Goats and GOATs in Ireland • Golf.nl

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[swiet-spot] • English

Meaning in golf language: clubface center. In other words: the best place in your fourteen clubs where you have to hit the ball. You have to aim well, of course.

Holiday!

Vacations are great summer entertainment and how can we get through those summer months if we don’t have golf? No! Italy tour player Francesco Laporta doesn’t want to think about a week’s vacation without golf. Such a pool is great for continuing to train at your weak points.

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You don’t need too much: a few tools and a little imagination.

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Floating greens always work well in swimming pools.

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But this punch requires a bit more skill…

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Female friend

You can, of course, try taking your girlfriend out to golf while on vacation. But then the question is whether it is wise to do a ‘panna’ at the driving range. Warning: this may result in a short stay on the ‘LUV Tour’.

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Golf in America

Have you ever played (on vacation) in the United States with an American? There golf is experienced a little differently than the average golf course in the Netherlands or even Europe. Conor Moore, a reader of this column who knows him from previous contributions, summed it up perfectly in three minutes on Independence Day…

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Therefore, these Americans will know how to deal with this regulatory dilemma.

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Golf & Guinness

Talk about holidays. Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler took some time last week to play on several pitches in Ireland. Just for fun. Accompanied by a glass of Guinness afterwards…


Spieth enjoys the local atmosphere. In Lahinch even a goat ran unhindered on its rear swing…

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Tiger Forest

That other GOAT, referenced in the tweet, also arrived in Ireland this week for a minor pro-am on the field where the Ryder Cup will be played in a few years, Adare Manor. That gives us Photo of the Week moments.

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America is preparing in England and Ireland for the 150th edition of The Open, in less than two weeks at St. Andrews in Scotland.

From tennis to golf

Of course, we’re also watching Wimbledon at an angle this week and cheering for our Sweetspot friend Rafael Nadal. We don’t need to explain anymore that the Spaniards are great, but also very great golf ambassadors. Even when it comes to tennis, Rafa always knows how to turn it around, changing the subject to golf. Last week, Nadal once again lamented that Tiger had played so little. It has also changed his life as a fan.

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Carlos Sainzo

Last week we had a motorcycle racer with swings, this week we are highlighting Carlos Sainz who won his first Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday. Driver with driver, it looks pretty good.

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Now of course we have to wait for Max Verstappen. Who will take our racing hero to the golf course?

Our tip!

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Winton Jensen

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