BIGGEST CHALLENGE facing No. 2 Course, Pinehurst, in June will be to have the
greens and fairways in perfect condition for the women’s Open Championship on
the 19th..It may be a tall order after 156
players, caddies and countless others have tramped all over them during the
men’s Open which starts on June 10th.
the “U.S. Open Experience” in Pinehurst Village will provide
entertainment for the fans with concerts and displays. The Bob Jones Award, the USGA’s
highest honour, will be presented posthumously to Payne Stewart who won the
1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, and will be followed by a big screen showing of
the climax, which came down to a dramatic finish on the 18th between Stewart
and a young Phil Mickelson.Stewart, who became known as Pinehurst’s champion, died in a plane crash
on Oct. 25th of that year.
SPAIN’S MIGUEL ANGEL
JIMENEZfinished fourth at this
year’s Masters.Close, but no
cigar.Seven days later he
won on the US Seniors’ Tour.Definitely worth a cigar.Earlier this month he married his girlfriend Susanna Styblo at the
Jimenez Golf Academy in Torremolinos.(He did take his cigar out for the photos.)Now he has become the first player over 50 to
win on the European Tour after winning the Spanish Open in a playoff on his 27th
attempt.Rioja and Cigars all
Scott also tied the knot this month with Swedish girlfriend Marie Kojzar at his
house in the Bahamas. “We asked friends to come over for a
party, we didn’t let on about the wedding,” he said, “We dressed up a little
bit but it was still in the backyard.”If you’re picturing dustbins and washing lines, forget
it.This was Adam Scott’s
TWO MEN STOLE more
than £750,000 worth of equipment from over 60 golf clubs across England by
posing as golfers.Although
captured several times on CCTV, their faces were always hidden by their caps as
they enteredchanging rooms and
walked out with golf bags.The professional burglars, one of whom lived in an £800,000 house and
drove a Bentley, sold the swag overseas, but were finally caught during a police
investigation into a corrupt lawyer associate. They are now doing a three and
five year stretch, and won’t be needing any clubs for a while, unless there’s a
course at Pentonville.
MATTHEW FITZPATRICK (19)from Sheffield won the 2013 U.S.
Amateur Championship, rocketed to the top of the Amateur rankings and gained automatic invitations to both the U.S. Open and
the Open if he remains an amateur.Siren voices are telling him now is the
time to turn pro, after missing out on $30,000 prize money in the RBC Heritage,
where he finished level with Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer.
Matthew may be wise to wait a
while.Garrick Porteous, the
Amateur No. 1. turned pro after the Masters this year, headed off to the
Malaysian Open and came 141st out of 156.It’s tough out there.Justin Rose turned pro in 1998 aged 17 after coming fourth in the Open
at Royal Birkdale, but immediately went into a dramatic decline, with 21
successive missed cuts.(Though he
has improved since.)
“DISTANCE FOR ALL” Taylor Made
have introduced their SLDR S driver, which features a 57 gm shaft, available in
extra stiff, stiff, regular and senior, and a 47 gm for ladies.T. Made(keen to promote loft) say it is simply not true that only
pros and the lowest handicappers can benefit from loft adjustment. They tell us
any golfer can generate massive distance gains with the SLDR S regardless of
swing speed, with a choice of 10°, 12°, 14° and now even a 16° model.We believe them, don’t we?
time, happy golfing.
Contact Mick for your regripping and repairs. Tel: 638 859 475.