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Wild weather adds to climate confusion

The storms that battered Portugal’s entire coastline recently, plus extensive flooding in England, prolonged drought in California, extreme cold in north-eastern America and extreme heat in...

Already year 2014 and at the time of writing, apart from two very short spells of rain, winter is still waiting in the wings and drought continues to hold the land in its grip. A long calm before...

Memory lane

Hello again and a Happy New Year! R.I.P. 2013 – welcome 2014.

Call me superstitious, but even numbers have somehow always been better than odd ones and I am hoping that the next 12 months...

At family reunions over Christmas, instead of sitting in front of the TV, try talking to the older family members about their lives. You have a living historian at the dinner table! Over the...

Sue Parker ponders the nature of the feast

Bah! Humbug! were the words uttered by Charles Dickens’ unforgettable character Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol when wished a Merry...

I had a great discussion with my group last week about the feeling at address.

I explained that we need a solid base with relaxed hands and arms.

A concrete base like the foundation...

Golf etiquette basics

Grasping all the relevant do’s and don’ts of golf takes time. So if you are comfortable on any golf course and with any player, use this list as a good start for the rules of golf etiquette.

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In this new column, Portuguese consumer watchdog DECO will be informing readers of various interesting issues and laws affecting consumer decisions.

“What are the risks of becoming a...

Control your distance with wedges

Distance control is imperative in the scoring zone. It is the easiest way to save shots.

I suggest initially just practicing with one swing – the 9 O’clock to 3 O’clock swing.

Place...

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