The DP World Tour is again in Scotland for one in all my favorite weeks of the 12 months – the Alfred Dunhill Hyperlinks Championship.
If I used to be to jot down a listing of my 5 favorite golf programs in Scotland then the three I’m taking part in this week – St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie – would all be in my prime 5.
You realize when it’s blowing a gale and the rain is horizontal you’re dwelling.
Add within the reality I’ve good recollections of taking part in right here too and it’s not onerous to grasp why that is all the time every week I look ahead to.
It simply hits totally different from different occasions. The environment is relaxed, the sector participating is sensible, and everybody loves the vibe of this match.
The place else do you get amateurs taking part in the identical course because the professionals and see tour professionals taking part in with dads, brothers, sons or associates.
It’s a very distinctive expertise and all the time a welcome break from the norm.
I’m unsure if everybody will nonetheless be feeling that means by the weekend if the climate is as extreme as predicted.
The primary spherical immediately ought to be okay however tomorrow goes to be actually difficult.
There’s speak of 25 miles per hour winds and torrential rain in any respect three venues and I’m positive everybody will probably be questioning whether or not the draw was type to them by way of which venue they had been at and what time they performed by the point it’s all mentioned and achieved.
I’ll be at Kingsbarns tomorrow and the like the remainder of the Scottish lads right here this week I’m assured I’m not the one one pondering ‘carry it on.’
I do know Calum Hill will probably be relishing the prospect simply to be out taking part in once more after a depressing 12 months.
Calum and I’ve the identical supervisor in Iain Stoddart so I understand how powerful a time he has had after one thing as seemingly innocuous as an insect chunk whereas practising in February.
He had a fantastic season final 12 months and for him to overlook most of this 12 months on account of nerve hypersensitivity brought on by the chunk has been horrible.
He estimates he’s solely at 70% and this week is a take a look at return in lots of respects however I’m positive in time he will probably be again to his greatest.