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The Eisenhower Trophy is over for this time and I am not sure what is worse for the English. The fact that England finished 14th or that Scotland won?

I have said before that golf is a strange sport. Winning the World Championships is about developing players to be good but not too successful because if they start winning too much you might end up ‘loosing’ them to the professional game and then obviously they won’t be around to win the World Amateur Championships for you. The reality that met the England team out in Adelaide consisted of two proper championship golf courses set up in the best possible way for a good test of golf. To manage these golf courses players needed the ability to hit a variety of shots, both in terms of height and left to right/ right to left movement. There is no doubt that in conditions like that the cream rises to the top and the best team definitely won the tournament. The England players simply have a few lessons to learn about playing Championship golf courses and Championship golf. We just need to make sure that they don’t leave thinking they putted badly or that the pins were impossible to get to. The truth is they didn’t have the shots needed to get the ball near enough. Or at least they didn’t use them this time. The good news is though that now they know and it can be worked on!

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