The Unsung Open Heroes

July 21st, 2015

“This has been one of the most challenging Opens the BIGGA Support Team has faced,” says Jim Croxton, the CEO. “Inclement weather led to constant logistical issues and the abandonment of the best laid plans, yet without exception they adapted superbly to two days of uncertainty and delays and the extension of the tournament into Monday.

“Many of the team put personal and professional plans to one side and paid out of their own pockets to ensure they could remain at the course on Monday, and we are incredibly grateful to them for their flexibility and outstanding commitment. We congratulate the entire team for their sterling efforts during the week, covering very long hours in many cases.

“Everyone at BIGGA would also like to congratulate Gordon Moir, Gordon McKie, the whole greenkeeping team at St Andrews and all the other volunteers who responded wonderfully well to almost unprecedented challenges to ensure an absolutely outstanding links course was presented for the 144th Open.”

And so say all of us……

Geoff Russell, Publisher


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