Last weekend I went to Lytham St Annes to watch the Seniors Open Championship. Its great to watch the legends of the game play and to see how impressive they still are.
Retief Goosen & Fred Couples both still flying the ball 330 yards through the air. The way they are so accurate, we talk about shaping shots, but most of the time their ball flights don’t really deviate more than a few yards. Short games so reliably impressive it’s a surprise when they drop a shot.
A big difference to the main tour was seeing them on the practice ground. The Tour vans had left. You don’t see a line of golf coaches with tablets in their hand reading trackman data, in fact I didn’t see a single Launch Monitor at all. That’s not to say than I didn’t see any innovation.
In fact the one I saw most consistently was a bit of a surprise in than it was the humble golf grip. Most notably the Grip Master Grip.