Dec 24th, 2015
Lord & Lady Staunch 2015
There could only be two winners...
Words: Tim Southwell Photography: Elie Bernager & Getty
Lord Staunch Of Staunchness...
IVOR ROBSON 56.4%
I first heard Ivor Robson's dulcet tones when I was working for a media company on the European Tour. It was my first golf tournament and I was walking past by the 18th grandstand into the tented village to get a bacon sandwich. And then I heard this sound: "On the tee,... Sandy Lyle". It was like he was singing. He sounded so pleased to be there. Golf would never, to my ears at least, ever sound the same again. Youn needed Ivor Robson's voice to make a golf tournament sound official, real even. Well, he must have enjoyed himself because he was The European Tour's official starter for over 40 years. Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald all called Ivor "A legend, an institution", while Danny Willett refers to him as "The voice of golf".
Ivor, you are GolfPunk's 2015 Lord Staunch Of Staunchness.
Ian Poulter 38.1%
Lady Staunch Of Staunchness...
GP GOLF NURSE CARLY BOOTH 100%
Like Denise Van Outen, Carly came into GolfPunk's lives via twitter (What would we do without it?). Would you be interested in doing a Swingin' Siren shoot? We asked. "Yes" she replied. "Would you like to come to Mauritius for the shoot?" we asked on. "Hell, yes" she replied. Three weeks later we were on a plane to the Indian Ocean. Now, these things can go one of two ways, the 'talent' can either be a complete dream to work with or things can get uncomfortable. After all, we were all staying in a villa together for five days. If we didn't get on... Carly was a dreamboat all week.
When she wasn't sleeping that is. That girl had an uncanny knack of being able to take 40 winks at the drop of a hat. The shoot was great and I consider Carly to be a real friend. Then, to put the icing on the cake, she agreed to be the GolfPunk Golf Nurse. It doesn't get any stauncher than that. Two months later she was taking on all-comers on the golf simulator at the GolfPunk Clubhouse in St Andrews, being our roving reporter on the course during the day, DJing and then dancing the night away with all the golfpunks.
Thanks for everything Carly, and here's to a fantabulous 2016!
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