The theme of the week perhaps seems to be Baby Boomers, and one example who almost won his own sport’s major prize at the age of 60 (and with an articial hip!) was the golfing legend, Tom Watson, who narrowly failed at the last hole to win the 2009 British Open.
This week I won a golf tournament for the first time. The opposition was not at the level as Tom’s in 2009 but the feeling for me was possibly the same:) The attraction of the game is that you can still participate, and even win, all through your life.
The late poet laureate, John Betjeman , sums it up in his poem Seaside Golf: