|Views back down the par four 5th at Royal |
County Down at sunrise
On the other hand, if you're the No. 37 ranked amateur in the world you're unlikely to be worrying about losing balls and be far more concerned with making birdies.
On Tuesday, I played with Kristoffer Reitan, from Norway. Accompanied by Marcus - his caddie, coach and former Pro golfer himself - they are aiming for big things by year end. Kristoffer is 19 years old, is long off the tee (he drove the par four 16th, 337 yards) and has the short game to make it if his ambitions bear fruit. It was a privilege to play with such a talented young man. He made three birdies and few mistakes... and those he did make he recovered from. His first visit to one of the dreaded bunkers was followed by a 150 yard shot from the sand onto the green.
|Kristoffer Reitan tees off on the par four 2nd at Royal County Down|
|Kristoffer tees off on the par three 4th.|