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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.

Open 2015 Review

Golf’s Special Place Turns It On In a finish that couldn’t have been better scripted, eight players held at least a share of the lead in the final round Monday. With just a few holes to play, that number had … Continue reading

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Open Championship Preview

This year’s Open Championship, held 16 – 19 July, will be hosted by the Old Course at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. It will be the 29th occasion that St Andrews has hosted the Open, now in its 144th year. … Continue reading

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US Open 2015 Review

Someone Special Has Arrived When Dustin Johnston three-putted the 72nd hole of this year’s US Open, thereby failing to qualify for the 18-hole playoff that would have followed, Jordan Spieth was confirmed as winner. This follows his very impressive 4-shot … Continue reading

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US Open 2015

US Open Preview: As this copy goes to print, some four days before the first round starts, player’s last minute prospects, or mishaps won’t be known. This is the 115th staging of what is normally golf’s toughest major – an event … Continue reading

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Steven Bowditch – Inspirational

Steven Bowditch’s grandfather, subjected to four years forced labour in the death camps that built the infamous Burmese Railroad during WWII, is thought to have left his grandson with an unwanted legacy – severe clinical depression. The diagnosis, so long … Continue reading

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Olympic Yawn

Golf’s Olympic Yawn “Golf at the Olympics is basically an exhibition. It doesn’t belong there. It’s gotten away from where it started” – Adam Scott speaking at the Wells Fargo Championship in May 2015. He is so right. Scott is … Continue reading

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Players Championship – the Fifth Major

Every year around this time the PGA Tour hosts its own Tournament Players Championship, at TPC Sawgrass. This Pete Dye designed course located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida – the home of the Tour’s Headquarters – was built specifically to … Continue reading

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McIlroy Masters Matchplay

McIlroy Delivers Match-play Lessons Last week’s World Championship Match Play Tournament hosted the world’s top 64 golfers, as determined by OWGR, in a refreshing change from the ubiquitous stroke-play format. Placed into one of 16 groups of four, the world’s … Continue reading

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Caddies – Good for Golf?

Are these smiles proving too expensive?  Questions regarding the worth of caddies may be redundant as they are a fixed feature of golf in the kingdom; no caddie no golf, it’s as simple as that….or is it? Despite most of … Continue reading

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Caddie Breaches

Caddies Breaching the Rules of Golf Most of us are aware the Rules of Golf make very clear that we are responsible for the actions of our caddies. Any rules infringement they incur is our infringement. Any penalty they sustain … Continue reading

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