Martin Dempster

J.B. Holmes hits his second shot on the 13th hole during the final round of the Genesis Open. Picture: Ryan Kang/AP

Martin Dempster: Fast solutions needed to the curse of slow play in pro game

Before Sergio Garcia turned the last couple of days into a frenzy following his petulant damaging of greens, an American colleague, Alex Miceli, and I had enjoyed chewing the fat over lunch in the plush Royal Greens clubhouse during the recent Saudi International. Donald Trump and Brexit were among the topics we touched upon, as was slow play in golf after it had reared its ugly head due to Bryson DeChambeau taking an eternity at times in the final round as he won in Dubai the previous weekend.

The first veterans to attend the Caddie School for Soldier get to work on The Duke's Course

St Andrews hosting first ‘Caddie School for Soldiers’

Swapping war zones for the sanctuary of a golf course may not appear to be a seamless switch, but it’s giving a new lease of life to six battle-hardened veterans currently taking part in the ground-breaking ‘Caddie School for Soldiers’ in Fife.

David Law makes his way to the presentation ceremony after winning the ISPS Handa Vic Open at 13th Beach Golf Club in Australia. Picture: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Martin Dempster: Winning has become nice habit for David Law

Even David Law himself admitted he didn’t quite see it coming. Not just yet anyway. The Aberdonian had missed the cut in more than half of his previous 17 European Tour starts across nine seasons and his best finish was joint-26th. In short, he was still learning his trade at the top level.

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