Watching the Ashes series this year I wondered whether we need to consider the idea of an Ashes Golf Series. I realise on first thoughts the whole idea may sound a little ridiculous but just give me a moment.
It could be staged at the end of every second year. Maybe even in line with the Ashes cricket series. Obviously the host country would be alternated and a matchplay format would take place along the lines of the Presidents and Ryder Cups.
If it was played right now this would be the teams:
|Geoff Ogilvy||Paul Casey|
|Robert Alleby||Lee Westwood|
|Adam Scott||Ian Poulter|
|Mathew Goggin||Ross Fisher|
|Brendan Jones||Luke Donald|
|Aaron Baddeley||Oliver Wilson|
|Rod Pampling||Justing Rose|
|Michael Sim||Chris Wood|
|John Senden||Nick Dougherty|
|Stuart Appleby||Anthony Wall|
The more I think about this the more I think it could work. The interest would extend outside the realms of your normal golfing follower. Australia likes beating England at anything. England likes to return the favour just as much right?
I am under no illusions that this will most probably never get off the ground due to the already jammed packed golfing calendar. It would take the players to get on board for this to happen.
I am still interested in your thoughts. What do you think, crazy idea or one to muse over a little more?