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Introducing Caddie Magazine Volume Ten
Rosapenna Golf Course, photographed by Nick Wall (Airswing Media), creates the backdrop for our atmospheric front cover design. It also forms part of our feature story on Ireland’s North Coast in Nick’s epic travel diary The Wild Atlantic Way. From Royal County Down to Carne and all the big stops in between, this story is the culmination of five years of annual visits exploring the best Ireland has to offer. We’re also pleased to preview St. Patrick’s Links, the latest exciting opening from Tom Doak and company, photographed and captioned by Clyde Johnson. The lush, exotic links of The Emerald Isle make for the perfect escape from lockdowns and travel restrictions – you may even start planning your post-pandemic trip mid-article.
The vicarious travel experiences continue with Ben Lyons and his emotive trip into the desert to play in The Clash at Rams Hill. We also offer a first look at the much anticipated Bougle Run, the latest addition to the destination golf playground that is Barnbougle, in Tasmania, Australia. Short courses are certainly in vogue at the moment, but Bougle Run starts to blur the lines towards a complete golf experience. With 14 memorable holes and a rollicking ride across the highest dunes on the property, at the end of a circuit here it’s fair to ask – do we really need 18 holes to feel satisfied?
Indeed, 9-hole courses are also important to the golf experience, particularly inner-city public (or municipal) courses, where many of us learnt this great game, along with all it’s eccentricities and charms. In With Fresh Eyes, editor William Watt looks back at his entry into the game and a challenging future ahead for public golf, as pressure builds to harness the land it sits upon for more than ‘just golf’. Photographer and golf raconteur Adrian Logue also dives deep into the appeal of public golf, meeting the locals at the Bondi Golf & Diggers Club and asking what golf might learn more broadly from the experiences of those new to the game.
Elsewhere Nicklaus Mills returns to our pages with an interview with co-founder of Palace Skateboards Greg Finch, Paul Verhoeven reviews Nintendo’s take on the game with Mario Golf: Super Rush. We also meet Robert Wessel who recalls his unusual entry into the game, play amongst the sheep in the New Zealand countryside, and Jack Gagnon explains how golf was able to bridge racial barriers during his childhood as he was taken Under Hawke’s Wing.