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Hi Darren. i'd just like to wish you and the boys all thr best in your new home. Good luck to the whole Ryder Cup team; i'm sure the captains picks were a real problem but i think that just shows how strong the team is. And as the father of two young children myself i totally understand your decision to step back from Ryder Cup qualification yourself. Personally i'd love to see you playing but in truth family has to come first and i'm sure you'll never regret spending the extra time with the family moving into your new home. Finally good luck in Switzerland. Go out there and show us just what the Ryder Cup team is missing without you playing. Joe Whiteside
Hi there Joe, thanks for the message - it's just great to be home in Northern Ireland and the boys are loving it too which is great. I didn't do too badly in Switzerland but Miguel and Edoardo being 1st and 2nd was a fantastic result and I know Monty will be delighted. I would have loved to be in the team myself but not to be this time around but I'm really looking forward to being a vice-captain and think we have a really strong team to give the Americans something to think about!! Cheers, Darren.
Not a question...just wanted you to know that I am a yank who loves the Euros. You are one of the members in my dream foursome. Running my full time golf shop at Dub's Dread Golf Course in Kansas City I am alwasy the significant minority as I pull for the "bad guys" each week and especially during the Ryder Cup. Best of luck in all of your endeavors and keep on being the great guy you are. Tim Larson Double Eagle Golf Clubs Kansas City, Kansas
Hi Darren, I was at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits and was fortunate to have you sign my hat and have a photo taken with you. I just wanted to let you know that the hat you signed is the hat I wear when I go for my chemo treatments for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I am so pleased that you took the time to do that for me. It really means a lot to me. You are one of my favorite golfers as you exhibit integrity and class both on and off the course. I wish you all the best in the future. Thanks, Kerry
Hi Kerry, thanks very much for the email. I'm so glad that you're wearing the cap for your chemo sessions - I know only too well what they can be like. But if it does the job then it's worth all the agro. Hope you'll soon be back to full fitness. Kind Regards, Darren.
Hello Darren, After receiving my first set of Golf clubs for my Birthday - I toddled off to the Local Driving Range.. and to my surprise and my other half's annoyance I was hitting the ball straight and far... smug springs to mind.. until I woke up the next day and could not move my fingers especially the right hand! this lasted for over 2 weeks gradually easing. Help! What did I do wrong?... Oh and does anyone want a set of ladies Clubs!
Hi Suzanne, well done you - one up to the girls! I don't think you did anything wrong - I just think that the movement of the golf swing is probably something you're hands aren't used to so they were just probably complaining a bit! Keep at it and don't sell the clubs! Cheers, Darren.
Hi Darren Congratulations on both the Ryder Cup Vice Captaincy and the invite to the upcoming US PGA; both undoubtedly reflect the high regard in which your contribution to the game continues to be held. Further congratulations on your recent return to form. My family and I were very pleased to witness your success at Loch Lomond and as a result your participation in the Open. Good luck in the coming days & weeks and in giving Monty something more to think about. All the very best! Michael Anderson (Perth, W.A.)
Hi Michael, thanks very much for the message. I'm really looking forward to being a vice-captain for Monty at Celtic Manor and will still be trying to earn a place on the team! Can't wait to get to the USPGA and it was wonderful to receive the invitation to play. King regards, Darren.
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