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Author: Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy

Dan loves links golf, which doesn't mean he is very good at it. He is a four-handicapper at Alwoodley. A qualified journalist and senior editor with 25 years’ experience, he was the long-time editor of NCG. His passion is golf courses and he is the founding editor of NCG Top 100s course rankings. He loves nothing more than discovering and highlighting courses that are worthy of greater recognition.

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short golf courses

Courses and Travel

What will it take for short courses to take off in Britain and why are we so dismissive of them?

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Ecco LT1 Golf Shoe

Shoes

Ecco LT1 Golf Shoe Review 

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open championship sell-out

The Open

The Open at Troon is a 250,000 spectator sell-out

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Top 100s

How we will improve our NCG Top 100s England golf course rankings

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short golf courses

Courses and Travel

What will it take for short courses to take off in Britain and why are we so dismissive of them?

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Ecco LT1 Golf Shoe

Shoes

Ecco LT1 Golf Shoe Review 

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open championship sell-out

The Open

The Open at Troon is a 250,000 spectator sell-out

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Top 100s

How we will improve our NCG Top 100s England golf course rankings

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World Handicap System

Why do women and men need separate handicapping systems? Answer: They don’t

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st patricks links

Courses and Travel

Classic course: St Patrick’s Links, Rosapenna

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Ping G430 LST fairway wood review

Fairway woods

Ping G430 LST fairway wood review

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Britain's best nine-hole courses

Courses and Travel

Britain’s top 100 nine-hole courses: The NCG guide

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Ecco Biom H4 men's golf shoes review

Latest reviews

Ecco Biom H4 men’s golf shoes review

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Rickie Fowler Rory McIlroy Walker Cup stars

News

Walker Cup stars who made the big time

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Ping Hoofer Lite Golf Stand Bag review

Bags

Ping Hoofer Lite Golf Stand Bag review

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The Machrie Aerial

Courses and Travel

Top 100 Golf Resorts in Great Britain and Ireland 2023

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Galvin Green Daxton Insula sweater

Apparel

Galvin Green Daxton Insula sweater review

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Courses and Travel

NCG Top 100s Scotland 2023: Introducing our new No 1!

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Kilmacolm Golf Club

Courses and Travel

What are the most underrated golf courses in Scotland?

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Hexham Golf Club

Thanks for the memories, if not your putting, George

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Walker Cup quiz

Features

Quiz: Can you name these famous Walker Cup players?

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Galvin Green Albert waterproof jacket review

Apparel

Galvin Green Albert waterproof jacket review

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SkyCaddie SX550 GPS review

Distance measuring devices

SkyCaddie SX550 GPS review

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How Dumbarnie built a genuine links with a modern twist

Courses and Travel

How Dumbarnie built a genuine links with a modern twist

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Galvin Green Leroy Bodywarmer review

Apparel

Galvin Green Leroy Bodywarmer review

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'What I believe in golf architecture is first and foremost that courses were found instead of created'

Courses and Travel

‘What I believe in golf architecture is first and foremost that courses were found instead of created’

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Ping i525 irons review

Irons

Ping i525 irons review: How do they compare to the i500s?

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Drivers

Ping Prodi-G junior set review

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best golf courses in England

Courses and Travel

NCG Top 100s England: Everything you need to know about how our list was put together

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Top 100 England

Courses and Travel

NCG’s Top 100 Golf Courses in England

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top 100 golf courses in england

Courses and Travel

NCG’s Top 100 Golf Courses in England

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Royal St George's golf course review

Courses and Travel

NCG Top 100s: Meet the England 2022 panel

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England's Top 100 Courses

Courses and Travel

NCG Top 100s: The methodology behind our England 2022 rankings

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Ryder Cup betting

Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup player ratings: How the stars stacked up at Whistling Straits

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Dustin Johnson

Ryder Cup

As one era ends, another begins: How USA’s historic victory could change the Ryder Cup for a generation

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Ecco golf shoes

‘I’ve worn Ecco Biom Hybrids for 36 holes – and still not wanted to take them off’

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Woodhall Spa Hotchkin golf course review

The NCG Podcast

The NCG Top 100s Podcast: Woodhall Spa

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Ganton

The NCG Podcast

The NCG Top 100s Podcast: Ganton

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Seacroft golf course review

The NCG Podcast

The NCG Top 100s Podcast: Seacroft

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Trevose Golf Club

The NCG Podcast

The NCG Top 100s Podcast: Trevose

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Broadstone Golf Club

The NCG Podcast

The NCG Top 100s Podcast: Broadstone

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The Lodge at Prince’s

The NCG Podcast

The NCG Top 100s Podcast: Prince’s

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The Addington golf course review

The NCG Podcast

The NCG Top 100s Podcast: The Addington

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England's Top 100 Courses Crowborough Beacon

Courses and Travel

NCG Top 100s: The courses in England that just missed out

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Unraked bunkers

Club

Why it’s time to get rid of bunker rakes for good

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Hideki Matsuyama masters golf betting tips

The Masters

The making of a Masters champion: The introvert who carries the hopes of a nation

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Ecco S-Three review: The shoe choice of a major champion

Ecco S-Three review: The shoe choice of a major champion

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Rory McIlroy

The Masters

Rory’s Masters struggles are all too familiar – just expressed in a new way

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Arnold Palmer

Tour

An audience with the King

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golf courses to play after lockdown

Courses and Travel

Which golf course should be in NCG’s Top 100 rankings?

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st andrews

The Open

Can we please stop playing the Open at St Andrews all the time?

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Dustin Johnson

The Masters

The making of a Masters champion: How DJ rose from golf’s nearly-man to multiple major winner

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WIN! A fourball at Woodbridge Golf Club

Played by NCG

The vintage Suffolk heathland that will make you want to come back for more

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Top 100s

What’s the most fun golf course you’ve ever played?

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Bentham golf

Played by NCG

Enjoy a golf break in the Yorkshire Dales at charming Bentham

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Golf Pride MCC Teams grips

Show your true colours with Golf Pride MCC Teams grips

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golf courses reopening in Scotland

19th hole

I’ve played cricket at Lord’s and golf at the Old Course – which is better?

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the open

19th hole

Fielding for England in the Ashes vs the 1st tee at St Andrews

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Dumbarnie Links

Courses and Travel

The five Scottish courses I most want to play for the first time

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Tiger Woods

The Open

‘Following Tiger down deserted Muirfield fairways will never be beaten’

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The Open

Article

Read our special Celebration of Golf digital issue of NCG

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Josh Poysden

19th hole

Why we professional sports people just can’t get enough of golf

By  Josh Poysden 
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golf after lockdown

Club

Golf after lockdown? It’s reassuringly familiar

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Hardest golfers

19th hole

Editor’s Picks: My hardest golfers

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favourite Open venues

The Open

Editor’s Picks: My favourite Open venues

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Top 100s

Editor’s Picks: My favourite Open venues

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Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods

Tour

A letter to our readers

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Bushnell Tour V5 Shift laser

Distance measuring devices

Bushnell Tour V5 Shift review

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golf club membership

The new season rituals that prove you’re a golf obsessive

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Brooks Koepka WITB 2020

Will the R&A’s distance survey change golf as we know it?

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Lahinch golf course review

Courses and Travel

NCG Top 100s GB&I: what our panellists really think

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Top 100 GB&I

Courses and Travel

NCG Top 100s GB&I: Meet the panel

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Rory McIlroy

Tour

NCG’s Player of the Decade: Rory McIlroy

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tiger woods nike

PGA Championship

It hasn’t always been easy but Tiger’s brilliance is unsurpassed

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The Grove walled garden

Courses and Travel

Why kids love The Grove as much as golfers do

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Spectating at the Walker Cup

Tour

Spectating at the Walker Cup is a unique experience and a joy

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McIlroy and Koepka

Tour

Rory and Brooks are in (different) leagues of their own

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Royal Liverpool

Courses and Travel

England’s Open Championship Venues

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Faldo Series

Tour

Sir Nick’s son in charge as Faldo Series continues to grow

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Kjus Dexter jacket review

Apparel

Kjus Dexter jacket review

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Sergio Garcia

PGA Championship

How a teenage Sergio almost took down Tiger

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BJM putter grips

Latest reviews

The grips aiming to change the way we putt

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Ping i500 irons

Latest reviews

Long-term test: Ping i500 irons

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tiger woods

US Open

Fifteen down, three to go

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SkyCaddie SX500 review

Latest reviews

Meet the most advanced golf GPS ever

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