Last month I had a wonderful time at the Johnnie Walker Golf Championship, which was held on the magnificent Centenary Course at Gleneagles Scotland.
Although it is one of the PGA european tourmajor events, it had a very relaxed atmosphere with all the major players mixing with the public and signing autographs.
I have to say a very big thank you to Colin Montgomerie, who gave me an autographed Golf Glove, for a colleague of mine who was due to retire from work. Colin was the big name promoting the event, who only lives a few miles from Gleneagles and I never saw him reuse a request for an autograph, well done Colin.
The other big names at the event was the defending Campion, Edoardo Molinari, together with his brother Francesco Molinari. The great Dane, Thomas Bjorn, the next Ryder Cup Captain, Jose Maria Olazabal and past Open Champion Paul Lawrie, to name but a few.
The weather was a mixed bag over the four days. One minute it was sunshine, then a shower of rain and then the mist rolling down over the mountains. However the majority of the time it was pleasant which allowed for some good photography, hope you enjoy the pictures taken at the tournament.
Colin Montgomerie on the 17th Tee
Jose sharing a joke with Thomas Bjorn
'Little & Large', Chris Wood sheltering from the rain
Paul Lawrie on the 10th tee
Simon Khan on the 17th TeeThomas Bjorn on the 2nd Tee
Edoardo Molinari checking if his putter is in line
Jose Maria Olazabal on the 2nd Tee
Johan Edfors on the 2nd Tee
Monty on the 16th Green
Simon Dyson tees off on the 18th
David Howell on the 18th Tee
All pictures by Ian Hood, please visit www.imphotography.co.uk.