Sunday, 17 May 2009
The Ladies European Tour got underway this week with the first full field event of the year in Switzerland at the Deutshce Bank Ladies Swiss Open. Sadly there was only one day with decent light and the rain gear was tested to the full. On the positive side, the town of Ascona was just a few miles from the golf course and it wasn't long before camera crew, players and caddies alike were sitting on the shores of Lake Maggoire enjoying pizza and pasta. The tournament culminated with Norway's Marianne Skarpnord winning the event coincidentally on the Norway' National day. She took home just under €79,000, an Omega watch and some champagne, not bad for four days of golf Tomorrow sees the us off to Munich for a week at the Hypoveriens Bank Ladies German Open. If last year's event is anything to go by, blue skies and wide angle photography will be the way forward next week.
Monday, 4 May 2009
Last week saw the VCI European Cup take place at La Sella Resort in Near Alicante, Spain. It was a four day tournament comprising teams from 18 European countries plus two invites, USA and Australia. So it was back to lugging the 400mm f2.8 round the golf course. It was good to shoot a tournament as it had been a few weeks since the last one and it makes a change from underwater photography.
The Dutch team, Christel and Marjet (left) were victorious, narrowly beating the French, Italian and Australian teams.