YOUR SAY

Golf Australia - - AROUND THE TRAPS -

CAN BE FUN AT THE TOP

I was for­tu­nate re­cently to watch the fi­nal round of the Turk­ish Open, won by Justin Rose.

Dur­ing the event I couldn’t help notic­ing that the play­ers were re­ally en­joy­ing them­selves. Ac­tu­ally hav­ing fun.

Dy­lan Frit­telli was laugh­ing, jok­ing with his play­ing com­pan­ions and ac­knowl­edg­ing his luck that he had along the way. He was just one ex­am­ple of the love of the game that the play­ers were ex­hibit­ing. The play­ers seemed to be pleased to be out there and play­ing the game. The women’s golf dis­plays a sim­i­lar out­look with plenty of smiles and even poor shots are high­lighted by a wry smile. I know, for many of the play­ers, it is the end of a very long year but for many of us, if we take a sim­i­lar at­ti­tude and en­joy the game and just be­ing out there, we will im­prove. How is golf to be sold to new­com­ers if the play­ers at the elite level look mis­er­able and un­happy? Michael McGone­gal

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