The Bears 2013 – Cheap and Cheerful

Sep 02

The Bears 2013 – Cheap and Cheerful

This year’s event was a low budget production to suit the retired and retiring contingent. We decided to use some of our own courses and received a bonus by being given “the honour of the course” at a fourth, Dunbar, the first time this has been accorded to us. Fame indeed! We began at Craighead, the other Crail course next to Balcomie, scene of many a Bears battle....

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A Journey in Project Space and Time

May 24

A Journey in Project Space and Time

It’s nearly the end of May in London, but it could be winter. I stumble my way down to a wet and dreary Shoreditch High Street, having successfully negotiated the stressful London underground rush-hour crush. Umbrella up and head down I make my way across the street, only vaguely aware of groups of young men deep in conversation, apparently staring at walls in the...

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Favourite Golf Books

Apr 30

Favourite Golf Books

Ian Butcher’s  students often ask him “What are the best books on golf instruction”. There are five books which he returns to and he says are of value to the serious golfer (i.e. anyone really trying to improve their game). 1. Butch Harmon’s ‘The Four Cornerstones of Winning Golf” 2. Bob Toski’s “How to Feel a Real Golf Swing” 3. Jim Hardy’s “The Plane Truth...

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Grant Forrest, Scottish Amateur Golf Champion

Feb 01

Grant Forrest, Scottish Amateur Golf Champion

As East Lothian’s junior golf members prepare for the 2013 season, David Hillson talked to Grant Forrest, the Scottish Amateur Champion on behalf of East Lothian Junior Golf League, before he returned to San Diego University for the remainder of his second year of his four-year Business course. ELJGL: How important is the competition you had as a junior golfer to...

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The Best of 2012

Dec 02

The Best of 2012

That time of year again – and back to buying new cds (and downloads). Headlines are – a good year for Scottish music (The Scottish Album of the Year Award is a great idea), John Cale ROCKS at 70 and Robert Wyatt can bring a tear to the eye just by talking, Scottish football provided more entertainment off the pitch than on it, Danny Boyle is God (with...

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Favourite TV shows

Oct 30

Favourite TV shows

My 2012/13 favourite TV shows – DVD/BluRay sets Game of Thrones The Killing Broadchurch (just arrived) Borgen Boardwalk Empire Breaking Bad Little Dorrit House Fawlty Towers Bleak House   Tried hard but could not ‘get’ Mad Men Ashes to Ashes...

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The Bears 2012

Oct 07

The Bears 2012

2012 – the year of the Olympics, European Championships with still no Scotland, the Ryder Cup. But the premier sports event was taking place over courses at Dunbar, Goswick Bay, Dunstanburgh and North Berwick East. Yes, the Bears Trophy was being fought over once gain. In as close a finish as you could have without a tie, one bear prevailed above all others. Find...

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