Over the last month, we have already seen some of the most ridiculous extremes of weather.
Dear Industry Colleague,
Over the last month, we have already seen some of the most ridiculous extremes of weather. As we go to press we are enjoying record high temperatures, but these come after a prolonged period of miserable wet and cold weather. If reports are to be believed, the UK is set for one of the hottest summers on record. I am sure this will be much better for all in the industry than one of the wettest summers on record, but any extremes of temperature will test our ability to manage, without complaint - a near impossibility for the British.
Huge congratulations must go to Patrick Reed, the new Masters champion. He played with tremendous courage and resolve, and thoroughly deserved his first major. He is not popular amongst his peers, but this may fall away as he becomes more successful; the cheers that greeted our own Rory McIlroy on the first tee drowned out those for Read. Regardless of his popularity, he is a fierce competitor and I am sure he will be part of a very strong American Ryder Cup team visiting Paris in the autumn.
How marvellous for Jack Nicklaus to enjoy seeing his grandson hole-in-one on the last hole of the par-3 tournament on the eve of the Masters. Even more remarkable, perhaps, was Tom Watson rolling back the years to win this wonderful tournament with a display of delightful control and touch. Not bad for a 68-year-old.
Gordon Goldie has just celebrated his 72nd birthday to make him level fours for the course so far. He has been a PGA professional throughout his career and has been operating the Chingford golf range in North London for very many years.