The Grove experience


by Richard Wax, Golf consultant / The most satisfying moment in my career for the past thirty years as golf consultant has to be when attending a European Tour event attracting over 60,000 spectators on a course where one has made a contribution from the very early stages. This happened at The British Masters hosted by Luke Donald held in mid-October 2016 at The Grove…

Hit the ball, hit it again!


By Robert Trent Jones Jr. / The planets are aligned; the moon is very full; the year of the Rooster is upon us; change is in the air. What do these celestial events portend for the golf world? The old guard is retiring. Tim Finchem and George O’Grady have passed their leadership to their respective professional tours. The health of the game is measured…

Arriba España!


by Patricia Davies, www.madillgolf.com /  First Seve, then Chema and, now, at last, Sergio. The third Spaniard to win a green jacket at Augusta National came good just when we were all beginning to think that he’d blown his chances of ever winning a major and was destined to be a nearly man, a very, very good but never a great. At least now…

Masters Musings


by Patricia Davies, www.madillgolf.com /  It’s 20 years since Tiger Woods wowed the world by winning the Masters by miles and turned things upside down:  a black man winning a golf tournament in Georgia with a white man on the bag. Hallelujah. It’s hard to exaggerate how important that was to an awful lot of people. And yet it’s still hard to persuade people…