Lee Westwood continued his fantastic good form with a win in Malaysia , while former Open Winner, Ben Curtis, won in Texas and Brendan Grace bagged his third win of the year on the European Tour. Meanwhile a debate rages on whether or not “belly”, putters and the like, should be banned. Those against the use of these clubs , argue that anchoring the club, rather than holding it with both hands, is an unfair advantage. I must say that I have no problem with them, and feel legislation against their use is unlikely.
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Well what a great Masters ! All credit to Bubba Watson for his first Major victory, and just as much credit to Louis Oosthuizen for his behaviour in defeat. I can seldom remember a year at Augusta when so many players were in with a chance of the title, and it certainly made for great viewing. Tiger came up short once again and in my opinion until he replaces that morose look on his face with an occasional smile , he will have little chance of regaining the winning Majors habit . Some of the club throwing and cursing is hardly an example for our young players to follow, and follow they will. Time for the authorities to do something about it in my opinion.
The best player tee to green, by some way, was our own Lee Westwood . It was painful to then see him struggle with the putter so badly. Of all parts of the game to fix , putting is the hardest and I really hope Lee can find a way to shave a couple of shots of his average , then I feel sure a Major will be his .
So that is the season well and truly under way. I hope you are enjoying your golf and if we can help here at Protrolley with any equipment or advice please give us a call.
A great week for English Golf with Ian Poulter winning the Australian Masters , leading in 3 of the 4 rounds , and finally running out a 3 shot winner. Lee Westwood was impressive in Thailand , shooting 60 in his opening round , following it with a 64 and finally easing to a 7 shot win. Add in Tom Lewis being awarded the Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award and all will agree that England is on top in the Golfing World.
There is also the small matter of Luke Donald being World no 1, after two fantastic years of the most consistent golf I have seen. The passing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il takes away his biggest threat , as he once claimed to shoot a 38 including 11 hole in ones !!
Have a very Happy Christmas and a great Golfing Year in 2012 , from all the Protrolley team.
The Race to Dubai was finally concluded at the weekend with a great performance by Alvaro Quiros , showing both his power , as the Tour’s longest hitter , and his liking for this part of the World. I am sure he will forgive me though , for giving my Man of the Tournament Award to Luke Donald , with his fantastic achievement in winning the money list on both the USA and European Tours , the first time anybody has managed this.
I have been watching Golf for many decades , and have never seen any player play at such a consistent level , over a two year period . Add to this the fact that both Tours have never been as competitive , with many players teeing up every week with realistic chances , and you realise how awesome he has been. Sure people are crying out ” ..but he hasn’t won a Major” but surely that is only a matter of time. When you watch Luke play you will see how wonderfully controlled his swing is , never over reaching himself and peppering the flag from start to finish , and this will surely bring him a ” big one” very soon. Blessed with a superb short game and a determination that matches anyone in the game , he will be around for a very , very , long time.
Rory McIlroy has got a mystery illness at the moment and we can only hope he recovers well over the close season , along with Lee Westwood , Sergio , Quiros , rookie Tom Lewis and a host of players in the States , including a resurgent Tiger , Luke will be pushed hard next season but I expect him to carry on the good work.
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Wins for Tiger and Lee Westwood made for great viewing this weekend. However many Tour Pros are not at all happy with the World Ranking points being awarded for these limited field events. Westwood won from a field of only twelve , while Tiger won his own tournament in a field of only eighteen. The problem is that these rankings decide who gets entry into a host of other events through the season. Tiger , winless for two years, moved up thirty-one places for coming out on top in a tense battle with Zach Johnson , making birdies at the last two holes at Sherwood Country Club in California. He certainly played those two holes flawlessly and proved that he can still pull it off when it really matters. It was as if he had to be a shot behind to bring out his best.
Woods looked far from his former , dominant , self. But who knows what will happen in the near future , when he relaxes from this win and stops fighting his golf swing , as was so in evidence this weekend.
Rory also won in Hong Kong this week and although it was not the strongest field in quality terms it was at least a full field numerically. The work he has been doing on strength in the gym was in evidence , as his arms appeared considerably bigger and as he is maturing I have no doubt he will be World No. 1 in the near future.
Here at Protrolley we are busy doing Electric trolley checks for customers , involving battery diagnostics , frame checks , electrics and anything else that needs attention. I recommend you have your trolley checked over through the winter months and you will be fit and ready for next year.