Monday, April 14, 2008

Masters fails to inspire

Look I know it was windy and the greens were like glass but for the first time in years I actually went to bed at 11.00pm last night with four holes to play.

It wasn't just that it was a foregone conclusion that Trevor was going to win, but the fact that it was so uninspiring. Not that I thought that the players were not trying because that was obvious, but quite a few of them just lost their bottle, in particular, Paul Casey, and Phil Mickleson (who seemed to take his bat home when he hit the pin and ended up with a bogey).

Its normal for the leader to get wobbly over a few puts going into the final round, the great white shark was renowned for it, but not the chasing pack. I mean it was all so disappointing, Tiger crept up to 2nd by not having a complete nightmare, and by the time I went to bed the BBC were struggling for highlights to fill the space between shots.

If that's the cream of the crop then its looking rosy for all you junior golfers

New website for Junior Golf World

Its seems like an eternity since I last updated this blog, and that's really shoddy, but I do have something to say now. I have just completed a site rebuild! Well actually I found a really nice template on and added my own content.

Well it was preferable to paying someone to create something I don't like, and I was inspired by the fact that there seems to be a lot more Junior Golf content on the web these days. Anyway it's now live so please have a look.

Whilst I was at it I decided to freshen up the look and feel of this blog, and to be honest I was a little disappointed that there was not more choice especially since its been 4 years I picked the last one.

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - A quick post for my wife

Visit please.

Several months ago now, my wife and a friend of hers discoved the joy of arts and crafts. Well, thats not exactly true, my wife's friend already had an interest in making cards and on an excursion to a local arts and crafts shop they found beads. Now for most of us boxes full of sparkly beads would send us running for the nearest exit. But not for these two, in less time than you can say sticky back plastic they had already bought enough beads and leather twine to keep Blue Peter in business for several months, and had begun making 'book beads'.

Book beads or Book Thongs as they are known in the good 'ol USA are sparkly book marks. To a largely uneducated fella like me they are a small peice of leather with 4 or 5 nice beads on each end. To book lover everywhere they are 'book art'.

Gone are the days when you folded the top corner of the page over to denote where you had read up to. This got especially confusing when you had turned over 10 or 11 pages. Now beautifully hand crafted leather book beads add a certain something to your reading pleasure.

So, if you have a book lover in your life and your looking for the ideal gift, try book beads.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

New Online Junior Golf Store

Well, its been a while since I last posted on the blog. Although not because I havn't had anything to say, just that I have not had the time. Anyway, I received an email from Paul Brown who recently launched a new Junior Golf Shop. I had a quick look at the site and they seem to stock a reasonable range of clubs and accessories. All the items in the store are chosen by Chris Wood, who is the resident PGA at Crondon Park Golf Academy in Essex and also provides some useful tips on the site.

Good luck Paul and the team

Sunday, March 12, 2006

The guys at golf experience contacted me last week and we had a great chat about their online handicap system and how they can add their considerable weight to my campaign to promote Junior Golf in the UK.

What they have come up with exceeded my expectations as they have decided to offer FREE membership to all juniors that register through junior golf world or a selected number of academies across the UK.

The idea is that you update the system and then give access to you results to your coach. He can check how your doing and tailor make your lessons to combat any problems. I mentioned it to Adrian Hill at Portal Golf Academy and he liked the idea, although as he pointed out, you have to trust the juniors to put the right information into the system. I suppose in the end you’re only cheating yourself so its always best to be honest.

I am currently putting together a page on the site to promote the idea, so check back again soon.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Update via email

It seems I can update my blog via email, which is obviously going to mean I have absolutely no excuse for not updating it regularly. Not sure if that's good news or bad, anyway, I have had several emails recently from people looking to open shops online selling apparel and equipment specifically for Juniors. This is great news and where possible I will had a link on this site.
On the subject of linking, MSN and Yahoo will in the very near future be following Googles lead and making link popularity a major part of their ranking process. I will be adding a section on the site on this subject over the next few days, and I will add a link to this post when its published.

New Competitions

After quite a long break recently, over Christmas and the start of a new job, I've updated the site recently. In partucular, The British Heart foundation has released details of its 2006 Chapmionship, and I have two other events for the juniors on the events page

I also found a great page on the golf digest web site which listed the top 100 celebrity golfers in the world. It makes for some intersting reading, I reckon the Quaid brothers have way too much time on their hands, and I can't believe that our very own James Bond is tied 86 with handicap of 36.