Just one week on from Henrik Stenson’s incredible display of golf and it was the turn of our clients and their invited guests to enjoy the thrill of following in the footsteps of the worlds greatest players at Royal Troon. To add to the fun, we managed to persuade legendary Open Championship starter – Ivor Robson out of retirement to welcome guests onto the first tee. Despite some obvious nerves, most players found the opening fairway although one unfortunate guest was on the end of a quick quip from Ivor “still on the tee!”. It was a classic Scottish links day and the tricky conditions made scoring tough. Day one belonged to Dave Moseby with an impressive score of 32 points and maximum points in Round 4 of The Road to Bermuda.
Having recovered from the blustery conditions, we headed back to the clubhouse at Royal Troon for a sumptuous gala dinner followed by a Q&A with former PGA Champion and (in his words) the only sober Zimbabwean – Tony Johnstone. Tony’s stories from his time on tour had guests laughing hysterically and concluded a wonderful days entertainment, perfectly.
Day two and off we trotted, just down the coast to Prestwick – home of the very first Open Championship. A gorgeous day, with light winds welcomed the players and the scoring reflected the easier conditions. Craig Osborne collected maximum Road to Bermuda points with 38 stableford points and there was nothing but praise for one of the oldest golf courses in the world. A fitting way to close out a memorable two days on the Ayshire Coast. The winner – a perennial Jenahura Open nearly man was Lee Rennison who’s consistent golf over two days helped him claim the Jenahura Open title on a count back from the luckless Jason Knights with a total of 65 points. Titleworth Healthcare picked up first prize in the team event.
Another epic Jenahura Open. Next year, we head back to Royal Birkdale and Hillside for the ninth running of the tournament… we can’t wait!