The Open concluded on a Monday for only the first time since 1988 which fitted in with my plans extremely well!
In the end Zach Johnson proved a worthy winner after a dramatic final day that saw the lead change hands many times, players make their way up the leaderboard and then fall away. In the end Johnson won his 2nd major after a three way playoff over by a single shot after Louis Oosthuizen failed to make a birdie at the last playoff hole. Before the tournament I predicted that Oosthuizen would do well and I am pleased to say I won a bit of money even though he came 2nd. My other predictions of Jordan Spieth, Luke Donald and Rickie Fowler did not fair too bad with Spieth coming very close to adding the next leg of the grand slam, only to miss a few crucial putts that could have seen him win. Rickie Fowler seemed to be on the wrong side of the draw and had to battle the worst of the weather on days one and two. Luke Donald continued his resurgence with a credible finish of tied 12th on 9 under.
I thought that Paul Dunne did amateur golfers proud with a cracking three round score and it was a big shame that his final round did not quite match his play over the first 3/four days. I feel that his start to his final round set the tone for the day and if he had made a better start to his round then he would not have ended up with a 78.
11th July marked my one year anniversary of my first lesson at Hornsea Golf Club, it certainly sneaked by without me noticing and I must admit I thought it was later. I can only put it down to how fast the time has flown by and how much I am enjoying working at Hornsea. I have hopefully helped everyone who I have taught and I look forward to continuing in my role over the following years. Thank you to all the people who have supported me over the last year.
All the schools in the area have now broken up for their 7 weeks of summer holidays and I am sure a lot of you will be going away and will have various things planned for your children or grandchildren. If you are searching for more activities for them to do then why not sign them up for some of my Junior Summer Camps. I have run these in previous holidays and they have proved a great way for children to either get started at golf or develop their existing skills. Over the course of three hours we can cover so many different parts of the game meaning children will really develop their golf. If you would like to book your child into one of the camps then please contact me either in the shop at Hornsea or through my email address - firstname.lastname@example.org. Click the picture for more details.
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