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  • Suddenly, It's Winter

    The course may still be green and the grass still growing but summer is well and truly over. The usual suspects signal the approach of winter: heavy showers, gales, sadistic greenkeeping staff who have manufactured a 12 hole format that is almost the same...
  • Two in a Row for Alastair

    The extended summer season comes to an end this weekend. The benefits of an extension to eighteen hole golf include the possibility of a last gasp reduction in handicap, more often than not to salvage something from an indifferent year. Unfortunately, tha...
  • Rain and Intermittent Showers

    According to a recent BBC programme, there is a genius over in Uig developing an engine that will run on water. It is slightly more complicated than that but, since most people read this column in the hope of finding some golf news, there is no point in b...
  • Annual Prizegiving

    The annual prizegiving last Saturday may have given the impression that the summer season is at an end. It was only an impression. The balmy weather belied the fact that we had entered October and, with the course in excellent condition, the full eighteen...
  • Not Waving but Drowning

    Selecting Killeen Castle Golf Resort in Ireland as the venue for the Solheim Cup in late September was always a bit of a gamble. The omens were not good when wind and rain on the first day of practice meant that most competitors stayed away from the cours...
  • Eddie Riding on the Crest of a Wave

    As the summer draws to a close and the evening light dims, the last of the midweek outings of the season was the final of the Ladies Tuesday Medal competition. Donna Young and Jane Nicolson matched each other stroke for stroke over the course and, in the ...
  • Lava Sizzles in the Rain

    Any golfer who has spent the summer painstakingly reducing his handicap would have been well-advised to steer clear of the golf course last Wednesday. The combination of incessant rain and strong winds was a clear warning that trying to maintain a lower h...
  • Driven to Distraction by Midges - Again

    Saturday 9am: with barely a breath of wind around, millions upon millions of midges are out on the hunt for breakfast. Apparently, they are attracted by emissions of carbon dioxide. Given that most golfers give off approximately 10% bluster and 90% hot ai...
  • Savage Round Wins the Day

    Sogelau Tuvalu may not yet be a household name, but he should be. The 20 stone shot putter from the tiny nation of American Samoa failed to throw the qualifying distance for the World Athletic Championships in South Korea. Undaunted, Tuvalu somehow manage...
  • Black Day for Club Championship

    A new Roll of Honour will be unveiled shortly at the Golf Club. It will be inscribed with the names of all those who completed the four rounds of this year’s Club Championship. It will be quite a small plaque, not much larger than a postage stamp. That ...
  • Club Championship Wide Open

    The most important relationship in the life of a golfer is that with the Competition Scratch Score (CSS). Bonds with parents, partners, children and friends may bring happiness and heartache, but the fraught relationship with the CSS is on another level o...
  • Hebridean Festival of Golf

    Last weekend, the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart suffered torrential rain, electrical storms and landslides while, a relatively short distance away in Stornoway, Lewis Gold Week opened in calm conditions with not a drop of rain in sight. Between the smoot...
  • All Set for Lewis Golf Week

    Two years ago this week, the team representing the Western Isles in golf at the Natwest Island Games in Aland returned home. The team finished in the top ten and Kevin Macrae had the distinction of being the islands’ top individual player, securing an i...
  • Western Isles Open - Round 1 Start Times

    Stornoway Golf Club   Competition Start Times Mens Western Isles Open Qualifier (Round 1) Saturday 9 July 2011       Game No. Tme Tee Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 1 06:30 1 Roberts...
  • Golfers on the Move

    While the elite of island golf headed off to the sun drenched Natwest Island Games on the Isle of Wight, Stornoway club golfers took the smaller step across the Minch to Ullapool last weekend. From the high spirits and good humour on the return ferry trip...
  • Perfect Conditions for Golf

    If there this such a thing as a perfect day, those golfers who took part in the County Championship event in Harris last Saturday have at least one to look back on. The endless blues of the huge sky and shimmering Atlantic Ocean provided the perfect backd...
  • No Place for the Lonely

    The golf course can be a lonely place. Even with an audience of 45,000, Rory McIlroy looked a solitary figure as he hit his approach to the daunting last green of the US Open Championship last weekend. There was no cause for concern on this occasion: the ...
  • Too Many Clubs Spoil the Round

    There are many ways of gaining an unfair advantage illegally in golf. The rules of play may be simple but their interpretation can often lead to players breaching the rules inadvertently. One of the simplest rules is that a player may carry no more than ...
  • Battling the Elements - Part V

    Golfers in the Western Isles learn early how to adapt their game to cope with the wind. Apparently, island golfers have developed a distinctive stance: feet planted firmly apart and body hunched over to lower the centre of gravity. Coping with rain is so...
  • Battling the Elements - Again

    Anyone venturing upstairs in the Golf Club recently will have been impressed by the quality of craftsmanship in the renovation work taking shape. Although many volunteers have been involved in the project, the standard of finish is largely the work of Joh...
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