Archive for May, 2016

Golf Books #237 (The Greatest Amateur in the World)

May 31st

41Qt4EwsjmLThis book is an unofficial history of NZ Golf and the Eisenhower Trophy seen through the eyes of Ted McDougall. He played in seven Eisenhower tournaments between 1958 and 1976. At the completion of the 1967/68 NZ summer circuit the Australian legend Norman von Nida, who was the then coach of the NZ team, described McDougall as playing the best golf of any amateur in the world today.

After playing with McDougall in the final round of the 1967 NZ Open, Peter Thomson, five times British Open Open Champion, described McDougall as the best golfer in NZ, amateur or professional. Bobby Jones, the American Captain, went out of his way to congratulate Ted McDougall on his third round score of 72 which was instrumental in putting New Zealand into the lead with one round to play for the Eisenhower Trophy played at St Andrews in 1958.

McDougall also had a famous uncle from Monifieth, Jock Hendry, who on the advice of Tom Vardon became the professional at Town & Country, St Paul, Minnesota where he stayed until his retirement in 1960.

Ted’s golf career spanned 40 years from the time he won the Scottish Midland Boys Championship in 1951 through to when he won the New Zealand Seniors title in 1991.

Publication date: May 5, 2016 (source)


Leven Links Golf Course, Scotland

May 30th


Whilst golf has been played at Leven since 1820, the game dates back to 1846 on parts of these links with the current configuration coming into being in 1909.

The history of Leven Links is, suffice to say, long and complex but what is most important is the nature of the ground upon which it is built. Local conditions of winds and tides during prehistoric times, when sea levels were falling combined to produce a series of parallel dune ridges which give Leven Links a truly unique signature.

From the start of the round the golfer will be conscious of the fairways running along the valleys between these old dunes; it makes for superb definition and a true test of links golf as the slopes and bounces of these natural obstacles come into play throughout the round. They are most noticeable at the first (where the green sits on a ridge plateau), the second, thirteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth. But wait, there’s more…

Golf Destination – Azores | Blog Justteetimes

May 29th


The Azores islands were discovered or recognized in 1427 by Portuguese navigators, the Azores islands were populated in the 15th century by pioneers from…

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Golfamily Album #95

May 28th
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Golf Cartoon #273

May 27th

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Summer Essentials

May 26th


You know that feeling when you look in the wardrobe and see some tired summer gear looking back at you? It doesn’t have to be that way.

Many amateurs consider themselves to be fair-weather golfers – those who shun the waterproofs and winter layers until the sunshine re-emerges.

But how often have you discovered a polo shirt you liked last September suddenly looks like a charity shop cast-off the following May?

Some trusty items will have seen you through several seasons and will require some steely determination to make you even consider an upgrade.

But sometimes, all it takes is a little persuasion and to know that there are some fabulous brands and some newer modern looks to add some style to your game.

Luckily, has all of the bases covered to either revamp your summer golfing outfits or at least add a few new options if you are not quite ready to part with your lucky T-shirt from 1999. But wait, there’s more…

Emiliano Grillo builds on hot rookie campaign

May 25th

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Golf Books #236 (A Life Well Played: My Stories)

May 24th

71DE4qgOicLWhile Arnold Palmer may not hold the record for most tournament victories, no one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger impact on the sport.

In fact, Palmer is considered by many to be the most important golfer in the history of the game.

As a follow-up to his 1999 autobiography, Palmer takes stock of the many experiences of his life, bringing new details and insights to some familiar stories and sharing new ones.

Palmer has had tremendous success but is most notable for going about it the right way and always giving back to the fans who made it all possible. Gracious, fair, and a true gentleman, Arnold Palmer is the gold standard of how to conduct yourself.

He offers advice and guidance, sharing stories of his career on the course, success in business and the great relationships that give meaning to his life. This book is Palmer’s gift to the world―a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers will celebrate and cherish.

But wait, there’s more…

Vale of Llangollen Golf Club, Wales

May 23rd

Vale of Llangollen is set in the beautiful Llangollen Valley with scenic views on virtually every hole. Its setting is superb and many who come to play for the first time usually organise their return visit fairly soon.


Llangollen as a beautiful setting for a course where the members of Vale of Llangollen Golf Club have played their golf since 1908. The original 9-hole layout was doubled in size to a full 18-hole course at the end of the 1960s and the many young trees planted then have, over time, transformed the former farming terrain into a magnificent, modern day parkland course. But wait, there´s more…

Oceanico O’Connor Golf Course | Blog Justteetimes

May 22nd

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