Richard Mellor is an Official Scorer at the 2012 Open at Lytham and St Annes -

Richard Mellor is an Official Scorer at the 2012 Open at Lytham and St Annes

Richard Mellor MD of Cummins Mellor  has had the opportunity to play a huge part in the 2012 Open Golf Championship at Royal  Lytham & St Anne’s as an Official Scorer, walking side by side with some of the best professional golfers in the world!

Training was undertaken on the  Sunday and Tuesday before the event started, to prepare him  for the challenge ahead and play officially commenced on Thursday 19th July. Richard had to record each and every shot taken by his group of players both manually and on a handheld computer, this is vitally important as each shot is crucial to every player. It  takes focus and concentration  as trying to score accurately for five hours whilst surrounded by spectators during a Major Championship is no easy matter.

His first  group consisted of Jim Furyk, an American Professional who recently gained the 2010 PGA Tour Player of the year award, Fredrik Jacobson a Swedish Professional who came 2nd at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China and Koumei Oda a Japanese Professional who recently won the Diamond Cup  on the Japan golf tour.

Richard said:

‘’It has been an excellent experience, watching each player’s ability to purely focus on the task in hand is truly inspiring, being able to block out all the surrounding noise and pressure is fantastic’’

Richard was rewarded for participating in the golf open with a free pass to the tournament and a Ralph Lauren uniform which he gets to keep!

Richard finished off saying,  ‘this has been one of the most enjoyable things I have ever done’!

Richard as an Official Scorer

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