Golfer & Caddie

April 13, 2017

To fully understand the sometimes fractious relationship between golfer and caddie, one needs to first understand there are always two sides to a coin. Recently, there have been numerous complaints from a certain segment of players in Vietnam about the cost of caddies and the benefits a player receives. I’ll be upfront about my position … Read more

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Handicap odds

March 11, 2017

While some still back the handicap system, the best defense against cheaters is noncheaters ready to blow the whistle. Okay, this column will undoubtedly piss some people off big time. I also don’t like to blow my own horn in columns, but this time I must. People who have played golf in Vietnam in 1998 … Read more

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Da Nang – The Promised Land

February 9, 2017

With warm weather, great golf courses and beaches, Danang is fast becoming Vietnam’s golf tourist destination mecca for all the right reasons. If you ask people what they want in a vacation most will reply: “Warm weather, great golf courses and beaches”. This is why people in the US usually head to Florida, California and … Read more

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Getting in the mood to thrive

November 10, 2016

Is it okay to lose your temper on the golf course? Most would say the answer is an emphatic “NO”. To master golf, you must first master yourself and that includes your temper. Well, so is it acceptable to lose it on the greens? If you listen to the talking heads, especially in this PC … Read more

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Get golf ready

October 8, 2016

Slow play is a problem all around the world, but here in Vietnam it has almost been raised to an art form. Where, in many countries (with the exception of Japan), if a round of golf took more than 4 hours and 15 minutes, complaints would be filling the manager’s office to the roof. But, … Read more

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