Hole for Gossip!
I need some gossip! Come on ladies
- we've got a reputation to maintain, email
me with what you've heard in the locker room.
thought that I would do the "modern" thing and join
Facebook. This I did and have created an
I then thought, Why not advertise my online ladies clothing
Lady Golfer website?
On submitting the image (see right), I received the following
email from Facebook telling me that my advert is disapproved!!
".........Thanks for advertising with Facebook. We
have reviewed your advert(s) and determined that the one or
more of them do not meet our guidelines or have not been processed.
We recommend that you view the details and revise the indicated
advert as necessary before submitting additional adverts.
Please note that you may receive separate emails for each
advert requiring resubmission due to processing errors or
Are my models too "racy" for the likes of Facebook.....??!!!!!
just love this "memory jogger" for the amateur golfer. Perhaps
too many thought patterns may hinder your golf swing?
Talk about multi-tasking, no wonder when we play golf not
much else can pop into our heads !!
Perhaps men can multi-task after all.
All the thoughts are very relevant .......how many can you
spot that you think about before striking the golf ball?
Any ideas for a caption for this drawing?
Park Golf Course, Gloucestershire in the Snow
you got a caption for this picture of me putting in the snow
on 5 February 2009? The UK experienced its
coldest winter for 18 years that year.
if you can think of one........
"I'll snow you the line!"
says Helen Roe
Pontefract & District Golf Club
I stayed out too long on the course that day?!!
this is where Michelle Wie puts her putter!?
anyone got a caption for this photo?
if you can think of one........
is the least sexy sport?
is the least sexy sport a man can play, according to a survey. They
would be much better taking up rock climbing, which 57 per
cent of women find an attractive hobby.
Women themselves can boost their sex appeal by doing aerobics,
as 70 per cent of men heartily approve of this sport. But
they should also stay away from the greens, as only 18 per
cent of men find golf an alluring pursuit for a lady.
Professor Richard Wiseman of Hertfordshire University, who
carried out the study of 6,000 adults explained golf's lack
"First, golfers don't have to be fit. Second,
they keep their clothes on while playing. And
third, they frequently wear plaid and Pringle jumpers."
(Extract from the Daily Mail, 14 February 2008)
Does anyone have any comments regarding
the above??!!! Perhaps
we should take up rock climbing instead of golf as depicted
by the lady opposite!!
response to a competition to win some silver ball markers
inscribed with "Woman with Balls", I received some
great emails in answer to the question I gave my subscribers
"Why do you think you should win these ball markers?"
They were the prize for the month of May - see Sign
In page to subscribe.
Here is a selection of the best responses:
husband takes great delight in using this particular phrase
whenever I "temporarily mislay" a ball. He always
says that women were born without balls for a reason, and
a higher power is just making sure that this remains the case.
He then loudly announces that I have no balls, much to the
amusement of all around! From Susan
of our lady members was involved in a very nasty car accident
4 years ago, she was the very innocent party, she was in hospital
for several months when the doctors had to cut, stitch, sew
and fit several metal parts to her limbs. The doctors felt
that she was extremely lucky to be alive and should be able
to walk with an aid, she proved them all wrong! She is now
back to playing golf can walk for a few holes but in her customised
buggy can hit a real mean shot. To be able to do this I think
she is a woman with 'balls' and would love to be able to give
her the ball marker. From Rowena
Liles, Lady Captain Palleg Golf Club.
a female in this world you have to 'have balls' to get anywhere
and as I have been a single mum for 11 years I have maintained
my career (even obtaining a promotion), my family - myself
and my daughter (11yrs), my house. So many times I could have
found an excuse to give it up and just go with the flow but
my sense of moral duty (from 9 yrs in the RAF) and pride (balls)
has made me continue. I have studied as well as worked full
time from when my daughter was 5 yrs towards a law degree.
Would you believe that having done all this I still get attacks
from people calling me a bad mother on the basis that I work
and don't stay at home 24/7. Do not fear - the people concerned
do not have kids or even decent jobs. My daughter is happy
and content. I along with my daughter wish to learn golf together
as I do spend enough time away from her and as they say people
that do things together stay together. I think - the women
have balls motto - sums up everything a woman has to do and
put up with just to maintain an even keal with men in this
world. I am that woman. Help me show everyone. From Donna
women with balls certainly describes a lot of the ladies I
play with. I am a mere youngster at sixty because the group
I play with regularly range from people in their sixties and
upwards to a lady in her nineties, now that takes balls to
carry on with the up and downs of golf when most ladies
have trouble coping with every day life. You wouldn't believe
their age. Abbie is 76 and arrives at the golf immaculately
turned out putting us all to shame, they all love their golf
and unlike the men we very rarely lose our tempers or our
balls. From Karen Lebentz
woman is just breaking into golf,
Scandalously self-promoting herself,
Up against fellas - the 'Kings of the Green,'
Well watch out guys here comes 'the Queen,'
With two feisty boys and a man at home,
This woman has balls of her very own!
From Sarah-Jayne Windridge-France
am about to embark on yet another house move (county move),
as him indoors has got himself a new job, albeit, a lovely
postion as a general manager of a golf club, (not that I will
see him a great deal). This is a totally life changing postion
for him, as he at the moment works for the NHS. Still, its
up sticks once again (we have been married 32 years) in that
time I have had over 25 house moves, (you think I would be
used to it by now). Just as my handicap is starting to come
down, will have to get used to a new course, (links course),
so totally different ball game from the one I play now. So
hope you will consider me worthy, as would like to make a
statement, that I'm a woman with balls, as, new course, new
house (new job for me as well), new county, new life. From
calls for a caption!
"Watch out - there's a bear behind!"
"I wonder if they gave him a "gimme" putt??!!"
"You'll bearly believe your eyes with this story"
(submitted by Sally McRobert,
Any more suggestions for a caption??
and Bear It
Montana State Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising
golfers to take extra precautions and be on the alert for
bears while playing on the National Forests Golf Courses. They
advise golfers to wear noise-producing devices such as little
bells on their clothing to alert, but not to startle the bears
unexpectedly. They also advise you to carry
pepper spray and to watch for signs of bear activity - such
as bear droppings on the golf course..........!!
of you may not know it, but I have been very busy over the last
2 years putting my thoughts and ideas together in a book. I am very
proud of the results and, in order to market the publication, I
am asking friends and family to assist.
have just finished my new book on golf that I believe gives the
reader valuable playing tips and insider information that I have
gained through my years of experience. The book is only £69.95
and can be ordered by simply emailing me with the appropriate credit
Don't wait until they're all gone !!!!
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 - How to Properly Line Up Your Fourth Putt
Chapter 2 - How to Hit a Dunlop from the Rough When You Hit a Titleist
from the Tee
Chapter 3 - How to Avoid the Water When You Lie 8 in a Bunker
Chapter 4 - How to Get More Distance off the Shank
Chapter 5 - How to Ignore the Ranger when taking time to Apply your
Chapter 6 - Using Your Shadow on the Greens to Maximize Earnings
Chapter 7 - When to Implement Handicap Management
Chapter 8 - Proper Excuses for drinking Gin and Tonic Before 12
Chapter 9 - How to Rationalize a 6 Hour Round
Chapter 10 - How to Find That Ball That Everyone Else Saw Go in
Chapter 11 - Why Your Husband Doesn't Care That You Birdied the
Chapter 12 - How to Let a Foursome Play Through Your Twosome
Chapter 13 - How to Relax When You Are Hitting Three off the Tee
Chapter 14 - When to Suggest Major Swing Corrections to Your Opponent
Chapter 15 - God and the Meaning of the Birdie-to-Bogey Three Putt
Chapter 16 - When to Re-grip Your Ball Retriever
Chapter 17 - Can You Purchase a Better Golf Game?
Chapter 18 - Rules Interpretation: "Loss of Ball is Penalty
Mum's the Word - Julie Goyder explains
something about golf that transforms adults into children. When I
miss the ball completely, for instance, I feel a little tearful.
not my mother. Mother never cried. Never. Even when the family Christmas
tree burnt the fairy into a frazzle, she remained unperturbed. Her
lesson was always to be stoic in the face of adversity. She had faults.
But she had never seen them. Until she took up golf.
At first, I thought the problems that surfaced must be part of some
deeper, psychological, unresolved childhood issue. And, in fact,
it took me quite a while to realise that her mind-blowing, off -the-pendulum
mood swings invariably occurred after this new game she'd discovered.
It was true. Distraught, elated, devastated, embarrassed, defeated
and triumphant. The whole lot of them and often all at once. Dinner?
Forget it. There was no way that she was cooking.
I think the defining moment came when I got home, one evening, to
find her lying curled into the foetal position on her bed. I knew,
with a sense of shock that somebody must have died. Or some other
terrible thing must have happened because I'd never seen her like
"Mother, what's wrong?" I asked, alarmed, coming close
to her, then edging away, frightened of her terrible silence. It
was clearly going to take forever for her to reply so I went to
find a hanky for her, in case she cried - but mother never cries.
Oddly enough, the thought of her actualy shedding tears made me
quite happy, but I tried to suppress that one.
Eventually, she sat up and smiled wanly. It was clearly very bad
"I played really badly today" she said, shakily.
"You mean golf?" I said, stupidly.
Her eyes filled with tears. I watched, mesmerised, fascinated, as
they trickled down her cheeks. I rushed to embrace her. Almost by
way of congratulations. There is, after all, a first time for everything.
She disintegrated into childish sobs and I held her, wondering how
such enormous waves of emotion could waterfall out of a rock like
Julie Goyder is a freelance writer and
writes regularly for World Golfer (read another of her humerous
articles in the December issue of the magazine). Julie
would welcome the chance to write for other golfing magazines.
Julie also writes for a parenting magazine - her son had his first
golf lesson recently - and the instructor? Julie's mother!
If you would like Julie to write for you click
here to send her an email.
are some photos:
think that's a little harsh!
to Sheila Black for emailing me this photo)
I can't think of a suitable caption for
if you can think of one.
couple of suggested captions have been emailed from Bob
Boulton of Rotanet (see links page)
all in my grip!"
"Do I get batteries with this!"
Two more captions from Don Lilley:
"The sooner I stop kissing this, the sooner it will fit in
"I also won some balls!"
Frances Kay's contribution is:
'Boy I can't wait to get you home!'
Jo Cox's contribution is:
"! won't need a stiff one after playing a round with this!"
do you think of this picture ladies?!! Unfortunately I don't know
where this photo was taken - any ideas?
An excellent caption has been sent in by Wei-Hai Chu :
"Picture was taken at Augusta very recently, this is the
first step in allowing lady members there."
you got any similar photo's, especially relating to golfing ladies
- please email
them to me with a note of your name and any background information
and I will happily post them on my site.