Paul Lawrie, the professional Scottish golfer, has become a sponsor of the Scottish Boys Championship. Lawrie hopes to give back to the sport and help the future of the game by supporting up and coming players.
Paul Lawrie insists his decision to personally sponsor the Scottish Boys Championship was fuelled by a desire to “give something back” to golf.
The 1999 Open Champion is supporting the event which sees the top 256 young golfers across the country line up in the middle of April.
“It’s the biggest event in the country for under 18s,” Lawrie told BBC Scotland.
“I was blown away by how big it is when I went to watch my son play in Dunbar last year.”
Lawrie’s involvement allows him to impart 25 years of golfing experience to the next generation and the 42-year-old Aberdonian has high hopes for the future of the game.
“I would like to think we would see a lot better players coming through than Paul Lawrie,” he said.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have a very good career but if we can try and help people to be better than me – that’s what we want to do.”
Lawrie also believes that playing golf at a young age should be about more than just winning, but also about… continue reading
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Right now a hot issue in the golf world is slow play. Many people are tired of offending golfers on tour taking too much time over shots.
Want to know the quickest way to get a professional golfer to go from calm to enraged? Ask him for his opinion on slow play.
Without a doubt, slow play is the biggest hot button issue in golf at the moment. With players vying for record purses each week, it makes sense that one would take extreme care with every approach shot and putt during a round.
A missed shot here or there could be the difference between taking home a seven-figure check and finishing in the middle of the pack. But in recent years, guys have been taking too much time over shots.
National golf publications have released lists each year, ranking the worst slow play offenders on tour. Yet even the shame of being branded a slowpoke hasn’t deterred some guys from continuing to take over a minute to hit a shot.
While the tour continues to turn a blind eye to the slow play epidemic currently plaguing the PGA Tour, current No. 1 ranked player in the world, Luke Donald, decided give his slow play opinions on Twitter, after Steve Stricker and Jonathan Byrd were put on the clock during the… continue reading
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