Morag Hutcheon (Captain)
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As we count down to the S14 final, this is the place to hear all the news from Europe's captain Morag Hutcheon, together with profiles of her team as Europe attempt to win back the new named Pedlar Trophy.
Captain's blog - Friday 13 October
Well, It’s safe to say I’m totally delighted to have qualified for the Final this year and to have the opportunity to play Streamsong! A once in the lifetime opportunity especially to play the newly opened Streamsong Black course, I keep pinching myself...yes Streamsong Black!! We’ve got a strong European Team with a great mix of previous finalists with huge experience and wins under their belts and the rookies who are well deserved finalists and ready to win those valuable points for Team Europe.
If it wasn’t for an email from Virgin Atlantic inviting me to a Gold members Flying Club golf day at Bearwood lakes 3 years ago, I might never have got back into golf. This email broke a 26 year long ‘golfing break’ and little did I know what impact that day would have on my life. Obviously, I fell in love with golf again, but on that day I also met a lovely friendly, helpful chap who encouraged me and introduced me to a fantastic, friendly ‘Swingers Golf League’. That chap was Keith Pedlar, so it was particularly emotional to be asked to be this year’s Captain when at Keith’s Memorial Golf Day. I feel very honoured and hope to help make this a special event for all involved and know for sure we’ll have a special 13th member looking down on us, cheering Europe on.
Now the Teams have been announced it’s obvious that it’s going to be a hard fought Final. I know Team Europe are very capable and ready to fight (friendly) for every point. We’re up against a great ROW Team who will undoubtedly put up a tough challenge. I’m loving the fact that the opposing Captain is my good friend Clinton Heap, who’ll undoubtedly make a cracking Captain. We’ve played golf together many many times in the UK, South Africa & California so we know each other and each other’s golf well. Let’s just hope for Team ROW’s sake that ‘Elvis legs’ don’t make an appearance!
We’re a competitive bunch and obviously looking to bring back the Trophy to Europe…so with Keith in mind I hope we can carry forward his spirit of friendship, fairness, warmth & fun while we rack up a Europe win
This happy girl is off to practice…