Bill’s Open blog. Signing off

Literally as our final shift started the heavens opened and we got absolutely soaked. One of the ladies on our team celebrated her 20th birthday today. We did not see any cakes!!! There is an end of term feeling amongst not only the team but all of the ancillary staff who have been operating behind… read more →

Bill’s Open blog day 6

What a dreadful day weather wise, but you will have seen that yourselves on T.V., I spent the morning in various spots around the course as my shift did not start until 3 p.m. I am pleased to report that Larry dahling did turn up after his filming stint yesterday and has not changed a… read more →

Bills Open blog day 5

There is something calming about early mornings by the sea side watching the sea lap gently on the shore as the sun rises. Mind you the alarm going off at 4.15 had already shattered our inner calm. A 5.30 a.m. start saw our happy crew wrapped up against an early morning chill; it wasn’t too… read more →

Bill’s daily Sandwich. And they’re OFF!

It is the 1st day of competition at the 140th Open, at last – game on. For those looking for an omen – on our way in this morning we passed a bus numbered N50 going to …. Westwood. All of the cones, road signs that have been lying around all week are now firmly… read more →

Open Day Two – Bill’s getting busy!

Our man in Sandwich has had a busy day – but managed a quick 18 at Herne Bay all the same: “I rose bright and early. Well, at least there was no alarm call from yesterday’s gull – had to be at Sandwich for 6 a.m. We all arrived at about the same time and… read more →