Salmon Free Zone
Posted: 12th September 2011
Sorry...................I know it's been a long time coming but here's my latest blog!
After a disappointing little sojourn to America, when I was extremely tired, I had a lovely two week break.
We went up to Lough Eske Castle in Donegal, where Alison spent her days in the Spa and I spent my days on the shores of the lough in the pursuit of the mighty Salmon! It was absolute bliss..........the only problem was that the Salmon persisted in jumping over my flies and refused to nibble on one.
Although there was a lack of salmon I have to say that we had the most wonderful time, and it was the first opportunity since the Open Championship that I'd really had time to... MORE »
My First Major!
Posted: 24th July 2011
Well folks, here I am a week on from claiming the title of Champion Golfer of the Year at Royal St George's and it's just beginning to sink in! I've heard those words at every presentation for the Open Championship for as long as I can remember and it's the most incredible feeling to be 'it'!
It's been totally and utterly hectic but a most enjoyable week so I think it's time to share it with you. After I sunk that final - very short - putt for the title it was just the icing on the cake to have my Mum and Dad there, whose support over the the last 42 years has been fantastic. Alison, my gorgeous fiancee, who... MORE »
It's All Go
Posted: 12th June 2011
Since my win in Mallorca I've been really busy and just before Wentworth I attended the Golf Live event, hosted by Monty, at the London Club which was excellent and a good few of my fellow tour pros were there.
The Darren Clarke School had a stand there which created an enormous amount of interest. I also managed to have a wander around a few of the other stands and picked up a new swing trainer from Momentus Golf and Tyrone added to his collection of Loudmouth trousers which are his favoured attire on the golf course.
It was then on to the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth where the few subtle changes made to the course since last year have really... MORE »
Never Never Never Never Give Up
Posted: 17th May 2011
Hi Everyone, sorry this has been a long time coming but I've been having a re-group since Morocco and things are definitely on the up with having notched up my first win of the year!
This came on the back of spending some time in the Bahamas - myself and Alison had a week there a while ago and then I played in a few tournaments, actually I should say 'participated' as my game wasn't in great shape. Then we all went for three weeks, and by all I mean Alison, Tyrone, Conor, my sister Andrea, husband Davy and their two lads Callum and Chris and we had an absolute ball.
Myself and Davy played in the Member Guest at the Abaco... MORE »
Posted: 4th March 2011
I think overall that the Middle East trip was pretty good, and almost very good! Dubai was a little bit disappointing but in general for the first six weeks on Tour I would have been hoping to have done a tad better than I did.
I was fortunate enough to get a putting lesson from Jose Maria Olazabal in Abu Dhabi and I've been working away on what he told me. There were some good signs on the Middle East so I'm keeping on perservering with that at home.
However, it was great to see Thomas Bjorn, our Chairman, winning in Qatar, very well deserved as he's worked so hard.
During the Desert Swing I used two sets of new TaylorMade irons, a... MORE »
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