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Golf February


Golf

Tournaments

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

4th - 10th February

PGA TOUR Pros and Celebrities play together One of the most exciting events on the PGA TOUR, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am is contested annually on three of the Monterey Peninsula’s premier golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course in front of over 150,000 spectators and millions of television viewers. Watch professionals and celebrities compete on three of the best courses golf has to offer.

Pebble Beach Golf Links

Since 1919, the exquisite beauty and unique challenge of Pebble Beach Golf Links have thrilled golfers and spectators alike. Designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, the course hugs the rugged coastline, providing wide-open vistas, cliffside fairways and sloping greens.

Purse: $6,500,000 Professional; $1,170,000 First Place Past Champions include: Jack Nicklaus (three-time winner), Tom Watson (twotime winner), Mark O’Meara (five-time winner), Payne Stewart, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III (two-time winner), Phil Mickelson (four-time winner), Dustin Johnson (two-time winner)

Last Year’s Winner: Phil Mickelson

Participating celebrities

Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course

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The Shore Course is a naturally contoured, gently flowing, seaside course playing through coastal grasslands and rolling sand dunes. Redesigned by Mike Strantz in 2003, this 6,956 yard par-72 course maximizes ocean vistas and the incorporation of natural rock, while minimizing cart paths to blend in more with the existing environment.

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Spyglass Hill Golf Course Spyglass Hill Golf Course is rated one of the toughest courses in the world from the Championship tees, boasting a course rating of 75.5 and a slope rating of 147. The PGA TOUR consistently lists Spyglass Hill’s holes 6, 8 and 16 among the toughest on the TOUR, and during the 1999 United States Amateur, the stroke average of the field during medal play was in excess of 79.


Previous Joburg Open Winners Year Winner Country 2007 Ariel Canete Argentina 2008 Richard Sterne South Africa 2009 Anders Hansen Denmark 2010 Charl Schwartzel South Africa 2011 Charl Schwartzel South Africa 2012 Branden Grace South Africa

Joburg Open Golf

7th - 10th February

Score 266 (-19) 271 (-13) 269 (-15) 261 (-23) 265 (-19) 270 (-17)

Please be advised that there is 1.3 million euros up for grabs at the 2013 Joburg Open to be played at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Africa Open

The East London golf course features a unique natural course layout, measuring 6,163 meters (6,740 yards) for the tournament. The course meanders through coastal dunes and dense, indigenous bush.

East London G.C, South Africa

The course is enhanced by striking natural scenery overlooking the Indian Ocean and offers breathtaking views of Nahoon Reef, a world-famous surfing spot. The course has hosted six South African Opens and a number of Amateur Championships. It requires stamina and accuracy from players, who must contend with steep climbs up and down the dunes and more often than not, contend with a fierce wind whistling through the valleys. Prize fund: €1 million

14th - 17th February

Tshwane Open

28th February - 3rd March

The Sunshine Tour announced a record-breaking sixth tournament co-sanctioned by the European Tour with the Tshwane Open to be played from 28 February to 3 March in 2013. The €1.5 million event will be the richest on the Sunshine Tour, which means the winner will earn a two-year exemption on the European Tour. It will be played at The Els Club Copperleaf, owed by the one and only Big Ernie Els

WGC Accenture Match Play Championship Ritz-Carleton, Dove Mountain, Tucson, AZ 18th - 21st February

Last year’s tournament saw Hunter Mahan spoil Rory McIlroy’s No. 1 hopes, as he beat the 22-year-old 2 and 1 to win the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. There’s a good line up of the top golfer’s in the world playing, so you can be sure it will be a good one to watch.

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Pro-Am Tournament

Teams of 3 (each team will be allocated a professional) Shotgun Start. Best 2 scores. Great prizes! Prize presentation.

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Price per team €195 (€65 per person) Includes:

18 holes of golf BBQ & Prizes!


The High Lob Shot 1

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The grip should be slightly weaker than your normal grip with the right hand definitely more on top of the grip.

Set up with the ball forward in your stance.

Bradley Smith A PGA qualified professional for 36 years. Qualified for the senior open championship at Carnoustie 2010. Available for individual, group and playing lessons.

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Bradleygolf882@yahoo.com

Mob: 0034 600 345 882

Greenlife Golf Range

Urb. Elviria Hills, Avda. de las Cumbres s/n, 29604 Marbella

Individual & group lessons Weekly ladies group lessons

952 839 142 Contact one of our golf professionals:

Paul 667394917 Walter 618852348

Set up to the ball with your feet and shoulder alignment very open. Make your swing in line with your body, making your swing very out to in, finishing with your swing to the left of your intended target. Do not use too much hand action as this will result in the ball going too far and left of target. A lot of people tend to shank these as they do not swing out to in, but towards the target. This is a big mistake when trying to hit lofted chip/pitch shots.

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Open 7 days a week - Elviria -

Paul McGinley

All sports shown 10 TV’s Karaoke nightly Bingo Monday nights Golf Society

Call: 952 832 443 or 607832238 local4 Pinares de Elviria, Elviria, Marbella

We look at the life of Paul McGinley after he was named as the new European captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup. 1966: Born December 16 in Dublin. 1986: Promising Gaelic football career is ended by a broken kneecap. 1987: Wins an Irish youth cap in golf. 1988: Becomes Irish youths champion. 1989: Crowned Irish amateur champion. 1991: Earns a Walker Cup cap and turns professional. 1993: Makes his Dunhill Cup and World Cup debuts. 1996: Claims first European Tour win, in Austria. 1997: Achieves his second European Tour victory, and wins World Cup with Padraig Harrington. 16

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2001: Wins Wales Open. 2002: Finishes 18th in first Masters. Makes his Ryder Cup debut and holes the winning putt. 2004: Earns second Ryder Cup cap and finishes unbeaten in a record nine-point win for Europe. 2005: Wins Volvo Masters to finish third on European money list and reach a career-high 18th in world rankings. 2006: Third Ryder Cup cap, and again McGinley plays his part in a nine-point win. 2009: Captains Britain and Ireland to Seve Trophy win. 2010: Among Europe’s vice-captains in Ryder Cup win at Celtic Manor. 2011: Makes his 500th European Tour start and captains Britain and Ireland to another Seve Trophy win. 2012: Among vice-captains in another Ryder Cup win for Europe, this time at Medinah. 2013: Named Europe’s captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup, to be staged at Gleneagles.

RYDER CUP RECORD: Caps: 3 (2002-04-06) Played: 9 (4 foursomes, 2 fourballs, 3 singles) Wins: 2 (1 foursomes, 1 singles) Halved: 5 (2 fourballs, 1 foursomes, 2 singles) Lost: 2 (2 foursomes) Points: 4.5

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Perfect 1 your turn A simple golf drill to help you turn properly, using a ball retriever.

With the pole extended both sides, and across your shoulders, take your address posture.

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Rotate the pole to 90 degrees, if possible. Make the turn as natural as possible, without dipping the pole to the ground.

Rotate the pole back, through impact position, with the weight transferring towards your left leg.

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Keep the rotation going all the way to the finish of the swing. By using a pole as long as this, you will see a better turn rather than a tilt or a dip and maintain your height.

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