Although Padstow is now best recognised as a seaside holiday town in Cornwall, it's been a settlement of some importance through a history stretching back 2,500 years.
Soak up the history, and enjoy parkland and links golf at this gem in the North East
Some prefer to have a handicap they can easily play to, others like fighting tooth and nail to make buffer. Guess which camp Fergus falls into.
Winter golf in the United Arab Emirates is slightly different to the north east of Scotland. Fergus puts his bobble hat away and gets on a plane.
While sitting on a long chairlift in France Fergus has time to think far too hard about handicaps.
Tiger Woods keeps himself in perfect physical condition. Fergus is attempting to take a leaf out of the great man's book.
Fergus looks for inspiration from a failed betting strategy prior to the first Alliance outing of 2008. Yes, that's right: failed betting strategy.
After an extended break from serious golf, Fergus is keen to get started in 2008. But, the weather has other ideas.
As time continues its inexorable journey and 2007 becomes 2008, Fergus takes stock and thinks about the coming year.
It's been a memorable week for Fergus. He's been to the infamous Golf Monthly Christmas party and he's played one of the best golf shots of his life.
If Ebeneezer Scrooge had played golf he'd have had even more ammunition in his crusade against Christmas.
All by himself, he doesn't want to be, all by himself. Unfortunately Fergus's regular playing partners are away this week.
Apparently Travis were inspired by a particularly wet spell in the 1998 Alliance. The rain has also inspired Fergus to consider creating a piece of art.
Monsoon season hits Aberdeenshire and the Alliance is under threat. Can play go ahead despite the deluge?
From the end of 2008 the European Tour Order of Merit will be known as, “The Race to Dubai.” The top 60 players from all events on the European Tour…
In comic books archenemies always get their comeuppance and, on the odd ocassion, life mirrors art.
Fergus laments the felling of three birches but wishes the same fate would fall on a certain larch.
As the clocks go back most golfers go into hibernation. Fergus celebrates their cowardly retreat.
The weather has been glorious for the time of year. There's only one natural phenomenon that could spoil the party.
Fergus hoped this week's Alliance would bring the end to a poor run of form but a magpie has other ideas.