Barney's Hints,
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May 22, 2018

Hi Everyone,

It is incredible to think how quickly our courses go from being a quagmire to hard and fast running.  With our recent dry spell (back to back days in UK speak!) the fairways finally have some run, as do our chips coming onto the greens.  Along with the warm...

April 30, 2018

Hi Everyone,

Only a few days ago we were searching out the suntan cream and shorts only to be back in thermals and waterproofs before you could say "It's lovely for the time of year".  However, I am very confident temperatures will move back into double figures and alth...

March 29, 2018

Hi Everyone,

With British Summer Time underway and the lighter evenings, we certainly have the look of Spring if not the feel!  I appreciate it has been a long winter this year in the UK and I feel very fortunate to have missed quite a bit of it.  I am particularly plea...

February 13, 2018

Hi Everyone,

I was very fortunate to spend several weeks in January in Florida, visiting with my wife's lovely Mum and Dad and enjoying some super golf on mud free fairways.  Highlight of this trip was playing the uber exclusive Isleworth Golf Club billed as Florida's v...

December 16, 2017

Hi Everyone,

And although when the snow comes everywhere looks Christmas Card perfect, when it goes that's a different story!  Looks like we will be playing from this week and temperatures will be nearer double figures than zero, which is good news.  However, the cold a...

November 24, 2017

Hi Everyone,

In theory as we get into November the golf season is beginning to wind down, however on the European Tour the 2018 season has already begun, just 4 days after the grand stand finish at the Tour Championship in Dubai.  Justin Rose looked as if he had the mom...

October 10, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Autumn is really kicking in now and the courses are really looking a picture with all the leaves turning.  Spare a thought for our hardworking greenkeepers though as after the golden turning period the leaves start falling off in industrial quantities, leav...

August 10, 2017

Hi Everyone,

It is amazing that we have already reached the last Major of the year.  Interesting that the powers that be are changing the dates for 2019, so the PGA will fall in May.  I think this is a good thing as in August it does tend to get forgotten about, to back...

July 17, 2017

Hi Everyone,

This week's Open Championship at Royal Birkdale to me marks the height of the British Summer.  One of my up and coming students, the current Bedfordshire amateur champion, Jack Hawksby gave me a nice start to The Open by winning one of the regional qualifie...

June 8, 2017

Hi Everyone,

The start of the summer is normally announced by flaming June, however at the moment it is definitely raining June!  I am sure by the middle of the month we can venture on to the golf course thinking more about “have I put sun cream on” rather than whether...

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