Skibo Castle PLF Pairs
We were up at Skibo castle yesterday for our second PLF pairs event , we had 8 teams of two playing 18 holes then dinner and overnight stay in the castle , as always it was fantastic to spend time up there , massive thanks to all the teams for raising money for the Foundation. Marian and I really appreciate your support.
The Portugal Masters is one of my favourite weeks of the year as Marian normally comes and the last three years the Morrisons and the Reids have joined us , we all had a great week and I managed to play nicely and hole some putts to finish in a tie for 5th , the course wasn't in its best condition but it didn't take away anything from the week , unless I get an invite for turkey next week this could be my final event of the year so it was nice to finish it with a top 5.
Marian and I celebrated our silver wedding anniversary last week in Portugal , she has been amazing for me and has shown incredible patience as I can be a complete nightmare to live with at times ( mind you her snoring is legendary). It was nice to have the Reids and morrisons there to celebrate with us
I hit balls this morning at a very wet PLGC. Last week I was getting very steep at Impact which is caused by getting up off my right foot instead of rolling it , my hands also get to high at impact so I worked away at feeling low and left with the hands
Craig and I went to the football at pittodrie with my nephew Sean , aberdeen played well to win the game 4-0 to make it 5 league wins in a row
I was disappointed to miss last years British masters due to a bad back so was very much looking forward to playing this year at the grove , it was luke Donald's turn to host after ian Poulter did it last year , the course was in excellent condition especially the greens which were pure , Tuesday night saw the first of the night golf events where 8 players played knockout matchplay over one hole , I watched it on tv and it looked great fun with 2200 spectators turning up which gave it a great atmosphere , massive thanks to sky sports and the grove it's great to see the British masters back with a bang.
I was delighted to sign a deal with pinmar who are a super yacht finishing company based in Majorca , the deal includes their logo on the right side of my hat and 2 company days per year which will be used at their fantastic golf tournament held annually in October, 350 golfers and over 800 guests enjoy two days of golf and entertainment
It was great to be involved again with the Ryder cup last week both Marian and I really enjoyed the week apart from the result of course, Captain Clarke was magnificent all week especially his speeches and talks to the players in the evenings, overall America putted better and had incredible home support and overall deserved to win, all the European team were great to work with and were a credit to themselves and their families, we certainly couldn't have asked any more from any one of them I'm extremely disappointed for Darren as he doesn't deserved to be a losing Ryder cup captain as I thought he was magnificent but sometimes it doesn't go the way you want, on the Sunday evening Rory made a fantastic speech and presented Darren with a picture signed by all players and vice captains as a thank you for his efforts, Darren was in tears which was great to see as he has helped and mentored Rory from a young age, we had a really good party on the Sunday night as we always do win, lose or draw.