Watched the so called "Scottish Open" from somewhere down the Bonnie Banks over the last few days .,., I refuse to give the sponsor of this event any mention whatsoever since all they have done is devalue what little money I had.
Similarly I refuse to mention the venue itself since they won't allow the normal, average Scottish golfer to play their precious course ,,, well those of us who won't / can't put up the £50 grand joining fee !!
So needless to say they can shove their bit of parkland .,.,
The lack of turn out by the world's best players should also tell them a little something about their exclusivity ?
Anyway on to the real Open ,, later this week the world will be watching as the best golfers ( that's the very best ) in the world take on my favourite course .,., The brilliant Turnberry Ailsa .,.,
THE British Open comes back to town ! ( and anyone who knows my political views knows how much it hurts me to decry the Scottish ! )
However, I'm a golfer first and a political animal way after that ,,, And Turnberry DOES let us plebs play ,, on all their courses, and for a much more reasonable price. ( As it happens I'm lucky & have a rich member friend who takes me on with his concession tickets .,., but even without him I could play the best Links in Scotland ) so Loch Lomond ,, read & learn !
Without doubt too, Turnberry is by far the superior course, a true test of the proper, original Scottish game .,.,., Links golf is real golf, golf in the raw, as it should be ,, sadly all courses are not by the sea !
This week promises to be the best week's TV viewing for a long time .,., with a little luck we may even end up with a Scottish or Brit winner ? I will not predict who but I will say ,, it won't be the Tiger ,, good as he undoubtedly is, he can't play proper Links golf and that's a fact !
Take your pick from .,., Poulter, Westwood, McIlroy, the Saltman boys, but if long prayers are answered ,, then Colin ,,, let's stick it to them big man and finally get that major Monkey off your back ? Please ...