While Adam Scott overcame the rain and the challenging final stretch of holes at Port Royal Golf Club in Southampton Bermuda, the sun did shine on the lovely island and all that it offered visitors throughout the 31st PGA Grand Slam Experience.
EWGA’s On Course guests can attest to the hospitality and friendly spirit of Bermudians. The EWGA Bermuda Chapter rolled out the pink carpet to welcome us and celebrate their first year anniversary as a Chapter.
With our partner, the Bermuda Department of Tourism, we were hosted at terrific venues throughout our island stay. While we all played the PGA Grand Slam course, Port Royal, on Sunday and it was in terrific shape, I had the fortune as a guest of the Department of Tourism to play in the Pro-Am there on Monday. Our team pro was the defending Grand Slam Champion, Padraig Harrington. Valerie Nearon, the Vice Chair of the Tournament and also the VP of the EWGA Bermuda Chapter was in my group. Great fun, good shots and Padraig was terrific. Even the 16th hole on the ocean was kind to us! (this year anyhow)
Here’s the 411 on Padraig: He’s been with Wilson Golf for over 15 years, has won back to back Open Championships, the PGA Championship and been on 6 Ryder Cup Teams. His favorite musical group is U2, The Big Bang Theory is his favorite TV show, soccer is his favorite non-golf sporting event, and his smile lights up a room!
Now about the PGA Grand Slam Champion…Adam Scott. He shot a course record of 64 winning the 36- hole event in style. His dad was his guest on the island and it was the first time they had really spent time together since his Masters win this past April. He praised his caddy Stevie for his help in reading the putt that won him the Masters and was quite modest about his accomplishments leaving all of us wanting to know more about this man from down under.
While the Port Royal Golf Course is one of Bermuda’s premier courses, the pink sand and crystal clear waters are riveting to the eye. Bermuda is truly a wonderful destination!