It has been a funny week, with some lovely bright sunshine which really gave us a feel of summer, then the weekend comes around and we go back to rubbish rainy weather. I hope you have managed to get a game in that has not been affected by the weather too much.
The years second major starts in just two days time and I am very excited about it, not just because its is the next major, but because it looks very hard to pick a winner! I am not sure that Martin Kaymer is playing well enough to defend the crown he won last year. Nowadays you always have to expect Rory to do well as he has assumed the mantle of 'man to beat' from Tiger Woods, but his form over the last few tournaments has not been too spectacular. As always, I will be keeping a close eye on the British contingent and I hope for strong performances from Lee Westwood, Justin Rose and Luke Donald, but I am not sure if any of them are in.
I am thinking of having a bet on the competition and my money will be going on Rickie Fowler who has been very impressive recently and as a cheeky outside bet I think Brooks Koepka can do well. He has already won this year which will stand him in good stead. He also hits it a mile off the tee which, for a US Open course that measures 7500 yards, is essential. The question will be whether he can keep it straight or not.
This week sees the Hornsea Pro Am, which I am due to play in. With this in mind I have been trying to get some practice in over the last couple of weeks and the worrying thing is that I have been hitting the ball pretty well! As all golfers will tell you, this is no guarantee of playing well so I will approach the game as relaxed as possible and will let you know how I get on next week. There are still some spaces available so if you want to put a team in then please contact the shop at Hornsea on 01964 532020.
Finally, for this week I want to remind you about the Hornsea 100. These are 3 guys who are attempting to play 100 holes of golf in one day. They are due to start at 4am on Friday 26th June and (if things go to plan) will finish about sundown. They are not just doing this for the sense of pride they will no doubt have, but are doing it for a great charity. All money donated will go to the childrens charity Barnardo's so if you feel like doing something charitable then please donate even a small amount. Please click here to go to their just giving webpage. If you cannot help them out I am sure they would appreciate some support on the course.
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