Posted by: randyhaaggolf | July 27, 2010

THE SENIOR OPEN AT CARNOUSTIE – SHARING THE STAGE WITH BERNHARD

On Sunday at Carnoustie I just had to finish my round and post a 72 hole score and I’d be low amateur in the 2010 Senior Open at Carnoustie. As my back was barking and I struggled physically there was nothing that was going to hold me back from posting on Sunday. I had the pleasure of playing with Gordon Brand Jr and again it was an experience of a lifetime for me inside the ropes at one of the great courses in the world.

Probably the highlight of my round was on the par five 14th hole where I hit driver 7 iron to 20 feet and almost made eagle. That combined with my par par finish on 17 & 18.

But to be honored during the awards ceremony with the silver medal as low amateur was the pinnacle of the experience. To walk back onto the 18th green and meet all the gentlemen from the R&A and tournament sponsors was quite amazing.

However to meet eloquent Bernhard Langer was truly special. The picture below will be a memory I’ll cherish when Bernhard graciously agreed to be photo with me on the 18th green at Carnoustie. He is a class guy and he ia a real and caring human being.

Tomorrow I plan to post my memoirs of the trip, as I now am in Eugene OR playing in the Pacific Coast Amateur. My round today was perhaps the worst of the year, but I have 3 more rounds to improve my  position. STAY TUNED FOR MORE FROM CARNOUSTIE!!


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  1. very cool randy !! well done and good luck this week

    are you planning on playing the mid-am at atlantic this year – perhaps we could do a practice round or three

    • Hi Greg,

      The Mid AM qualifier is next Monday and I HOPE to qualify as I’d love to come out and play some of those great courses in the area that I’ve missed!!

      How are you doing??

      Please share the golf blog with friends and family as I am trying to create a global community of followers that can provide feedback and collaboration on the site!

      How’s everything with you?

      All the best,

      Randy


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