An Englishman in Germany

No, being English in Germany on Sunday must not have been the best experience. Unless you were David Horsey of course! When Germany taught England a lesson of football David showed the German’s what golf should be like by winning the BMW International title in Munich. Obviously this is a fantastic win for David and looking back at his CV is a very impressive resume of what a player’s development could be like, when the right work is put in. David has been working with his long term coach Graham Walker to carefully map out his way forward for many years now. Graham was instrumental in David’s progress through the England Squads and the concept of not changing a winning formula applies well to the two. Having said that, they are also a great example of how carefully introducing new things along the way can pay dividends. For example Graham’s players would be regular visitors at Sheffield Hallam University where they benefit from the latest in Sports Science and research. A Walker Cup player in 2007 David went on to win the Challenge Tour in his first year as a professional which qualified him for the main tour. A year and a half later he has won and he has every reason to set his target on bigger things in the future.
Brabazon winner Darren Wright © Tom Ward

Darren Wright

At the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake it was 2006 all over again. When the Open visited in that year it was so dry that smoking was banned on the course. I do not think that ban was applied when the Brabazon was played but it probably was not far from needed. Darren Wright mastered the fiery course best of all and was no doubt a worthy winner in the end.

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