A New Yorker with all the 'Js'.

A New Yorker With All The ‘Js’

Here’s guessing the owner of this New York State licensed car spotted in downturn West Palm Beach has a name starting and ending in ‘J’. Now take a quick look at the registration plate and tell me how many J’s can you count?    
Air France Flight AF 090 at Paris Charles de Gaulle ahead of flying to Miami.

Second Long-Haul Flight This Season On An Airbus A380

For a second occasion this new season I’ve had the pleasure on flying on an Airbus A380. The first being in January on a Lufthansa flight from Miami to Frankfurt and then earlier this week flying out of Paris and returning to Miami on an Air France A380 to report on this week’s Honda Classic. It was a superb flight back across the Atlantic until we arrived in Miami and were informed we had to wait some 30 minutes for a Lufthansa A380 to vacate the only gate at Miami Airport that is in ...
Bernie, Martin and James on 1st tee Old Course, St. Andrews.

Tackling The Old Course At St. Andrews – For A Pot Of Tea!

We were each wearing four layers of clothing standing on the first tee at the Old Course at St. Andrews. The morning was overcast and dry but with an Artic wind biting at us as we prepared to tackle this year’s Open Championship venue. The R & A had very kindly arranged for a number of the golf media attending the now annual ‘sit down’ with officials to play the famed course. Also given it was still February it meant carrying a small section of artificial turf to play all shots ...
12.  Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s Bizarre ‘Big Blue Pill’ Building.

One of the most unusual buildings in Abu Dhabi is ‘The Blue Pill’ – the 360 foot high Aldar headquarters building. The design is the first of its kind in the Middle East and the building was voted the “Best Futuristic Design” by The Building Exchange (BEX) Conference held in Spain. I visited the building during the course of the recent Abu Dhabi Invitational at nearby Yas Links Golf Course. The shape of this building is achieved through the use of structural diagrid, a diagonal ...
Crail Golfing Society - Bernie's Koala head cover on marker post  on 7th fairway.

Crail Golfing Society – Opening Tee Shot Of 2015.

It was cold but glorious sunny afternoon today when I drove up to the Crail Golfing Society for the first time in 2015. There to greet me was Crail’s very affable assistant professional, David Snodgrass. However before taking to the Balcomie Course there was a matter of being financial and that meant a trip to the office to pay my annual subs. And with a 2015 Member’s circular tag to add to 14 others on my bag tag it was straight to the first tee and a much-awaited first game of the New ...
Bernie on the second green of the Faldo Course at the Emirates GC.

Golfing At The Emirates Club The Day After Rory Wins Desert Classic

It was a superb morning the day after World No. 1 Rory McIlroy captured a second Omega Dubai Desert Classic title. While workmen began pulling down and packing up infrastructure for another year four of us found our way to the opening tee of the Faldo Course, and the second course at the Emirates Club. The four – Stuart Adams, Belgian-bomber Frank, local Dubai radio host and myself – teed off at 11.45am. And to make the day interested Stuart and myself took on Frank and PJ – 1o ...
Old Tom Morris stands watch at the entrance to Yas Links, Abu Dhabi.

Stunning Sunset Over Yas Links, Abu Dhabi.

It was a stunning sunset over the Yas Links and the final day of the 2015 Abu Dhabi Invitational. Here is a couple of shots, including one of a statue of Old Tom Morris, and located at the entrance to the Kyle Phillips designed course, taken at the course before taking the short drive to Dubai and this week’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic.