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Firstly, a big thank you to Rudy Anderson and the Pacific Links Golf Network for continuing to partner with the blog until the end of the year. I am looking forward to meeting up with Rudy when he is next over in London in August along with Victor Zhang, their new director of business development.
Secondly, apologies that the blog is a couple of days late but I have been at the Riviera Country Club and the Bel-Air Country Club to attend the preview of the US Amateur. Just a short trip but the opportunity to play these two great courses and pick up some great new contacts was too good to miss. Don Emery, the GM of Riviera is a superstar within the world of GM’s in the US and his hospitality was second to none. Riviera was built in 1926 and has had many great championships the course is a classic and will be a great test for the future stars of tomorrow.
Bel-Air was built at the same time and is the only course that I have played where you get to use a lift to go to the next tee. Hollywood’s greats have all come through the doors and many have lived in or are living in the homes that surround the course. Overlooking downtown LA, it is a must to play if you are lucky enough to be invited. That said, they are closing the course in October for 9 months so that they may completely revamp the course back to its original style and with no expense spared I can’t wait to be invited back.
I am delighted to say that both GM’s will be attending the Summit this year so those coming to Belfast will be able to meet the guys in person.
Finally, football and apart from selling our right back for a huge amount of money we have been very quiet in the transfer period. I think we are just pleased to keep the squad together and really looking forward to seeing us perform well in the first game of the season at Newcastle. It’s only a couple of weeks away now!
Until next time COYS