1. Donald Trump...You're Fired!

    Donald Trump, the billionaire property developer, may have coerced or even charmed the Scottish Nationalist Party into granting him permission to build high-rise timeshare flats, a eight-story ...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about almost 6 years ago 611 reads 1 comments

  2. Get Well Soon, Seve Ballesteros

    The golfing world has been stunned this week by the plight of Severiano Ballesteros, critically ill in a Madrid hospital...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about almost 6 years ago 775 reads 1 comments

  3. Why Have Irish Professional Golfers Been Ostracized ?

    One of the greatest accolades to a professional golfer in Europe or the United States is to be nominated as captain of a Ryder Cup team...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about almost 6 years ago 118 reads 1 comments

  4. The Faldo Follies 2008

    First, many congratulations to Paul Azinger and his team for their stupendous victory yesterday in Kentucky. Captain Azinger led his side with passion, verve and tenacity to regain the Ryder Cup, and every member responded magnificently to the occasion...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about almost 6 years ago 681 reads 14 comments

  5. How the Ryder Cup Can Be Won or Lost

    The acid test will be on the first two days of Foursomes and Fourballs. The overall score at that time will probably give a clear indication whether the trophy will be retained or regained...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 1,420 reads 0 comments

  6. Henry Cotton: Ryder Cup's "Captain Extraordinary"

    How the Ryder Cup has changed since 1953. The US team who played at Wentworth, captained by Lloyd Mangrum consisted of Jack Burke, Ted Kroll, Lloyd Mangrum, Sam Snead, Cary Middlecoff, Jim Turnesa, Walter Burkemo, Ed Oliver, Dale Douglas, and Jay Haas...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 1,518 reads 0 comments

  7. Carl Pettersson: The Swede Who Got Under Nick Faldo's Radar

    Nick Faldo's proud boast on being appointed captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team was that everyone would be considered when it came down to selecting his "picks," once the top 10 were confirmed...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 433 reads 0 comments

  8. The Irascible Tommy Bolt 1916- 2008

    Tommy Bolt twice played in US Ryder cup teams during the '50s and left his mark in both fixtures. At Thunderbird Ranch and Country Club in Palm Springs, Tommy made his debut in 1955 ...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 344 reads 1 comments

  9. Samuel Ryder's sole intention

    Samuel Ryder, in 1927, when donating his trophy to the Professional Golfers' Association, used the following words: "It is intended to foster goodwill and fellowship between professional golfers in Great Britain & The United States of America...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 248 reads 0 comments

  10. The Immortal Robert Tyre Jones

    The following is taken from a book entitled "100 Greatest Golfers" by Ian Morrison (Biscon Books 1988): "When he retired from competitive golf at the age of 28 in 1930, Bobby Jones ...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 522 reads 1 comments

  11. Darren Clarke: The Indefatigable Ulsterman

    At the start of 2008, Darren Clarke's chance of appearing in this year's Ryder Cup in September could have been likened to a snowball's survival in hell...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 319 reads 3 comments

  12. Is Tiger Woods the Destroyer of The Triumvirate?

    Who would believe, behind the smile, lurks one of golf's deadliest annihilators? Consider the facts. Since 1894, every decade has produced one man who has dominated the game for a year or two...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 338 reads 6 comments

  13. A European PGA Champion? Not Since the Speakeasy Days

    The last time a European won The PGA Championship, Herbert Hoover was in The White House, and Al Capone was plying his trade in Chicago! The gentleman who lifted The Wanamaker Trophy ...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 365 reads 4 comments

  14. Paul Azinger Gathers His Thoughts for Ryder Cup

    Paul Azinger has many thoughts on his mind. Who will be the automatic selections for next month's Ryder Cup Team, and who are the best to include as his four picks? Once these have ...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 219 reads 1 comments

  15. Drugs and Golf: Was Gary Player Really Talking Through His Hat?

    During The British Open Championship at Carnoustie in 2007, Gary Player caused a rumpus throughout the world of golf, claiming he had been informed by three unnamed professionals that illegal drugs had been used in recent years by those on tour...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 681 reads 0 comments

  16. Professional Ladies Golf is a Revelation!

    Sunningdale Golf Club (established in 1900) is located just west of London and this week is host to The Rioch Women's British Open Championship, with contenders for the title hailing from all quarters of the world...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 430 reads 1 comments

  17. Hunter Mahan Speaks Out

    Hunter Mahan has never played in The Ryder Cup and certainly, if he has to rely on being a captain's pick, he never will. Why? Because Hunter has had the guts to express his thoughts on the event and how the players are exploited...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 345 reads 3 comments

  18. Barry Willett Passed Away at Age 70

    Barry Willett, aged 70, passed away this week. His vision in providing Europe's No.1 golfer Neil Coles with a mobile workshop in 1970 was the forerunner of the massive transporter ...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 353 reads 1 comments

  19. Sandy Lyle is Being Treated Unfairly by the British Media

    How many among us golfers, amateur or professional, have been unfortunate enough to be halfway round a course, at 7 a.m. in horrendous weather conditions? Probably very few...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 238 reads 2 comments

  20. An Open Letter to Tiger

    Dear Tiger, Conspicuous by your absence. Four words from Birkdale sums up your convalescence in sunny Florida, which everyone hopes is progressing apace...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 180 reads 1 comments

  21. Rocco Mediate: Gentleman, Scholar, & Judge of good liqueur

    Throughout the years many fine golfers from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean have visited the United Kingdom, too many to list them all individually...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 428 reads 0 comments

  22. Golf's Greatest 20 Postwar Open Players

    Marking the 2008 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, Patrick Kidd of The Times listed those who competed in the tournament in order of their prowess since 1946 to present...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 225 reads 1 comments

  23. The advent of another Ulsterman : Grahame McDowell

    During July 1947, at Royal Liverpool, a "wee" Ulsterman, born & bred in Portrush, Co.Antrim became the first Irishman to win The Open Championship...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 235 reads 0 comments

  24. Paul Azinger Invites Tiger Woods to Be Vice-Captain for Ryder Cup

    Paul Azinger deserves high praise for his thoughtfullness to invite Tiger Woods to act as vice-captain of the US Ryder Cup team later this year. It shows his mindset and determination to regain the trophy, and he augurs well for that to happen...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 622 reads 0 comments

  25. 1971: A Year Never to be Forgotten

    The Open Championship, sometimes called, The British Open, simply due to it's history, is known on this side of the Atlantic by it's singular form, gives memories to last a life time...

    Peter Hughes Written by Peter Hughes about 6 years ago 145 reads 0 comments