My abiding memory of Justin Rose, the No 1 golfer in the world right now, will always be at Gleneagles in 1999.
The R&A’s desire to ditch its crusty, traditional image and promote a new persona for the 21st century was underlined with the announcement yesterday of a simplified Rules of the Golf and a complete rebranding of the organisation.
The rebel “Requisitionists” who voted down Scottish Golf’s proposed financial restructuring in March will have their own proposals tested at a special general meeting of the governing body early next month.
The goodwill and desire from all quarters to improve the fortunes of all aspects of golf in Scotland is so strong that any difficulties the sport faces are surmountable, believes Scottish Golf chief executive Andrew McKinlay.
Unlike most recent years, there seems to have been little intrigue and debate about Thomas Bjorn’s wildcard selections for the Ryder Cup, which he announces tomorrow.
Rebel associations that voted down proposals for a financial restructuring of Scottish Golf in March are attempting to force another meeting of the organisation to vote on a new plan.
Victor Veyret will be walking tall down the fairways of Le Golf National in the Ryder Cup in less than a month’s time, but his dream is to have it with club in hand in the future and he’s on the right track.
Euan Walker may be regarded as one of the top three amateur players available to Scotland right now, but as far as he’s concerned he’s not nearly good enough.
Calum Hill, fresh from his win in the Challenge Tour's Northern Ireland Open 10 days ago, has become the latest promising Scots professional to join the Bounce Sport stable.
Here’s the question no-one seems to be asking about the already over-hyped “The Match” between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, now confirmed for Las Vegas in November.