A bright future

Just had a quick look at the leaderboards around the world. Always interesting. On the European Tour in Mallorca, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño is in the lead. My best memory of Gonzalo i when he was part of the Palmer Cup team that Keith Williams and I led at Kiawah Island a number of years ago. On the Ladies European Tour the leader is Ashleigh Simon. I remember her from the Women’s World Cup in South Africa 2005 where I was with the Swedish Team of Carin Koch and Sophie Gustafson. Ashleigh was 16 or something at the time and already played like a pro. On the PGA Tour one of the leaders is James Nitties from Australia. He came to Sweden as part of an exchange programme we had with the Aussies in the early 2000’s. It is no doubt interesting to follow what happens to players over the years. Of course not everyone make it but a substantial percentage of those that do become successful could actually be spotted quite a while ago. The only problem is that there are probably at least twice as many, in those early days, that are just as good but later fall by the wayside.

The next generation of English and French players will be on display at Chantilly over these next couple of days. France play England in the biannual match. Not sure if your French is up to scratch but there is supposed to be live scoring available here. Otherwise I will try to come back with further reports during the course of the match.

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