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Regular updates on what I have been up to around the world.

Festive break
18 December 2013

Hi folks from a very wet and windy Portrush where it is currently lashing it down with rain and the trees are being blown horizontal. True Northern Irish winter weather!

It's great having a few weeks off at home - my last event was the Beko Classic in Turkey where I finished 5th and Alison and I enjoyed the fantastic hospitality of Mustafa. The Gloria resort is fantastic and a great golfing venue for those of you who like to travel a little further afield.

Since I've been home our two Irish Wolfhound puppies have been welcomed into the Clarke household. The boys have called them Cain and Thor, they are brothers who are full of fun and mischief and as yet the housetraining is still work in progress!

I'll put a photo of them on the website once I can get them to sit still for long enough!

Alison and myself are in the throes of Christmas shopping so it's a busy time on that front. There will be 12 of us around the festive table this year so that's bound to be a bit of fun and yours truly will be getting very involved in the cooking!

In my last blog I mentioned that I had embarked on a new fitness programme and I'm pleased to report that this is continuing so a big thanks to Jamie Myerscough for keeping me going on the right path.

Finally, I was at The Astbury in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, on Tuesday where I am proud to have been announced as their Brand Ambassador and attachment. It's a great set up, owned and designed by KK Downing who was guitarist with the legendary rock band Judas Priest.

It's a fantastic course and I can highly recommend it for a good fair test of golf and I'm really looking forward to my association with this wonderful venue.

On the golf front I shall be kicking off 2014 on 9th January with the Volvo Golf Champions in Durban followed by the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

So that's it for now and all that remains is for me to wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year. Darren


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