Portlethen captain David, 64, was in motion on all 4 days at St Andrews, as Australian Cameron Smith went on the elevate the well-known outdated Claret Jug.
David, who has loads of expertise officiating in not simply golf, however as a former Highland and Junior soccer referee, stated: “It was an incredible week with incredible crowds and a worthy winner.
Former Scottish Golf president David Fleming carried off his duties as a referee on the one hundred and fiftieth Open Championship and not using a hitch.
“Lots of the followers have been wanting Rory McIlroy to win, however to be trustworthy Rory didn’t lose it, Cameron gained it with an incredible stretch of play.
“So far as rulings have been involved, there have been only a few as St Andrews is a comparatively clear course.
“I had just a few small rulings with Sadom Kaewkanjana (Thailand), Ben Campbell (New Zealand) and Sheffield novice Barclay Brown within the second group out on the primary day behind Paul Lawrie’s group and fewer in later video games.
“The full quantity of rulings diminished from about 120 on the Thursday to about 60 on the opposite days, so it ran actually easily.”
David refereed the group of Jack Floydd (England), Ronan Mullarney (Eire) and Lars van Meijel (Holland) on the second day, earlier than becoming a member of US Open champion Matthew Fitzpatrick and Min Woo Lee on Saturday, then Brown and Danny Willett on the ultimate day.
“The gamers have been all good firm and, though as referees we don’t wish to disturb gamers and due to this fact don’t attempt to begin any conversations, most chat away and have been all actually pleasant in the direction of us,” added David.
David acted as a referee at The Open at Royal St George’s in Kent final 12 months after Covid restrictions prevented abroad officers from travelling.
The previous company banker was additionally the referee at each the Scottish Beginner Championship finals at Crail in 2019 and Murcar final 12 months.
David was an invited visitor when representing Scottish Golf at The Masters at Augusta in April when his tenure as president ended.
His subsequent assignments are on the Paul Lawrie Par 3 event initially of August and Scottish Ladies Beneath 14/16s event at Forfar the next week.
It’s not usually thirsty golf followers are served by an eight-time European Tour Order of Benefit winner.
However that’s what occurred to Scott Spiers and Dave Morgan once they nipped into the Greyfriars Inn at St Andrews for lunch in the course of the first day of The Open.