|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 122
I visited my son and daughter-in-law in Abu Dhabi at Christmas, stayed on for a bit and finished up going to the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Whilst there I met Tim Henman....
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 121
Before I married my very beautiful wife Judith three years ago, I explained to her that I was a golf nut....
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 119
My handicap had been stuck on 14 for so long that I had given up hope of ever lowering it. Then a strange thing happened...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 118
My partner is an ardent feminist, doesn’t really approve of golf, only reluctantly tolerates me playing once a week and banishes me to my study if I want to watch it on television.
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 117
Now in my late 20s, I’ve been golfing since I was about 12 and, although I say it myself, am a pretty useful player. Eighteen months ago I got married...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 115
My left leg is shorter than my right. Samantha, the physiotherapist who is endeavouring to sort me out, says it’s a consequence of a rather violent swing...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 114
I watched the drama of the Ryder Cup unfold on Sky in amazement and awe. What the European team achieved at Medinah was simply phenomenal...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 113
Mine is a complex problem that is not only affecting my health but my golf as well. It all started at the beginning of this year when a friend of mine insisted I borrow his ‘belly’ putter during a friendly round...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 112
Since you are the high priest of the fairways, I come to you with the kind of confession that I am certain would see me banished from even the most tolerant of golfing circles...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 111
After taking part in my club’s monthly Stableford last weekend I feel compelled to write to you. I’m an avid golfer but having reached a handicap of 14 and stayed there...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 110
I have a problem that is threatening to ruin both my marriage, and much more importantly, my chances of capturing the forthcoming Spring Meeting...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 109
I’m 50 and have never won anything playing golf. The compass I was given for “Playing the Most Golf” in a Captain’s day some time ago doesn't count – winning it still annoys me...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 108
I was representing my club in something of a needle match against another club. We were playing singles and my encounter was both tense and all square as we stepped onto the 16th tee...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 107
Ever since I married about three years ago I have been suffering from constipation. Consequently, I spent quite a bit of time in the smallest room in the house...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 106
Through one of his many hangers-on, a very famous footballer, let’s call him Mr R, has let it be known that he wishes to join our golf club...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 105
I played recently in a celebrity-am in the Midlands
to help raise money for a children’s charity. My celebrity was a very well known actor whom I used to quite like....
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 104
A very good friend called Andy snapped his
driver about six weeks ago when he and I
were playing a friendly game. As I was
flying to Spain the following day, I said he
could keep mine for the time being.
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 103
I’m a member of a rather smart club in Surrey to which I take my father-in-law Harry every year on his birthday. He comes from rather humble origins and is absolutely thrilled by the luxury and opulence of the course and clubhouse...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 102
Because when it comes to buying birthday and
Christmas presents my friends and family have
no imagination whatsoever, I have literally
dozens and dozens of golf balls...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 101
Even though I have always been a very much
better golfer than he is, my regular playing partner
and I have golfed together more or less
every week for the past 15 years...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 100
You are such a wise and learned man, I wonder if you could help solve a riddle that has perplexed me for several years. I am the pro at a pay-and-play course in the Midlands...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 99
I’m director of the Institute for Research into Psychic Phenomena and would like to draw your attention to a study that we recently undertook concerning golf...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 98
Following a recent article in this magazine about how to shave shots off your handicap through a razor sharp short game, I have become hopelessly addicted to lob wedges...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 97
As a very, very highly ranked pro golfer who has earned billions of dollars, I naturally attract a lot of female interest. Being rather weak, I gave in to temptation and had a great number of liaisons with various women...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 96
Every year on his birthday, I play golf with Simon, an old school friend of mine. Golf has been an enormous consolation to him in what has otherwise been a rather unhappy life...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 95
For the last seven or eight years I have regularly played golf with an old friend ofmine on the third Wednesday of every month. We visit the same 12 courses every year and it’s always been great fun...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 94
I play golf regularly with a friend o fmine, Kevin. He and I are members of the same club, of roughly the same standard, have handicaps in the low teens, traditionally help one another with our various swing problemse...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 93
My husband and I are great friends with another couple at our golf club, let’s call them Mr and Mrs B, and every year I partner Mr B and my husband partners Mrs B in our major mixed foursomes competition...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 92
I love the Surrey heathland courses and seize every opportunity to play them. I was therefore delighted recently to accept an invitation from a business acquaintance to a society day...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 91
I'm 78 and have been playing golf nearly all my adult life. In my time I've won a few medals, enjoyed modest success and have only one outstanding ambition, which is to have a hole in one...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 90
I’ve been playing on the Challenge Tour for about four years. Frankly, it’s a struggle even coveringmy expenses but, like so many others, I’m hopeful of one day making it onto the main tour...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 89
I’ve been golfing with a friend called Jim for just
over 15 years.He’s not a particularly good golfer
but wemet when we were both beginning and
we’ve played together ever since...
|Dr Felix Shank - Issue 88
The least liked member of our club, Thomas Osborne, sadly died of a heart attack at our Christmas dinner. It is testimony to his unpopularity that, in order to persuade members to sit with himat that dinner, tickets for his tablewere sold at a substantial discount...
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