A fine day

Yes, I think it was a pretty good day. England cleared the deck with Australia and the second Ashes of the year went this way. 13-5 on greens that coach Dave Ridley reported were ‘like trying to putt down a marble stair case’. Apparently they ran at 13 on the stimp at Elanora GC just outside Sydney. England players during the Australian swing were 2nd in the Master of Amateurs (Sullivan), 1st in the NSW stroke play championship (Sullivan again) and both winner and runner up in the NSW match play (Senior and Sullivan). Add to that the impressive win against the Australian team and I would call it a pretty successful start to the year. Andrew Sullivan has certainly has his international break throughout this winter starting out in Argentina the other side of Christmas.

The County Golf meeting I think we will also have every reason to look positively upon. Maybe not quite the progress I was hoping for, but certainly a lot better than my worst fears. Also, it is very important to remember that there are a lot of good things about County Golf, especially in the north where league matches still draw large crowds. One of the keys in re-positioning county golf I believe will be the scheduling and the recognition that can be given to performances in matches. A number of really good ideas were tabled and the discussion will no doubt carry on. Next stop now is to report to the EGU Voting Members next week!

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