Showing posts from July, 2009

Ladies British Open, 2009.

This week has the only ladies 'Major' on the European Tour, the British Open, being played over the wonderful links course at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. A true links golf course in located on the north west of England it has held 10 Open Championships that have been contested by the men since 1926 and will be host to it's eleventh Open in 2012. David Duval won the last mens Open played over Lytham in 2002.
The course is playing pretty tough over these first couple of days and this has been reflected in the cut being set at +9.
Now far be it from me to criticise the professionalism and atheleticism of the ladies game, but it does seem that the essential art of chipping from 80 yards, and in, on the links seems to be beyond these 'modern' women professionals. Extraodinary that the highly paid golf coaches have not been advising this part of the game prior to a Major tournament being played on a legendary links golf course.
I'm certainly looking forward to the …

The2009 Open

An absolutely fantastic Open at Turnberry. The winner and Champion golfer for 2009 is Stewart Cink who defeated the legendary Tom Watson , a winner of the Claret Jug on five occasions.
This championship will live long in the memory due to the quality of the players fighting for the trophy but also for the majestic beauty of Turnberry. The golf links turned out to be a photographer's dream. No matter where one pointed a camera the picture was perfect.
Next year will be the 150th anniversary of the Open Championship, the first being played at Prestwick in 1860. The tournament will be coming to my 'home' course, The Old Course at St. Andrews. I look forward to welcoming many of you there.
Cheers, John.

HomeofGolfTV Episode 9 Behind The Scenes "Fore" - Andy Brown and Old Course Caddy John Boyne

This a great clip of two guys + one camera woman (Andy's lovely wife El) hitting the ground fast after a superb shout of FORE from legendary caddie Jimmy Reid.

The Road Hole At St Andrews With Caddy John Boyne

If you think you can stand listening to me, talking about the 17th Road hole on the Old Course, for 1/2 an hour please feel free to watch Andy Brown's interview with me on the Old Course.

The Road Hole St Andrews - John Boyne Ep 9 Pt 3

A really good part of the interview that Andy did with me on the 17th green. He asks and leads into promoting Caddie Golf Tours...great guy!