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About Ian Hardie

A professional golfer from the time he left school, Ian turned into a frustrated golfer after a long break from golf. His Golf Habits blog is an ongoing record of his total review, questioning and relearning of all that he knows and has experienced about golf in the effort to help himself and all levels of golfer around the world to play better, enjoy their golf more and reach their true potential for more than a couple of shots or a few holes a round - it's at Since becoming a professional golfer again in late 2012 he also has a golf lesson information website - which you can find at

What about a lasting gift this Xmas?


“I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included.”Bernard Manning

By Ian Hardie

One of the hazards of being a golfer is the fact that a couple of times a year – generally on your birthday and at Xmas time of course.

You receive more than your fair share of a special type of gift.

The ones I’m talking about are gifts that are especially for golfers, like socks, golf balls, golf gloves, tees, golf caps, ties, golf towels ……………….as you will be aware I could go on and on as it’s an extremely long list!

The reason you get them of course is that the people who are wanting to give you a gift, are aware that ‘golf is your thing’ as well as being aware that golf equipment is a very personal and mysterious realm that…

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