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Plastic Bottles & Confused Fish.

November 28, 2016 by KeithBarrettGolf

Here’s an unusual confession: it’s exactly fifteen weeks since I last watched television. Well if I’m honest that’s not entirely true as I’ve occasionally watched golf on the clubhouse TV… Read more…

The US Elections: I DON’T BELIEVE IT!

November 14, 2016 by KeithBarrettGolf

It’s not often that I fire up Mrs B’s iPad in the morning and the first words that pass my lips after reading the news headlines are, I DON’T BELIEVE… Read more…

The European Tour: On the Ropes?

November 7, 2016 by KeithBarrettGolf

It’s been a pretty tough autumn for the European Tour and especially Chief Executive, Keith Pelley. Following defeat in the Ryder Cup things have gone from bad to worse. This… Read more…

Moaners, Abusers & Missed Cuts.

October 24, 2016 by KeithBarrettGolf

I’m sure at one time or another all golfers have had the displeasure of playing 18 holes in the company of a moaner. This is the man or woman (but… Read more…

The Portugal Masters: Tenth Anniversary!

October 17, 2016 by KeithBarrettGolf

With this week marking the tenth edition of the Portugal Masters I thought it was only right and proper that today’s blog should look at some of the backstories at… Read more…

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Bandits, Pistoleiros & Extra Day Scores!

October 10, 2016 by KeithBarrettGolf

I’m sure at one time or another we’ve all heard complaints in the clubhouse about golfers with questionably high handicaps – they’re known variously as bandits, rabbits, pistoleiros or even,… Read more…

Big Boobies and VAT!

October 3, 2016 by KeithBarrettGolf

Seventeen years ago, near the end of my first season in Switzerland, I woke up one morning to an unusual sight – the ground was covered in six inches of… Read more…

Wine: It’s all about the story!

September 26, 2016 by KeithBarrettGolf

A week ago I did something quite rare – I took a Sunday off work. Now this may not seem like a radical departure from my normal weekly routine but… Read more…

It’s a matter of opinion.

September 12, 2016 by KeithBarrettGolf

To have a successful online business these days a company and its products need to be positively rated and reviewed. The way works is a perfect example: every listing… Read more…

What a Corker!

September 5, 2016 by KeithBarrettGolf

Tucked away in the hills surrounding São Bras de Alportel, about 20km north of Faro, is a family owned business called Novacortiça. It’s one of roughly 600 cork factories in… Read more…