The day before the day

I wonder… how many of the golfers in the field in the World Amateur Team Championships in Argentina will adopt this kind of preparation should they play well over the next four days? A full rest day on the day before a major event is not exactly what golfers are known to have. In fact most golfers would normally spend most of the Wednesday trying to find that little thing that they so desperately hope will not disappear overnight and leave them in despair on the first tee come Thursday morning. I have a feeling this National Holiday in Argentina might prove a useful experiment in the preparation for many of the young players in the field. And for the not so young ones as well of course!

As usual the World Amateur Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy offers a big range of players. From the enormously talented young players from college and National programmes to the golf ambassadors from the smaller countries that through participation here hope to raise the profile of the game in their home countries. It is a great mix that you do not see anywhere else in the world of golf.

As if the surprise of having a National Holiday on the day before the Championship was not enough Argentina today was hit by something that no doubt will slow the country down over the next few days. The immediate past President Kirchner died of a heart attack this morning and the country is said to now go into a three day mourning. I guess the only positive with that is that the traffic going to the golf courses might be a bit calmer.

England start the day tomorrow at 08.36 local time at the Buenos Aires Golf Club. Judging by the speed of Skipper Colin Edward’s flag raising the other teams have better look out!

Live scoring for the Championship can be found on Golfstat’s website.

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