It’s Christmas time…

Going Home is a great song by Swedish singer Sophie Zelmani, Chris Rea sang about how he was ‘Driving home for Christmas’ and right now I feel I can relate to both of them. I don’t think I ever feel as empty as I do when a training camp is over. All the energy that has gone into preparing and putting everything in place and all the adrenaline that has been pumping while in the middle of delivering it is suddenly gone. All that is left is a growing sense of a head ache and an overwhelming feeling of tiredness. All this is combined, at least this time, with an impression that ‘wow, this was really great’. In a way it is like what a Sunday evening after winning a golf tournament must be like. Not that I would now anything about that but what I do now is that I am incredibly pleased to be both ‘Going home’ and ‘Driving home for Christmas’.

Today’s sessions at the camp had Martin Rowley, a long time and very experienced tour caddie, talking about his life and lessons learned as a caddie. In the afternoon there was a presentation about all the various routes that are available to get to where players want to go. Getting a degree in tournament golf, finding a British University, going to a US college and turning pro to find a place to play were all options that were discussed. The challenge is just to find what is right for each individual!

I will now take a blog break over the holidays and I will be back again in January. Merry Xmas!

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