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JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ • From Page 3 And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them. Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

Heartache Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket

‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’ Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday.

‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th and now second in his last three Masters, was referring to 57-year-old American Fred Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances.

‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

• PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made the most of his first Augusta experience. • The 22-year-old secured his place through victory in the British Amateur Championship , and had warmed up with victory in the Georgia Cup over US amateur champion Curtis Luck – and by watching hours of YouTube footage from previous Masters. • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were not enough to avoid the cut but he racked up invaluable exposure as he works towards qualification for the next Walker Cup squad later this year.

• THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage. • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the PGA Championship in May. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing needs of my family’.

RORY: Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Green Jacket that he could wear at his forthcoming wedding. McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’

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McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to work on.’ The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these could lead to complex arrangements. Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive marketplace in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy.

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Researchers say we’re ‘Extroverts who love money, sports dirty jokes’ Reflecting on a marvellous Masters: Justin Rose, Hampshire’s favourite golfingand son, made us so proud as JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T INSIDE ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ he played his role in one of the tightest but most gentlemanly showdowns in the history of the event

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AND THE WINNER IS. . . GOLF SPORTSMANSHIP • From Page 3

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Recognise yourself? Then are, friends ‘We you are good Garcia said afterwards: according to research scientists, onlyWe a so we were very respectful of eachnot other. golfer but also a natural born Extrovert. were cheering each other on. We wanted to NORTH Hants Golf Club in Fleet will have beat the otherto guy, not the other lose it.’ According psychologists the University to find some more space inatits Justin of Rochester Oregon Institute, Rose Room to and record the Research continuing Heartache analysis of just a few of our everyday exploits of the county’s favourite behaviours golfing son. can give away what kind of Rose said:we‘I are. am really happy for Sergio. I person would love to be wearing the Green Jacket Ironing Room will be found for mementoes of the but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He 2017 Masters toallbefallplaced alongside those into one of over the Big hasThey hadsay hiswe share of heartache theFive of Rose’s U.S. types Open –triumph in 2013 and his personality Extrovert, Agreeable, years. We have been friends for a long time Olympic Golf Gold. Emotionally andHard-Working playing golf Conscientious, against each other since we Stable and Intellectual. were 14 years old. ‘ But while Rose was pipped at Augusta by The Garcia, U.S researchers lookeddisappointment at 765 Sergio the inevitable ‘We will get up tomorrow andthese he will be volunteers who came under for his fans was counterbalanced bycategories a happy for a month and then golf will take to seeofwhat they sportsmanship did most often. Their display skill and which was over; I will reveal be unhappy for a month and findings that and Extroverts play which golf,golf a credit to both men, to a sport willdiscuss take over for me.’ money, loudly cheer still prides ways itself to onmake honesty and fairness. when watching sports and tell dirty jokes. Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five Yes, the final round between these two Ryder holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the Cup titans was bound to be emotional. Rose first extra hole on Sunday. was edging his way towards a second Major, and Garcia was trying to secure his first on ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ the very day which would have been the said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know 60th birthday of his hero, Seve Ballesteros. and be competitive here forGive a long, long metime.’

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But the overriding emotionafortrusty spectators of Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th the final round was the way these two and now second in his lastbrassie three Masters, Europeans fought the fight. was referring to 57-year-old American any day,Fred Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in In the final round, they were toe-to-toe rivals says our 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his but not opponents, supremely competitive last seven appearances. Bus Pass yet gentlemanly, acknowledging each other’s skills with a knuckle-touchGolfer or a nod. ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 • Turn to Page 4 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

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Rory: My Green Jacket wedding wish – Page 4 We meet the 10th tee hell hound Bus Pass Golfer – Page 16

Rory slips into more misery Philip’s second spell

Rory McIlroy is not in a happy place. as Hants PGA skipper The four-time Major winner, – Page 16 constantly plagued by rib injury, Meanwhile Agreeable people most often read. The Emotionally Stable are identifiable stuttered to another missed cut at sing in the shower, do the ironing and wash by being comfortable in their own skins, the Dell Championship – and clearly This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016Hampshire champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket dishes – which may explain why they tend to which means they do not feel the need to cannot wait for the season to end. Jenny’s be liked. diet or swear. Without a win in 2017, he had four lifetime bogeys and a double bogey in a 74 for And while lounging around the house The study, published in the journal – Page 16 aaccolade four-over total in Boston. with no clothes on might be considered Personality and Individual Differences by Dr laziness to some, it’s actually a sign of high Benjamin Chapman and Professor Lewis McIlroy has not won a tournament for intelligence. Those of us in this Intellectual Goldberg, said a surprisingly frequent a full calendar year and triumphed Washasthis just once on the PGA Tour in almost group are most likely to buy organic food, behaviour for extroverts is to talk about golf’s two and a half years. speak another language, lounge around the money and thus earn more of it. They wrote: worst house with no clothes on and play the piano. ‘These achievements may be attributed to He dropped to 50th in the FedEx Cup their charismatic interpersonal qualities.’ standings and sixth injustice in the world. People high in Conscientiousness rarely ever? ‘When you are missing both ways sleep late and work too hard to find time to with your driver, it’s –never good,’ Page 24 he said of his latest slip. ‘And I also made a bogeyaswith wedge in my hand at • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made • THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving the aface of the BBC’s PLUS the first, which is sloppy. the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. Stacy Lewis donated her £150,000 2 Course Reviews this month! experience. ‘I’m sort of waiting for the season to prize money to the flood victims in Stacy Lewis: • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight end and that’s reflected in the way I’m Bird Hills Golf Centre ‘I just kind of handed over to God’ Houston after winning the Portland • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will-remain the face playing.’ page 14-15 Classic. through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major events such as theThe Olympics. last time McIlroy was ranked so Championship , and warmed up ‘I was so focused on giving every shot ‘W e’re going to be ablehad to help people low was when he occupied eighth Romsey Golf Club with victory the get Georgia over 100 per cent because I knew what Barbour, it • rvine is handing over to Eilidh above right, who aChampionship team that rebuild housesinand their Cup homes spot before his joins Open Well played, Masters mate: At the end and US amateur champion Curtisthan Luck meant,’ said. I just kind of handed includesshe Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make debut at the back. That’s more important any– -her page 19-22 on the course, Rose and Garcia were win in 2014. sporting gentlemen and by watching hoursafter of YouTube over and said: PGAcontrol Championship in“Take May.me. Take win,’ said the American her first McIlroy, 28, has played only 15 events footage from previous me to the finish line. Let me know what LPGA Tour victory since Masters. 2014. in an injury-plagued season and • BarbourGod”.’ has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is said: familiar sports happens, recently ‘Youtomay not fans see me She had pledged to donate her winnings • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament FA Cup again until next year.’ Butand he decided to the relief effort following Storm Harvey Lewis won by a single stroke. Her not enough to avoid the cut but he games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s to play on before taking several rugby. winner’s cheque was matched by one of in Houston, where she and her husband racked up invaluable exposure as he months off to fully recover from the her sponsors, yielding £300,000 for the have a house, prior to the tournament. works towards qualification for the commitments around the changing • Irvine saidfund. she wants to ‘re-align my on-airlingering rib injury. Harvey relief next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. Left: Golfing favourite Ian Poulter. The trousers above? Who else but the true Extrovert, John Daly

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Hampshire trio in Walker Cup blow

So, what have we JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUTlearned IF IT WASN’Tfrom ME, I AMMajors? GLAD IT IS HIM’

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And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to while Robert MacIntyre and Hampshire’s Three young Hampshire players acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? Scott Gregory (Corhampton Golf Club and were in the Greatboth Britain They made us proud, of them. Hankley Golf Club) both halved their matches. and Ireland team which was

are good friends Described by one commentator as ‘the one Garcia said aside afterwards: swatted as ‘We an American so we were very respectful of each other. We Englishman who could hold his head up golfing juggernaut regained were cheering each other on. We wanted to high’ was Hampshire’s Jack Singh Brar . the Walker Cup.

Brar tweeted afterwards: ‘What a special week. Blew away all my expectations. Not the result the team wanted but we thoroughly enjoyed every moment.’

Iain Carter, the BBC golf correspondent, has compiled an interesting collection of thoughts in answer to the question: What have we learned from the four Majors this season? A summary:

The strength of American golf

The US regained the Ryder Cup last autumn and Europe must be relieved the next match is not this September. The past three beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’ Despite losing the opening singles 2&1, Majors have been won by Americans with The United States won back the amateur the 20-year-old Brokenhurst Manor man an average age of 25. equivalent of the Ryder Cup with a Heartache overshadowed Gregory and Meon Valley’s There is frightening strength in depth in the comprehensive 19 points to 7 victory at the Harry Ellis – who have won the last two American game as Koepka, Spieth and now Los Angeles Club. Rose said: ‘ICountry am really happy for Sergio. I In 2013, the 23-year from Sheffield Amateur Championships between them – Thomas have proved. They all trail Dustin would lovewas to betied wearing the Green Jacket one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish appeared idols Seve Ballesteros Jose Mariabiennial Olazabal asmatch a Mastersand, champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket The match at 2-2 after the Saturday in theandhistoric byThiscollecting three points in his first three Johnson, furthermore, there is a unique chemistry but if it wasn't me, Ibut amthe glad it isside him. He morning foursomes, home yes, was in the defeated ranks. and camaraderie among this generation of games. has had histhat share of heartache the an dominated afternoon’s singlesover to open American players. Four years on, there he was in the Alps Special years. WeThey havethen been friends for afoursomes long time 8-4 lead. won Sunday’s proving how quickly a young Briton can andand playing golf singles againstmatches each other 3-1 the final 8-2.since we In the morning, Singh Brar teamed up with raise his stature by winning the European were 14 years old. ‘ Gregory to beat Braden Thornberry and Doc Masters in dramatic and thrilling fashion. Welshman David Boote was the only British Redman two up.  See below. player to win a singles match on Sunday, ‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be The strength in depth at the top of the happy for a month and then golf will take game means that even with Rory McIlroy’s over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf incredible talent, he cannot keep up with will take over for me.’ the biggest names unless he is able to practise without physical hindrance. Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five The 28-year-old Northern Irishman revealed he holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the suffers back spasms following most rounds he first extra hole on Sunday. • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made • THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel as the face of the Now BBC’s plays,Irving alongside his rib problem. is the time the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. to take a break. ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ experience. said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face Taken as red: through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. Matthew Fitzpatrick has overtaken Erin Hills, which staged the US Open, was Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th Championship , and had warmed up Sir Nick Faldo’s European Tour mark a step too far who - indeed of steps and now second in his last three Masters, with victory in the Georgia Cup over • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, joinshundreds a team that Many a young pro has rocketed too far. When courses are stretched US amateur champion Curtis Luck – was referring to 57-year-old American Fred includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut to at the onto the golfing firmament, dazzled 7,800 yards to cope with the vast distance and by watching hours of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in PGA Championship in May. the modern golf ball travels, we know that for a while back into footage from previous Masters. 1992, who hasbut hadspluttered six top-20 finishes in his needs to be the ranksappearances. of journeyman players. last seven • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radiosomething 5 Live and is familiar to done. sports fans Onethe very highly placed Americanand official • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, Euro 2016 tournament FA told Cupme: But we seem to have an exception in Matthew ‘Golf is the only sport where we expand the field not enough to avoid the cut but he ‘IFitzpatrick. felt in control all day,’ Rose added. games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. He just keeps scoring and soaring. of play to accommodate changes in the game.’ racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and His historic fourth title came at the end of a This reeled back Hend, who had led by The man from Sheffield looks like a freshSuch length adversely affects thethe time it takes works play-off towardsvictory qualification for theScott ‘re-align commitments around changing •three Irvine said sheinto wants sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 dramatic over Australia’s shots going roundtofour. The my on-air faced teenager but he is 23 and has just to play rounds and makes golf an out-and-out next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. in regulation and thought it was going in. I see Hend at the European Masters. Aussie had an eight-foot putt to win on displaced Sir Nick Faldo as the youngest power game that compromises the need for guile myself having many more chances to come.’ the second play-off hole but this failed, Fitzpatrick shot a closing six-under 64 with Englishman ever to win four times on the and skill. and a wayward shot from a bunker on the eight birdies to end on 14 under at Crans-surEuropean Tour. Soon, we’ll all be calling him third play-off hole gave Fitzpatrick, whose Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland. Fizzpatrick. ball was sitting a foot from the hole, the chance to close out. Done and dusted. RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Green‘I’m Jacket that he McIlroy‘It’s hasone also revealed he will make some equipment changes delighted,’ said Fitzpatrick. could wear at his forthcoming wedding. that I’ve always wanted tofollowing the win. I love Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I thought golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, playing this golf course. It’s alwaysmy stood The R&A and the USGA have received comments on the proposed McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will We kept very our inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to out on the schedule. nerve new rules the from more than 22,000 golfers in 102 countries. wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker.and played really smart allwork on.’ week.’ Birkdale: Passionate, informed fans Golf organisations from all over the world Golfers provided the most feedback on Fitzpatrick was considered to be one of The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making Hechanges secured focused another top ten putting finish atgreen Augusta, so the must wait again for were asked to provide feedback as the the on the world’s best young players before he organisations work towards bringing in (such as putting the Major flagstick clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance to winwith the one titleleft eluding him asturned he seeks to pro in 2014, and has consolidated the new rules on 1 January 2019. inbecome the hole,therepairing spike marks and a career Grand companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and first European to complete Slam. his position at the top table. irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. With the worldwide survey and evaluation eliminating the penalty for accidentally The abiding memory of this year’s Majors Hethe picked up his first victory at the British moving ball). that he had dreamed of standing at McIlroyarevealed wedding period now complete, the R&A and the provided by the Birkdale crowds. The in would from of his home at obviouslywas Eachfans would like the of world to endorse their products. ceremony in onemuch of thecomment most famous jackets on theMasters planet: ‘It USGA and their respective committees There was also on the queues fansNo.2 entering the course were Woburn in 2015, and added his second in will continue to review all comments creation of ‘penalty areas’ (extending have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes reminiscent of Wembley Way on FAthese Cup the 2016 Nordea Masters. His third win, received with the goal of finalising the water typeOhrelief, have hazard done that? yeah,eliminating if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complexfinal arrangements. day. and arguably his biggest, came in the new laws next spring and beginning a penalties for moving loose impediments Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me.DPWe're very excited. Opens staged in the north west of England are World Tour Championship in Dubai, comprehensive education programme and club) It'sgrounding a great timea in our and livesthe andnew it's all about that over the next said theyoffwere stopping making equipment a competitive the best attended outside St in Andrews and are holding off a couple world-class Nike field to round later in 2018. dropping thePlayers size ofChampionship refreshed and marketplace in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share of weeksprocedures and I'll come(including back at the populated by passionate and knowledgeable last year’s European Tour season. relief area”).man and start a new chapter in my life.’ a married despite the patronagegalleries. of Tiger Woods and McIlroy. Defeat does not mean the end of the dream, of course. If the GB&I players were looking for inspiration as they head into the professional world - which many of them will after this match - there is no better pathfinder than Matt Fitzpatrick.

Rory McIlroy needs full fitness

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‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’ Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday.

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• The 22-year-old secured his place through victory in the British Amateur Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th Championship , and had warmed up and now second in his last three Masters, with victory in the Georgia Cup over US amateur champion Curtis Luck – was referring to 57-year-old American Fred in the heart just minutes and byForest watching hours of YouTube Couples, winner ofSet the Green Jacket in of the New footage from previous Masters. 1992, who has hadfrom six top-20 finishes in his the M27, enjoy two completely contrasting last seven appearances. 18-hole courses including Hampshire’s • Scott’s rounds of 82oldest and 75 were not enough to avoid cut but he ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. Test your golf golf course. skills on the the gentle, racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and undulating fairways of works the Manor or for onthe towardsCourse qualification sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 next Walker squad later this year. in regulation and thought it was going in. I see of our the open heathland ForestCup Course. Proudly myself having many more chances to come.’

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McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to work on.’ The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter.

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And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them.

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Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

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Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

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‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’

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• THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage.

• Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. be played in teams of four (Men’s Ladies or Mixed) Rose, who To has finished tied second, 10th Championship , and had warmed up and now second in his last three Masters, with victory in the Georgia Cup over • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that US amateur champion Curtis Luck – was referring to 57-year-old American Fred includes Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the Includes Coffee on arrival, 18 holes of Golf andPeter a fantastic prize and by watching hours of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in PGA Championship in May. footage previous Masters. 1992, whotable. has had six Open top-20 finishes his toinALL ClubfromGolfers with an active handicap. last seven appearances. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup not enough to avoid the cut but he ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and works towards qualification for the • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

RORY: Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Green Jacket that he could wear at his forthcoming wedding. McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam.

McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to work on.’ The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter.

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McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’

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This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket

‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’ Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday.

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McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to work on.’ The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these could lead to complex arrangements. TT.09.2017

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And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? On Monday 4th September Ferndown Golf Club They made us proud, both of them.

hosted the 31st Alliss Invitational Charity Golf Day by ‘We JM are Scully good Ltd. friendsThe event Garciasponsored said afterwards: raised £27,000 for The Peter Alliss so we were very respectful of each other. We Wheelchair Crusade andeach Ferndown Captain’s were cheering other on. We wanted to chosen charities (YMCA beat the other guy, notBournemouth, the other lose it.’ Bournemouth Reclaim and Julia’s House).

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‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’

Boundary Lakes opened to the public for the first time in July with former Hampshire cricketer and Boundary Lakes’ inaugural captain, Tim Tremlett, striking the opening tee shot at the venue. Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five Tremlett also featured at last week’s event holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the alongside former Southampton FC defender, first extra hole on Sunday. • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made • THIS year’s Masters was the last forBenali, Hazel Irving as the face ofspending the BBC’stime Francis who also enjoyed the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. playing the course for the first time: “It’s my first ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ experience. timedown round here Boundary Lakes and Iand have to said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know • Irvine, above left, has stepped after 25 at years as a golf presenter eight say it’s amazing any golf course is a challenge and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face for me butasthetheevent been a great occasion and through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major events such Olympics. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.” Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th Championship , and had warmed up and now second in his last three Masters, with victory in the Georgia Cup over • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, Cricket above right, joinsJames a teamVince that was Hampshire clubwho captain, US amateur champion Curtis Luck – was referring to 57-year-old American Fred includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the also very complimentary about the new course’s and by watching hours of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in PGA Championship in May. facilities: “It’s a really nice course and being based footage from previous Masters. 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his theRadio cricket ground, lucky enough last seven appearances. • Barbour has covered golf foratBBC 5 Live and iswe’re familiar to sports fansto be able to use it a fair bit which is great.” • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup not enough to avoid the cut but he ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. games. She also fronts the BBC’s women’s football andSouth’s women’smost rugby. Thecoverage additionofarrives at one of the racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and exciting venues – one which already comprises works towards qualification for the my on-air around changing • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 a stunning 171- commitments bedroom Hilton hotel,theBEEFY’S next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. in regulation and thought it was going in. I see brasserie restaurant, Lakeview Sports Bar and myself having many more chances to come.’ BOUNDARY LAKES luxurious eforea spa. Boundary Lakes’ off-course facilities, including Ce le b ri t y La unc h E ve n t brand new clubhouse and American Golf store are all housed within the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl. RORY McILROYEngland dreamedsporting of winning a Green Jacket that he McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes legend, Sir Ian Botham said: The Ageas Bowl’s brand new Boundary Earlier this year, Boundary Lakes experienced could wear at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I The Ageas Bowl’s brand new Boundary Lakes Golf Course been acourse great event at a great venue and I’ve thoroughly “ T he is excellent and it’s been a really Lakes Golf Course welcomed a number phenomenal both fivethings and seven day welcomed a number of high-profile celebrities, guests and enjoyed playing here and with the guys on my team – thought my golf ball thisdemand week wasfor doing weird in the wind, enjoyable day. I was perhaps expecting to have local press last week as the venue hosted an exclusive Boundary Lakes is the sort of course that will get better membership packages, with a ballot required of high-profile celebrities, guests McIlroy, and who hasand justbetter signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to to celebrity golf event on Wednesday 30th August. as time goes on.” a little longer to get down here (following the select successful applicants and despite seven American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ local press last week as the venuewed hosted The successful event saw Sir Ian Botham, Francis Benali, Boundary off-course facilities, EnglandLakes’ v West Indies Testincluding match)brand butnew it’s been a day membership currently being full five day an exclusive celebrity golf event on welcomed clubhouse James Vince and an array of other celebrities and American Golf store are all housed within great atat at a Augusta, great andwait I’veagain thoroughly to the iconic home of Hampshire Cricket toHe take part in aanother the luxury Hilton the Ageas venue Bowl. areyears available, and play The dealmemberships with Nike is for 10 and, aswhilst Nike haspay stopped making secured top event ten finish so must for Wednesday 30th August. shotgun start competition on the brand new parkland par enjoyed playing here and with the guys on my clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to green fees at the course begin from just £20. 69 course. Earlier this year, Boundary Lakes experienced The successful event saw Sir Ian Botham,become the firstphenomenal team – Boundary Lakes theandsort of course that both is five seven day companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and European todemand completefor a career Grand Slam. To view the full selection of images from the event, The competition winners were led by Boundary Lakes Head membership packages, with a ballot required to select irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. Francis Benali, James Vince and an array of will get better and better as time goes on.” Greenkeeper Andrew Brown, and featured Louis Spies, Ian successful applicants and despite membership being visit the following link: https://goo.gl/EjePvb McIlroy of revealed full thatit’s he not hadtoo dreamed of standing thewhilst wedding Nicholsonwelcomed and Hampshireto Cricket’s Tom Alsop. late to join a waitingat list, pay and other celebrities the iconic home The Ageas Executive, play green feesBowl at the Chief course begin from justDavid £20. Mann said: Each would like the worldabout No.2 to products. ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would For obviously more information theendorse Ageastheir Bowl’s HampshireEngland Cricket to take part inBotham a shotgun start course sporting legend, Sir Ian said: “The “Twalk his has been a fantastic day andWould the culmination have been nice to down the aisle in the Green Jacket. I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these is excellent and it’s been a really enjoyable day. I was Boundary Lakes Golf Course, to join the A golf experience that is beyond first class. competition on the brand new parkland course. of yeah, a great deal of hard work byallowed the Boundary perhaps expecting to have a little longer to get down here have done that? Oh if the members would have me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. membership waiting list or to book a round, (following the England v West Indies Test match) but it’s Call us onteam. 02382 020909 to discover more. exceptional today The competition winning team was led byPayne (Augusta chairman) Lakes looked wouldThe havecourse allowed me. We're very excited. please visit: www.boundary-lakes.com Boundary Lakes Head Greenkeeper Andrew our and plans further It's a great time inand our lives it's to all about thatextend over theand next improve couple it will Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive Brown, and featured Louis Spies, Ian Nicholson meanback that it will get Championship better and better over of weeks and I'll come at the Players refreshed andthe marketplace in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share and Hampshire Cricket’s Tom Alsop. next of years.” a married man and startcouple a new chapter in my life.’ despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy.

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JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ • From Page 3 And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them. Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

Heartache Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket

‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’ Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday.

‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th and now second in his last three Masters, was referring to 57-year-old American Fred Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances.

‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

• PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made the most of his first Augusta experience. • The 22-year-old secured his place through victory in the British Amateur Championship , and had warmed up with victory in the Georgia Cup over US amateur champion Curtis Luck – and by watching hours of YouTube footage from previous Masters. • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were not enough to avoid the cut but he racked up invaluable exposure as he works towards qualification for the next Walker Cup squad later this year.

• THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage. • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the PGA Championship in May. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing needs of my family’.

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Have you the Correct Clubs in your Bag And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them.

Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

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Are money on clubs you seldom play? More importantly, are you denying yourself opportunities to play better and Rose you said: ‘Iwasting am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Sevetotally Ballesteros andunsuited Jose Maria Olazabalfor as a Masters champion. Right, 2016As champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket more enjoyable golf, simply because your bag issaidequipped with clubs your game? a professional club but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He fitter I knows that the set makeup part of the fitting recommendation can be one of the most effective ways to offer measurable has had his share of heartache over the improvement the for player, especially for the many millions of average-to-less-skilled golfers. years. We have beentofriends a long time and playing golf against each other since we For the last twenty years, golf equipment were 14 years have old. ‘forced major changes in manufacturers the specifications of the clubs with which we ‘Weplay willthe getgame. up tomorrow and when he willOEMs be all It all started happy for a month and then golf will take (original equipment manufacturers) started over; I will beiron unhappy for a up month messing with loft, which untiland the golf will take over for me.’ 1990s were set to standards that every club manufacturer respected and adhered to. Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five For example: holes to but lost when Garcia birdied the 3-irons, go a tough-to-swing 24º club on a good first extra hole on Sunday. day, have been de-lofted over the past three decades to 18º to 20º (becoming LESS than feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ a‘I 2-iron); said Rose.which ‘It's ahistorically course youwere can set get at to aknow 4-irons, 28º and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ loft, were de-lofted to between 21º and 23º (becoming less than a 3-iron); Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th 5-irons, which before had been set with a and now second in his last three Masters, 32º loft, have been de-lofted to between 23º was 25º referring to 57-year-old Fred and (thus becoming whatAmerican a 3-iron used Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in to be). 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his This has also been done in varying degrees last seven appearances. to the 6, 7, 8 and 9 irons. Why? Money!! Designers soon realised the easiest way to ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. sell new clubs is to prove that they hit the ball ‘Sometimes of themodel. green isWhich for youofand further than the the rub previous sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putteven on 18 course is exactly what happened. But in regulation and thought it was going in. I see more infamous and damaging was the fact myself having many more chances to come.’ that from this shrinking of lofts, the 3, 4 and 5 irons swiftly became a whole lot harder to impossible to hit for the vast majority of golfers.Take a look at your own bag: Which clubs are shiny, and which are well worn? The higher number irons even have more worndown grips. And the lower number irons? They’re practically untouched. What can I do to help this situation? The goal is to remove these hard to hit clubs with easier more consistent ones. This will either be higher numbered fairway woods, or the clubs that were designed especially with this in mind – hybrids. So this is why we’re at this point—where golfers seldom use their 3, 4 and even their 5 irons. Plus, for the most part, they’re also very confused about hybrids…which for most of us are necessary for consistently hitting longeriron distances into the greens and on longer par-3 holes. The fact is, hybrids are a wonderful product, an ingenious alternative to hitting today’s hard-

to-hit long irons. They can be: Good players should always have an array release cause a much higher flight with your Easier to get airborne than any iron of the of alternative clubs that are better suited to hybrids so that in high-wind conditions you same loft; possibly more accurate on longer different courses and different hole designs. have control or distance problems? If so, be length par-3s; more consistent from both smart and use hybrids on calmer days and A copy of this and my previous articles for short and long grass; effective from hard-pan; put the lower-lofted irons back in the bag on Doyle’s Dilemmas can be found online at and better suited for bump and run shots from windy days. http://www.teetimesgolfmagazine.com/ around the greens. Players who can get a little off line from day Should you have any questions on this or any They really are easier to hit high to fly than to day might consider replacing their 3 wood equipment matter please feel free to call me irons of the same loft, especially when and 5 wood with a strong 2 hybrid that is in at 01256 322007 or 07859 920055. professionally fitted to the golfer—when the area of 40-to-41 inches in length for more Alternatively, emailface me of directly at • PORTSMOUTH’S Gregory made • THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the the BBC’s they’re built with qualityScott designed components control. dave@madetomeasuregolf.co.uk or visit thecustom most built of his golf coverage. and to first fittingAugusta specifications that Different horses for different courses. my web site: madetomeasuregolf.co.uk experience. ideally match each golfer’s individual swing • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight characteristics that allow the hybrids to blend • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face seamlessly with the conventional irons for throughdistance victory in the British Amateur consistent gaps. of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. Championship , and had warmed up As to whether to go to a high-lofted wood or withfor victory in replacements, the Georgia Cup • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that hybrid the iron two over factors US amateur champion Curtis Luck – includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the need to be taken into consideration: and by watching hours of YouTube PGA Championship in May. The more the golfer sweeps the ball rather footage from previous Masters. than hits down on the ball, the more likely • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans that high-lofted woods will be a golfer’s iron • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup replacements. not enough to avoid the cut but he games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. The golfer’s personal preference/opinion as racked up invaluable exposure as he to whether they are more comfortable or works towards qualification for the • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing confident with a fairway wood or a hybrid is next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. also key to the selection of the low-loft iron replacement clubs. Club head speed also plays a role in the set makeup determination. The slower the club head speed, the shorter the distance gap from normal 4-degree loft increments between RORYThis McILROY of benefit winning a Green Jacket that he McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes clubs. type of dreamed player would with a could wear at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I larger separation between each club. thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, For the good player, set makeup fitting McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to certainly will include some of the same wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ elements for the average player. Not all players who shoot in the 70s can consistently hit The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making He asecured top ten at Augusta, so must wait again for the 3 woodanother high enough or finish consistently clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to enough off the deck, nor can they hit a 3 iron companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. (sometimes even a 4 iron) well enough to say irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. it is better to keep it in the bag than an easierMcIlroy revealed dreamed of standing at the wedding to-hit hybrid that that flies he thehad same distance. Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremony in oneplayers, of the most famousfitting jacketshas on the planet: ‘It would For many good set makeup have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these to focus on several other areas: have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. Let’s say you can hit your 3 and 4 irons up Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. in the air. Can you stop those shots on the It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive green as well as you could if you hit a higherof weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share launching hybrid that flies the same distance? a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’ despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy. Does your higher club head speed or later

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And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them.

James Ablett set a new course record of sevenunder par 63 on his way Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so were very respectful of each other. We towewinning the West Hove were cheering each other on. We wanted to Pro-Am. beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’ And this edged out Chris McDonnell’s 65 for the winner’s cheque of £600. Heartache

With typically blowy weather on the Rose said: am really happy I Downs, the‘I left-handed star for wasSergio. delighted would love to be wearing the Green Jacket to admit he’d finally sorted out his putting but it wasn't I am gladand it isithim. theifday beforeme, at Prince’s, hadHe made has had his share of heartache over the all the difference. years. We have been friends for a long time Ablett said:golf ‘I’veagainst been playing well,since but we and playing each other unable to hole anything outside of 10 feet were 14 years old. ‘ for ages, which has been very frustrating. On the at Prince’s the ball ‘We will Tuesday get up tomorrow andI moved he will be in my stance, and those mid-range putts happy for a month and then golf will take started in.’ over; I willgoing be unhappy for a month and golf

will take over for me.’ Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday.

Esther Sparrow of Hampshire pulled off a double triumph in the English women’s Par 3 championship, winning the individual title and helping her team to victory. Esther, an eight-handicapper from Blackmoor Golf Club, scored net 55 and won on countback from Worldham Blackmoor’s Esther Sparrow: Double triumph Park’s Celia Woolston.

Joe, 16

Most amateur golfers can wait a lifetime in vain for a hole in one. An Irish teenager scored one during a tournament – and then went on to sink another during the same round.

Two birdies in the last three holes at ‘Ampfield is a fantastic course,’ said Esther. Ampfield Golf Club proved crucial, helping ‘It’s an amazing challenge, a fun place to The odds of an amateur golfer hitting her to play nine one-under play really forOlazabal yourasshort game. This one’s for you,the Seve:back Garcia said it wasin‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve and Ballesteros and good Jose Maria a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket two aces in the same round have been I had a great day.’ par gross. Esther said: ‘The putt on the calculated at a staggering 67 million to one. last was tracking and I thought “that’s a This was the second time the trio had played bit hard” but never mind, it went in. That in the competition. ‘I didn’t have a great round Joe Rooney, 16, managed the feat at birdie on the last sealed the deal.’ and neither did my team-mates,’ remembered County Armagh Golf Club and even though the amazing double helped him finish his Esther. ‘We were determined to come back The team win was much more comfortable. Esther and fellow Blackmoor members Nicki and I’m delighted to win, for me and the team. round three under par, it was not enough to win him the Open event. It’s so fantastic that we did that.’ Corkill and Annie Murgatroyd scored a total of 178 and won by seven shots from teams from Alresford and Corhampton, also both in Hampshire. 

The popular championship provides a mix of good competition and a dash of garden party atmosphere – helped by a glass of Pimm’s and a slice of cake for the competitors.

Joe Rooney: ‘I got a bit nervous’

Martin takes route 66 to swoop into West • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made the most of his first Augusta experience.

• THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage. ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ Joe, who has a handicap of two, told the said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know • Irvine, above left, has stepped down afterBBC: 25 years as third a golfhole presenter andshot, eight ‘On the I hit a great James Ablett: ‘The putts started going in’ and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the The ball bounced in the middle of the face through victory in the British Amateur Having missed the cut in the PGA Kent of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. green, then spun out to the left and went Six players shared sixth on 69, among them Martin Woodbridge (Bearwood Lakes) Rose, hasplayed finished Championship , and had warmed up Open,who Ablett in tied The second, Lodge at10th straight in. Mark Wiggett (Dudsbury) was the only above right, who joins a team that ventured fromin the region take and now second in his lastathree Masters, with victory theSouth Georgia Cuptoover Prince’s Sprint, shooting winning 63 on • rvine is handing overwho to Eilidh Barbour, ‘I played andwill wasmake four under par atat the player not Peter to dropAlliss, a shot.Ken A succession of Andrew first in the Parkstone pro-am USplace amateur champion Curtis Luckwith – was referring to course. 57-year-old American the Himalayas Out in a seven-Fred includes Brown and Cotter.onShe her debut the seventh hole. The green is elevated a pars followed by three birdies in the final a spectacular roundhours of six-under-par and by watching of YouTube 66 Couples, winner thefront Green Jacket in PGA was Championship in May. under par 28 forofhis nine, he picked bit, but I hit the ball well it only bounced footage from previous Masters. five holes. £850. 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his worth up a handy £400. once.and is familiar to sports fans last seven appearances. • Barbour has covered golf (Upavon), for BBC Radio 5 Live others were Henry Pallas He was five-under-par after eight holes before The Arriving at West Hove the next day, Ablett • Scott’s 82par andfive 75ninth. wereThe as a reporter on Football Final Score, the and FA Cup ‘YouEuro can’t2016 see tournament the pin very well from the Kevin Harper (East Devon), Focus, Adam Frayne dropping his rounds first shotofthe was confident he could put a score not enough to avoid the cut but he ‘Itogether felt in control all day,’ Rose added. games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. seventh, but it smacked the bottom of it (Yelverton), Ashley Mansell (Clevedon) and around the immaculately prepared damage was repaired by three further birdies racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and and you just knew by the sound that it had Paul Hendriksen (Ivybridge). at the 11th, 12th and 15th before he was course. works towards qualification for the ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing • Irvine said she wants to sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 tripped gone in. We just all went crazy and began up at the tricky par three finishing hole Dan Carter (Upavon) led the winning team continued: playeditfine the 20mph next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. inHeregulation and‘Ithought wasingoing in. I see hugging each other and jumping around.’ where he dropped his second shot. of Tim Sears, Tom Boucher and Dave Mellor wind, having as West Hove’s out totoallow myself many morelaid chances come.’ Joe said his achievement was almost too on 22-under-par 94. Windsor, playing with But it did no damage for he finished two for that. A shotgun start meant I started good to be true: ‘I got a bit nervous after Phillip Goodwin, Scott Brown and Paul clear of Andy Windsor (Knighton Heath), on the 18th, and I birdied the second, so that - I bogied the 10th and 11th, but Lambert, came two shots behind. coming to the short par four fourth and the Barry Austin (Downes Crediton), who is competing strongly each time he tees up this Harper’s trio of Simon Carter, Lance Downes birdied the 12th.’ par five fifth, I was looking to pick up one season, and the rapidly improving Michaela Greenand to follow the footsteps of or maybe two more. RORY McILROY dreamed of winning Jacket he wereMcIlroy revealedJoe hehopes will make some in equipment changes Mark that Dunsford third onhas 89,also beating Watson (Wessex Golf Centre), running into other Northern Ireland golf stars like could wear at his forthcoming wedding. Dudsbury’s Lee Thompson following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘IRory on countback. ‘I drove the fourth for a chip and tap in form at a vital stage of the season. ‘ it’s every young golfer’s thought my golf ball thisMcIlroy: week was doing weird things in thedream wind, to birdie and then eagled the fifth with a be professional, but I know it’s very McIlroy, who hasthe justfirst signed a new very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try tohard, Windsor eagled two par fives£89million before deal with Nike, will seven iron to 20 feet, holing the kind of so right now I’m just working hard and wed American Stoll, a USPGA work on.’ dropping a shotfiancé on theErica tenth. Austin made worker. putt I haven’t been making for weeks. focusing on tournaments.’ six birdies, Watson five. Having exceeded expectations on those The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for two holes, I managed to give a bit back by clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to bogeying the sixth.’ companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. Three-under-par, Ablett made birdies at irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. the eighth, 10th, 14th and 15th to finish on McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding a record breaking 63, giving West Hove’s IT is one of Britain’s best-known golf The newspaper said 30 per cent of them – association with Wentworth. The club lies at Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would members an even better day to celebrate. clubs and has attracted a large number of including Sir Michael Parkinson, comedian the heart of the exclusive Wentworth Estate have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these Cottesmore’s Calum Callan added to the celebrity fans. Russ Abbot and cricket star Kevin Pietersen in Virginia Water, Surrey, where homes can have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. day’s festivities, leading his three amateurs But now, claims the Mail on Sunday: ‘Well– have relinquished their membership as the cost upward of £30 million. Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. to win the team event by three shots. club racked up a £5.5 million annual loss. heeled members Wentworth It's a great time inofour lives andare it's leaving all about that over the next couple Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive inoftheir droves in come protestback at the new Championship In addition, insidersand say, amarketplace number of in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share weeks and I'll at club’s the Players refreshed foreign owners.’ withdrawn a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’former club captains havedespite the their patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy.

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hasthe hadcash. his share of heartache over the confirm, this is not the most effective golf On closer inspection one offor theawheel spokes had splitbearing - probably due earth the pressure of years. We have been friends long time strike in mind is heavier being squashed into the back of my car! An attempt to keep the wheels turning by using andHaving playing golf against each other since we said that, I was recently tempted to than air. parcel tapea worked andcleaner reduced the wobble factor but it certainly wasn’t a were 14 years old. powerful ‘ for a while purchase new vacuum good look and clearly only temporary. finding acame replacement wheel would be I therefore to the conclusion it was to replace my aging model. I had my You’d think relatively easy but it appears things had moved on and the only spare wheels available ‘Wedoubts will get up tomorrow and he will be time to investigate the latest golfing were until the cleaner arrived and I either lurid yellow, vivid green, fluorescent pink or roaring red stand out item happy for a month and then golf will take and– Idefinitely arrangedafor a fitting with watched it in rev into action, complete with technology Sponsored for the fourteenth year by alongside my three other conventional, silver wheels. over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf a Pro, who quickly established my current bright headlights, although I’m not sure Russell-Cooke Solicitors, the 90th willexactly take over for me.’are needed. It’s turbo off-set 3 wood was completely why these Roehampton Ladies Open Gold Gone are the days when a trolley consisted of a few pieces of metal welded together on inappropriate for my swing. This wasn’t charge swept the carpet so effectively the Challenge Cup took place over the two36, wheels which you tugged alongfive behind. Mind you, if you ever dared to occasionally Rose, held a two-shot leadand with a complete surprise as it confirmed why fluffy pile stood bolt upright the dust south-west London course in April. push version and failed to keep thethe angle high enough, then you instantly hit the holes to this go but lost when Garcia birdied it had spent most of its life tucked away container was completely full within ground with on a thud, inevitably jamming the handle into your stomach – ouch! firstminutes extra hole Sunday. Gregory made • THIS year’s Masters was foratHazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s in •myPORTSMOUTH’S bag as the odds Scott were stacked – so much for me thinking my From a very large entry, the cutthe waslast made the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. carpets clean! Buying awere new relatively trolley is not just about finding oneagainst at the it. right price, although some can cost handicap 3.5 and sixty women golfers (21 ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ experience. as much as £4,000 which is probably the equivalent of 4 years golf membership! Clearly professionals18 & 49Holes amateurs)&played Pie inof the Day – Only £30pp saidThey Rose. ‘It's a are course you can get deep to know • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight It didn’tfor take to convince the my clubs say a bad workman blames their some golfers prepared to dig in their pockets thelong latest upgrade, me unlike, perfect spring conditions. andtools, be competitive here for abag long, long time.’ • The his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face were right22-year-old for me and Isecured ended a 5to buttothis was proof thatuntil newabsolutely aversion buying adefinite new holder necessary because it’s likebuying having through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major which somehow 10 yardsmore technology can make a big difference. buy a new washing machine and a replacementwood, doesn’t usually actuallytravels give anything The light south westerly breezeevents kept thesuch as the Olympics. Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th Championship , and had warmed up further than my current 3 wood and a for your money. players guessing and with the greens andSo, now second his to lastplay three withforgiving victory rescue in the Georgia Cup over • rvine18 handing to Eilidhthe Barbour, above right, joins a team that Holes & Coffee and Bacon Rollwho – Only £23pp lovely, club which is now when I wentin out golfMasters, next, I running atis 10.5 on theover Stimpmeter US amateur champion Curtis Luck – waspulled referring to 57-year-old American Fred As trolleys these days are includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the known as my ‘get out of jail’ club. out my temperamental 3 wood to pressure was on from the start. The wind and by watching hourscheap, of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in not exactly it’s worth PGA Championship in May. applicable toround groups of 12 or more. Subject to availability dropped a littleOnly for the afternoon and footage from previous Masters. 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his I love looking forI’m one that has with a good gadget and delighted this was reflected in the better scores. last seven appearances. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans extrawhich features to make my new vacuumsome cleaner manages to • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as athe reporter on Football Focus, Final the Euro01258 2016 tournament and FA Cup life easier on the course. Please callproved for amore details 452253 scuff up even more rubbish. I’m also But course once again sternScore, not enough to avoid the cut but he ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. Items such as a decent delighted with my new clubs which, test for or evenplease the best who werewww.ashleywoodgolfclub.com fulsome in visit racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and brolley holder that actually thankfully, are the opposite as they no their praise of the presentation of the golf works towards qualification for the ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing • Irvine wants sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 to keep aon umbrella longer scuff up manages so much rubbish course sosaid earlyshe in the year. to Those from the next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. in regulation and thought it was going in. I see upright, rather than one the course! north, as well as few from closer to home, myself having many more chances to come.’ that just doubles up as a had not seen such perfect greens all winter! 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These two had also featured among the that doesn’t leakKnight and is big have to focus like a Jedi off +2 set the early pace with a morning prizes in 2016. enough to keep a scorejust card trying to ‘feel the force’ round of 72 with six others all playing par 74 RORY McILROY dreamed winning McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes dry as wellenough as of other bibs a GreenorJacket to control muscle, better. that he Lauren Hillier had to settle for the best could wear atand his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I bobs – well, we ladies posture and rhythm to lift morning round and Kerry Smith from thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, areball used handbags! the in to thebig right direction. However, come the afternoon, professional Waterlooville the best afternoon round with a McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal withWalker Nike, will very inconsistent. one thing I will change and try to A compact model which fits Sophie from Lancashire and winnerSo there's score of 73.Sophie Mills, playing off 2, from wed AmericanVacuuming fiancéinto Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ easily a car and even may be tiring but of the event in 2009, pulled away and added John O’Gaunt Golf Club had a hole in one at more then badimportantly golf can bein my a 69 (a gold cup course record) to her the 14th which brightened up her morning The deal trophy. with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making He secured another top ten finish Augusta, somorning must wait case, one that can beat set-up completely exhausting, so 74again to winforthe handsome round of 85 and inspired her to a 77 in a chance to win the one Major eluding he for seeks to – 143.clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment quickly I can betitle the him as maybe insohindsight Ion should Total 36 holes the afternoon. companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become the first to acomplete teeEuropean within minutes. have employed cleaner a career Grand Slam. irons,Jane Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. and spent more time Second was amateur Amelia Williamson This event is now coupled with the I swopped my electric trolley for a push model and wentrevealed ‘Green’ many years ago, however, McIlroy that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding practicing my swing on the from Royal Cromer on 146 (73,73). Third, Hampshire Rose taking place at North there are times when I play hilly courses and anceremony electric trolley wouldthebemost a realfamous bonus.jackets on the planet: ‘It would Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. in one golf ofcourse. amateur Gemma Allman from Stanmore on Hants Golf Club on April 9th. Those So when I learnt of a new product being developed the USA clip-onthe unitaisle of in the Green Jacket. 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JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’

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And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them. Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

Heartache Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other sinceiswein The village of Pinehurst were 14 years old. ‘

This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket

North Carolina, centrally located just seventy miles from the international airport of Raleigh Durham. The region is steeped in golf, and has been said to be to America, what St Andrews is to Scotland, ‘We will it getis up easy tomorrowtoand he will be it is rated the number one golf destination on the east coast. and see why

happy for a month and then golf will take The Iwhole is devoted golf, the over; will bearea unhappy for atomonth andfamed golf Pinehurst courses are world renowned, will take over for me.’ thanks to Pinehurst Number 2, and the Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with fantastic US Open Championship of five 1999, holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied when Payne Stewart holed his putt on the first theextra 18th hole greenontoSunday. defeat a crestfallen Phil Mickelson. Sadly Payne was to die shortly ‘I after, feel itwhen is a tournament I can still do his well in,’ his private jet crashed, said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to memorable win was immortalised by aknow and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ bronze statue depicting him in his winning pose as the putt went in. Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th and now second in his last three Masters, was referring to 57-year-old American Fred Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances. ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't.toI savour hit a really good There is much during theputt visitonto18 inthis regulation and thought it was going I see spot, forty superb golf courses, in. with myself having many more chances to come.’ several Donald Ross designs in addition to Pinehurst No 2 to whet the appetite, and other courses attributed to other famed architects, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones, Davis Love 111 and more recently Ben Crenshaw has made his mark. The Sandhills area is aptly named, for the landscape is similar to the pine and heather belt of Surrey and Hampshire in England. Rolling stretches of countryside with sand based flora and fauna, and ideal for creating huge bunkers and sand waste areas that test every aspect of the golfers armoury, while at the same time providing magnificent scenery and wildlife. Sometimes so awe inspiring it is difficult to play the shot, and with greens that seem to be in fabulous condition whichever course is played.

provides a base with a variety of attractions facilities. For those travelling in a group, as well as top quality golf. The town there is a wide choice of condos with lodges library houses the Tufts museum, which and houses of every type. showcases the history of the town and Donald Ross. The square also has a bronze • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott made • THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s statue of the great man, andGregory there is another the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. at the Pinehurst clubhouse, where he stands experience. alongside Leonard Tufts, with a plaque • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight depicting the Amateur Creed, as a reminder • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face of his contribution to the region. through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. Championship , and had There are eight courses in thewarmed Pinehurstup with victory thethe Georgia Cup over • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that portfolio, thoughinlike Old Course at St firstCotter. hole toShe the 18th. The opening drive at is the US amateur champion Curtis Luck – includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew will make her debut Andrews everyone wants to play the famed through a saddle gap in sand hills, and the and by2watching of Ross YouTube PGA Championship in May. number course. Tohours play the courses examination never stops from that opening footage from previous Masters. is like stepping back in time, dips and shot.and We is played in continuous • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live familiar to sportsrain, fansthe only swales, false fronts and a pleasure to walk. • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were day Euro we had badtournament weather in theand twoFAweeks as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the 2016 Cup not enough to avoid the his cutcolonial but hestyle Donald Ross chose to build games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage ofwewomen’s football and women’s rugby. spent in North Carolina and Georgia, but racked up invaluable exposure asithe home alongside the number 2 course, no-one complained, the course won hands works qualification the I commitments changing • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air sits on a towards plot near the third green.for When down, and we endedaround the day the seated in next Walker Cup squadit was laterowned this year. needs of my family’. visited previously in 2011 by front of a log fire holding and supping huge a member of the American Golf Collectors mugs of steaming hot chocolate laced with After a first class stay just a few years Society, Bobby Hansen, and along with brandy, vowing to come back and take the ago we decided to return to the Mid Pines two friends from the UK I was privileged to challenge again. Resort, and a bungalow sited on the 10th be invited to visit his home, to see his golf When the day is over, the choice of fairway. On that occasion we played in collection and to see the house that had RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Greenthe Jacket that he McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment restaurants will satisfy the taste forchanges national hickory club championships, been the home of Donald Ross, to sit in his could wear at his forthcoming wedding. a different game from that following the Masters including playing with different ball: ‘I everyone, we favoured a“The Lobsteer” played with work study and feel and absorb the history thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in wind, which served excellent seafood andthe mouth modern clubs and balls. that abounds there. walk into the garden McIlroy, who has justA signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to watering steaks, the combos so good that and American out throughfiancé the garden gate onto the worker.The majority of the courses in the wed Erica Stoll, a USPGA work on.’Sandhills a return was essential. Food in Mid Pines links as he would have done in the early part area are graded at least four star level, and Resort, where the we dined several times of the last century. most The Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making He secured anotherAtop tenenjoyable finish at visit Augusta, so that muststandard wait again for guarantees the deal golferwith a first left nothing to be desired. will rank as the highlight of title a wonderful clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment athat chance to win one Major eluding him asclass he seeks coursetoin tip top condition. In addition companies. At the moment, is using Callaway driversfor and become firstwe European to complete Slam. at Mid Pines, golf tourthe which did that year, and a a career Grand NorthMcIlroy Carolina is a must visit location to the courses we took the irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. treasured memory of Pinehurst. the golfer who wants to savour a little opportunity to drive a few miles to Sanford, McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding history alongside the wonderful golf, and play the Tobacco Road Golf Club. Every The choiceinofone accommodation in the jackets on thetoplanet: ‘It would Each would obviously like thenames world such No.2as to Pinehurst, endorse their products. ceremony of the most famous with Anderson destination courses that area been is huge, are down the usual groups have nicethere to walk the aisle in the Greengolf Jacket. Would Ihas elite However, without a logo Creek, allowedFoxfire, on hisThe NikePit, cap or clothes these Whispering Woods, demand to be are kept represented, withOhBest Western, Comfort would have have done that? yeah, if the members allowed me.played, If Mr andcould lead into complex arrangements. Talamore, Seven Lakes and Southern Pines, memory Inns and Hollywood Suites,would and forhave thatallowed little me.the Payne (Augusta chairman) We're very banks, excited.and this is one that just let your imagination run wild and savour deserves every one of theNike plaudits to stopping something different Jefferson It's a great time in ourThe lives and it'sorallThe about that over the next couple said given they were making equipment in a competitive the possibility, and then plan a trip. it. 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THE SHOT THAT LAUNCHED THE GAME

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And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque Whenever congregate and talkto and dignified,golfers giving Garcia the thumbs-up about the game, acknowledge a greatthe shottopic downeventually the 18th? focuses shots that They madeon us individual proud, bothshots, of them.

in the course of the championship

‘We are good friends Garcia said afterwards: or match have a significance which soreaches we werewell verybeyond respectful eachitself. other.The We theofshot were cheering each other on. We wanted to perfect example is the albatross made beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’ by Gene Sarazen that enabled him to

win the 1935 Masters, described as the Heartache shot that echoed round the world. Our legend this month, Lew Worsham had Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I a similar effect in 1953, when television would love to be wearing the Green Jacket was much itsglad infancy. His shot but if itvery wasn't me, in I am it is him. He on the last hole in the Tam O’Shanter has had his share of heartache over the WorldWeChampionship of Golf years. have been friends for aplayed long time at playing the Tamgolf O’Shanter Country and against each otherClub since we launched nationwide TV coverage of were 14 years old. ‘ golf for the very first time. More of that ‘We willlater. get up tomorrow and he will be story

finishing second on four occasions. The event was the first ever televised, but only on the local networks around St Louis. His win in the Open earned him a place on the American Ryder Cup team that won comfortably in 1947 in the first match played after the war, and topped the PGA Money list for the year.

Worsham was playing in the final match just behind the leader, and knew he needed to birdie the last two holes to win. He birdied the 17th, then word came back that Harper had also birdied the 18th hole, pitching to within a foot of the cup, before holing out to set the target.

Not only had he won the title and the trophy, he received his cheque for $25,000, and also picked up an additional $40,000 in exhibitions to be played the following year. Years later he had the wedge that he used for his winning eagle mounted on the wall of his house. Looking at it he said “Someone once suggested that I have a plaque hung beside it saying: “This wedge built this house”. The shot was voted the sports thrill of the year in the This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket newspaper poll, and shown numerous times on television, and years later

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If the result of the 1947 US Open was a surprise, then Lew Worsham was to have an even bigger impact six years later in the 1953 World Championship of Golf, held at the Tam O’ Shanter Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five Country Club in the suburbs of Chicago. holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the Sam Snead The event was to be the Gregory very firstmade first extra hole on Sunday. • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott • THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s tournament given nationwide the most of to hisbefirst Augusta golf coverage. coverage on television, thanks to the The 18th hole at Tam O’Shanter is 410 ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ experience. influence of George S May, a former said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know yards gently curving to the right, with • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ • Thesalesman 22-year-old hisgolf place bible whosecured elevated to ayears brookasacross the fairway lead just short the corporation’s anchor for sport, although she will remain the face victory in theawareness. British Amateur of the snooker host athrough new level of public He green.and Lew hit major a greatevents drive such as the Olympics. Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th Championship , and had warmed up owned the Tam O’ Shanter club, and leaving himself a shot of 110 yards and now second in his last three Masters, with in the Georgia Cup overwith to • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that put upvictory the prize fund of $100,000, the green, his wedge shot pitched US amateur champion Curtis Luck – was referring to 57-year-old American Fred includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. Shehow willitmake debutsaid at the when asked felt, heher simply the winner taking $25,000, spectacular a yard short and rolled right into the and by watching hours of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in PGA Championship in May. “Good man, I tell them GOOD”. sums at that time, when Ben Hogan cup for an eagle two, and won the footage from previous Masters. 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his received $5000 for winning the US World Championship by a stroke from Lew Worsham was nominated as last seven appearances. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans Lewis Elmer Worsham, who had served Open. Chandler Harper. Spectacular it was, but the Year for 1953, and • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, Sportsperson the Euro 2016 of tournament and FA Cup in the US Navy during the war, shocked more importantly it was seen by millions will be inducted into the PGA of America not enough to avoid thegrandstand cut but he May built a permanent ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. the golfing shot istofor fame in on live television, and massively helped Hall of Fame in November 2017. His rackedthe up 18th invaluable as he behind green,exposure the first ever, ‘Sometimes theworld rub ofand the green you and 1947 when he Iwon the United Sates boost thesaid popularity of the in the record showed career winsthe in changing six PGA works towards for the ‘re-align my on-air commitments around • Irvine she wants to game sometimes it isn't. hit a really good putt on 18 and lowered the qualification admission price to next Walker Cup squad later this year. Championship thegoing St Louis United States. Tour events, and six others at a time needs of my family’. inOpen regulation and thought itatwas in. I see just one dollar. Thousands who would Country Club bymore defeating Sam Snead when events were far less numerous myself having many chances to come.’ normally have been unable to afford in a play off after they had finished level such events, came to watch as a than today, and when some of the on 281, three shots ahead of the strong result, many just to see the fabulous greatest names in golf, such as Ben field which included Ben Hogan, Bobby Hogan, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead and surroundings of the country club and Locke, and all the greats of the day. Jimmy Demeret were in their prime. He the facilities there. Julius Boros had McILROY dreamed of winning a Green Jacket that he McIlroy has also revealed he in willPoquoson, make someVirginia equipment changes The final hole was not without incident, RORY died in October won the event in 1952, he opened well could wear at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I for they came to the final green level, 1990 at the age of 73 years, not a with a 68, but by the time the event thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, Worhsam missed the green but chipped McIlroy, name much mentioned these days, but was drawing a close, who hastojust signedChandler a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to close. Sam was on the green but putted wed a golfer who was part of the golfing Harper who had won theStoll, 1950 USPGAworker. American fiancé Erica a USPGA work on.’ up short. Both players were very close, television revolution, and who was Championship, was in the lead. but Sam went to finish off when Lew theand, fourasplayers who deprived The deal with Nike is forone 10 of years Nike has stopped making He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for asked Ike Granger, the referee, to Sam Snead his Open Championship clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s teamofnegotiate with equipment a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to measure the putts, thinking his ball was become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. victory. companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and away. The distances measured were, irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty CameronMichael putter. Rees McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding 29 inches for Lew and 30.5 for Sam, Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would who was not best pleased about the have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these delaying proceedings. He duly missed have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. the putt leaving Lew to hole out and Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. take the championship. Sadly it was to It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive be the one major that Sam was never of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share to win in his long and successful career,

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Heartache Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

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‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’ Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday.

‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th and now second in his last three Masters, was referring to 57-year-old American Fred Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances.

‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

• PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made the most of his first Augusta experience. • The 22-year-old secured his place through victory in the British Amateur Championship , and had warmed up with victory in the Georgia Cup over US amateur champion Curtis Luck – and by watching hours of YouTube footage from previous Masters. • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were not enough to avoid the cut but he racked up invaluable exposure as he works towards qualification for the next Walker Cup squad later this year.

• THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage. • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the PGA Championship in May. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing needs of my family’.

RORY: Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Green Jacket that he could wear at his forthcoming wedding. McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’

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Heartache Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

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‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’

Although the name may not be familiar to many golf fans, there is no doubt that his voice will certainly ring a bell, whether have Rose, 36, held ayou two-shot lead been with fivea spectator on the first tee at major European Tour events, Ladies European Tour or most holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the many charity events held annually in the united Kingdom. For Peter Coles is the man probably, at one of the many first extra hole on Sunday. • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made • THIS year’s Masters wasdrive the lastoff for Hazel Irving asofthefame face ofand the BBC’s behind the velvet tones that announce the players on to the first tee before they in search fortune. the most of his first Augusta golf coverage.

‘I feel it is aistournament still dothat wellfew in,’ would recognise experience. in the South of England. These tours have been nicknamed willing candidates would be lost to the charity arena. So who this mysticalI can character saidif they Rose.passed ‘It's a course you can get to know • Irvine, left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight the Nowhere to Go Tours, but without themabove there would in the street or met in the pub, but might Peteranchor has hadfor thesport, good fortune to meet to thethe vastface andwhen be competitive for a Peter long, long • The secured place as and the coming corporation’s lead although sheand willchat remain be a huge voidhis of opportunities foryears both up they heard here his voice. took time.’ early retirement in 22-year-old majority of the professional golfers both from Europe and the through victory in the British of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. professionals, andAmateur their more senior colleagues. 2000 after a career in the catering industry. His ambition rest of the world, with a vast number of celebrities and stars Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th Championship , and had warmed up was to find himself a niche in the golf industry, a far from of sport and entertainment. Hiswho penultimate is often well as all this activity, Corporate and now second in his last three Masters, with victory inAsthe Georgia Cup over which includes • rvine many is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, joins aduty team that to easy proposition. He eventually took a position with with the compere concluding dinner andwill prize-giving, heat the Days, PaulCurtis manages to cram just six months the Ken Brown US amateur champion Luck – intoincludes was referring to 57-year-old American Fred PeterofAlliss, andtheAndrew Cotter. She make herbefore debut Southern Region PGA, his jack of all trades role was anddriving by watching hourssince of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in calendar, he spends the restPGA of the year at his home Championship in inMay. has to pack up his van with all the equipment and set forth for a lorry with equipment necessary the tournaments, footage from previous 1992, who hasthehad six top-20 finishes for in his his next assignment. Spain, he Masters. has his first passion to attend to. This is officiating taking scoreboards etc for the various tours. After five last seven appearances. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans and organising Charity events. He does at least forty It was a pleasure Paul2016 in action once again at the years of setting up, scoring and recording he transferred • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, to thesee Euro tournament and FA Cup charity days in his six month work sessions, and his list of British Par 3 Championships held at Nailcote Hall, introducing to the PGA Head Office the Belfrey. There he became not enough tocharities avoid the cut but he ‘I felt in control all day,’ Roseatadded. games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. contains many household names and very worthy the stars and the professional and amateur golfers to the involved inthe National events as isstarter, control and racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes rub of the green for youtournament and causes. His charities include, Great Ormond Street, Acorns gallery, with and aplomb that keeps their works towards qualification for the responsible for Corporate andputt liaising myprofessionalism on-air commitments around the changing • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align sometimes it isn't. I hit a reallyGolf good on 18with Partnership Hospice, Alzheimers Society, Prostate Cancer, British Heart nextgaining Walker Cup squad later this year. attention as each quartet starts the round. needs of my family’. in regulation and thought it was going in. Idemanding see organisations. After nine years in this role Foundation, British Lung Foundation, Variety Club of Great myself having many more chances to come.’ experience, he decided that he was in a position to set up Britain and more recently Help The Heroes, a very impressive Peter has set himself one last target before he hangs up the his own Company, providing tournament services for charity microphone for the final time, and that is to help and officiate list. He is also actively involved in International Golf for Youth organisations. His Company is called Index Golf. To do this in 800 charity events. A mammoth total and a wonderful and the Duke of Edinburgh events. he had to acquire a commercial vehicle, Public Address ambition set by a very professional administrator and Systems, weather proof starter’s lecterns (which he designed His motto is Golf Helping Charity, and there could not be a In the meanwhile, if anysome charity wishes tochanges explore RORY McILROYmore dreamed of winning Green When Jacket he an McIlroyperformer. has also revealed he will make equipment rewarding role to beaplayed. hethat organises himself and had made to that design) and numerous clocks the possibility of golf related fundraising or events, then could wear at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball:the ‘I to be positioned at the start, on the putting green and around event the service he provides includes score cards, pin flags, contact details below will enable an exploratory conversation thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, drinks, volunteers and recording and acting as compere the course. with Paul, who alwaysone willing It may and also try helptoto McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So isthere's thingto Iassist. will change at the prize giving. A total and comprehensive service that attain that magical 800 number. When he does, he will have American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ In the first year, 2010 he officiated in 90 days ofwed tournament leaves the charity to do what it does best, that is maximise richly earned his retirement when that eight hundredth charity play, on 65 courses and on two main tours, including andtop receive the benefits of theso day. Withwait so many willing The deal withcomes Nike is 10 years and, asever Nikedeserving has stopped making He secured another ten finish at Augusta, must again for event to for a conclusion, which charitable the Alfred Dunhill Links event at St Andrews. He has celebrities and title sports stars him in theasarena, he also provides the clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance to win the one Major eluding he seeks to cause is the concluding beneficiary. subsequently been a regular on the European Seniors Tour, important role of introducing and linking companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become the first very European to complete a career Grand Slam.and introducing the European Ladies and several of the feeder and satellite Michael Reesand ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. the celebrities to the charity with which they wish to be irons, Titleist wedges tours, such as the Eagle Tour in the Midlands and the TP Tour involved. Thedreamed essentialoflink in the atchain without which, many McIlroy revealed that he had standing the wedding Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. 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‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know and be competitive here for a long, long time.’

Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th and now second in his last three Masters, The recenttodecision by the BBC toFred was referring 57-year-old American broadcast a Breakfast programme Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in feature crazy golf isfinishes yet another 1992, whoabout has had six top-20 in his indicator of the growing profile of this last seven appearances. version of the game.

‘I felt in control day,’mini Rosegolf added. Whether it isall called or crazy golf, it is attracting more attention ‘Sometimes the rub of the green and is forpublicity you and every year, with Ithe sometimes it isn't. hit World a reallyCrazy good Golf putt on 18 Championships held annually on thein.seafront in regulation and thought it was going I see at Hastings. myself having many more chances to come.’ There may be those who sneer about a Mickey Mouse version of golf, but at a time when the sport is putting huge efforts into attracting more people, it can be argued that any activity which encourages people to pick up a putter is welcome.

But, the spoon. That’s the club for me. Named so because it looks like a spoon, and I’ve often thought that I’d play better with a spoon, or even a snooker cue, than a club. A spoon shot, followed by a nifty mashie, and niblick and a jigger to get it down. Such wonderfully melodious clubs would surely raise my game.

Just imagine. I could stand on the first tee These names resonate. debating whether to take out my play club or Rather reminds me of a young woman my which sounds muchas more thanRight, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Sevecleek, Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal a Mastersfun champion. behind the bar one of those clubs at the By Bob Evans a driver or a driving iron. back of Brighton. I’ve always thought What’s more, I could use a cleek for putting she looked a bit of a brassie, possibly a don’t. You’re far too young. which is more than you can say for most mashie even. modern Big Berthas. But we bus-pass golfers – easily I could invite her out for a jigger or two, recognized by the small jungles of hair My favourite, I think, would have been the which could lead to a niblick… On the sprouting from ear and nose – remember brassie. I really think with a brassie in my other hand, I am a bus-pass golfer and I them with moist eyes. hands I’d have a swing like Barbirolli and with don’t think my doctor would recommend it. micro-seconds the ball would be a speck in Me more than most. I’m a words man, not My wife certainly wouldn’t. the sky. a numbers man. So when someone says

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Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday.

You will know, of course, that the brassie was the equivalent of a modern two- or three-wood. It was ideal for hard ground and bad lies, which is, curiously, where I play most of my golf.

• PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made the most of his first Augusta experience. • The 22-year-old secured his place through victory in the British Amateur Championship , and had warmed up with victory in the Georgia Cup over US amateur champion Curtis Luck – and by watching hours of YouTube footage from previous Masters.

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• THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage.

• Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics.

• rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that Crazy golf Peter is serious enough have and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the includes Alliss, KentoBrown professional players, its own rule book and a PGA Championship in May. world governing body. annual has championships attract •The Barbour covered golf for players BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans from all over the world including England, • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup burgeoning European Amateur Scotland,She Wales, Germany, not enough to avoid the cut but he games. alsoIreland, frontsFinland, the BBC’s coverage ofThe women’s football and women’s rugby. the Czech Republic, Portugal and the United Golf Tour will launch its 2018 season in racked up invaluable exposure as he decent prizetomoney, with my on-air spectacular fashion at the five-star La works towards qualification for the ‘re-align commitments around the changing •States. IrvineThere saidisshe wants £1,000 this year for the champion, Czech Manga Club resort in south-east Spain. Olivia the Czech Republic celebrates becoming nextProkopova from Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. world champion for the second time with a five-shot victory teenager Olivia Prokopova. Launched in 1997, the EAGT provides There was a £2,000 prize fund for the amateurs with the opportunity to play And crazy golf, with its 18-holes including top players overall and a purse of £1,500 a water wheel, a windmill, an obelisk, competitive golf at some of the world’s exclusively for novice players, with the best lighthouse, ramps, twists and bunkers is not top courses. Next year’s tour is again set placed novice picking up £500. just for Mum, Dad and the kids to play at the to feature around 90 events at 30-plus Tompkins, Adventure RORY McILROY of winning a Green Simon Jacket that he of Hastings McIlroy has also revealedworld-class he will makegolfing some equipment changes seaside betweendreamed building sand castles and venues, with each could at dog his stall. forthcoming wedding. Golf, said: ‘This is our fourteenth followingyear thehosting Masters - including playing with to a different ball:Order ‘I of visitingwear the hot event contributing an overall the World Crazy Golf Championships. It’s aball this Merit thought my golf week was doing weird things in the wind, table. highlight in Hastings, fierce competitionSo there's one thing I will change and try to McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will withvery inconsistent. Taking place from November 17-20, the wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker.but also lots of fun.’ work on.’ ‘La Manga Club Murcia Open’ offers The championships are open to everyone, In 1916, James Barber designed a golfers the chance to enjoy four rounds The are dealcategories with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making He securedgolf another topinten finishCarolina at Augusta, so with mustnowait for There ageagain restriction. miniature course North of golf at the resort, with packages clubs and acalled chance to winDhu’ the one Major him asforhewomen, seeks juniors to and novices, withballs, each it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment ‘Thistle (This Will title Do) eluding in starting from £595 per person. having Slam. their own dedicatedcompanies. trophies At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become thedesign, first European to complete a career Grand a classical with fountains, schedule gardens, and geometrically-designed irons,down Titleist ball2017 and aEAGT Scottytournament Cameron putter. And before traditionalists look theirwedges andThe included top American venues Pebble walkway patterns. McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding noses, consider this: the 2017 championships Beach, Bandon Dunes, Sawgrass, would wouldwho obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on theattracted planet: ‘Ithuge In 1926, designers created miniature crowds of Each spectators Whistling as well as classic golf courses of atheNew have been niceontothe walkroof down aisleYork in the Greenwatched Jacket. Would I However, on Straits, his Nike cap or clothes these just another version of golf without with a logo allowed European courses such as  Carnoustie, City skyscraper, other buildings have done that? Ohand yeah, if the members would have allowed Mr could lead to complex arrangements. its own rulesme. andIfgoverning body, which followed suit . Around 150would rooftop Kingsbarns, Sunningdale, Les Bordes Payne (Augusta chairman) have allowed me.encourages We're verynon-golfers excited. to pick up a club and, courses were in existence by the end of and PGA Catalunya. It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over theman nextsaid, couple said making equipment in a competitive as the is simplyNike lots of fun.they were stopping the decade in New York City alone. of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in which it only managed to three secure18-hole nine pergolf centcourses share La Manga has Isn’t that what golf, large scale or small, is a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’ supposed to be all about?despite the patronage of and TigeraWoods and McIlroy. nine-hole academy course.

RORY: Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! Scotland, home of (crazy) golf Crazy has been popular since the 19th century. The oldest mini golf course in existence can actually be found in Scotland: The Ladies’ Putting Club of St. Andrews was formed in 1867 as a result of the conventions of the day that decreed it improper for a lady to ‘take the club back past their shoulder.’ There were no windmills or loop-theloop obstacles on this course, but the green was (and remains) one of the most prestigious miniature courses.

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JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ • From Page 3 And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them. Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

Heartache Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket

‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’

Clive Staddon and his family would like to thank all the loyal customers and staff ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ ‘It's a course you can getthat to know have been part of the success of and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday. said Rose.

• PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made the most of his first Augusta experience. • The 22-year-old secured his place through victory in the British Amateur Championship , and had warmed up with victory in the Georgia Cup over US amateur champion Curtis Luck – and by watching hours of YouTube footage from previous Masters.

• THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage. • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics.

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Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th and now second in his last three Masters, was referring to 57-year-old American Fred Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances.

‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

• rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the PGA Championship in May.

over the last 14 years.

• Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were not enough to avoid the cut but he racked up invaluable exposure as he works towards qualification for the next Walker Cup squad later this year.

• Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing needs of my family’.

RORY: Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Green Jacket that he could wear at his forthcoming wedding. McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker.

McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to work on.’

The deal with Nike for 10 years and, as for Nike has stopped making another top tenover finish at Augusta, so must waitand again for We have had Hea secured great time the years have built a isreputation clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to being a laid back and friendly practice enjoy the surroundings, companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become the first Europeanplace to completeto a career Grand Slam. golf and irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. but all good thing must come to and end and on the 27th October 2017 McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding would the Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremony in onebe of theclosing most famous jackets the planet: ‘It for we will theondoors last time.

have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’

However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these could lead to complex arrangements.

Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive We wish everyone the best and once again ainbig Thank you! marketplace which it only managed to secure nine per cent share

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Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

Let’s face it, if we could all putt like Lizette Salas we would be very, very happy golfers. Watching the Solheim Cup last month I admit I Heartache was filled with admiration every time one of her putts went down Just recently I took my Sam Putt Lab along to a charity day at Ampfield Rose said: am really for Sergio. from all‘Iover thehappy greens, thereI may have been some choice words would love to be wearing the Green Jacket This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idolsGolf Seve Ballesteros Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016I champion Danny helps Garcia into thein famous Green Jacket Club,andtoJose tryMariaand raise some money. set up a Willett competition which mixed in as I obviously wanted Europe to win. BUT, nobody can deny but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He all those participating would hit three balls. I set the Putt Lab in practice that serious puttsover were has hadsome his share of heartache the holed by all players, especially those mode so that any ball hit with a square clubface would register a perfect. wearing Red, So how do they do it? years. We have beenWhite friendsand for a Blue. long time

Five of the participants managed to hit a putt with a perfectly square clubface. Those five then and playing against eachto other since weare some specifics to remember if you want Apart fromgolf having caddies help out there took part in a playoff. In the playoff they were allowed one ball each. The winner was the person were 14 years old. ‘ to rule the dance floor. Firstly start off with solid fundamentals. Holding the putter should who hit the putt with putter face nearest to square. be different to the way you hold your driver. When hitting long shots we want distance and ‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be The winner of the playoff was half a degree off being perfect. Watching the playoff was quite much of this comes from a good wrist hinge creating club head speed. This is encouraged happy for a month and then golf will take interesting. I noticed that all those taking part looked like they were trying extra hard. They were by getting the club into the fingers and linking the hands. When putting the last thing we over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf taking longer over their putts. The strokes looked more cautious and jittery. The putts were want is effective wrist action. So the hold must change to accommodate. The club needs will take over for me.’ markedly more erratic than they were in the original competition, when they had three balls each. to be placed in the palms more. This sees the hands going away from each other and subsequently locks the wrists out. Instead of linking my fingers I take the left index and rest A consistently good rhythm is the bedrock of good putting. The majority of the golfers in the Rose, 36,myheld two-shot lead Iwith fivehaven’t got hold of the club. Which is a good thing, playoff hit worse putts than usual because their strokes were tense and they lost their rhythm. it over righta hand cuticles. almost holes go butislost whenon Garcia birdiedI’ve theencouraged the pendulum action to happen from This is the case with many golfers when the pressure is on. less to tension a winner any green. first hole onYour Sunday. • PORTSMOUTH’S Gregory made • THIS therhythm? last forHow Hazel the of the killing BBC’stension? theextra shoulders. distance will be controlled by the length of stroke. AScott far easier method So how year’s do you Masters maintain was a good doIrving you getasrid of face that stroke the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. that guessing how much flick or hit to give a putt. A tap in requires a small Tick-Tock and a The answer lies is in what you do before you take the putter back. With clients who struggle ‘I longer feel it isputt a tournament I can still Simples. do well in,’ experience. a longer Tick-Tock. to make a smooth stroke I often use Jordan Spieth as an example. I use him because when said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight he stands over a putt he keeps moving. He turns his head to the target a couple of times and and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face shuffles his feet a little bit. This is a great habit to get into, because if you keep moving you won’t through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. tense up. Then, as part of the stroke, he makes a slight forward press and swings the putter. Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th Championship , and had warmed up For thoseisofhanding you who are unsure what Barbour, a forward above press is,right, I am showing Jordan’s in the pictures. and now second in his last three Masters, with victory in the Georgia Cup over • rvine over to Eilidh who joins a team that US amateur champion Curtis Luck – was referring to 57-year-old American Fred includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the and by watching hours of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in PGA Championship in May. footage from previous Masters. 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup not enough to avoid the cut but he ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and works towards qualification for the • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’ So theres something to practice straight away. Get used to new grips at home putting along the hallway carpet. Then to really get to grips with it take yourself onto the putting green and set up a Ladder Drill… Grip length putts, 4 of them. along the same line. Start with the smallest. Tick-Tock, then work your way through the ladder. 4 balls in a row will give you huge confidence. Feel free to edit this drill and put yourself at compass points, 4 balls RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Green Jacket that he McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes around the world. Or even go as far as doing the ladder drill from North, East, South and could wear at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I West building up to putter length putts. You’ll soon find yourself holing out from distances thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, that once gave you the jitters. To really hear the rattle simply listen for it. That means no McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to peeking. Keep your eyes down for any putt within 8 foot and you’ll keep that putter face wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ squarer for longer. Good Luck and for really effective lessons The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for contact me and let’s get out and see what clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to you do on the course. Playing lessons with become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. At the McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and As you can see, he starts companies. with the putter shaftmoment, slightly laying back. He then pushes the handle me at Boundary Lakes are available during irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. towards the target and starts the stroke. Every part of this routine keeps tension away and the week. So let’s get improving. If you fancy McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding enables him to make a smooth, rhythmic stroke every time, even when the pressure is on. a Taste of the Lakes with a twist why not Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would There are all sorts of pre stroke movements that can ease tension and help rhythm. Some tap the take advantage of a £40 offer for 6 holes have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these putter, some lift the putter. Whatever your pre shot routine is, you want to do it the same every and 2 hours in the stunning Efeora Spa here have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. time and take the same amount of time to do it. In this way you will be more able to repeat the at The Ageas Bowl Hilton. 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