The Golfer’s Palate – Grant Van Every
Grant Van Every - green shirt - with the lads at Thai Country Club in the outskirsts of Bangkok

There’s much more to golf than improving your swing and perfecting putting. Yes, there’s always that primal instinct of sport – the challenge and exhilaration of competition, whether you’re watching or playing. Then there are those who simply enjoy a hit, inhaling the fresh air, soaking up the scenery, exercising the body and brain – socialising, eating… drinking. In absoluteness, the ultimate day of golf goes beyond the greens to which this column observes the neurological receptors, the gustatory and olfactory senses of both amateur and professional golfers all over this planet. We take a cross section of the golfer’s stomach and we probe the visual, the tactile, the fine motor controls of pleasure, going where no golfing publication has been before, right to the dopamine receptors and intestines of – the Golfer’s Palate.

Grant Van Every, Amateur Handicap – 18

Club Member of The National, Cape Schanck, Victoria, Australia

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The Golfer’s Palate – Graeme Bates
Graeme Bates

Graeme Bates

There’s much more to golf than improving your swing and perfecting putting. Yes, there’s always that primal instinct of sport – the challenge and exhilaration of competition, whether you’re watching or playing. Then there are those who simply enjoy a hit, inhaling the fresh air, soaking up the scenery, exercising the body and brain – socialising, eating… drinking. In absoluteness, the ultimate day of golf goes beyond the greens to which this column observes the neurological receptors, the gustatory and olfactory senses of both amateur and professional golfers all over this planet. We take a cross section of the golfer’s stomach and we probe the visual, the tactile, the fine motor controls of pleasure, going where no golfing publication has been before, right to the dopamine receptors and intestines of – the Golfer’s Palate.

Club Member of Robina Woods/Colonial Golf Clubs Queensland, Amateur Handicap 9

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The Golfer’s Palate – Garret Lim
Garret Lim - Golfers Palate

There’s much more to golf than improving your swing and perfecting putting. Yes, there’s always that primal instinct of sport – the challenge and exhilaration of competition, whether you’re watching or playing. Then there are those who simply enjoy a hit, inhaling the fresh air, soaking up the scenery, exercising the body and brain – socialising, eating… drinking. In absoluteness, the ultimate day of golf goes beyond the greens to which this column observes the neurological receptors, the gustatory and olfactory senses of both amateur and professional golfers all over this planet. We take a cross section of the golfer’s stomach and we probe the visual, the tactile, the fine motor controls of pleasure, going where no golfing publication has been before, right to the dopamine receptors and intestines of – the Golfer’s Palate.

Garret Lim - Golfers Palate

Name:             Garett Lim

Amateur/Professional Handicap –  USGA hcp 13.2

Club Member of: Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) when the price comes down!

Which Golf Club 19th Hole (bar, beer, wine list, food) has impressed you the most

Love Rye Golf Club’s (East Sussex in the UK) full roast at lunch. Suit and tie, classic roast with wine, ports and cigars to finish. www.ryegolfclub.co.uk

Where is the most memorable meal (restaurant) you have had on a golf trip?

Rick Stein’s “The Seafood Restaurant” in Padstow, Cornwall, UK

http://www.thewanderingpalate.com/?p=5527

Where have you dined recently (restaurant) that impressed you?

Kilo, at 66 Kampong Bugis by the Kallang River http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kilo/161743873881681

Do you have a favourite regular restaurant?

Open Door Policy at Tiong Bahru, Singapore http://odpsingapore.com/

Do you cook at home and is there a dish you have perfected?

Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, with roast potatoes drenched with duck fat. But only occasionally!

Do you enjoy wine? What wine are you drinking at the moment?

Enjoying Grosset Springvale Watervale Riesling immensely http://www.thewanderingpalate.com/2009/2007_apr_14.php

Have you had a new wine discovery lately – new region, variety or style?

Italian wines like Maculan 2007 Brentino www.maculan.net

What is the most enthralling golf course you have played on, in terms of dramatic scenery?

St Enodoc in Cornwall, UK  http://www.st-enodoc.co.uk/

What is the most memorable golf holiday or destination you have been on?

Beunos Aires, Argentina. Fantastic gold courses, great wines, and big steaks!

Golfer’s Palate – Peter Bessey
Golfer's Palate - Peter Bessey (left) with Mike Clayton

There’s much more to golf than improving your swing and perfecting putting. Yes, there’s always that primal instinct of sport – the challenge and exhilaration of competition, whether you’re watching or playing. Then there are those who simply enjoy a hit, inhaling the fresh air, soaking up the scenery, exercising the body and brain – socialising, eating… drinking. In absoluteness, the ultimate day of golf goes beyond the greens to which this column observes the neurological receptors, the gustatory and olfactory senses of both amateur and professional golfers all over this planet. We take a cross section of the golfer’s stomach and we probe the visual, the tactile, the fine motor controls of pleasure, going where no golfing publication has been before, right to the dopamine receptors and intestines of – the Golfer’s Palate.

Our second Golfer stepping up to the 19th tee is:

Peter Bessey, Amateur Handicap 9

Club Member of: Spring Valley Golf Club Melbourne Australia

Golfer's Palate - Peter Bessey (left) with Mike Clayton

Which Golf Club 19th Hole (bar, beer, wine list, food) has impressed you the most?

The tap room at Pebble Beach, just a great cozy pub feel after 18 great holes! http://www.pebblebeach.com/golf

Where is the most memorable meal (restaurant) you have had on a golf trip?

“Snapper soup” at Pine Valley Golf Club http://www.pinevalleycountryclub.com/

Where have you dined recently (restaurant) that impressed you?

Bar Lourniha in Melbourne  http://www.barlourinha.com.au/

Do you have a favourite regular restaurant?

Bistro Maison in Mt Eliza, Victoria http://www.bistromaison.com.au/

Do you cook at home and is there a dish you have perfected?

I’m pretty good with hot spicy chicken wings

Do you enjoy wine? What wine are you drinking at the moment?

A nice aged Clare Valley Riesling is in the fridge at the moment

Have you had a new wine discovery lately – new region, variety or style?

I had my 1st Schiava from Alto Adige, Italy yesterday, loved the length & texture

What is the most enthralling golf course you have played on, in terms of dramatic scenery?

Pebble Beach or Barnbougle Dunes http://www.pebblebeach.com/golfhttp://www.barnbougledunes.com.au/

What is the most memorable golf holiday or destination you have been on?

My 50th birthday with 8 gents at Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania http://www.barnbougledunes.com.au/

Golfer's Palate - Peter Bessey 50th birthday with 8 gents at Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania