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Why didn’t I win The Open?

Why didn’t I win The Open?

This is the question that every final round player, except Cameron Smith, will have asked themselves last Sunday night. All those who fell short will have sat down with their teams on Monday morning, reviewed their data, drawn conclusions and started working on the...

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PuttBANDIT | Golf ball marker | Golf ball on tee
LIV and let live?

LIV and let live?

The new and controversial LIV Golf tour tee’d off this month in London with the second tournament event staring today in Portland, Oregon, USA. So how’s it going so far? If you love golf, play the game, and follow the sport in the news, you won’t have missed the...

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PuttBANDIT | Golf ball marker | Pond and palm trees
On tour in Tenerife

On tour in Tenerife

Image: Golf Las AmericasThis month I was lucky enough to compete on tour in Tenerife. Perhaps you missed the recent coverage on Sky Sports Golf. So did Sky and just as well. What goes on tour stays on tour. European Tour The annual ‘Cheshire Nomads’ claret jug...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | Elephants on putting green
The elephants on the green

The elephants on the green

How many times do you stroke a putt, it tracks with the line and speed you intended and then, in the last few feet, veers off-course jinking the wrong way? What’s going on? Sinister forces at play If the ball had just rolled past, missing by an inch, you know it...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | Golfer celebrating putt
When a loss is a big win

When a loss is a big win

Golf can be a harsh game when you’re not playing well, you get injured, or you snatch defeat from the jaws of success. But what about when you have a 3-point lead a get beaten by an amazing 5-point birdie? That can hurt. But it didn’t. No pain at all. Spring Cup...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | Green Blazers
These guys really are Masters

These guys really are Masters

There comes a time when you realise you’re not going to qualify for the Masters. For me it hit home last week after I hooked my drive into the car park, owned up with a note on the windscreen and paid for the damage. In Augusta the car parks are set way beyond the...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | PBs in line
PuttBANDIT Colours

PuttBANDIT Colours

Clear line of sight The ability of the eye to distinguish shapes and the details of objects at distance (visual acuity) is a critical factor that enables the PuttBANDIT marker to target a putting line direction or aiming point from a distance. Colour contrast, the...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | PuttBANDIT cake
Happy first birthday PuttBANDIT

Happy first birthday PuttBANDIT

One year ago today, the PuttBANDIT website went live and we made our first sales of PuttBANDIT ball markers. It’s been an amazing year, full of Covid challenges, putting insights, learning new skills and building new customer relationships. Here’s a brief review of...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | Heart shaped bunker
Why I love golf

Why I love golf

Why on earth do we keep playing this game? I asked myself that question a lot during a very poor round of golf last week. Let’s just say my score was just short of a total that gets the crowd on its feet at a cricket match but less so in golf, unless it’s to go to...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | Course
Golf in 2022 – Exciting!

Golf in 2022 – Exciting!

For me, once the Christmas and New Year festivities have finished, I start to get really excited about golf again. Not just my own game and how I’m going to become a better golfer, but the professional game, new equipment, playing on new courses and visiting some...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | Signpost
Golf resolutions 2022

Golf resolutions 2022

When it comes to making New Year’s resolutions, I don’t make many, let alone write them down and publish them. But this year, I’m making an exception when it comes to golf goals. I really want to get to a single-figure handicap index by year end. It’s going to take...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | Winter golf blog from PuttBANDIT
Go and play winter golf

Go and play winter golf

Historically in the winter, when the phone rings and those words ‘Fancy a round of golf today’ emanate from someone’s lips, my usual response would always have been ‘I’m busy’. It’s cold and the air's damp, the course is wet and muddy, the bunkers are hard, the...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | Putting Line
Putting the percentages

Putting the percentages

How often do you step up to a 6-foot putt and expect to sink it? What about 10 feet? I always have great expectations of my putting but then I looked at the data from the PGA tour. They miss less putts than me, but to be fair, they don’t have wet, bobbly, winter...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | Golf course with trees
How NOT to play a new course

How NOT to play a new course

Most golfers like us play the same 18 holes to get our membership money’s worth. But how do you approach your game when you visit a new and unfamiliar course with no local knowledge? The 7 P’s You’ll probably remember the adage, proper planning and preparation...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | Las Vegas sign and waterfall
Brooks vs. Bryson – The Match

Brooks vs. Bryson – The Match

We thought it was all over when they embraced at the Ryder Cup, admittedly after strong encouragement to kiss and make up from their USA teammates. Perhaps peace had finally broken out. But after 2 years of exchanging blows on Twitter and jabbing away about speed...

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