How weird a sport is golf?

Last weekend Steven Uzzell could hardly walk around a golf course and the idea to carry a bag of clubs with him probably seemed quite distant. After having to miss out most of the England vs France match due to a bad back he got in his car on the Monday to try and make it to the next stop – the Brabazon Trophy. Today he has just been handed the trophy after some outstanding golf that gave him a four stroke victory. There is something about injured players and winning! As a much younger version of myself I remember watching the Scandinavian Masters on site in 1994. Way before he was the worldbeater he then went on to become Vijay Singh played but struggled quite severely during the practice days due to an injured shoulder. How the tournament ended? Singh won three shots clear of Mark McNulty and still struggled with his shoulder. So what is all that about? I wonder if it has got to do with expectations, focusing on what I can control and staying in the present. I bet that if you I am injured quite a lot of my focus will be on trying to make the next shot without the pain becoming unbearable. Perhaps that can keep me away from thinking too much about how many shots clear I am or how good I am going to look walking up the 18th fairway. Read the article on the Brabazon Trophy on the English Golf Union website:

Richard Finch by the way must have looked great as he walked up the 18th fairway in the Irish Open. Apparently he fell in the water(!) as he hit his third shot and had to be fished up by his caddie. Three putts later he walked away with 416.000 Euros and Richard has now won twice on the European Tour. The fall does look great on film: (European Tour footage)

0 Responses to “How weird a sport is golf?”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 36 other followers

RSS Brian Roake’s England Boys blog

  • Raymond loses out to Irishman Whitson in the Spanish Amateur March 5, 2013
    Irishman Reeve Whitson prevented Neil Raymond from keeping the Spanish Amateur Championship in English hands when he beat the Hampshire man 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final at La Manga.Although Raymond twice held a slender lead in the opening nine holes, he found himself 2-down at lunch after the man from Mourne eased ahead […]
  • USA’s Sean Dale wins Jones Cup February 4, 2013
    University of North Florida’s Sean Dale is the 2013 Jones Cup Invitational champion. The Osprey senior posted a final round 69 to finish the tournament with 213 (-3). Withthe win Dale adds to a solid playing resume that includes a win in the 2010 Florida State Amateur Championship. Starting the day at even par, Dale got his […]

%d bloggers like this: