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About golfnutter

Born in Wellington, New Zealand over 60 years ago. Introduced to golf - Thailand style - in 2004 and never recovered. I believe Thailand, Pattaya particularly, offers a unique and wonderful golfing experience for all golfers, whatever their handicap. If I can help embellish that experience, I will.

Handicapping in Pattaya

Pattaya boasts many golf societies, something in excess of 40 outlets I would think. These include the bar with a sandwich board placed outside advertising golf trips, to the more serious venues, whose golfing service includes serious administration such as … Continue reading

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Masters 2016 – Preview

This year’s first major – The Masters – kicks off this Thursday, 7 April. While the top-3 in golf’s world rankings; Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, and Rory McIlroy dominate the headlines, such is the current form of many other proven … Continue reading

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It’s Masters Time

It’s Masters Time This article first appeared in this blog 12 months ago. Notwithstanding, it is timeless and worth repeating in preparation for the start of the year’s first major; the Masters beginning Thursday 7 April. We take a look … Continue reading

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Xmas in Ban Chang

Xmas Day in Ban Chang – Bring ur A Game Emerald’s par-3s are amongst the best around. The challenging 7th The planning had been meticulous. Four devout observers of Christmas traditions – two Englishmen, a Welshman and a Kiwi – … Continue reading

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Race Winners – Rory & Lyds

Rory McIlroy wins the Race to Dubai and Lydia Ko the Race to the CME Globe in last weekend’s season finale to the European and LPGA Tours. The European Tour’s season-ending finale: the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, played … Continue reading

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Lydia’s Legacy Grows

If what Lydia Ko is doing in women’s professional golf had an equivalent story in the men’s game, the headlines would be deafening. “Couldn’t happen,” I hear many say. Perhaps, perhaps not. Notwithstanding, what is surprising about golf media treatment … Continue reading

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Presidents Cup Reborn

The biennial golf match played between Team USA and a team representing the world minus Europe, reached its thrilling climax at Incheon, South Korea, on Sunday 11 October. The event was concluded when Sang Moon Bae conceded on the 18th, … Continue reading

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The Legend Grows

The final round of the Evian Championship, the last of the year’s majors, was keenly anticipated. In the last group were the overnight leader, Korean Mi Hyang Lee, the 20-year old American bomber and major winner, Lexi Thompson, and 18-year … Continue reading

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PGA 2015 Review

JD: Huge Win for the Good-guy As Jason Day approached his tap-in putt on the last hole at this year’s PGA Championship, he struggled to hold back the tears that were welling up inside. Shortly after holing out, he embraced … Continue reading

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Inbee Park Completes the Slam

Even though she has now won seven majors in total, this win at Turnberry was her sixth major win in her last 14 major starts. The win also meant she completed the Grand Slam of women’s golf. These are incredible … Continue reading

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