Growing with the European Tour Golf – Anne Duffy, part 1/2

Growing with the European Tour Golf

Growing with the European Tour Golf. I am addict. Golf is my life, but unlike most golf addicts I have obsession to watching and analyzing play patterns and behaviors.

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Anne Duffy with Peter Alliss and Simon Alliss. Copyright by Anne Duffy.

How did that come about?

Well, it began normally enough when my Dad took up the game.

I was about 5 and he let me use his putter on the carpet. I got my first sight of the game with professionals and got close to it on my 6th birthday. October 4th 1953 I really began my true vocation.

The News and Cartoon cinema had just opened in Grafton Street, Dublin and they showed a clip of the 1953 Ryder Cup.

Peter Alliss

I confirmed it was the game Dad played then sat up straight and glued my eyes on the screen.

They showed Peter Alliss playing a poor chip to the 18th green at Wentworth and then missing a short putt.

I asked myself “Why did he hit that bad shot? He had to be so much better than my Daddy or he wouldn’t be playing in it. But that was a bad shot.”



That was it. After trying to work it out I decided with disgust that I would have to wait until I was grownup to find out.

I committed myself then and there to learning the answer to “Why good players sometimes hit bad shots”.

Over 60 years later I know, these pages will trace what I did learn and the people and places I came across on my way. Click here and continue reading “Growing with the European Tour”.

This is the excerpt from Anne Duffy’s Golfing Memories. All content is written & photographed and copyrighted by Anne Duffy. We’re publishing these memories with kind approval of her. Read the beautiful stories from her life as a golf analyzer, coach & supporter.

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