30
Jun
10

Take a look at the new titleist D10 driver

Ricky Fowler has this in his bag this week…. check it out

http://bit.ly/dv0iiU

30
Jun
10

Lee Westwood taken to hospital

Lee Westwood has been taken to hospital on the eve of the French Open in Paris after the discovery of what could be a blood clot in his right leg.
And with The Open at St Andrews only two weeks away the world No 3 was not the only star who had to pull out of the pro-am at Le Golf National.
Ian Poulter did not compete either after a bite on his right shin appeared to become infected.

30
Jun
10

Weldone matey!! Darren Wright wins Brab in Liverpool

Darren Wright proved himself right when he won the Brabazon Trophy, supported by SkyCaddie, at Royal Liverpool, adding his name to an already list of impressive winners, particularly those at Hoylake.

A level par closing round of 72 for 285, three under par, left him four strokes ahead of Simon Richardson, who returned 74, and five clear of Spain’s Adrian Otaegui, whose 70 was the only sub-par round of the day.

“This win means everything to me,” said Wright. “I came here to prove I can compete with the best and with so many good players here this week on such a good course, I can’t explain how I feel. But this proves that all the hard work I’ve put in over the past 18 months is paying off. I have virtually changed my swing under my coach Alan Thompson and this season I’ve felt I have it under control.”

This is the biggest victory of the 21 year old’s career and follows wins in the Carris Trophy in 2006 and the West of England last year. He was capped at boys level but now feels he can achieve the ultimate as an amateur.

“I know there were England selectors here today and hopefully I have laid down a marker,” added the Hampshire man from Rowlands Castle. “If I can get picked for England hopefully I can get into the Walker Cup squad which is my aim. I’d love to play for my country as I’m a true Englishman.”

On another difficult day over the famous links, Wright knew that even par would be a solid return and if he succeeded others would have to go well under par to beat him.

He went out in 33 with four birdies and only had a few problems in a homeward 39. “I got unlucky a few times but some of the pins were tucked away that you couldn’t attack them,” he added.

But with a comfortable lead and no one mounting a challenge, he stood on the 18th tee knowing that he could take a triple-bogey seven and still lift the trophy. In the event he took a solid par which underlined his class and his supremacy for the week.

Richardson, from Boston in Lincolnshire, was equally delighted to finish runner-up which also marks him as a talent to be watched.

“This is my best result since I started playing amateur golf full time,” he said. “It’s been a great week and this will give me a lot of confidence to compete with the top players. I made a shaky start today and was four over after seven holes but I steadied myself with a birdie at the eighth and came back in 35. The back nine has been kind to me in the last two rounds as I was three under yesterday.

“But it was tough. Everywhere is so dry and the greens were like lightning. It was like putting on glass but they were true although they caught me out a few times.”

Otaegui’s 70 was a complete mixture with an eagle, five birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey but he came home in 34 to secure third spot on his own.

But many of the more fancied players were made to toil in the breeze. Chris Paisley visited sand on every hole from the 13th in his 76 for joint seventh place on 295 with Jack Senior who matched Wright’s 72. Matthew Southgate from Essex, who won the St Andrews Links Trophy, closed with 78 for 297, Todd Adcock with 75 and Jamie Abbott 77, both for 298 and Tommy Fleetwood 79 for 299.

Tyrrell Hatton, in second spot overnight, also shot 79 for 293 but had the consolation of winning the Henriques Salver for the best performance by a British and Irish player aged under 20, and the Scrutton Jug for the best aggregate from the Brabazon and Berkshire Trophies.

Full results, championship interviews and photos can be found on the Championships section of the EGU website.

EGU Media Release

30
Jun
10

Tommy Fleetwood

I wanted to find out a little bit more about the England whizz kid, before he hits the big time that is!!

I’ll never forget my first memory of golf, I was about 6, I lost my temper and threw my golf bag into a ditch. I had a bad temper as a kid. I started playing at 6 and Tiger was just coming onto the scene as Greg Norman was fading away, Tiger definitely inspired me a lot. Progressively people started to notice me but I think people really took an interest when I was 8 and got selected for county coaching. I was playing off scratch by 14 and heads started to turn. County golf was fun but the EGU definitely offer a more professional service, all of the players in the England set up are more or less full time and we all want to make a living out of it. Whereas in county golf most people had jobs and played for fun. I did consider going to play college golf in America, well it crossed my mind but I didn’t take it too seriously, it wasn’t for me. The England team offers fantastic support and opportunity and that’s not to be wasted it’s all about practice, practice, practice and improvement will come. The better you get the more help you need and I think you need a good support system, sooner or later you need to ask questions. This year I am planning on playing in the US amateur, that will be new for me and then by the end of the year I’ll be hoping to have gained some sort of tour card, that’s the plan. I did consider going to tour school last year and if I got a card I would just turn pro, but I think my game would have suffered. Players like Mcilroy and woody definitely inspire me I think they show that it’s not that difficult, they do give me confidence to get on tour. It is important to make sure you get your experience while you can. I do like to relax away from the course as well and I think it’s a good thing to get away from it all, you can’t think about golf 24-7 it’s not healthy, I just do whatever really, cinema or just hang out. I think the main reason I love golf is because it’s never the same and it is always changing. I love the way it changes from one 9 holes to the next, I could shoot 30 on the front and 40 on the back it’s crazy. I love competing too, being close to winning and winning are what it’s about and I love the way we’re never satisfied.

30
Jun
10

Book review – Tiger woods the real story

Sick of knowing nothing about the world number 1? Who he really is and why he is the way he is?

They say don’t judge a book by its cover – so I promise that when I first saw this book I didn’t acknowledge the best money making opportunity ever. Or maybe I did.
But this book (although it probably will make money from Tigers errant ways) doesn’t fall into that category in the obvious sense.
Although In the first chapter we do get an impossible clearer perspective on what Tiger has been getting up to away from golf and pretty much exactly what went down outside his Isleworth home in November last year. The book offers a story behind the golf superstar which digs deeper into his upbringing and possible reasons for his cheating lifestyle, and they begin with his father Earl.
Author Steve Helling of people magazine ventures deep into the life of the world number ones dad and how he had numerous affairs of his own. Was his father’s life actually a factor in the way Tiger went on to dishonor his wife? You decide…. This book is a must read for any golf (Tiger) fan. Written by a much respected journalist – Tiger the real story is a book that I couldn’t put down. Whether you trust the facts or not, it beats knowing nothing!!

30
Jun
10

catching up with US open champ and BMW champion amongst others

I caught up with some of the players at Wentworth this year just giving them a fun pop quiz which seemed to cause more distress than I had anticipated….. check it out!!!
Simon Khan
One talent you wish you had?
Ooh can it be made up? Carry it 310 through the air.
What film would you like to be in?
I would like to be in a comedy with a few good actors that make you laugh.
What role would you play?
Lead role.
Pet hate……
Rudeness
Biggest anxiety….
Worrying about family
If you were prime minister for one day what rule would change?
All kids would have to play sport. That’s the rule of the world.

Richard McEvoy
Talent you wish you had?
Playing the piano or a musical instrument
What film would you like to be in?
James Bond.
Role….
James Bond
Pet hate…..
Ignorant drivers, people that don’t thank you if you let them through and don’t indicate, things like that.
Biggest anxiety….
I’m quite bad with heights, not a massive fan of heights.
Prime minister for the day what rule would you change?
No tax. That would be a good one.

Sam Little
One talent you wish you had?
Stock market
What film would you want to be in?
American Pie
What role would you play?
Stiffler
Pet hate…..
Mobile phones on the golf course
Anxiety…..
Putts for par
Prime minister for the day which rule would you change?
Less tax!

Michael Jonzon
One talent you wish you had?
Keeping things neat and tidy
What film would you like to be in?
Gladiator
What role would you play?
Maixmus
Pet hate?
No
Biggest anxiety…
I don’t know really, I’ll have to pass on that.
Prime minister for the day which rule would you change and why?
Stupid questions as well… that’s right I would have no speed limit.

Richard Bland
A talent you wish you had?
To be able to play snooker properly
What film would you want to be in?
I can’t say a porn film? Caddy Shack
Which role would you play?
I would have played El Chervicks caddy
Pet hate
People that our late
Biggest anxiety
Downhill left to right 3 footers
Prime minister for the day which rule would you change?
Paying no tax because it’s far too much

Robert Rock
One talent you wish you had…
I’d like to be a bit smarter that would be nice
What film would you like to be in?
Any Will Ferrell movie.
What role would you play?
Will Ferrell’s role badly
Pet hate….
Moaning about petty things?
Anxiety…
No
Prime minister for the day what rule would you change?
Probably something about income tax and a lower rate on income tax

DJ Spoony
One talent you wish you had?
To be a scratch golfer
What film would you like to be in?
Once upon a time in America
What role would you play?
Robert De Niro’s role
Pet hate….
Bad manners
Your biggest anxiety….
Being deep under water without a snorkel
Prime minister for the day what rule would you change?
Speeding laws

Graeme McDowell
Film you would like to be in?
Gladiator
Role….
Maximus
Biggest anxiety…
Being late for a tee time
If you were prime minister for the day what rule would you change and why?
I would cut tax because tax sucks!!

30
Jun
10

Been away for a while but now i’m back!!

I have been busy doing other things but i am back now to blog in more depth and detail about golf. Would just like to thank at this point, Shaun from golfpunk magazine, Andy Gordon – PGA and TPI certified, Paul Oliver, and my beautiful girlfriend Amy because without you i would have given up on who i am. I love you.

Please enjoy my blog it will include advice, interviews and news from around the sport.

Feel free to comment and contact me.

Many thanks
Sean Young Jr