The Open 2015
Jul 19th, 2015
Carly Column #2
From the GolfPunk Clubhouse
Words: Carly Booth Photography: Carly & GP
Carly Booth's Open Diary:
Justin Rose is due another major, but it would be hard to argue against Jordan Spieth at St Andrews.
I’ve played golf all over the world but right now, during the week of the Open Championship, there is simply no better place to be than St Andrews.
As you may know, I’m a regular on the Ladies European Tour and now the new GolfPunk Golf Nurse — I’ll be bringing you tips for your swing at GolfPunkHQ.com every week from August.
In the meantime, I’m making my Golf Nurse debut at the GolfPunk Clubhouse at The Rule Bar & Diner in St Andrews. Obviously, I can’t play in The Open but who wouldn’t want to spend the week in the best town in the world?
I really do love St Andrews when The Open is in town.
My first memories there take me back to being sat in the Nike van on the range, with the legendary Paul McGinley, constantly stealing snacks from their fridge while watching Tiger Woods practise his chipping — talk about an inspiration!
I have even been lucky enough to play some of my best golf round the Old Course, shooting seven-under in the Saint Rule Trophy and finishing second. I would be lying if I said that wasn’t a dream come true.
This week, I will be bringing you all the news and gossip from the Clubhouse every day in my exclusive Sportsmail Open diary. A big thank you to the Mail for asking me!
We’ve spent all day setting the Clubhouse up, decorating with GolfPunk and Under Armour (our lovely sponsors) banners and posters. And when I say ‘We’ve’ been setting up I mean, of course, that I have been lounging about sipping cocktails and watching everyone else working while I shout instructions. I mean, what’s a girl going to do with broken nails? No chance.
The guys at the Rule have been lovely and the Clubhouse is absolutely buzzing. If you’re in the area, come on down and we’ll show you a corking time for sure.
If you can’t get to the Open, check out my daily video updates at www.GolfPunkHQ.com. They are sure to be worth watching.
We’re expecting lots of the tour pros to visit the Clubhouse this week and there is even rumours that a star golfer is going to officially cut the ribbon and open the Clubhouse. I can’t say any more than that at this stage, but make sure you get down here for around 6pm on Wednesday.
I suppose that leaves me with making some predictions for the week. I have to say I was gutted when I heard the news about Rory McIlroy not being able to make it.
Just like every other fan of the beautiful game, I really think this would have been his week. It would be hard to argue against Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler as they are both playing brilliant golf. I would love to see a golfer in orange pants lifting the claret jug!
As for the Brits, I am a massive fan of Justin Rose and I think he is due another major. So, if I was a betting girl they would definitely be my tips.