Magical MoroccoMy golf travel takes me to Magical Morocco. Playing golf in Marrakech, Rabat, Meknes and Ifrane means you can join me on my quick tour around Morocco for the sights and sounds of North Africa as seen through the eyes of the Travelling Lady Golfer. Play Robert Trent Jones, RTJ, courses to Jack Nicklaus signature course at Michlifen in the Atlas Mountains. Enjoy sculptures on the course and of course traditional tagine to tantalise your tastebuds.
But would I go back?
Take a look and then you decide if Morocco is the place for you
Travel date October 2019
Putting Arc ReviewI have been doing golf clothing and product reviews for a number of years, but now with the Travelling Lady Golfer channel, I can now show you them as well as write the report - win win.
The Putting Arc MS - 3D and The Putting Arc T3 and T4 have been reviewed on this clip.
More information can be found on theputtingarc.com
I hope you like the review and can see an improvement in your putting when using this device
Zipping up ZanzibarPre Corona I was invited to visit Zanzibar, not usually associated as a dedicated golf destination, and with only 9 holes, you could argue it isn't, but what it does offer is an amazing experience to explore this wonderful tropical island and play a decent Peter Matkovich designed golf course at Sea Cliff Golf Resort and Spa. Mix it up with excursions to Stone Town and other exciting locations leads me to think, is this a location that really does have it all for golfers and non golfers; for the whole family?
Think tropical retreat, think about white sand, blue sky, blue sea and your have this rolled up in the beaches of Zanzibar. A haven that epitomises rest and relaxation.
- Formerly the land was designated as a Formula 1 track
- Unimaginatively originally called the Green and Red Courses
- Built with the vision for the venue of the 1997 Ryder Cup
- Gallardo – “one of the finest golf venues in the World’
- Situated on mainland Europe
I am frequently asked what can hotels and golf courses do to attract this evolving audience of golfers. Asked to write for the IGTMarket website run by Reed Exhibitions, this is what I had to say:
VOLVIK VIVID LITE
GOOD PRO SHOPS
- SOFT FEEL
- MATTE COATING
- VIVID TECHNICOLOUR
- 55-85 SWING SPEED
- MILD SOFT FEEL
- HIGH TRAJECTORY
- LIGHTER SOFTER CORE
- VOLVIK DIMPLE DESIGN
- CONFORMS TO USGA AD R&A RULES
GIVEN THE TIME TO REVIEW THE BALLS, I HANDED THEN OUT TO TWO LADIES OF A MID 20 HANDICAP AND WE PROCEEDED TO PLAY 9 HOLES TOGETHER, EACH OF US HAVING A DIFFERENT COLOUR.
THE COLOUR RANGE WAS POSITIVELY REMARKED UPON BUT CONCERNS WERE RAISED BY THE LIGHT BLUE AS A BALL TO SEE IN THE SKY? THE PINK AND YELLOW WERE EASIEST COLOURS TO SEE ON A COLD MARCH MORNING
FIRST THOUGHTS WAS IT LOOKED RUBBERY BUT PLAYED FINE, GOOD WITH THE SHORT GAME BUT FROM A GOLFER WHO IS A GOOD SHORT GAME PLAYER, IT WAS NOTED THAT THEY DIDN’T PLAY ANY DIFFERENTLY TO AFFECT HER STRENGTH IN THE GAME.
A GOOD PUTTING BALL. I LENT MY PLAYING PARTNERS MY PUTTER TO SEE IF MY EXPERIENCE OF THE BALL BEING SOFT OFF THE FACE WAS PECULIAR TO MY PUTTER, IT WAS FELT THAT THE SOFTNESS OF THE BALL WORKED IN ITS FAVOUR, THIS WAS NOTICED FOR PUTTING PARTICULARLY.
BEING MID 20 HANDICAPPERS, THE OTHER LADIES FELT THE BALLS RESPONDED PROPERLY FOR THEIR PLAYING ABILITY.
THE BALLS WERE QUITE DIFFICULT TO CLEAN IN THEIR MATT COLOUR, HOWEVER, IT APPEARED THAT THEY DIDN’T CUT OR SCUFF AS EASILY.
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The Travelling Lady Golfer – San Remo
By thinking outside the box, you can play golf for free or cheaply anywhere, here’s how:
1. Reciprocal – if you are a member of a golf club it is likely that your home golf club will have reciprocal arrangements with other golf clubs. Surprisingly, these partner clubs are not necessarily local to you, so you can take a few days away and play some great golf courses. Some clubs even have overseas reciprocal courses, so build you next holiday around that and really maximise your next trip.
Salted Smart Shoes
The summer/autumn of 2018 bought me some clothes from Chase 54, an American Brand providing some alternative thoughts to golf clothing for men and women – here’s what I thought: