UPS had a big corporate day up at The Castle last week and they had Paul Lawrie playing out a few holes with the lucky invitees. He turned out to be a lovely chap and had a great way with all the players in the groups, offering encouragement and having more than a few laughs.
My man Mark said he had been sitting next to him at dinner the previous evening in The Old Course Hotel and Paul had recounted his Open win at Carnoustie and the amusing aftermath. He had driven down with his brother in law that day and probably not expecting to be carrying off the Claret Jug hadn’t booked any local place for the night. So they obviously hung around a bit after the speeches and then piled into their car to head up the road to Aberdeen. However a couple of weakish bladders necessitated the parking in a layby at some obscure point in the Grampian region. Out of nowhere a police vehicle pulled up and out popped two serious and imposing looking officers. And then realization struck and they said ‘it’s you!’. And there were soon two very happy members of the local constabulary getting selfies with Paul and his recently acquired Claret Jug.
Not a bad day on the beat.