Opinion

  • John Robins: “I’m asking Santa to make my golf wishes come true!”

    Monday, 19 December 2022

    Bad Golf’s John Robins doesn’t want to find socks or aftershave in his stocking this year. Instead, the Beef’s Golf Club co-host is asking Santa to grant his golfing wishes in 2023. Well folks, what a year it’s been for golf! I hope your Christmas jumpers have been out on the course at some point this month as our focus moves...

  • John Robins: “A chipper and a putting mat will solve my woes!”

    Monday, 5 December 2022

    John Robins reflects on his year in golf… including the Bad Golf host’s decision to add a chipper to the bag! Looking back over the last year I’ve had some real golfing highlights. I was lucky enough to play Loch Lomond and also experience my first taste of links golf at Castlerock in Northern Ireland. I started a fitness regime which...

  • John Robins: “From beating a Tour Pro to the shanks… in a week”

    Wednesday, 16 November 2022

    It’s been quite the month on the course for our resident Bad Golfer John Robins. We’ll let him explain… In the last month, I have experienced both my best and worst performance on a golf course. As regular readers of Today’s Golfer will know, I played Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston recently. We met for the first time at Beef’s home club North...

  • John Robins: “Operation single figures is officially GO!”

    Monday, 17 October 2022

    A visit to Precision Golf proved fruitful for Bad Golf’s John Robins as the comedian’s bid to get to single figures got underway. In his exclusive Today’s Golfer column the award-winning broadcaster, YouTuber and co-president of Beef’s Golf Club, explains why every amateur golfer should be following his lead. I’ve been writing this column for two years now, and it was always...

  • Bad Golf’s John Robins: “Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston and I are building the perfect golf club”

    Monday, 12 September 2022

    John Robins, comedian and Britain’s favourite bad golfer, has joined forces with Andrew ‘Beef Johnston’ to launch a new golf club… and he wants all of you to join, too. In his exclusive Today’s Golfer column the broadcaster, YouTuber and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner explains how Beef’s Golf Club came about, what it’s like to have a professional golfer as his...

  • Bad Golf’s John Robins: “The best way to fix your swing? Don’t swing at all!”

    Friday, 12 August 2022

    Comedian and broadcaster John Robins’ Edinburgh Festival show means a lengthy break from golf. But when the Bad Golf star returns his swing will be in its best shape for a year… and it’s all thanks to a simple training aid. I miss golf. It’s only been a week since I last hit a ball but like a jilted lover pouring...

  • Sky Sports’ Ewen Murray: What gives a golf day its ‘wow’ factor

    Written by Ewen Murray – Sky Sports' Voice of Golf on Tuesday, 9 August 2022

    As we reveal our inaugural ranking of Europe’s Top 100 X Factor Courses, Sky Sports’ Ewen Murray explains the elements required in a golf day to leave you wowed. The X Factor on a golf day out is something that’s talked about in clubhouses throughout the world and there are various opinions on what is required to give a visit that...

  • LET star Meghan MacLaren: “Avoiding overthinking is the key to success”

    Friday, 29 July 2022

    Analysing your game can be productive. Over-analysing it can be a recipe for disaster. In her exclusive Today’s Golfer column, LET star Meghan MacLaren says playing with a free mind will lead to better results – and a better time. One of the most difficult parts of being a professional golfer – from a mental perspective – is not getting sucked...

  • Henrik Stenson should hang his head in shame

    Monday, 18 July 2022

    Let’s get straight to the point. LIV Golf do not want Henrik Stenson, they want his status. The opportunity to open their limitless chequebook and give the DP World Tour the ultimate two-finger salute was just too good for them to miss. It’s just unfortunate the soon-to-be ex-Ryder Cup captain just couldn’t resist the lure of the green. Who can blame him?...

  • Bad Golf’s John Robins: “Experiencing one of golf’s most exclusive courses”

    Wednesday, 6 July 2022

    Bad Golf’s John Robins took his first golf trip to Scotland and discovered how the other half lives with a round on one of Britain’s most exclusive courses. In his exclusive monthly column, the comedian, author, and broadcaster reveals the perks of being a golf influencer after being invited to play the incredible Loch Lomond. The majority of courses in the UK...

  • Would golfers rather be a World No.1 or a Major champion?

    Friday, 17 June 2022

    In her exclusive Today’s Golfer Column, LET star Meghan MacLaren discusses why winning a Major isn’t necessarily the best barometer of success. From the moment I started taking my future in golf seriously, the ultimate, overarching goal has always been to be the best player in the world. Hopefully, it goes without saying that winning a Major would be a dream,...

  • LIV Golf: English golfers should follow Scottish example

    Written by Anthony Harwood on Saturday, 11 June 2022

    Suddenly It feels like everywhere that the Scots are showing the English how to behave. First, it was the football fans applauding the Ukrainian supporters at Hampden Park after their team had lost that World Cup qualifier. Compare this to England fans being arrested in Munich on Tuesday for doing Nazi salutes ahead of a match against Germany. That was after two-thirds of...

  • Bad Golf’s John Robins: “I shot 102, but I was in an incredible mood”

    Wednesday, 25 May 2022

    Bad Golf’s John Robins recently turned 40, and to celebrate he headed to Ireland for the golf trip of a lifetime… In his exclusive Today’s Golfer column, the Edinburgh Comedy Award winner talks us through the best shot he’s ever seen and tells us what he learned from some of the toughest conditions he’s ever played in. When Alex Horne and I film...

  • “Lee Westwood showed ignorance over LIV Golf Series”

    Written by Anthony Harwood on Monday, 9 May 2022

    Lee Westwood’s plans to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series drew plenty of ire, with the former World No.1 accused of ignorance and greed. Anthony Harwood, former Daily Mail Foreign Editor who now writes for Gulf Times, dissects the interview and suggests Westwood would do better to follow in the footsteps of fellow Englishman and Ryder Cup star Justin Rose. RELATED:...

  • Meghan MacLaren: “We are so lucky to have lived in the era of Tiger Woods”

    Tuesday, 26 April 2022

    As Tiger Woods’ career begins to wind down, LET star Meghan MacLaren discusses the influence the 15-time Major winner has had on golf and analyses who else can move the needle. How lucky are we to have lived in the era of Tiger Woods? When I was a kid, I don’t think I ever truly appreciated the greatness that I got...

  • Bad Golf’s John Robins: “My swing has deserted me… and it’s my fault”

    Monday, 25 April 2022

    Just as his game had reached new levels, Bad Golf’s John Robins has forgotten how to swing a club… In his exclusive monthly Today’s Golfer column, the Edinburgh Comedy Award winner explains why watching a long driver on YouTube has done his game more harm than good. Do you ever feel as if your golf game is like spinning plates. Just as you...

  • Bad Golf’s John Robins: “I’ve had ‘The Glimpse'”

    Monday, 11 April 2022

    After three months of grafting in the gym, Bad Golf’s John Robins is seeing some impressive distance gains… but that is providing its own challenges! In his exclusive monthly Today’s Golfer column, the comedian and broadcaster explains the impact of hitting longer shots and how he’s . At the start of the year, I made the decision to start addressing my level of golf...

  • Meghan MacLaren: “The Phoenix party hole should be embraced, not criticised”

    Friday, 4 March 2022

    Ladies European Tour star Meghan MacLaren on why the Phoenix Open’s party hole is benefitting the game. How often does non-Major (or Major, for that matter) professional golf make it into the mainstream media? For all of us obsessive golf fans, it sometimes seems alien that other people might not be as captivated as us by a silky short-sided lob shot,...

  • Bad Golf’s John Robins: “New formats reignited my love for the game”

    Wednesday, 23 February 2022

    After Bad Golf’s John Robins hand was forced into breaking away from the Stableford scoring system, he stumbled upon the on-course freedom he’d been searching for. In his exclusive monthly Today’s Golfer column, the comedian and broadcaster walks us through the surprising benefits of trying something new on the course. Since joining a golf club for the first time just under two...

  • Bad Golf’s John Robins: “My journey to longer drives has started… with squats”

    Monday, 31 January 2022

    Bad Golf’s John Robins’ 2022 quest for more driver distance began with some shocks… mostly in the form of squats. In his exclusive Today’s Golfer column, the comedian, broadcaster and Bad Golf co-creator talks us through his unlikely journey into the realm of golf fitness.   As I write this I am looking at a rather depressing reminder of my failure to achieve...

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