Scots legend Colin Montgomerie recounts {golfing} with James Bond

SCOTTISH golf legend Colin Montgomerie has revealed he felt like he was taking part in with James Bond when hitting the course with Sir Sean Connery.

The 59-year-old stated that the expertise of {golfing} with the well-known actor was extra like teeing off with 007 himself.

The long-lasting voice and swagger Connery dropped at the much-beloved undercover agent function was stated to have carried over to his on a regular basis actions.

Regardless of being at house on the golf course, Montgomerie was clearly starstruck throughout his video games with the very first James Bond.

Monty is gearing up for the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of The Open.

Talking fondly of Connery, who died in October 2020 from respiratory failure, within the August version of Scottish Area journal, Montgomerie stated: “The most effective James Bond must be Sean Connery.

“They’ve carried out a superb job lately and Daniel Craig introduced it into the twenty first Century however Sean Connery was James Bond.

“I performed golf a number of occasions with him.

“You had been taking a look at him and speaking to him, nevertheless it wasn’t Sean Connery speaking to you, it was truly James Bond speaking to you.

“The voice was simply unimaginable.”

Though he’s approaching his sixties, Montgomerie nonetheless shares Bond’s thrillseeking nature as he detailed his potential plans for the longer term.

He stated: “I’d prefer to cross Australia, or go from the east to the west coast of America on a bike.

“If I’d had the time, I’d have additionally beloved to have realized to fly a airplane or a helicopter.

“That’s nonetheless on the bucket record.

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“Simulated first, imagine me. With no passengers!”

The Open is ready to mark its a hundred and fiftieth anniversary with a return to the house of golf, St Andrews, subsequent week.

Montgomerie, affectionately generally known as Monty, stated he believes Scotland doesn’t recognize the course sufficient, including: “If I used to be going to retire as much as Scotland, St Andrews can be a terrific place to go together with a few Labradors.

Sir Sean Connery handed away in October 2020.

“As a Scottish golfer, to journey the world and to say you’re from Scotland, the house of golf, is one thing that I actually treasure.

“And St Andrews is the house of golf.

“We’re not as happy with it as we needs to be actually.

“It’s the one golf course worldwide that finishes right into a city.

“Favorite golf course? Probably not. However the theatre of holes one and eighteen could be very particular certainly.”

To have fun The Open’s landmark anniversary, Montgomerie has teamed up with Loch Lomond to launch a signature whisky.

“I simply needed to style it. Nevertheless it was additionally necessary to be up to the mark with the whisky that carries my signature.

“It has a really fruity style and end.

“Lots of people will purchase the bottle and hold it as an decoration however I’d encourage them to open the bottle and truly strive it.”

The Open takes place at St Andrews 14-Seventeenth July.

Montgomerie was born in Glasgow in June 1963, however was raised in Yorkshire on account of his father’s work as managing director of Fox’s Biscuits.

The extremely regarded golfer labored as a gross sales rep for his dad on the firm when he was 18 the place he earned sufficient cash to play novice golf in the summertime.

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He has since gone on to win 31 European Tour occasions, probably the most of any British participant in historical past.

Montgomerie acquired an OBE within the New 12 months’s honours of 2004.

Connery was born in Edinburgh in August 1930 and went to develop into one of many recognisable Scottish actors in historical past.

Past being the primary James Bond, his credit additionally embrace Homicide of the Orient Categorical and The Untouchables, the latter of which noticed him win an Oscar for greatest supporting actor.

The actor died in October 2020, aged 90, at his house within the Bahamas, inflicting an outpouring of heartfelt messages from colleagues and followers.