Lovely couple of days 'reference collecting' at the Irish Open.
I popped over to Ireland on Tuesday and Wednesday to collect portrait reference. As you all know I like to use my own photos for the swing portraits. Great to get some close up work of Danny Willett, Padraig Harrinton and many others on the Tuesday. Stayed at a lovely little hotel 'Barberstown Castle' where I was pampered by the very professional staff. After a lovely evening meal prepared by the French Chef I retired to my 'Four poster' bed. Thanks to them for their excellent hospitality.
Back at the Open,Thanks to Kate and the European Tour Media Centre staff, working very hard as usual and putting up with every eventuality. The organizers have set up a fantastic tournament, normal for Irish events. There is something for everyone in the village and nice to see a dedicated European Tour merchandising area. The kids can enjoy all manner of activities. I'm sure everyone visiting the Tournament will come away having enjoyed their weekend. I certainly enjoyed my short time there. Congrats to Andy Sullivan and his wife. Back to the canvas for me.