Thursday, 20 July 2006

The 135th Open.

                                   
Good Morning, As you may know today is the start of 135th Open Golf Championship from Royal Liverpool Hoylake. You maybe will remember last year we had the Championship at the 'Home' of golf St Andrews. We had lovely weather very warm and sunny. Stuart and I paid a visit on  one of the practice days and saw many of the professionals warming up for the event. It was great to see Tony Jacklin looking so well and in his 60s.  Jack Nicklaus was also there, to see him in his last open was very special.  When we were visiting St Andrews Cathedral on Monday we also saw the old graveyard and in a quiet corner we came across the monument to Young Tom Morris and his father's grave. Young Tommy was Golfs first great playing professional from the age of 13. He died at a very young age 24 of a broken heart just days after his wife. He won 3 championships back to back which takes some doing.  With wooden club I think it must have been a great achievement.  So who is going to win this year? Would love to see Colin Montgomery winning think that would be very popular north and south of the border. We wish him well.  Off now to watch for a while.  Speak to you later. Love,                   

                 Joan.

4 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Not really into golf Joan ,but enjoyed the entry ,a bit of history there ,about the young man dying so young ,Hope you are managing to keep cool .........Jan xx

msecz said...

I guess a lot of us here are hoping Tiger Woods wins.... We are also looking forward to watching it these 4 days. Sandra

ally123130585918 said...

Joan havn't heard much about Tony Jacklin lately ~ don't seem possible he is 60 ~ I loved the story about Young Tom Morris ~ Dick used to love Gold I don't watch as much now but do like to know who win ~ Ally

astra1547 said...

hi Joan...

hope you enjoy the golf, great entry! have a good eveing and keep cool...

Astra