The recent Atlantic storm might have damaged Royal Porthcawl course severely but it could not dampen the spirits of the club. The club is determined to recover as fast as possible to ready the course for Wales’ 1st Senior Open scheduled for coming July.
Miguel Jimenez has expressed his earnest desire to contend in the event as the Spaniard is bidding for 2014 Europe Ryder Cup squad. Michael Newland, the secretary is expecting to come up with a perfect course, fit enough to host the prestigious golf event.
“The course has recovered really well”, Newland stated. “Tuesday has been pretty dry & the wind too strong & that has helped to clear volumes of stagnant water on the course.”
A cod, obviously dead, was found among the storm carried debris on the course.
Newland was in all praise for the staffs of the course given their serious efforts in cleaning the varied flotsam from fairways and greens. “The staffs on green have been exceptional”, remarked the impressed secretary. “They have toiled a lot to clear off maximum debris. If you take a look at left-hand side of the course that was badly battered from the storm, you will find it almost clear now.”
“The entire team put in a huge effort to sweep as well as blow & clean to clear the green off the debris”, added in Newland.
Jimnez, the oldest champion of European Tour is aimed to be the oldest of European Ryder Cup golfer by gaining a stand in McGinley’s squad at Gleneagles.
He would be having his debut at Senior Open 2014 championship which is scheduled to be held in between 24th July & 27th July.
“I hope we would be able to get back the course very quickly”, Newman sounded confident.