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?
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.
The Scottish Alliance Championship was a test of mental endurance. Fergus failed but all was not lost.
As Fergus throws himself head first into the Alliance season he announces a change to his weekly blog
Perfect preparation should maximise your chances of golfing success. Fergus wonders if, for him, the opposite applies.
A seemingly endless stream of visitors and visits are stopping Fergus playing golf, so far he's coping relatively well.
A dedicated blogger never fails to post on time. Fergus is a day late, just what is his excuse?
Every golfer relishes the opportunity to visit the home of golf. But this trip is missing a potentially crucial ingredient.
As an alternative format foursomes can be fun. But, when both players are off form and there's 36 holes to be played, it's just not.
The Golf Monthly team travels to Royal North Devon to play in the Kashmir Cup. Fergus finishes on top but still loses.
A new Alliance season is imminent and the troops are rallying. Fergus is taking preparation seriously but there's a small problem.
After a weekend of heavy golfing, Fergus reflects on the standard scratch system and a set of six dining room chairs.