John Robins

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "The Ryder Cup remains the ultimate golf event"

    Written by John Robins on Wednesday, 22 September 2021

    The Ryder Cup has got John Robins very, very excited. In his exclusive Today's Golfer column, the comedian, broadcaster and Bad Golf star indulges in some misty-eyed Ryder Cup nostalgia and talks about his own unique relationship with this famous monolith of a tournament. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, it's finally here! The Ryder Cup! Is there another sporting event like it?...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "How to cope when your form deserts you"

    Written by John Robins on Thursday, 2 September 2021

    Bad Golf's John Robins has gone from a 21-handicapper to a 13-handicapper in a matter of months, putting the brand under serious threat! But never fear, the comedian and broadcaster’s recent good form proved it is still capable of deserting him with zero notice. Here, in his exclusive Today's Golfer column, he explains how he coped when those halcyon days of...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "I love the camaraderie (and many pints) of a golf trip"

    Written by John Robins on Friday, 30 July 2021

    We've all been missing foreign golf trips, but for comedian and broadcaster John Robins an overseas golf adventure changed his life for the better. In his exclusive Today's Golfer column, the co-creator of hit YouTube channel Bad Golf explains how an anxiety inducing invitation actually helped him discover his love of golf. For a long time during both lockdowns, playing a round...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "What makes the perfect golf partner?"

    Written by John Robins on Tuesday, 15 June 2021

    What makes the perfect golf fourball? Comedian and broadcaster John Robins, co-creator of YouTube channel Bad Golf, explains his perfect group. Last year I joined my first ever golf club at the tender age of 38 and after less than a year of being a member I’ve seen my handicap...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "How I shot my lowest ever score"

    Written by John Robins on Wednesday, 19 May 2021

    Award-winning comedian and BBC Radio 5Live host John Robins is the co-creator of YouTube channel Bad Golf, but if his current form continues then it will need a rebrand. We'll let him explain... Over the course of these columns I have attempted to represent the experience of the average golfer. Though I refer to myself as a ‘bad golfer’, the stats...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "I putted like a pro... unless it was within three feet"

    Written by John Robins on Friday, 16 April 2021

    Golf is back from its Coronavirus closure and award-winning comedian, BBC Radio 5Live host and Bad Golfer John Robins' return to the course saw him putting like a pro... for a few holes, at least. There is no better way to start my latest Today's Golfer column than with words doubtless uttered on every...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "Solving slow play is simple..."

    Written by John Robins on Monday, 29 March 2021

    In his exclusive Today's Golfer column, award-winning comedian, BBC Radio 5Live host and Bad Golfer John Robins tackles one of golf's biggest issues – slow play – and thinks he's come up with the solution. Slow play. It can be a bit of a mystery to the new golfer. In fairness, when your entire brain is focused...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "All I can think of is the joy of playing again"

    Written by John Robins on Monday, 1 March 2021

    In his exclusive Today's Golfer column, award-winning comedian, BBC Radio 5Live host and Bad Golfer John Robins sets out his golf goals ahead of golf's return in England and reflects on what he's missed most about the game in lockdown. I do hope with all my heart that this Today's Golfer...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "Playing with four clubs improves your game"

    Written by John Robins on Friday, 5 February 2021

    In his exclusive Today's Golfer column, award-winning comedian, BBC Radio 5Live host and Bad Golfer John Robins explains how playing a round with just three clubs and a putter is helping his game. For this month’s column I’ve decided to completely ignore the state we’re in. I’m heartbroken, frustrated, but also grudgingly accepting...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "Practise less to improve your game"

    Written by John Robins on Monday, 4 January 2021

    In his exclusive Today's Golfer column, award-winning comedian, BBC Radio 5Live host and Bad Golfer John Robins explains why practising less could actually improve your golf. For many golfers, winter is a time where more balls are hit on the driving range than on the course. Bad weather and...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "Golf helps my mental health"

    Written by John Robins on Tuesday, 8 December 2020

    In his exclusive Today's Golfer column, award-winning comedian, BBC Radio 5Live host and Bad Golfer John Robins talks World Handicap System confusion, what golf offers those with disabilities and the role the game can play in boosting mental health and tackling loneliness. For someone whose...

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "I have never been wetter in clothes"

    Written by John Robins on Thursday, 12 November 2020

    In the second of his exclusive Today's Golfer columns, award-winning comedian John Robins, one half of YouTube's Bad Golf, reflects on the wettest round of golf of his life and shares his tips for playing when the heavens open. Last month, I didn’t just play golf in the wet.

  • Bad Golf's John Robins: "My foolproof plan to break 90"

    Written by John Robins on Friday, 16 October 2020

    In the first of his exclusive Today's Golfer columns, award-winning comedian John Robins, one half of YouTube's Bad Golf, explains how he 'solved golf' to break 90 for the first time... and how you can do it, too. Hello and welcome to my new Today's Golfer column. I'm sorry to say...