Links Golf Blog

29th September 2016

Next steps for Links Golf

Tomorrow, Friday 30 September, is an important day in the life of the Links Golf charity.  Not only is it the first day of play at the Ryder Cup it is also our next golf day, at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxford, where we plan to share our goals for the future as we relaunch the charity and expand its work.  We are delighted that more than forty friends and supporters are booked in to our day and that we have the opportunity to share our future plans for the first time with so many.

People are travelling from far and wide to join us at this event - some from Devon, Birmingham, others from Chichester and the South Coast, there's a group even travelling down from Chester too!  We appreciate the support and interest shown by so many.  
Let's hope for a great day together playing Frilford's exceptional Red Course.  I saw the course this week and the staff have prepared it for the European Tour event next week, so it is immaculate with greens running at 11+ on the stimpmeter!

Thanks for all the interest and support - the future looks bright for Links Golf!

Matt Partridge

Posted by Matt Partridge

29th January 2016

Events for 2016

Last year proved to be an exciting time for Links Golf.  We hosted three golf days, as well as an overseas trip to Penina in Portugal.  Each event went well, with good numbers attending and, more importantly, a great sense of connection and friendship.

Towards the end of last year, the trustees of Links Golf met together to consider the future and plan the year ahead.  We ended that meeting not only having planned another great diary of events for the coming year (all details here on this website) but also believing that we should look to expand the work of Links Golf over the next few years.  We are beginning to ask ourselves some challenging questions about how such expansion might look, and what steps we might need to take to achieve it.

To help keep our supporters connected with this journey we have decided to use our golf day in September as a Vision Update event, as well as a great day at Frilford Heath playing golf!  Please book in and attend this day if you are able to as we are keen for as many of our supporters as possible to hear our news as it develops.

Watch this space!

Matt Partridge

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18th September 2013

Bjorn again!

Bjorn again!

Thomas Bjorn won in style at the recent Omega European Masters Tournament played in the mountains of Switzerland. It was his 14th win on the European Tour and he played beautifully.  It was interesting to note that, during his post win interview, the thing Bjorn felt most happy about was the way in which he conducted himself during the tournament. Not the win. Not the golf. Not the prize money. His biggest achievement was his self-control and his discipline to 'fight to the end and not be too hard on myself.[’

Like several recent winners Thomas Bjorn is over 40 years old. In most sports 40 year old winners are unheard of!  Not so with golf. The last two Open Champions have both been in their forties - Ernie Els and Phil Mickleson.

Maybe golf gets better with age? Or maybe golfers simply learn how to control their emotions better with age? Maybe I could become a better golfer if I changed my attitudes on the course? Like many club golfers I can approach my weekly game with unrealistic expectations and a poor response to less-than-perfect shots. So I aim to be Bjorn again! I am 44 years old and I too need to dig deeper, be more realistic and less grumpy.

Thank you Thomas.

Matt Partridge

Posted by Matt Partridge