Cleveland/Srixon Scottish Open
Posted by Andrew Murray on Aug 23
The Torrance course at The Fairmont St Andrews hotel was the host for this years Senior Scottish Open, sponsored by Cleveland Golf/Srixon.
With my 14 yr old son Matt making his debut ‘on the bag’, this was an exciting tournament for us having not competed since the Open PQ 4 weeks ago. The course is superb and in fab condition, although we had a very testing wind each day none more so than the final day. Anyhow a score of level par 72 was a good start, though poor after dropping 2 shots to par over the last 3 holes. A 74 in round 2 was good after a dodgy spell in mid round, and in a share for 14th spot.
Day 3 was especially tough, the wind so strong the ball was being oscillated on the greens and the odd one moved by it! Putting was the hardest of all, the greens there are tough enough without being buffeted and blown off balance mid stroke! Anyhow a 4 over 76, sounds poor but in fact moved up to tied 13th, not too bad as I was going in with low expectations. A new Cleveland driver worked well, a little less spin into the wind AND I used the new Srixon Z Star yellow ball! Shock horror, Tom has disowned me! I can now see the ball through the air and finish, a revelation.
Talking of Tom , he is still in USA with Sophie who is making remarkable progress and it seems is in incredible spirits. The rehab-centre is next for her on her road to coping with life in a wheelchair…god bless her! She and my daughter will be looking out for their GCSE results tomorrow too, gosh I feel old now!
Have fun, AM
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