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Dr Felix Shank - Issue 122
I visited my son and daughter-in-law in Abu Dhabi at Christmas, stayed on for a bit and finished up going to the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Whilst there I met Tim Henman....
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 121
Before I married my very beautiful wife Judith three years ago, I explained to her that I was a golf nut....
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 119
My handicap had been stuck on 14 for so long that I had given up hope of ever lowering it. Then a strange thing happened...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 118
My partner is an ardent feminist, doesn’t really approve of golf, only reluctantly tolerates me playing once a week and banishes me to my study if I want to watch it on television.
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 117
Now in my late 20s, I’ve been golfing since I was about 12 and, although I say it myself, am a pretty useful player. Eighteen months ago I got married...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 115
My left leg is shorter than my right. Samantha, the physiotherapist who is endeavouring to sort me out, says it’s a consequence of a rather violent swing...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 114
I watched the drama of the Ryder Cup unfold on Sky in amazement and awe. What the European team achieved at Medinah was simply phenomenal...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 113
Mine is a complex problem that is not only affecting my health but my golf as well. It all started at the beginning of this year when a friend of mine insisted I borrow his ‘belly’ putter during a friendly round...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 112
Since you are the high priest of the fairways, I come to you with the kind of confession that I am certain would see me banished from even the most tolerant of golfing circles...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 111
After taking part in my club’s monthly Stableford last weekend I feel compelled to write to you. I’m an avid golfer but having reached a handicap of 14 and stayed there...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 110
I have a problem that is threatening to ruin both my marriage, and much more importantly, my chances of capturing the forthcoming Spring Meeting...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 109
I’m 50 and have never won anything playing golf. The compass I was given for “Playing the Most Golf” in a Captain’s day some time ago doesn't count – winning it still annoys me...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 108
I was representing my club in something of a needle match against another club. We were playing singles and my encounter was both tense and all square as we stepped onto the 16th tee...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 107
Ever since I married about three years ago I have been suffering from constipation. Consequently, I spent quite a bit of time in the smallest room in the house...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 106
Through one of his many hangers-on, a very famous footballer, let’s call him Mr R, has let it be known that he wishes to join our golf club...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 105
I played recently in a celebrity-am in the Midlands to help raise money for a children’s charity. My celebrity was a very well known actor whom I used to quite like....
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 104
A very good friend called Andy snapped his driver about six weeks ago when he and I were playing a friendly game. As I was flying to Spain the following day, I said he could keep mine for the time being.
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 103
I’m a member of a rather smart club in Surrey to which I take my father-in-law Harry every year on his birthday. He comes from rather humble origins and is absolutely thrilled by the luxury and opulence of the course and clubhouse...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 102
Because when it comes to buying birthday and Christmas presents my friends and family have no imagination whatsoever, I have literally dozens and dozens of golf balls...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 101
Even though I have always been a very much better golfer than he is, my regular playing partner and I have golfed together more or less every week for the past 15 years...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 100
You are such a wise and learned man, I wonder if you could help solve a riddle that has perplexed me for several years. I am the pro at a pay-and-play course in the Midlands...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 99
I’m director of the Institute for Research into Psychic Phenomena and would like to draw your attention to a study that we recently undertook concerning golf...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 98
Following a recent article in this magazine about how to shave shots off your handicap through a razor sharp short game, I have become hopelessly addicted to lob wedges...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 97
As a very, very highly ranked pro golfer who has earned billions of dollars, I naturally attract a lot of female interest. Being rather weak, I gave in to temptation and had a great number of liaisons with various women...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 96
Every year on his birthday, I play golf with Simon, an old school friend of mine. Golf has been an enormous consolation to him in what has otherwise been a rather unhappy life...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 95
For the last seven or eight years I have regularly played golf with an old friend ofmine on the third Wednesday of every month. We visit the same 12 courses every year and it’s always been great fun...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 94
I play golf regularly with a friend o fmine, Kevin. He and I are members of the same club, of roughly the same standard, have handicaps in the low teens, traditionally help one another with our various swing problemse...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 93
My husband and I are great friends with another couple at our golf club, let’s call them Mr and Mrs B, and every year I partner Mr B and my husband partners Mrs B in our major mixed foursomes competition...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 92
I love the Surrey heathland courses and seize every opportunity to play them. I was therefore delighted recently to accept an invitation from a business acquaintance to a society day...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 91
I'm 78 and have been playing golf nearly all my adult life. In my time I've won a few medals, enjoyed modest success and have only one outstanding ambition, which is to have a hole in one...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 90
I’ve been playing on the Challenge Tour for about four years. Frankly, it’s a struggle even coveringmy expenses but, like so many others, I’m hopeful of one day making it onto the main tour...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 89
I’ve been golfing with a friend called Jim for just over 15 years.He’s not a particularly good golfer but wemet when we were both beginning and we’ve played together ever since...
Dr Felix Shank - Issue 88
The least liked member of our club, Thomas Osborne, sadly died of a heart attack at our Christmas dinner. It is testimony to his unpopularity that, in order to persuade members to sit with himat that dinner, tickets for his tablewere sold at a substantial discount...

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