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May 2018: The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are one of Britainís less well-known jewels. Delineated by the Mendips to the north, Bridgwater Bay to the west, and the Quantocks ...More
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Darren Clarke

Darren Clarkeís victory in The Open was special in so many ways. He played golf with a smile on his face, able to enjoy a joke with the crowds and a chat with Dustin Johnson who seemed genuinely pleased to see the Irishman win. With a cig on half the time, and dressed in what looked strangely like sweat pants, Clarke seemed like an ordinary bloke doing something truly extraordinary, showing heroic nerve when more lauded rivals buckled. And his victorís speech was the finest in living memory, sincere, remembering all those who had contributed to the event, gracefully bringing both the wife he lost five years ago and his newfound love into his thoughts - and looking forward to a wee drink.

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Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities... because it is the quality which guarantees all others. - Winston Churchill
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