A small minority
I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine earlier this month along with another Scottish golf fan. While not wishing to condone the name calling and abusive heckles at team Europe’s players or their family members, the vast majority of the USA fans we met over the four days we attended were pleasant, hospitable and very welcoming.
Of course they were shouting for their boys, but in a passionate and humorous manner. They appreciated the high level of play from everyone and were quiet and allowed play to be conducted in the appropriate manner.
It is disappointing to me that too much was made of a few boorish guys who had one or two too many cans of beer. Sadly there are idiots on both sides of the Atlantic, and we should not let them cast too long a shadow over the sunny fairways of Hazeltine National.
Roll on Paris in 2018 and thanks to the good people of Minneapolis for making this event special. Allan Hogarth, Glasgow With the right exercises you can go on playing for many years creep in. This had a knock-on effect on my golf and my handicap suffered.
I was recommended a series of stretches and exercises to try and ease the ageing process and for the first time in my life I stuck rigidly to a physio’s advice. I am so glad I did. My back has eased, I’ve lost weight and my golf is back to where it was ten years ago. I’ve even started running again, which I thought would never happen. I’ll certainly be adding a few of the golfspecific stretches you recommend to my regime. Who knows, they might be the catalyst to finally making single figures! Donald Laws, Bedford