Last night, Dawn Coe-Jones was inducted into the BC Golf House Society Hall of Fame. It was a great evening, fun to celebrate the inductions of all five honourees: Dawn, Cec Ferguson, Bob Kidd, Walter McElroy and Jim Rutledge.
It was great to hear the history of all of these great players. We are all tied together because of this game of golf. It is quite remarkable. The people attending, all of us, all somehow intertwined through common experiences with each other over the years. Golf is a lot more than just a game.
Up early after long flight back from England. I spent the past week there and the previous week in Ireland.
The Solheim Cup in Ireland was fantastic! Great weather until the final day, Sunday the 25th of Sept when the Irish skies opened up. A few rain deluges during the singles matches made things interesting. A bunch of us fans took cover in the large PING Pavillion. A few minutes later in came Juli Inkster and Laura Davies, their match in a rain delay on the nearby 7th hole. The crowd went nuts when they came in. Juli was first to get up on a chair and she got everyone going, arms waving, encouraging roars. Then, it was Laura's turn, and the crowd went crazier! Fun moment, very sporting!
The Solheim Cup is a fantastic event played every two years between the best women golfers of Europe and the US. The players are not playing for money but for pride and glory. There is an emotional undercurrent to it, as each match could be the deciding factor. This year, the Europeans won it by a point and I must say that it was great for them to be the "Home Team" winners. If anyone ever has a chance to go see it, I recommend it. 2013 the Event comes back to the US and will be held in Colorado Springs.