A special place, and a warm welcome
When I get my travelling schedule at the start of every year, the first thing I do is to check which of the Major Championships I will be attending that coming season…and the very next is to check whether the Omega European Masters is also on my list.
I’ve now been fortunate enough to cover the tournament three times, and it’s always a pleasure to return to Crans-Montana. I’ll let you into a little secret: my role as press officer for The European Tour doesn’t usually involve watching much, or indeed any live golf. But this week is very much an exception as I always, without fail, make sure I get out onto the course at some point to watch the action – although the golf is certainly secondary to the scenery!
The warm weather (for the most part) is matched by the warmth of the welcome and hospitality extended by Hugo, Gabi, Antoinette and the rest of the team running the media centre. It’s always like meeting up with old friends whenever I come back to the Golf-Club Crans-sur-Sierre, and it definitely makes the week even more special.
Hopefully I’ll be back next year, and indeed for many years to come!
Paul Symes, Senor Press Officer PGA European Tour