December 3, 2015

Back Nine News – The Best Golf Stories & Videos of the Week

South African Leading at Australian PGA
There’s an unusually large contingent of South Africans playing in the Australian PGA Championship, mostly some of our younger and less experienced pros getting the opportunity to play in this European Tour co-sanctioned event. As of right now one of those players is leading the field – Zander Lombard putting together an incredible score of -5 on a day when less than 10 players managed to get under par, with another South African, Dylan Frittelli finishing on -2 but someone like Brandt Sneaker shooting 84! Conditions are very tough. Australian PGA Leaderboard CLICK HERE

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ZANDER LOMBARD

Recent Australian Open Winner Matt Jones Met Greg Norman as a Boy

Depressing Tiger Woods Press Conference
In another Tiger Woods low-point. The now 400th ranked golfer in the world almost brought himself and the media to tears with his depressing press conference, many wondered whether he was about to announce his retirement, but our guess is Nike’s got a clause in his contract about that. In Tiger’s own words… “There’s really nothing I can look forward to, nothing I can build towards. It’s literally just day by day and week by week and time by time. Where is the light at the end of the tunnel? I don’t know.”

Why Phil Mickelson wants to switch from Butch Harmon to Andrew Getson
Many people questioned whether Phil should be firing one of the best coaches in the world, but by looking at his stats one can see why he’s looking for answers he might not be getting from Butch. Let’s compare Phil’s great 2013 season to 2014/15… Here are a few key stats broken down very well by Golfwrx in this article

PHIL MICKELSON STATS:

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Big Names and Big Money at Nedbank Golf Challenge

In case you weren’t sure…the winner of the NGC will win $1.25Million on Sunday. Last place will get $100 000. That’s why this is one of the most desired entries in golf and the stellar cast of contenders should make for a very exciting weekend of golf!

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Marc Leishman (Australia), Søren Kjeldsen (Denmark), Webb Simpson (United States)
Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand), Robert Streb (United States), Scott Piercy (United States)
Russell Knox (Scotland), Bernd Wiesberger (Austria), Andy Sullivan (England)
Tommy Fleetwood (England), Thomas Aiken (South Africa), Martin Kaymer (Germany)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (England), Ross Fisher (England), Keegan Bradley (United States)
Shane Lowry (Ireland), Lee Westwood (England), Emiliano Grillo (Argentina)
Steven Bowditch (Australia), Byeong Hun An (South Korea), Branden Grace (South Africa)
Miguel Angel Jiménez (Spain), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand), Chris Wood (England)
Jaco van Zyl (South Africa), Victor Dubuisson (France), Charl Schwartzel (South Africa)
Henrik Stenson (Sweden), Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa), Danny Willett (England)

 

Golf Clubs for Christmas
Many of you are considering getting a new club/s for Christmas. One of the firs things we would recommend is that you get properly fit for either irons or woods, depending on what you’re looking to buy. Make sure to book your club fitting assessment before December 15 so that we can take a look at your characteristics and build the perfect club for you before Christmas and have it in your stocking or under the tree in time for you to act ‘surprised’ about your gift in front of your family! 🙂

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