Useful and topical information about golf and life in Portugal, by Keith Barrett, a PGA Golf Professional who has lived and worked in the country since 1999.

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Plastic Bottles & Confused Fish.

Here’s an unusual confession: it’s exactly fifteen weeks since I last watched television. Well if I’m honest that’s not entirely true as I’ve occasionally watched golf on the […]

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The US Elections: I DON’T BELIEVE IT!

It’s not often that I fire up Mrs B’s iPad in the morning and the first words that pass my lips after reading the news headlines are, I […]

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The European Tour: On the Ropes?

It’s been a pretty tough autumn for the European Tour and especially Chief Executive, Keith Pelley. Following defeat in the Ryder Cup things have gone from bad to […]

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Moaners, Abusers & Missed Cuts.

I’m sure at one time or another all golfers have had the displeasure of playing 18 holes in the company of a moaner. This is the man or […]

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The Portugal Masters: Tenth Anniversary!

With this week marking the tenth edition of the Portugal Masters I thought it was only right and proper that today’s blog should look at some of the […]

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Bandits, Pistoleiros & Extra Day Scores!

I’m sure at one time or another we’ve all heard complaints in the clubhouse about golfers with questionably high handicaps – they’re known variously as bandits, rabbits, pistoleiros […]

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Big Boobies and VAT!

Seventeen years ago, near the end of my first season in Switzerland, I woke up one morning to an unusual sight – the ground was covered in six […]

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Wine: It’s all about the story!

A week ago I did something quite rare – I took a Sunday off work. Now this may not seem like a radical departure from my normal weekly […]

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It’s a matter of opinion.

To have a successful online business these days a company and its products need to be positively rated and reviewed. The way Booking.com works is a perfect example: […]

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What a Corker!

Tucked away in the hills surrounding São Bras de Alportel, about 20km north of Faro, is a family owned business called Novacortiça. It’s one of roughly 600 cork […]

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