Monday, 09 January 2017
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Europeantour.com caught up with photographer Phil Inglis who talks us through ten of the best photos from last season on the European Senior Tour.



An unusual hazard - Acorn Jersey Open

"I had to include one of these photos from La Moye Golf Club in Jersey. It was so unusual seeing a dinosaur on the golf course. Overlooking the 18th green it was just a brilliant inanimate object - very creative."



Bernhard celebrates a birdie - WINSTONgolf Senior Open

"When Bernhard gets excited, he always comes up with a nice picture opportunity. He's quite expressive when he holes birdie putts so this was a great shot to get. With him also wearing a red jumper, the picture really jumps out at you."



Scottish pride on show - WINSTONgolf Senior Open

"Andy puts a tee in his mouth a lot when he's out on course, and he tends to make fun of me whenever I'm nearby to take pictures - this was my way of getting back at him. Funnily enough, it produced a nice picture. You can even see the Saltire on his tee which adds to the blue in the shot."

 

South Africans stuck in the rain - Willow Senior Golf Classic

"I was getting absolutely soaked taking this picture, but it was worth it. The guys had stopped playing because the green was flooded. The purple of the flag really stands out, adding to a nice shot of James Kingston and his son. You can see by Christopher's shorts that we hadn't planned for rain."



Santi in shadow - Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open

"This is a nice shot because there's a lot of shadow and a few trees, which you don't tend to get on our courses. Seeing the ball in the picture is a bonus too."



Grip it and rip it - Paris Legends Championship

"You know straight away from looking at this picture that it's John Daly. He's always very well coordinated out on the course, and this afternoon in Paris was no exception. It would have been nicer if he had a tee in his hand too, but it's too good a picture to leave out."



Oh deer! - MCB Tour Championship

"Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius is a great course to shoot on because there are a lot of deer out on the course, and I happened to get this picture of Des (Smyth) and his caddie walking past them. One thing that is different is that these two seem totally focused on the task at hand, whereas a lot of players may have stopped to watch them."



Living on the edge - Paris Legends Championship

"Pictures like these don't happen that often. When the sun reflects on the water, it turns the picture into a moving image and you have to wait for it to settle down at the right moment. Mark happened to be side-on, if I hadn't shot the picture at that time, I'd have missed it - a couple of seconds later the image changed completely. It was great to get Moulie on a side profile because you know immediately who it is, because of the hat."


A wash of colour - MCB Tour Championship

"I had this shot in mind at the start of the round after seeing the shirt Phil was wearing; it helped that he was in one of the later groups that day too. The tree at the back of this green in Mauritius complements his outfit very well. But, if he hadn't have been in the middle of the fairway, I wouldn't have got the shot. I'm really pleased with how this came out."



​Father and son conquer Carnoustie - Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex (pic by Mark Runnacles)

Runnacles said: "Paul Broadhurst himself admitted his -11 Championship score and bogey free final round of 68, over a very difficult Carnoustie course, was "the biggest achievement of my life". To share this massive achievement with his son, and caddie, Sam at the 18th green really must have put a very sweet icing on top of an already fine tasting cake."

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