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Former Olympian Wins Links Golf Cup Ayrshire

Robert Blair of East Renfrewshire Golf Club won the 6th staging of the Links Golf Cup Ayrshire last week. His 72 hole total of 140 was enough to put him 4 points clear of nearest challenger Dave Morran (Kings Acre) who played some excellent golf throughout the week and held the overall lead going into the final round. Third place was taken by last year’s runner-up Robert McGinty (Lanark) on...
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Lancashire Links Golf Salver 2020

When we returned home after our Portugal Pairs and Nations Cup events at Praia D’El Rey in mid-March, little did we know that it would be almost 4 months before we could stage another competition. After the enforced Coronavirus break we returned to action early in July at our 36 hole Lancashire Links Golf Salver.   Despite the virus restrictions and uncertainty about hotels being open to accommodate our golfers,...
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The Best Par 3s in Scotland?

We took great interest this week when Bunkered released their “The Very Best Par 3s in Scotland” article online. If there is one thing that golfers enjoy it is a debate over a pint in the bar and, as the piece states, everybody does love a good short hole, so this seems like as good a topic as any to get the discussion going. From our point of view, it...
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The Case for the Defence

It was Scott Allison of Liberton Golf Club in Edinburgh who finished on top of the pack at the Links Golf Cup East Lothian last March. The victory was all the sweeter for Scott, having finished a close second the year before. Nearly 12 months on, we caught up with him to see if he fancies his chances of defending his title. Have you enjoyed having the cup this past...
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The latest Golf Monthly Top 100 Rankings

Golf Monthly magazine released their latest list of the Top 100 Courses of the UK and Ireland last week, and many of our host courses featured well in the rankings. Retaining the No. 1 spot, just ahead of the Old Course and Muirfield, was the Ailsa course at Turnberry – a venue that we look forward to visiting twice for Hybrid Golf events next year. The Golf Monthly panel commented...
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Our Portugal Trip Can’t Come Soon Enough!

Evenings are getting darker, temperatures in the UK are dropping, and there is no doubt that winter is upon us. With the competitive season over and the clubs beginning their hibernation in the garage, this is probably the worst time of year for golfers. Most amateurs are starting to look ahead to next year – maybe trying to find a motivation to keep working on their game over the winter...
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Improve Your Green Reading – Pace Is The Key

Leading European Tour coach Gary Nicol has some great tips for our Links Golf Cup golfers to help them read greens and avoid three putting. Why not put them into practice over the winter and putt your way to a lower handicap next season? As Gary says “Club golfers often think green reading is an issue of line as opposed to pace. If this is true for you, then it...
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Links Golf Cup Player In The Spotlight – Martin Anderson

After making three appearances in the Links Golf Cup East Lothian, Martin Anderson is no stranger to the event. This year, he has made the switch from East coast to West, and he is looking forward to the Ayrshire challenge. Martin, a 4 handicapper from Horsley Lodge Golf Club in Derby, recently travelled over to Carton House in Ireland to compete in the World Deaf Golf Championships. We caught up...
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