This event was one of the new competitions added to the schedule for 2012 and it was perhaps the one I was looking forward to the most. There is something very special about playing team golf, especially when playing matchplay, and I really liked the spirit in which the matches were played on Wednesday. Naturally all the competitors wanted desperately to win their matches, for themselves and also for their team mates, and there was definitely a healthy rivalry between the two teams... but the matches were played in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
I really feel that this kind of event is important for us to promote and encourage at Kytäjä, it really builds the feeling of being part of a golf club and of belonging to something which is worth belonging to.
Another development which deserves a mention relates to the trophy for the Kytäjä Cup. It had been agreed in the Kytäjä Golf Ry board meeting that a suitable prize would be found... and on the morning of the event all was revealed! If you look in one of the alcoves in the dining area in the clubhouse you can find this artwork attached to the wall...
I hope that we can build on the successful first playing of the Kytäjä Cup and attract even more players next year!
Now to watch the days play in the Open Championship... Royal Lytham really looks like a great course and I hope that one day I will get the chance to play it.