and County Championship cricket, but in 1868 it was the date for one of the most remarkable family showdowns in sporting history.
Throughout the history of sport there
Golf is forever battling its moniker as the ‘old man’s
Getting junior players into golf at club level is one thing,
but encouraging them to stick with it into adulthood is entirely another.
While both the men’s and women’s professional fields
currently showcase an abundance of talent, bereft of the one-man or one-woman
The first quarter of 2019 has come to its end. At this point, it is a good time to analyse the progress (if any) of professional golf through the lenses of equality.
The game is the same. The equipment is the same. The rules are the same. The money is
In a 2019 PGA Tour season full of change, Rory McIlroy will
be eyeing up a similar break from tradition in his bid to close out the career
Grand Slam with victory at The Masters next month.
The Northern Irishman’s dramatic win at The Players last
weekend was indicative of the form he has
(We) Finns love weird sports. Moreover, not only do we love strange sports, but we tend to be incredibly good at them. Maybe indulging in those funny sports events are one of the reasons why Finland was selected as the happiest country in the world last year.
Many people think that
The major season kicked off in May, with the oldest major in the women’s golf calendar, the U.S. Women’s Open. The event took place at Shoal Greek golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus.
Finding the winner wasn’t easy and after 72 holes the lead was shared by Ariya Jutanugarn and Hyo-Joo
Golf made a controversial return to the Olympic arena in 2016 after more than a century in the shadows. However, its return was criticised by many who didn’t think that professional multi-millionaire athletes — who earn millions of pounds and fly in private jets week after week — belong in
Many people do not consider golf a sport. One round is usually a four to five hour long leisurely six-mile walk with, on average, slightly less than 100 golf swings. The game — at least the way the most people know it — is good exercise, but not an extreme sport
Last week, a united team of Europeans played under the flag of the European Union and, on Sunday, celebrated to the sound of Beethoven’s breathtaking Ode to Joy - the anthem of the continent. This took place after they had defeated their rivals across the Atlantic in the Ryder Cup
If you’re a golfer, you could not wish for a better birthday present than playing 36 holes on the Old Course at St. Andrews.
Jonathan Yates celebrated his 25th year doing exactly that, but it was no present, it was hard earned, and he finished tied 11th at the St. Andrews