I hope you have all had a nice bank holiday, the weather was outstanding so I hope you managed a game of golf. This is the second time I have written a blog with a one week break in between and I am finding that it is giving me more time to teach. With this in mind I think I am going to stick with the one blog every two weeks. I have felt that over the last few blogs (before the change) the content has not been up to the previous standard. By having my blog every two weeks I feel the content will be more relevant.
In my last blog I wrote about Jim Furyk and his record breaking round of 58 and I also asked the question about how his 58 was nearly not a 58. I had a few people who spotted what happened and for those who did not it was on Jim’s 14th hole where his playing partner had marked him down for a three rather that a four…what a disaster that would have been. In all seriousness it does show the importance of checking your card after a round of golf…especially if you have had a particularly good score!
The Olympics already seem along time ago and after a record breaking medal haul and Justin Rose’s Gold Medal all attention turns to The Ryder Cup. In just four short weeks the biggest golf team event takes place between Europe and the USA. In recent years Europe have been the dominant force after winning eight of the last 10 contests with the last match a five point victory for Paul McGinleys men at Gleneagles in Scotland. I was fortunate enough to be there for the Saturday and had such an amazing time watching the Europeans take control of the match, and then not relinquish it.
I feel that today is a good time to write about the Ryder Cup as today was the day that Darren Clarke picked his three wild cards. Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer have been shoe- ins since the automatic places were all taken, but the big question was who would take the third wildcard. Three name have been banded around – Russell Knox, Thomas Pieters and Luke Donald. In my opinion Thomas Pieters was the correct pick as he has been one of the best players on The European Tour over the last 12 months with three titles…no one else has more.
Martin Kaymer (wc)
Thomas Pieters (wc)
4 Wildcards to be selected
Despite the bank holiday the driving group session went ahead with a cracking turnout. Five men and 11 ladies turned out for the session which I think is a new record for me! That set of sessions has unfortunately finished, but I will be starting them up again on Monday 12th September with putting. These sessions are a fantastic way of brushing up on a particular skill or giving your game a complete overhaul. The sessions are very laid back and friendly and they give you a really good chance to meet some of the other golfers. The session cost just £5 and you do not need to be a member to take part. I hope to see you at one of the sessions.
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