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