I am talking about golf here but it is not to say that this does not include every sport played on grass, including Horse Racing and Croquet.
The British Open was recently played out at Hoylake the Royal Liverpool Golf Club after an absence of 39 years.
Big names, the biggest in golf, Tiger Woods, Nick Faldo, Chis Dimarco, Sergio Garcia and a list too lengthy to reproduce here walked onto this hallowed turf for the 135th British Open and what a fine spectacle it was.
What is most distressing from the professionals viewpoint is the lack of recognition for the Green keeper.
The Greenkeeper and his team are responsible for getting these venues up to a very high standard and I am extremely annoyed that the likes of Peter Alliss, Ken Brown, Wayne Grady, Sam Torrance and Mark James et al talk about the players, their own careers and sponsorship but constantly pass by the people, without whose skills the big guys could not play, who make this all possible. Come on, let us start to recognise what really makes this game so great - yes, the golf courses we play on.