John Huggan has a tongue-in-cheek look at, “Is 2015 the year golf gets it right?”
Three of the best
Looking at John’s monthly listings and for July.
“World Golf cover-line: “Long Breaks Can Help Your Game” by Dustin Johnson.”
Welcome back Dustin we need more colourful characters.
The May issue includes
“World Golf cover-line: “How to Beat First Tee Nerves” by Webb Simpson.
Could be Webb will come right in time for the next Ryder Cup. This of course assumes he’s learned to walk his talk and makes the team.
As for the April issue and assuming that it makes an appearance on April Fool’s Day.
“World Golf cover-line: “Hit More Fairways” by Tiger Woods.”
The World Golf magazine has gone out of business but that doesn’t say John has learned to hold his tongue.
“R&A chief executive Peter Dawson, retires. Amazingly, he is unable to find employment with any reputable course design company. Something about those changes to the Old Course.”
Given that Peter previously consented to being interviewed by John it’s unlikely he’ll be given further opportunities for same. Regardless of Peter’s success or otherwise in golf course design.
And in regards to the new tee at the 17th it’s not true that in honour of Peter’s departure it will now be called the, “Over the Road Hole”.
Maybe not such a daft idea
Continuing on the theme of golf course design there’s this not so daft idea.
“At a press conference in the clubhouse at Royal Melbourne – the best course in the southern hemisphere – the European Tour announces it will spend the month of February 2016 in Australia.
“Instead of taking a short-term commercial view and playing our events on (at best) mediocre venues where our members are unable to display the full range of their talents, we will in future be taking a more enlightened view…As far as is possible and, even if we have to compete for a little less cash, European Tour events will only be played on really good courses, a policy that will start here in Australia.”
Would love to think it would happen since the European Tour might consider coming to New Zealand where there’s an increasing number of, “really good courses.”
Here’s the link to John
Quote of the Day
“Rory wins the US Open and completes the “Ulster Slam”. In ante-post betting for the BBC’s SPOTY he now ranks fourth behind the captain of the English netball team, a Formula One chauffeur and his own caddie.” – John Huggan