PGA BMW Championship @ Wentworth GC May 24 – 27, 2016
The flagship event of the European Tour season is drooping …. There was no; Rory, Sergio, Stenson, Poulter, Rose, Oosthuizen, Schwartzel, Grace or even the course designer Ernie Els …. So, much was made of the new Masters champion, Danny Willett and you’d have to say the event lost nothing of its razzmatazz through the non-appearance of the afore mentioned, particularly with the plethora [learned that word last week, and had to get it in] of celebrities in the Pro-Am and all the Sky Sports innovations incorporated into the event … Mass TV coverage can cover a multitude of gaps >>>>
The PGA is also a time for the golf business, to do just that, business and there are meetings aplenty and lots of handshakes over deals made to enhance the furtherance of golf in Europe ….. Also a time too meet up with long time friends, associates and industry contacts and to that end Wentworth proved invaluable …
John Bushell; John is the lead man in SMS [the survey company I help out with on Thursday’s first round] and we had a long and amicable chat about; God, things Logos and SMS’ ongoing situation with the expanding reach of the Tour into the farther reaches of the world …
Mark Pinney; Mark as you’ll know did the role I now fill and he always attends the PGA and brings along some unsaved friends in an outreach capacity at Wentworth, he also caught up with some past acquaintances too …
Andy Gorman; A Christian PGA Pro who specialises in putting and gets along to a couple of events each season, and always the BMW ….
Brian McConnell [aka Silver Fox]; An ex-caddie, they all have nicknames, and now the Bushnell Rangefinder rep on Tour, retires this year, Again!!
It was good too see them and that gave some real purpose to an event that can be seen as a somewhat showy veneer of the world of golf and the bubble that is celebrity ….
“ .. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
Ken Revie, Logos Golf Ministries Chaplain to the European Tour
Next Week; Scandinavian Masters in Stockholm