Atomising

Peter Baulderstone, who is happy for it to be 1980 again in Perth, muses on leaving professional sport behind. Or did it leave him?

Almanac Golf: Royalty over and on the golf course

KN Dole’s family has a long connection to Metropolitan Golf Club – which includes The Wilson Christmas Cup. Here KN tells a few of the stories that do the rounds.

Almanac Golf: A Sporting ‘Mischievance’! Caddying in the 107th Open (1978) at St Andrews

What an achievement or ‘mischievance’! K N Dole recalls the time he was a caddy at the 107th British Open (1978) at St. Andrews.

Almanac Golf: Memories of St Andrews

KN Dole’s piece is bringing back memories of a magnificent golf course. JTH just had to go looking for these old photos.

Almanac Golf: A Game of Golf with…Ox, DHS and Matty Finish

John Harms reports on a hard-fought match at Metropolitan Golf Club, one of Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt courses. [First published in 2012]

Almanac Golf: We can win this

The first golf team – P. Flynn, Medium Dazza Smith, Jake Norton (of the Wandering Eye) and JTH – to represent The Footy Almanac ventured to Barwon Heads. Here’s what happened. [First published 2012]

Almanac Life: The Last Golf Game

Smokie reveals that he has not played golf in thirty years, and that his last game was on a championship course in Pittsburgh.

A Good Friday in Glenelg North

Mickey Randall observes life on Good Friday in seaside Glenelg and environs. [Trademark Mickey-ness. JTH]

Almanac History – On This Day: What happened on January 16?

After a bit of encouragement, Ian Hauser continues his ‘What Happened on…?’ series. January 16th throws up the usual mix of images and memories.

Almanac Golf (and Weather): Dry

John Harms returned to Oakey again this holiday season. He played nine holes at his beloved Oakey Golf Club. There was no sign of rain.

Blitz Golf – Is it golf’s version of T20?

Blitz Golf is the golfing world’s answer to cricket’s T20. Joseph Ryan examines the concept.

‘The trials and tribulations of a pro golfer…’ by KB Hill

‘This is the story of one of Wangaratta’s finest golfing exports,’ says KB Hill as he charts the career of Andrew Kelly.

A Love Letter to the Clare Golf Course

The joys of a game of golf are immeasurable, especially if played on the Clare Golf Course as Mickey Randall explains.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Shibuno, Ruffels, Garcia and contrived leaderboards

After a spell, Hamish Neal is back with much to catch up on in the golf world. And he thinks it’s time the game’s authorities did something about Sergio Garcia’s behaviour.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Brooks and Ko win, Jack ponders the men’s majors, Hall defends Open

Hamish Neal brings us up to date with the world of golf and questions the packed scheduling of the year’s Majors. He finds an ally in the Golden Bear himself!

Almanac (Gaelic) Football and Golf – The Lowry’s Eyes are Smiling

Peter Baulderstone knew about the British Open golf win of Irishman Shane Lowry at spectacular rainswept Royal Portrush on the weekend. This is the less known story of Shane’s father Brendan and Uncle’s Sean and Michael winning the All Ireland Gaelic football title in 1982 for minnow Offaly against the might of county Kerry going for a historic fifth successive win. Great video highlights of the best football you will see all week.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Frittelli flys to Portrush, Open time again (finally) for NI

If it’s happening in the world of golf, Hamish Neal is on to it! Today he reviews the week just gone and previews this year’s final major, The Open, which starts tonight.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Rahm links to Irish win, Wolff hunts in Minnesota, Feng to ten

Want to know what’s happening in the world of golf? Here’s Hamish Neal to bring you up to date.

Almanac Golf – Golf Returns to its Roots: The Irish Open at Lahinch

Peter Baulderstone celebrates the Irish Open golf starting tonight on the rugged Lahinch links in the South West. Golf as god intended on emerald green fairways amid towering dunes along the Atlantic shore. The history of Lahinch is generous, tragic and wonderful. As with all things Irish.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Lashley, Bez, SH Park win plus the Rampant Goat of Lahinch

A look back at some feel good stories in the past week, plus a look ahead to this week’s Irish Open headline Hamish Neal’s wrap of all things golf.