If you ever have a chance to play Centurion Club north of London (St Albins) make sure you take either a electric troley, a cart or a Caddie so you will get more time to admire and enjoy the beautiful setting Florida's looking course design but most importantly, to ease your legs energy walking up the par5s 13,15 and 18th.
Marianne Skapnord knew this too well, thanks to her experience South African Caddie assistance she made massive long putts on 17 and 18 to reach the playoff and won the individual trophy* with another fantastic putt on extra hole walking away with the biggest cheque (51,579,16 Euro).
Another big (team) winner was Indi, Diksha Dagar with her supporting Father Narinder on the bag. I had the pleasure to follow them 18th holes as well watch them practice putting late at night. There believes and determinations is something to copy. A lucky draw from captain Cowan, brought Diksha great putting display with 12 birdies to get her biggest Pro career cheque to date (42,278,00 Euro).
Quote from Diksha “I was very confident we were going to win. It is all credit to the team to Olivia, Sarina and Andrew. There was a lot of positives and good vibes this week. We really enjoyed playing on the course, having fun.”
Overall I was impressed by the setting organizing of the tournament with a mixture of luxury, styles and performance players/influencers bringing Ladies Golf to new heights.
At last I must not forget Lexi Thompson's apparence a great asset to bring spectators and gave me a chance for a chat.
Full story > https://ladieseuropeantour.com/blog/team-cowan-victorious-as-skarpnord-wins-individual-event-in-london/
*Aramco have set up the Team Series which comprises of four $1 million tournaments. The format sees 36 teams of four, made up of three professionals and one amateur, compete over 54 holes per tournament. The captain of each team will get to choose one player in a pre-tournament draft system, with another professional being selected at random. An amateur will then make up the quartet, with prize money for the winning team being split between its three professional members. The format for the events will be simply who can shoot the lowest combined score over the three days of golf.
Now lets focus on the 149thOpen... #IamCaddiePlayerStephane just arrive at Margate > Royal Saint Georges not far away!