Apologies for not posting for a while. The Italian Open was a busy week, but one of those without too many exciting things to report!
The Ryder Cup gave us a couple of days off as our American colleagues were covering that one. I did watch every minute of it and what a finish!
Hence, there were a few tired and hung-over people at St Andrews when we arrived on Monday for the Dunhill Links Championship. The Dunvegan was apparently “rocking” on Sunday night – what a great place that would have been to watch it!
Anyway, it was a short week for us at St Andrews as the workshop left last night to get down to Vilamoura for the Portuguese Masters next week. St Andrews is a magic place though and we love that event so it's a shame we weren't there for longer. We had a great site on the range and it’s always a good week for a bit of celeb-spotting!
Inside the workshop we had quite a lot to fit into our 2 and a bit days – quite a bit of wedge sole grinding for the tight links turf conditions and a few more H4 2 irons for the weather conditions. On top of that Marcel Siem and Chris Wood put in orders for new sets of MP-69s as their current ones are starting to wear following a pretty full year of playing and practising.
Anton Haig is back on the scene after a break and is aiming very much to get his game back on track after a couple of years out. We did some work with him at the PGA in May and he’s been using 69s since then. We made him another set, some T4 wedges and a few MP and JPX woods and hybrids to test. From his first round today it looks like things are working very well so it’ll be interesting to see how the week goes for him – there aren’t many players with more natural ability than Anton!
Electric golf clubs are rare, especially ones that come with a charger, but we have a couple on the workshop now – yes, we received our new Shaft Optimisers!
We did find a few minutes to visit the Golf Museum which is always fascinating – I love looking at the really old clubs from a century or 2 ago! And, as it was Koji-san’s first visit to St Andrews I obviously had to give him a tour of some of the more famous golf shops and bars around the town! The Swilken Bridge was another photo opportunity and we timed it perfectly to bump into some impressive silverware!