PENNANTS WIN A REAL FLAG-RAISER
QCairns Golf Club claimed top prize at the 2018 Golf World FNQGA Inter Club Pennant this season, that must be a big thing for the club in bragging rights?
AI must admit early on, I didn’t actually think the players put much value on winning Pennants. But the first time I drove the team bus, I was able to witness the joy and pride in the playing roster and the disappointment after losses, which made me realise a whole lot more. Golf is typically an individual game and the team component does tend to create a real camaraderie that I enjoy.
QAWho do you follow over in the states in the MLB and why do you follow them?
I’ve always been a San Francisco Giants fan, but more recently I prefer to follow MLB Team General Managers and how they are changing the game through the use of analytics or sabermetrics. Oakland’s Billy Beane started it with Moneyball, Theo Epstein broke the curse of the Bambino to win in Boston and then broke a 108-year World Series drought with the Chicago Cubs. The book Moneyball actually inspires me to encourage staff here.