THE RED Arrows never fail to impress and they were again one of the highlights at this year’s Southport Air Show.
One the Saturday they were the last to appear at 5.15pm, but no one had left the beach and there were thousands of people waiting for their display.
Before they came there was a sense of anticipation. Individuals were looking to the skies and checking their watches.
Then bang on 5.15pm they flew directly over the beach and out to sea.
It was worth the wait to see them.
The display lasted about 30 minutes and manoeuvres included planes flying towards each other then turning at the last minute.
Another display saw two planes draw a heart in the sky with their trails.
When they had finished there was a round of applause from the crowd.
Meanwhile, it was good to see Darren Clarke take this year’s Open at Royal St George’s.
On the last day he played excellent golf, although he was lucky on a couple of occasions.
He had been close to winning an Open before at Royal Troon in 1997, but this time he held his nerve.
Many people’s favourites, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood (World number one and two) did not even make the cut.
Lee Westwood must be wondering when his first major is coming.
Yani Tseng is putting up a good defence of her title at The Women’s Open at Carnoustie.