Art & Photography

Photo Essay: Wentworth PGA Golf Championship

Photographer Morgan O’Donovan and Jolyon Webber went to the Surrey golf course with Hugo Boss for the BMW PGA Golf Championship

Golf is a game of inches and yards; of lush green fairways and coastal sands, contours, gradients and a particular kind of mind-set. Concentration, patience and time honed skills are all attributes needed to be successful at a game so notoriously, nay fiendishly, difficult. Winston Churchill may have summed it up best when he said, “Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose”. Clubs as weapons is an apt analogy, as anyone who has struggled around the back nine on a wind swept links will testify. A person has not truly struggled if they have not tackled a tricky par-5, replete with water danger and bunkers either side of a sloping green. But let’s not exaggerate. It is but a game, not a matter of life and death (although to some it’s far more important than that). Wordsworth had it right when he said that, “golf is a day spent in strenuous idleness”. It’s an eminently social game, the 19th hole G ‘n’ T is actively encouraged, and the poet would have approved of the chance to be among nature and the elements. There are not many better environments to walk and talk with friends or loved ones. Just keep quiet on the backswing…

Words Jolyon Webber
Photography Morgan O’Donovan

Thanks to Hugo Boss, the main sponsor of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Golf Course

BOSS - PGA Golf championship, Morgan O'Donovan, putting
BOSS-Golf-PGA Championship, golfers carrying their bags across course,Morgan O'Donovan
BOSS-Golf-PGA Championship, Morgan O'Donovan
BOSS-PGA Championship, golf bag, Morgan O'Donovan