LOVE him or hate him it’s great for golf that The Tiger is Back! TV viewing figures on the Thursday and Friday at Congressional Country Club skyrocketed and although he missed the cut his presence was certainly positively felt at the event. I was fortunate enough to attend the British Open at Royal Liverpool in 2006 where Tiger won easily without ever using a driver during his 72 holes on the sun-baked course. After major back surgery less than three months ago, I doubt whether Tiger can repeat his win this time at Royal Liverpool but with his unbelievable talents one never knows.
In international women’s golf it’s interesting to see that the US women seem to be breaking the stranglehold the Asian countries have held over the LPGA Tour with Stacey Lewis now ranked number one and Michelle Wie finially fulfilling her promise and winning the US Women’s Open. Hopefully this might help to create more interest and rounds of golf in the struggling US golf market.
With winter having reached Gauteng and having had a couple of 7am tee offs I take my hat off to the regular early starters who literally break the ice on the courses. I will say our clubs do try to help with plenty of hot coffee and Old Brown Sherry to take away these icy starts. While on catering at clubs I find it amazing that full meals eg. 200 gram steaks and all the trimmings, are offered at halfway houses. These can take up to 30 minutes to prepare and devour. Grab and Go I believe will speed up rounds by at least 20 minutes and I would like to have readers’ comments on this subject.
Lynn and I are looking forward to our trip to The Wild Coast Sun this month not only to escape from the Gauteng winter but to enjoy one of my favourite courses and hotels in South Africa. And of course – Fred.
Isn’t it amazing – putts never lip in.
See you on the tee