GCMA president JR Jones played an important role at The Open, as the on-air rules expert for the Golf Channel and NBC’s coverage of the 147th championship at Carnoustie last month.
Jones was on hand throughout the week to explain the subtleties of rules decisions to a US audience and, as you can see, he enjoyed a spectacular view of the 18th hole as Francesco Molinari claimed the Claret Jug.
A sunbaked Monifieth Links was the host venue for the annual Sports Publications partners day on the eve of The Open. As well as a chance to raise the profile of the association
among the industry, the day also offered the chance to enjoy an authentic, fiery links experience, with challenges not dissimilar to those being faced by the professionals just up the road at Carnoustie.
Stoke by Nayland was the venue as we squared up against our French counterparts in the annual ‘Le Big Match’.
By Marie J. Taylor