Scott Jamieson reunited with clubs after airport farce

They were lost in France... and Scotland. But Scott Jamieson has finally been reunited with his golf clubs and now has his sights set on matching '“ or even improving '“ a third-place finish in the 2011 Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, writes Martin Dempster.

Scott Jamieson: Had to play with a bag of old spanners. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty
Scott Jamieson: Had to play with a bag of old spanners. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty

”I just got them back yesterday morning (Monday) just before I left to come up here,” reported the 33-year-old of an episode that left him playing with a “bag of old spanners” in last week’s French Open in Paris. “Unbelievable, really, given that it was a direct flight.

“They were sat in Edinburgh airport until Saturday morning. We told them just to leave them there on the Friday. But, on Saturday afternoon I got a message to say they were in Paris!”

It wasn’t until ISM, Jamieson’s management company, which also has the likes of Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood on its books, started to lose patience that the clubs turned up in the right place. “They threatened to use the clientele of ISM and their big social media outreach if it was wasn’t resolved. Funnily enough they got their fingers out after that and they arrived yesterday morning,” he added.

“The set of clubs I got in France I could have played decent golf with. The putter wasn’t to my liking, though. But it’s stuff you don’t think of at first. I have a couple of training aids that you can’t get now and just a lot of little personal things that you have in your bag. It’s the tools of your trade so thankfully it’s resolved now. This is a new week so hopefully we can get going.”