The U.S Open, the World Cup and the England v Sri Lanka all start on today as we enter a bumper spell of sport with England taking on the All Blacks in the 2nd Rugby Test on Saturday as well as England v Italy in the football. I hope you all still find time to come and play golf!
Is golf too difficult?
The Redwoods Golf Course, British Columbia, might not mean much to you. Yet it's one of a select band of 100 clubs worldwide… clubs that are trialling golf holes that are 15 inches in diameter.
Since 1893 the world has accepted a 4.25in hole - apparently based on the fact golf's first hole cutter happened to make holes that size. However, according to stats some 5 million people have left the game in the last decade. Some put that down to the game being too hard. Big holes, it is hoped, will arrest the decline.
But will they? It's hard to marry the argument with the fact the 4.25in hole, though maddeningly small, has been big enough to lure some 60 million people into the game. Is the severity of golf's challenge its chief turn-off? Or is it perhaps its biggest draw? We know our views; we'd be fascinated to hear yours. Click here to let us know.