2014 Open Golf Championship


Rory McIlroy, a young man from Northern Ireland, has won the 2014 Open Golf championship at Royal Liverpool. With a Brit winning the Open this year just down the road from us here at forward2me, and Kylie Walker winning the German Open for the women, we thought we'd bring you up-to-date with a few golf-related bits and pieces.

According to the infallible Wikipedia, 'gowf' originated in Scotland in the middle ages and has been played in its current form since the 15th century (when it was banned for interfering with archery practice). Musselborough Links is the oldest recorded golf course, although this is a title contested by several of the other 'oldest golf courses' in Scotland. The Dutch also had a preponderance for hitting balls with sticks that goes back even earlier but it really wasn't the same thing at all, obviously.

Golf takes practice and a lot of patience. You also need the right gear so that you don't look too silly, although in the past, golf has brought us some unlikely fashions in the form of plus-fours, tartan trousers and anything in pastel. It was also obligatory to have a white glove dangling from your back pocket for a while, probably to prove your washing machine was better than everyone else's...

We know many of you also enjoy a wee game every now and again. We can ship the latest, top class golf equipment to you so that you can swing away to your heart's content. Just use our door-to-door tracked service and we'll be your caddy.

There are several online suppliers of golf equipment to choose from. Check out onlinegolf and directgolf for sticks and baws. For clothes and shoes, countygolf and function 18 seem to be the trendy places to look at the moment. For women, check out Miss Designer Golf. They even have plus-fours (but they call them pedal-pushers, so that's alright). Try golfbidder and use our UK shipping address for used golf equipment and grab a bargain.

If you prefer to play indoors away from the nasty fresh air and irksome exercise, have a look at these golf simulators from the top end proshotsimulation; to the easier (and cheaper) targetline system.

If you have any problems, don't forget to use our customer services department here at forward2me. 

Written by forward2me