Posts Tagged ‘golf talk’

Clearing more golf balls.

March 19, 2015

Hello to everyone, my apologies for a long absence from updating my page, things have been hectic in my life of late with illness of my wife and my time spent away working.

Hopefully i can start getting back to normal as can be and get ready to gear myself up for the late brighter nights and a hopeful increase in more people taking to the golf course.

Tilly has been in very good shape and as always my priority whether i am at home or away and i have so much fun, it would be unbearable to think of her not being here

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I love get a picture of her whenever i can but tilly being tilly is indeed very camera shy

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Even when she is stuck up a tree after chasing a squirrel.gmsnet2

We are still collecting golf balls and yesterday i packed 1000 golf balls to a new customer in Kent who found my details through this blog.

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Its also a coincidence  that i was contacted by phone from a very nice lady asking if we are interested in clearing 230 acre golf course of all the golf balls, so it can be turned back to farming, this i thought was a job far to big for me and tilly so i passed this on to the professional service of my trusted friend Daz from the north of England who has the manpower and tools to do a good job, he will have to camp out for a while as the golf course is in Kent.

We will be back with some more very soon, i just need to download some pictures that i took today, still i have problems getting used to this new phone, driving me mad !

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No stopping the golf balls hitting the field.

July 29, 2013

Despite the rain we get out there collecting what we can and i just cannot believe how many we have collected over the last few days. I have had my mate the young farmer at hand helping me clear the field daily and we decided to go underground in the thorn bushes, like commando’s we started to crawl through the most uncomfortable ground you could imagine but what a collection was waiting for us, i hate to think if any golfer had looked in and seen us, they would never have believed what they were looking at, 2 adults and a dog crawling round like babies pockets bulging with golf balls of all colours.

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That was our first haul and they kept on flowing and soon with our back broken we left the rest for another day, there has to be another 500 still laying in the cold wet night to be rescued, tilly-miss had great fun as for me and the farmer a few scratches and aches and pains that i am sure we will sleep off.

My first chance of the mum and young deer this morning, i stumbled by chance on them after spending an hour looking for them and there they were out in the sun, not great pictures but the closest i could get to them

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Lovely to see them together and mum is there quite happy looking at me when i called, but the young are not yet used to me calling and were away quickly, but we will be patient and hopefully given time they will get used to me, but the young ones are as sharp as anything leading me a merry chase round the woodland, they certainly know how to wear me out and as young as they are they know all the short cuts and holes in the fences to get through and have worked out how to go under the metal gates and not to try going through the railings !

Tilly has been brilliant the last week, working so hard in the heat and the rain, but i know she wont be happy tomorrow when my bag gets packed for yet another journey that will take me away again on tour to Moscow…Sweden….Finland…but it will be for 12 days only and cannot wait for it to end before i have gone?

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All machines topped up with new lines and another one sited, so i can go away happy knowing when i return i will have to do it all again,and in my dreams the field and woodland will be a wash with Pro V Golf Balls….aagh what a dream…..

Stay safe and take care

The last week has been a nightmare.

April 24, 2013

Have not been able to use my desktop PC and have struggled to get mail  through my phone? blamed and shouted at BT accused there engineers of being utterly useless bas****s and gave there service in India a hard time…how wrong could i be?

It turns out my lovely wife had been playing with her kindle looking for wallpaper and paints to decorate our bedroom and by sheer accident wiped all and everything from the home hub? a simple thing that caused so much trouble and loss of work all because my wife has no idea on how to turn the kindle on let alone do anything positive with it but all sorted now until her next brainstorming  venture.

So here are some things we found recently in the woods

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Obviously one lady golfer will not be smelling very sweet after an 18 hole walk or had she intentions of have a bath in the pond at the 18th ?…mmmm the mind boggles at the thought…lol.

Have you seen golf balls like these before

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And this one

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And what about this very handy golf ball collector given to me by a lovely lady near the golf course, what a fancy bit of kit

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I should imagine it will hold 50 golf balls, no wonder tilly-miss is guarding it for me.

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As you can see the Deer are making themselves at home quite nicely in the top fields now and Romeo is busy courting his new mate and they are together constantly, romeo spends most days sleeping under the tree trying to keep his strength up for the night shift it seems.

Anyway it is my birthday today and i am heading to the pub for a session that will leave me worse for wear in the morning, so until then take care for now.

Golf Balls Galore.

March 17, 2013

My apologies for no recent posts of late as i had to spend time in Germany which also involved a trip to France, but back home now and back to the woodlands for peace of mind and the freedom myself and Tilly yearn for.

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We are out on a mission as soon as i am home, tilly very excited to be going back in search of fun and myself being happy to collect every golf ball there is and believe me we have had a huge coup in the last few days, just in 20 minutes of walking this morning we had this little lot

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with some nice logo balls from various companies and courses including this nice ball from The Berkshire club.

We find them in filthy condition and as you see there is even growth on this ball which is better than some we collect, some have horse muck and cow dung but a ball is a ball and if we see it we will have it.

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Things are changing in the woodland with new trees and chutes growing the arrival of more deer, we now have 9 in the wood along with recent arrival of pheasant and partridge that have not been there for years, so hopefully things look good on the wildlife side.20130219_15501820130219_15553420130219_15510520130215_140106

Today we had 2 bags which i am struggling to get in the nets as they are now full and have been sold to a golf outlet, but i have to organise some heavy duty boxes or crates so the courier man can collect them.

What has been going on in the woods today.

February 27, 2013

We have had a lovely day out in the woods and fields whilst the sunshine was out, i was not expecting to be so busy but sitting around doing nothing is not my style and do you really think tilly would let me have any rest at home?

The morning started well with a fast paced walk around the grounds of the woodland where we met new faces who all asked the question “what have you done with the deer” they all seem to miss them and after putting them right the locals were happy.

We then took to the road again after a cup of tea and headed to our field with the golf ball retriever and within 30 minutes we amassed just short of 200 balls.

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We pulled these direct from under the thorn bushes with the extendable retriever, what a bit of kit when you look at them thorns and how they cut in to your skin

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So our problem solved and there are so many it will take me days to get them all

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Tilly then met her friend Poppy and we joined Tony on a walk in the woods to try and catch sight of the deer and guess what, we did count 7 in the woods who were quite happy to see us, sadly we never got close enough to get a good picture but zoom these images in and you might see them.

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And here is poppy tilly’s best friend

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Poppy getting a little treat from tony for being good, a perfect end to a long day, now i am going for my treat a dozen or so pints to round of a lovely day….headache tomorrow…..can feel it already…

Pickup your golf ball and have a cuppa.

September 18, 2011


Local golfers looking to purchase our retrieved golf balls are welcome to phone or mail there order through and pop in for a cuppa.
You will be invited to watch the golf ball go through the cleaning stage from dirty to sparkling condition whilst you enjoy a nice hot drink.
We have lots of various brand names to choose from so there will not be a problem with choice.
Retrieved golf balls at very affordable prices to suit all golfers needs.

Keep the golf balls coming in.

February 8, 2011

It was great to be out in the woodlands today after being away during the weekend.
The mist was low laying and visibility was not great for the golfers enjoying there early game,but the course was busy and obviously these groups of golfers were not happy to have a layin in bed when the promise of good weather was due.
Tilly was as sharp as a knife this morning bringing me some ProV balls within minutes,then away on her own to do some hunting for rabitts,obviously this didnt take her to long as she returned with a huge bunny and licking her lips and a good wash of her face was enough to know it was a successful outing for her.
On the brighter side our field was loaded in all corners and areas of the field,fantastic Calloway…Titleist…Maxfli….Taylor-Made laying cold in the fields,so many one hit balls that are brand spanking new just deserted and forgotten?….the price of them from golf outlets? how is this justified?
Today we are washing and cleaning a huge selection of every known brand, i want to have a stockpile ready for when all the golfers start hunting cheap golf balls,hopefully we will grab some attention and start shifting what we have.

We want to clear lots of Top-Flite & Dunlop Golf Balls.

February 1, 2011

Does any golfer have the love for these golf ball brands,i just cannot feel the lurv of these particular balls and would like to see them go to a good home.
Not sure how many of these we have in total but they are becoming more and more on our searches,obviously golfers are starting to watch the pennies as the economy kicks in and the cash starts drying up.
Anyone wishing to make a donation towards tilly-miss can come and collect the offending brands that drive me crazy.
There is a lot of brand spanking new balls in the batch and as long as tilly-miss gets a treat they can go,we need to make way for new stock arriving daily.

Another permission granted field for reclaiming woodland balls has been approved with the owner in Berkshire,we look forward to keeping the field clear during the year ahead.

Tilly-Miss is being spoilt with treats from petfood suppliers,more tasty treats arrived today thank you to all concerned.