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Uncommon: Golf ball inspired by unconventional magic of Moe Norman

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Have you ever really thought about why you play the golf ball you do?  It’s a question a new U.S golf ball company are determined to get golfers to ask themselves as they look to create something truly different in the golf world. Uncommon, based in Park City, Utah, is an enterprise made up of golf-obsessed designers, product developers and, most importantly, friends, which came to life during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The brains behind Uncommon are creating golf balls using cutting-edge materials and tech, but they are determined to cut through the jargon and the confusion that many golfers feel…

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Sean Connery: secrets behind best Bond’s golf love affair

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Sean Connery stands in front of me having just emerged from his dressing room at Pinewood Studios after a heated phone call with executives at 20th Century Fox. The nexsht time I say the word American, remind me to put f**king in front of it.” He doesn’t mean it for a second, of course. This is just his way of blowing off steam and putting those of us around him at ease. He is almost 70, at this point, but the broad smile he is wearing hasn’t aged a day while his energy and sheer presence also remain undimmed. “Right,…

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Hebden Bridge Golf Club: the best views in Yorkshire

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Golf is changing. Where once it was played by folk with wooden clubs, now it’s a game played by super humans, capable of reducing 600-yard par 5s to a thunderous drive and an easy 6-iron Golf courses are changing too. They’re getting longer, both in yardage and the time it takes to play them. More expensive too. It’s still the game we all fell in love with but it’s important to remember that there are courses, if you look hard enough, that can take you back to more innocent times. It was in that spirit that we wandered to the…

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