Senior moment

For me, this year’s Seniors Open was over in a flash. I remember picking up my accreditation on Monday and noting the healthy interest being shown in the players’ practice rounds. And how could I forget meeting Bernhard Langer at the Old Course Hotel for the presentation of the EIGCA Harry Colt award. A couple of brief sessions followed on the 1st, 17th and 18th holes (see pics), and then it was done.

EIGCA – Bernhard Langer presentation

EIGCA – Bernhard Langer presentation

EIGCA – Bernhard Langer presentation

Tom Watson had come close, but Miguel Ángel Jiménez excelled in the changeable conditions. With wind, rain, sun and glorious blue skies, the Old Course had proved a sterling test that could delight, tantalise and confound given half a chance. If nothing else, it showed that the ‘auld boys’ and the Old Lady could still put on a show.

Seniors Open – St Andrews 2018

Seniors Open – St Andrews 2018

Seniors Open – St Andrews 2018

With deadlines looming and the ever-present pressures of the school holidays playing their part, it would have been nice to share in the nostalgia for a little longer. Here’s hoping Royal Lytham can similarly turn back the clock next year!

Seniors Open – St Andrews 2018