It's Ryder Cup time again, and I fear the Americans may be taking it quite seriously this time.
It's Ryder Cup time again, and I fear the Americans may be taking it quite seriously this time. Darren Clarke's team will face stiff opposition from Davis Love's highly skilled players. The crowds will be raucously on the side of the home players and let's just hope that this healthy partisanship does not spill over into anything worse. Personally I'm not much into fist pumps - I don't know what they mean - but they do seem to be important to golfers when they hold critical putts.
Good luck to both teams and let's hope that the team playing the best golf and in the best spirit are the ones that triumph.
The very British company, American Golf, are to be congratulated on the exceptional annual finals at the Belfry recently. They have changed from being only interested in discounting golf clubs, to being involved across the golf industry in developing the game and supporting various key institutions. They realise that if they grow the game they will ultimately sell more equipment. Their stores are different too: their superbly appointed retail outlets are now some of the best places to catch up on golfing gossip and chat to friendly informative staff - not just about what you want to buy, but also about golf in general. Nothing promotes golf better to new and existing players than friendly enthusiasm for the sport. With a healthy expansion plan and over 108 stores already, this can only be good for golf.
GolfBIC will be with us sooner than one might imagine and the dates for January are: 17th-19th. Make sure you book your place early so that you can take advantage of all the seminars and look round the truly outstanding exhibition that BTME has become over the last few years.