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Author: Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

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conforming golf clubs

Rules of Golf

Groovy! You can still use your old clubs in competitions

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golf scorecard mistake

Rules of Golf

Help! I put my scores in the wrong box – is there a penalty?

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Ladies European Tour Q-School

LET

Who made the grade at Ladies European Tour Q-School?

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Ludvig Aberg

LIV Golf

‘I will never try to chase money’: Ludvig Aberg says he turned down LIV Golf

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who was samuel ryder

Courses and Travel

This club is famous for… helping to found the Ryder Cup

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Downing

Tour

England Golf Week: Downing completes emotional win

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Justin Rose WITB 2016

Tour

Justin Rose: Gold will help England Golf inspire players

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Forrest

Tour

England Golf Week: Grand display hands Forrest title

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week

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England Golf Week: Whitby and Lincolnshire are top dogs

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Will you watch the Olympic golf?

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Will you watch the Olympic golf?

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Rio

Tour

Betting tips: Who wins in Rio?

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Denham

Courses and Travel

This club is famous for… Denham’s shot from the clubhouse

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Irvine

Played by NCG

Played by NCG: Irvine (Bogside)

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York

Played by NCG

Played by NCG: York Golf Club

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player

Tour

Gary Player Invitational raises huge charity sum

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phones

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Phones at The Open – yes or no?

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steel

Courses and Travel

This club is famous for… legalising steel shafts

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Troon

Played by NCG

Played by NCG: Royal Troon Golf Club

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self-help

Tour

Self-help videos – good or bad?

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Courses and Travel

This club is famous for… Bernhard Langer climbing a tree

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Phillip

Courses and Travel

Executive Golf: Enjoy a week in the sun with Ryder Cup hero Phillip Price

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Fair Isle

Courses and Travel

This club is famous for… being Britain’s most remote

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Pike Hills

Courses and Travel

Played by NCG: Pike Hills Golf Club

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cheat

Tour

How do you confront a cheat?

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Scarcroft

Courses and Travel

Played by NCG: Scarcroft

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porthcawl

Courses and Travel

This club is famous for… the sea views from every hole

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Gregory

Tour

England’s Scott Gregory wins Amateur Championship

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What is strokeplay?

Tour

Should there ever be an exception for a scorecard error?

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ferry

Courses and Travel

This club is famous for… the ferry ride on the 18th

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GB&I

Tour

GB&I in command at Curtis Cup

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Rory Driver

Courses and Travel

US Open pairings revealed

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Curtis Cup

Tour

Honours even after Curtis Cup first day

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Fulford Golf Club

Played by NCG

Played by NCG: Fulford Golf Club

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St George's Hill

Courses and Travel

This club is famous for… being Britain’s first ‘estate’ course

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Carnoustie

Played by NCG

Played by NCG: Carnoustie (Championship)

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Golf Foundation

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Golf Foundation Awards: The big winners

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BMW betting: Can Luke Donald turn back time?

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Royal North Devon

Tour

This course is famous for: Being the oldest in England

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Panmure

Played by NCG

Played by NCG: Panmure

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Phil Mickelson

Tour

Betting tips: Can Phil Mickelson be a Player yet again?

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Spieth

Tour

Jordan Spieth puts Masters behind him – says Oakmont a “great test”

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Curtis Cup

Tour

GB&I Curtis Cup team named

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This club is famous for... the High Altitude Challenge

Courses and Travel

This club is famous for… the High Altitude Challenge

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Willett

Tour

Five minutes with 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett

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Played by NCG: Woodhall Spa (The Bracken)

Played by NCG

Played by NCG: Woodhall Spa (The Bracken)

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England Golf Awards

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England Golf Awards: All the winners revealed

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Masters memories: Scott Hoch's pain is Nick Faldo's joy

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Masters memories: Scott Hoch’s pain is Nick Faldo’s joy

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Masters 2016: What do the oddsmakers think?

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Masters 2016: What do the oddsmakers think?

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Masters 2016: Pictures from day 3

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Masters 2016: Pictures from day 3

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Masters memories: Arnold Palmer blows up at the last

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Masters memories: Arnold Palmer blows up at the last

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Masters 2016: Day 3 odds check

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Masters 2016: Day 3 odds check

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Masters memories: Jose Maria Olazabal's magical comeback in 1999

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Masters memories: Jose Maria Olazabal’s magical comeback in 1999

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Masters 2016: Odds update

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Masters 2016: Odds update

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Masters 2016: The day at Augusta

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Masters 2016: The day at Augusta

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Masters 2016: Back D Johnson and Horschel to take opening day honours

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Masters 2016: Back D Johnson and Horschel to take opening day honours

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Masters memories: Ian Woosnam snatches victory in 1991

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Masters memories: Ian Woosnam snatches victory in 1991

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The Masters tips: Langer and Rose stand out in 'Top' markets

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The Masters tips: Langer and Rose stand out in ‘Top’ markets

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This club is famous for... the bomber that crashed on the course

Courses and Travel

This club is famous for… the bomber that crashed on the course

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The Masters: Top 10 moments from Augusta

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The Masters: Top 10 moments from Augusta

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Masters tips: Cabrera-Bello and Poulter dark horses at Augusta

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Masters tips: Cabrera-Bello and Poulter dark horses at Augusta

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Masters tips: Charl Schwartzel can bag second title

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Masters tips: Charl Schwartzel can bag second title

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UPS launches #bags4birdies campaign

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UPS launches #bags4birdies campaign

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WGC-Cadillac betting tips: Back Bubba for Doral win

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WGC-Cadillac betting tips: Back Bubba for Doral win

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Ex-LGU chief: Merger with R and A is good for women's golf

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Ex-LGU chief: Merger with R and A is good for women’s golf

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This club is famous for... strange beasts on its fairways

Courses and Travel

This club is famous for… strange beasts on its fairways

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green book

Rules of Golf

‘The Green Book is misunderstood by people who haven’t used it’

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golf tee times

Should clubs punish golfers who go off before their tee time?

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