What a year 2008 and with greater things in prospect for the new one. I can't wait... and I won't have to wait long.
Ernie Els will be teeing things up for us in Hawaii courtesy of his win in the US PGA Tour's Honda Classic and 2009 could well be the biggest in our 20-year history. I have a feeling that major things will be happening.
But before we condemn 2008 to history let me pay tribute to all our winners, not least Jeev Milkha Singh, who won four times around the world and headed our list of four order of merit winners by collecting that honour in Asia for the second time in three years.
Richard Sterne, who won three times during 2008 including back to back in his native South Africa during December, winning his homeland's title while Kiwi Mark Brown did the same in Australasia. Dave Horsey showed just what a talent he is by capturing top Challenge Tour honours. Well done boys and keep it up.
We had more than 20 wins throughout a very productive season, but amazingly Lee Westwood failed to register his 30th victory of a glittering career. He seemed to be in contention every time he played and justly moved back into the world's top 10. He is very close to being one of the world's best and if he keeps working on his short game then it will not be long before he is a serial winner again.
The older boys at the top end, Ernie, Lee and Jeev particularly, continue to set a wonderful example for our younger players who look set to challenge for the game's top honours in the near future.
Many congratulations too to Rory McIlroy, who capped a wonderful first season by reaching the world's top 50 while still a teenager and so qualifying for the US Masters next April.
Jeev, Richard and Mark were not our only multi-winners because Darren Clarke, Richard Finch and James Kingston were among those who also lifted trophies more than once on the main Tours and I'm sure we'll have plenty more in the New Year.
We also have The Ashes to look forward to and it's great to see Freddie Flintoff prolific again with bat and ball. What a series that promises to be for our cricketers.
Finally I would like to say a sincere thank you for all of you who have logged on to our websites throughout 2008 Your support is much appreciated and we look forward to giving you plenty more to cheer about in 2009.
A Happy New Year to one and all.