It's been a mixed bag of weather so far this week at Gleneagles for the practice days. The players were bathed in sunshine on Monday and Tuesday before the heavens opened on Wednesday and made the Centenary Course a very damp place to be. The first job for the Tour Team was to get the Tour Truck gleaming after the long drive up to Scotland. (pictured right). Things were also getting interesting in the work shop of the truck with Karl Arthur appearing to suffer slightly from the fumes in the truck! (pictured bottom left)
With the weather being so nice on Monday and Tuesday, most players tried to cram in their practice on these days, however some players dared to brave the weather on Wednesday in order to acclimatise to the weather they are likely to face for the tournament.
FootJoy ambassadors Brett Rumford, Martin Erlandsson (pictured right), Peter O'Malley and Pablo Larrazabal were all wearing the correct gear and kept themselves as dry as possible in their FootJoy Sport and FootJoy Performance outerwear. Unfortunately they have had to use their raingear a little too often for their liking this season on the European Tour.
FootJoy ambassador, Tano Goya, became the most recent recipient of a sample pair of the new FJ shoes (pictured bottom centre). He joins John Morgan, Carlos Del Moral, Pablo Larrazabal and Martin Erlandsson, who all collected a pair of these last week and are loving the new shoe. There has been some buzz on the Titleist Tour Support Vehicle by other players wanting to get their hands on a pair. Unfortunately for them, they will need to wait until next year when they become readily available.
The new shoes for 2010 are still being widely received by players and plenty of new orders are being taken. Steve Webster has placed an order for three new custom pairs along with Miles Tunnicliff and FootJoy ambassador Chinnarat Phadungsil. These will be with the players in the next few weeks, and will add a bit of colour to the European Tour fairways.