Paul Lawrie

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April 2016
w/c 25th April

I was down in London on Tuesday and Wednesday getting a scan on my left foot which has been bugging me for ages , I have also been out at Inchmarlo helping with the improvements we have been making before we officially take over on Sunday 1st may , Marian , Mikey , Craig , Sean and my brother along with Craig Dempster have all worked really hard this week helping Alan Campbell ( joiner ) , it's amazing what new carpets some painting and a load of graft can do it's looking really nice and can't wait to see it finished come Sunday

Sat 23rd & Sun 24th April

Saturday -  I was down in St. Andrews yesterday as Michael was invited to play with 14 other under 18s at a get together with the Sgu coaches , they played 9'holes in the morning then played the jubilee course in the afternoon , it was pretty cold and breezy but ok

Sunday -  the SGU organised a match at Blairgowrie today between the under 18s and the Scottish seniors , it was two teams of 8 playing football better ball , Michael Played with Sandy Scott from Nairn and managed to win their match 1up with Michael making birdie at the last , the matches finished all square overall with all matches played in great spirit , it was a lovely day and you forget who awesome a place Blairgowrie is , it was nice to catch up with Blairgowrie pro Charles Dernie who's a great lad

Spanish Oen R4

Quite a bit less wind today and slightly softer greens made the course a bit more playable , I shot 72+1 to finish +16 for the week and in a tie for 45th , well done to Sergio Garcia for hosting this week through his foundation , it was good to play valderamma again as the condition of the course is always top notch

Spanish Open R3

Got off to a nice start with a birdie at the first hole but things quickly went pear shaped with 7 bogeys and a double bogey at 18 meant I shot 79+8 , it was windy again today and the leader is now on +1

Spanish Open R2

It was pretty windy today and with the course already set up pretty tough scoring was very high , the cut fell at +9 with only 2 players under par after 36 holes , I was 76+5 today for +7 total and currently in a tie for 38th

Spanish Open R1

Shot 73+2 which wasn't bad TBF as course is just as frustrating as it used to be ,  I drove it well and short game was sharp but I hit a few poor iron shots which cost me a few shots but overall +2 is decent around there after a long lay off

11, 12, 13 April

Monday 11th April

I flew down To London  on Sunday night as I had an early appointment in central London on Monday morning , I then got a taxi to gatwick to fly to Malaga for this weeks Spanish open at valderamma

Tuesday 12th April

I hit balls at valderamma this morning then played the front nine , it was a bit breezy with the greens pretty firm , the condition of the course as ever is superb with the greens rolling pretty quick

Wednesday 13th April

The tour are testing a new pro am format this week where each team of 3 amateurs play with 2 pros instead of one , I teed off from the tenth to play the back nine then fabritzio zanotti took over and played the front nine with them , the idea gives more pros the chance to play the course the day before the tournament starts and also lets the amateurs play with 2 pros instead of one , I personally think it's a great idea and hope the amateurs get more out of it , Davy and I hit some balls in the afternoon then I headed back to hotel for a kip as i've been struggling to sleep last two nights , I play at 2 50pm tomorrow

The Sergio Garcia Foundation had junior golfers walking inside the ropes today to see the pros up close  we had young Anna with us who chatted away and was chuffed when I asked her to hit a wedge shot to the 17th green , it's a great idea and something that should be continued in the future

Saturday 9th April

I hit balls at PLGC all morning working on slower leg action , I hit balls pausing at top of backswing which is the best drill for me when my legs feel quick , then Craig , Sean and I played 9 holes at Inchmarlo which was good fun

PLGCI from 3rd green

Friday 8th April

Michael was 2 up with 5 to play this morning but lost by 1 hole which is frustrating but that's golf sometimes , it's been another good Scottish boys for him though reaching the quarter finals for the second year in a row but this is his last year so he must  be hugely disappointed and rightly so as I fancied him to go all the way this week but he's done very well and will hopefully kick on from this week

Thursday 7th April

Michael won his match by 5&4 this morning and then by 3&2 in the afternoon which takes him into the quarter finals for the second year in a row which is fantastic , his ball striking was very good this afternoon in a tricky breeze

Wednesday 16th April

Michael is into the 4th round after winning his third round match by 2&1 this afternoon , we had some heavy showers and it was pretty cold but nothing to bad for this time of year , he plays again at 8 08 am tomorrow

Michael 2&1 versus Tom MacKenzie (3rd round Scottish Boys)


Also congrats to PLGC attached PLF professional David Law on winning the Sotogrande masters on the mena tour by 6 shots today very nice indeed

Tuesday 5th April

Michael won 4&3 this afternoon in his second round match of this week's Scottish Boys at Murcar links , he didn't tee off till 3pm but thankfully the weather had improved later in the day , he plays again at 1 13pm tomorrow

Mon 4th April

Marian and I were at Murcar links today to watch Michael play his first round match in this weeks Scottish boys , he won at the 19th against Thomas Boyd where there was never more than 1 hole in the match either way , it's always a bit nerve wracking watching the boys play but he did well to birdie his last two holes to win it , young Thomas played way better than his 4 handicap and I wish him all the best for the future , it was nice to meet his dad Tom Boyd who was a gentlemen to walk round with

Saturday 2nd April

I flew back from Houston overnight arriving Saturday morning , the trip was very good but short as I was only there for 3 days ,  I went straight to PLGC for an interview with alan Tait for his new Scottish golf radio show then spent the afternoon at the house sleeping  , were at pittodrie today for the game against Hamilton #COYR

Thursday 31st March

I flew to Houston  on Tuesday to play with Hunting staff and guests on Wednesday at Lochinvar and then on Thursday with the Chairman, Dennis, at the Fazio course at Carlton woods.  The weather was a little iffy yesterday with some rain but it was really nice and pretty hot today , I fly back home tomorrow so it has been a short trip but as always very enjoyable