Just what was needed
We can't think of a more deserving winner than Justin Rose, golf's first Olympic champion since 1904 - a huge congratulations to him on winning gold after a thrilling final-round duel with Henrik Stenson.
Make no mistake, golf needed this positive outcome after several high-profile golfers decided not to compete in Rio.
"That felt better than anything I've ever won. It was the best tournament I've ever done," said Rose - a former US Open champion let's not forget.
"Hopefully we've shown Brazil what golf is about. I'm glad it was close. Not for my nerves. For golf."
Rose relished the opportunity to represent Great Britain, arriving in Brazil a week before the Olympics officially started to ensure he was part of the opening ceremony.
Anyone who follows the Englishman on Twitter will know what competing in the Olympics meant and how genuine he is about helping to grow the game.
With a global audience of approximately 4 billion, it's fair to say Rose, Stenson and the rest of the Olympic field put on a fantastic show, doing a superb job of showcasing everything that's good about the game.
Jordan Spieth has already tweeted his ambition to represent USA in Tokyo in four years, which tells us a lot. Roll on 2020!
Group golf coaching at Dibden Golf Centre
Come and join in the fun, make new golfing buddies, improve your skills and play better golf. Our group coaching programme runs all year long and you can join in at any time and all for the price of just £5 per session. Any age, any ability, everybody is welcome. Sessions run as follows:
- Ladies Group Coaching - Wednesday mornings 9.30am - 10.30am
- Senior Group Coaching - Thursday mornings 9.30am - 11.30am
- Adult Group Coaching - Saturdays 11am - 12pm and Tuesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Junior Group Coaching - Saturday mornings 9am - 9.50am and 10am - 10.50am
Junior Golf Days in the Summer Holidays
Every Tuesday throughout the school summer holidays there will be junior group golf coaching taking place from 11am until 2pm. These fun sessions are aimed at juniors of all ages and abilities covering golf swing improvement on the range, short game practice and playing the nine hole golf course.
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