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w/c 25 July

Week beginning Monday 25th July

I was at Royal aberdeen on Monday and Tuesday to watch Michael play in the Scottish amatuer championship , he won at the 19th in the first round but lost 2&1 in the second round , the course was magnificent considering the rain we've had

I pulled a muscle in my neck on Monday morning while drying myself after a shower ....... I know unreal eh , I saw Our Physio at Plgc Lindsay smart all week but it was Saturday before I could hit balls which is frustrating and one more injury to add to the list

We are dropping Michael and Sam Locke at Glasgow airport today (sun ) who are both playing for scotland in the home internationals next week , this will be Michaels first cap for his country which is very exciting for him with his mum and I very proud

We will then go to Archerfield for next weeks AAM PL matchplay

 

Farmfoods British par 3

I was unable to play the British par 3 this week as I hurt my neck like I said earlier but Craig played and finished a very good 8th , I was gutted as it's an event I've done well in and it's sponsored by Eric herd at farmfoods who is a massive supporter of everything we do but sometimes injuries can't be helped


Skye Holiday

We're just back from a few days in Skye with the Reids and the Morrisons , we stayed at the Skeabost hotel which was very nice indeed. Marian planned a walk each day then a few holes of golf each afternoon , the scenery was incredible and if you havn't been I would highly recommend a visit.  We were lucky with the weather as it rained most nights but was dry during the day , the five and a half hour drive was a bit of a pain but well worth it

The Open - Royal Troon 14-17 July

The Open - Royal Troon 14-17 July.  

I arrived at Troon on Monday evening after watching Michael play his first round at Fairmont St. Andrews in the Scottish Youths. I played a few holes on Tuesday afternoon and managed to work on a few bits and pieces on the range. I played really early on Wednesday morning with Darren Clarke which was good fun and brilliant to see the whole course which was in fantastic shape as always. I shot 72-74-74-74 with some decent ball striking but was very poor on the greens , as always the spectators at the open were different class , henrik stenson played some of the best golf ever to shoot -20 and win by three shots from phil mickleson, who himself would have won 140 or the previous 144 opens with his score of -17

The other news from the open week was that I have re-signed with wilson staff until the end of 2017 at least , I have played some of my best golf using the wilson brand clubs and am very much looking forward to representing them again

AAM Scottish Open 2016

Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open 2016

Marian and I are just home from this weeks AAM Scottish Open.  I really struggled yesterday, shooting 81+9 which was incredibly disappointing as you can imagine.  I hit it poorly and putted awfully, which is not a good combination and the wind was pretty strong.  Today was a lot better from tee to green but again I struggled with the putter - only 17 players out of 151 putted worse this week.  After a quick bite to eat Russell Knox and I took part in a q&a for AAM guests which was really good fun , then I met with RSM staff and guests at their simulator in the spectators' village. which was also great fun.  I will hit and putt for hours over the weekend to try and get a feeling for next week's open at Troon.