It is great shame when it seems as though the world and our country are tearing themselves apart
It is great shame when it seems as though the world and our country are tearing themselves apart. So much violence and hatred distilled into just a few individuals can make for a more fearful and horrid world. We cannot possibly undo the bad things that have happened over the last month or so, but it is possible to celebrate the remarkable feats of bravery, love and compassion that have emerged in these darkest hours. We also have less direction from our political leaders than ever before, at a time and we were hoping for clarity and statesmanship as we head into new territories. But perhaps, and I know it may seem like a coincidence, a hung parliament is just the right message from the electorate - that we must tread carefully and tentatively as we explore options for our divorce from Europe.
Luckily golf doesn't often suffer from political boundaries. This week we have a feature on The Scandinavian, a gloriously well appointed resort, just north of Copenhagen. The facility has two great golf courses and a clubhouse which leaves others in its wake. It's a real pleasure just to look at the clubhouse from either inside or out. How lucky the golfers that play there are. We also celebrate the reopening of the full 18 holes of Stoke Park. The Scandinavian has been around less than 10 years and Stoke Park's history dates back over 1000 years, so there is some real difference in the way these two beautiful places embrace history, styling and heritage. The newly designed bunkering at Stoke Park has brought the course right up to speed and it is a real joy to play this now cracking course at this always-great location. Try and visit both facilities - they are hugely worth it.
Congratulations must also go to the US Golf Association for producing a wonderful course for the recent U.S. Open. Well done to Brooks Koepka for winning and well done to the USGA for allowing such a flowing contest regardless of the score against par. Mr Koepka looks like the real deal and I'm sure he will win more great Championships.