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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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Reflecting on a marvellous Masters: Justin Rose, Hampshire’s favourite golfing 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 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 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.

Hampshire’s Emma Allen was hell pipped at the post by another of hound to do. You might not see me until next year.’ AS Justin Thomas celebrated England’s rising young stars at BusendPass winning his first Major at the The four-time Major champion planned to the of the English Women’s Golfer –Championship. Page 16 USPGA, Rory McIlroy reflected on consult his fitness expert in Northern Ireland Amateur before figuring out his plan for the rest of the his performance to finish 23rd Lily May Humphreys, 15, took the year. His goal is 100 percent fitness in time title by a single stroke to become and said: ‘You may not see me Philip’s second spell to prepare for the Masters in April 2018. the youngest player ever to win again until next year.’ as event. Hants PGA skipper the McIlroy picked up a stress fracture in his ribs – Page 16 McIlroy cast doubt on his availability for the Emma, of Meon Valley Golf in January, and the injury lingered throughout rest of the 2017 season as he tries to find a and Country Club, Shedfield, the season. The PGA Championship was only solution to a nagging rib injury. Southampton, Lincolnshire’s Hampshire 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 and helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket his 11th event this year in the United States, India Clyburn were tied for second. ‘The next big thing is April and that’s really Jenny’s compared to 18 in 2016. what my focus will be on from now until Lily May, from Stoke by Nayland, lifetime McIlroy was one of the pre-tournament Essex, led throughout the then,’ he said. ‘I don’t know what I’m going favourites at Quail Hollow, where he had won accolade – Page 16 championship until midway twice on the PGA Tour and holds the course through the final round. She had record. But two 72s and a 73 left him out of set out on the last Was 18 with a twothis contention after three days. shot lead but, after dropping four golf’s on the way to the turn, she found This ended another year without a worst herself a stroke behind Emma. Major – for the third successive season. injustice However, she played the back nine England’s Jordan Smith, competing in his in two-under par. Emma stumbled ever? first Major, was the highest-placed British with an agonising bogey the player on one under. – Pageon24 final green to finish one over. Paul Casey hit 71 to tie for 13th levelfor parHazel Irving Emma,asborn a • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made • THIS year’sa Masters was theatlast the 1997, face ofbecame the BBC’s for the tournament and Ian Poulter’s finished PLUS of the Girls’ Home member the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. at one over. Internationals Team three 2 Course Reviews thisyears month! experience. ago, and joined the England Golfeight • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter Further down the leaderboard, Britol’s Bird Hills Golf Centre and Girls’ Squad a year later. • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain face Chris Wood carded a final-round 73 to end - page the 14-15 through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. three over, Tommy Fleetwood finished eight Her international credentials Championship , and had warmed up include selection for the Nations over thanks to a final-round 74, while Lee Romsey Golfjoins Club with victory in the Georgia Cup over • rvine is handing over to 75 Eilidh Barbour, above right, who a team that Cup team, and membership of the Westwood hit a four-over-par for 11 Lee and Laurae Westwood: Split after marriage of 16 years Well played, Masters mate: At the end and US amateur champion Curtis Luck – includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make debut at the England Women’s squad for the -her page 19-22 on the course, Rose andby Garcia over – possibly preoccupied his were marital ‘Lee denies he’s donehours anything wrong, sporting gentlemen and by watching of YouTube PGA Championship in May. 2016/17 season. difficulties (see left). but it’s veryfrom sad previous given howMasters. long they’ve footage Justin Thomas now risen number been together.’ My togolfing • Barbour hashas covered golftofor BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar sports fans six world,on andFootball the strength of Final the Score, the Euro 2016 mates, • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were asina the reporter Focus, tournamentby and our FA Cup Americans - Jordan Spieth,the Patrick not enough to avoid the cut but he games. She also fronts BBC’sReed, coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. Bus Pass Golfer Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson – suggests racked up invaluable exposure as he - Page 16 works towards qualification for the some mighty challenges for the my on-air commitments around the changing • Irvine saidRyder she Cup wants to ‘re-align next Walker Cup squad later this year. Europeans the time comes. needs of when my family’.

GOLF SPORTSMANSHIP Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to NORTH Hants Golf Club in Fleet will have beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’ to find some more space in its Justin Rose Room to record the continuing Heartache exploits of the county’s favourite golfing son. Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket Room will be found for mementoes of the but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He 2017 Masters to be placed alongside those has had his share of heartache over the of Rose’s U.S. Open triumph in 2013 and his years. WeStillhave been friends for a long time Rory McIlroy: Olympic Golf struggling Gold. with a stress fracture in his ribs and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘ But while Rose was pipped at Augusta by Sergio Garcia, the inevitable disappointment ‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be for his fans was counterbalanced by a happy for a month and then golf will take display of skill and sportsmanship which was LEEI Westwood is facing a hugely over; will be unhappy for a month and golf a credit to bothcontest men, and to ahis sport which expensive over divorce will take over for me.’ stillfrom prides itself on Laurae, hishonesty wife ofand 16 fairness. years.

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Rose, heldmarried a two-shot lead with five The 36, couple in 1999, and have Yes, the final round between these two Ryder holes go but lost Garcia birdied two to children, Sam,when 14 and Poppy, 10. the Cup titans was bound to be emotional. Rose first extra hole on Sunday. They separated yearsaago and Major, was edging his waytwo towards second Laurae and the children moved and Garcia was trying to secure hisfrom first the on ‘I palatial feel it is family a tournament I can stillBeach do welltoin,’ home in Palm the very day which would have been the be said Rose. a courseScotland. you can get to know near her ‘It's parents 60th birthday of his in hero, Seve Ballesteros. and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ The golfer, who was awarded an OBE Butinthe overriding emotion foronspectators moved with 10th newof Rose,2011, who has has since finished tied second, thelove finalinterest, round was theStorey, way these two Helen and court and now second in his last three Masters, Europeans fought thefiled fight.in Florida. Media papers have was referring tobeen 57-year-old American Fred speculation puts a figure £50million Couples, winner of the GreenofJacket in on In the the settlement. final round, they were toe-to-toe rivals 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his but not opponents, supremely competitive last seven appearances. of Laurae’s family members yetOne gentlemanly, acknowledging eachtold The other’s Sun newspaper: ‘The whole thing skills with a knuckle-touch or a nod. is a ‘I felt in control all day,’ Roseclaims added.and it is mess. Both have made ‘Sometimes the rub greentois decide for you and unfortunately for of thethecourts sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 how it ends up. • 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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Harry better than Sergio JUSTINEllis ROSE: putts ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULDwith LOVE TOPencil WEAR THEGrip, GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ says man who invented it

Has the ‘putter nutter’ been right all along?

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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.

Not so fast, Mr President

The Scottish government has raised environmental worries over Donald Trump’s plan for a new golf course. Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends The Scottish Environment Protection so we were very respectful of each other. We Agency has registered formal concerns were cheering each other on. We wanted to Harry Ellis, about the proposals by the American beat the other guy,Hampshire’s not the otherbrilliant lose it.’ young English Amateur Champion, President’s company for a second Paul Trevillion, 18-hole course at his Menie resort in alreadyHeartache has something in common by the artist himself Aberdeenshire. with Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Roseanother said: ‘I am really happy forEnglishman, Sergio. I up-and-coming The Trump Organisation has said it wants wouldTommy love to be wearing the Green Jacket 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, 2016tochampion helpsMary Garcia into the famousafter Green Mr Jacket Fleetwood. nameDanny the Willett course Macleod but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He Trump’s Scottish mother. All four of them use a split-handed pencilhas had his share of heartache over the The agency wants the organisation to style grip when they are putting, and doing years. We have been friends for a long time have another look at sewage and pollution it successfully enough to be vindicating a and playing golf against each other since we controls. It also raised concerns about talented were hugely 14 years old. ‘ artist who claims to have proposals to plant non-native plants near invented the technique more than 50 years the fifth hole on the new course. ago.get And says Ellisand doesheitwill better ‘We will uphe tomorrow be than Open champion Sir Henry Cotton urged golfers: ‘Give this Trevillion’s verdict on Harriy Ellis’ use of The Pencil Grip: happyany forofa them. month and then golf will take putting method a trial.’ ‘Young Harry is the best.’ over; Sports I will beartist unhappy for a month golf Paul Trevillion is theand man largely rejected. He was even referred to as will take over for for me.’ You can’t miss from four feet, and I started responsible the Roy of the Rovers “the putter nutter”. to study what I did wrong, I realised it was cartoons and a string of newspaper Rose,strips, 36, held a two-shot lead with five the left hand that was blocking and that I including the famous Gary Player ‘I was getting on everyone’s nerves so holesinstruction to go but lost when Garcia birdied didn’t hold a pencil with two hands. series syndicated globallythe to eventually I let it go,’ Trevillion told Iain first extra on Sunday. • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made •Carter. THIS ‘Iyear’s Masters was theAlliss, last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s abouthole 15,000 different papers. took the advice of Peter ‘If I tried to draw a straight line the way the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. who said Look Paul, if you continue to I was holding a putter, I couldn’t do it. I with the South superstar ‘I feel Working it is a tournament I can African still do well in,’ experience. preach, it will never be used and people will helped‘It's to astoke Trevillion’s passion could do a reasonably straight line but not said Rose. course you canpersonal get to know • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight say you’re only an artist, so forget it’. a perfect straight line. So I thought No, take golf, although and beforcompetitive herethe.83-year-old for a long, longactually time.’ • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face the left hand out.inIt the allows the right hand gave up playing the game himself when Butsnooker three-time Open champion Sir Henry through victory British Amateur of and host major events such as theRory Olympics. McIlroy explained his split longto take the ball through on warmed a straight up line. missed a four-foot for an10th eagle at Cotton did see merit in the method and Rose,he who has finished tiedputt second, Championship , and had time caddie JP Fitzgerald by saying: That’s all youinneed do.’ Cup over Enfield Golf Club the Masters, 1960s. and now second in hisback last in three with victory the to Georgia ‘Give this Trevillion putting •urged rvinegolfers: is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, whotojoins a team that ‘Sometimes preserve a personal US amateur champion Curtis Luck – was referring to 57-year-old American Fred method an extensive trial.’ includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut relationship you have to sacrificeata the Trevillion was convinced that he had found Trevillion told BBC golf correspondent Iain and by watching hours of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in PGA Championship in May. professional one’. the secret to putting, but his theory was Carter in an interview recently: ‘I thought Continued on page 24… footage from previous Masters. 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his The pair, ended a nine-year last seven appearances. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is pictured familiarabove, to sports fans partnership which registered four • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FAMajor Cup wins, although nothing 2014.rugby. 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 andsince women’s ‘JP has been a huge part of my life for the racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and works towards qualification for the decade, but Iaround was getting hard on commitments the very changing • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-airpast sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 next Walker Cup squad later this year. him at times,’ McIlroy said.. ‘You don’t want needs of my family’. in regulation and thought it was going in. I see • Length of skirt, skort, and shorts MUST be long enough to not see your bottom area to be like that with anyone but sometimes myself having many more chances to come.’ (even if covered by under shorts) at any time, standing or bent over. this game drives you to it. He is still one of • Racerback with a mock or regular collar are allowed (no collar = no racerback). my closest friends.’ • Plunging necklines are NOT allowed. The move came a week after • It should be noted players will receive a $1,000 fine for not following new rules McIlroy praised Fitzgerald at the Open RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Green Jacket that he McIlroy has also revealed he will make somesaying equipment changes at Royal Birkdale, the caddie had could wear hisold-fashioned forthcoming following the Masters - including different forever, especially in tennis.’ people labelatgolf andwedding. we need British number one Charley Hull has deliveredplaying some with bluntawords afterball: the‘Iplayer thought my golf ball this week wasthedoing weird things the wind, to move away from that,’ Hull said. entered the row over a new LPGA dress started tournament with ainstring of Paige Spiranac, one of the most popular code which threatens fines for players 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 bogeys. McIlroy told reporters Fitzgerald golfers on social media with more than 1 ‘Golf needs to be more original and athletic. who break a new dress code aimed at wed American fiancégolfers, Erica Stoll, USPGA work on.’ had done a ‘great job’ by giving him a ‘good Tour officials If you look at most I don’ta think theyworker. million followers, accused the plunging necklines and skimpy shorts. talking to’. of ‘stifling the growth of the women’s game. look that good. If the clothes were cool, more 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 Some of the players are being body-shamed.’ people would play and watch it.’ Like every member of the Tour, Hull has 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 received an email explaining that as part of Not all players agree with this view. Penalty for a breach is a $1,000 fine, which companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. the new code, plunging neck lines, leggings become America’s Christina Kim said: ‘I may sound doubles with each offence. Michelle Wie irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. and revealing skirts are now banned. Some like an old fuddy-duddy, but this is our place believes she is one of the players being Bernhard Langer claimed his third McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding detailed restrictions are listed above. of business and I think players should look targeted: ‘I plan on totally following the rules. senior major of the season as he won Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. the most jackets planet: ‘It would A coupleinofone theofoutfits that famous I have worn thison the professional. Hull , 21, thinks it is a backwarda backward ceremony the Senior Open by three shots. have to walk downathe aisle Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these yearbeen havenice raised eyebrows little bit.inSothe I Green ‘Do step as the game tries to counter falling you really need ventilation for your The German, 59, held firm on the windy that? Oh yeah,coming if the members allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. candone see where they’re from.’ would have participation levels and reach out to the new have side-boob? It’s not going to make your south Wales coast as Fred Couples and Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. generation. score better.’ Sandra Gal, the German Solheim Cup star, Billymaking Andradeequipment staged a late It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple Nike said they were stopping in a challenge. competitive said: ‘I agree there should not be low-cut ‘I don’t wear any of them, so it doesn’t really of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in which it only managed to 10th secure nine senior per cent share It was a record career Major for tops, but short skirts have been around affect me but I think it’s a shame, as many a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’ despite the patronage of Tiger Woods McIlroy. Langer - oneand more than Gary Player.

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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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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.’

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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.

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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

Certain opportunities come along once in a blue moon, a chance to ‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take make a difference and create a change in the perception that so many over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’ non-golfers have about this fantastic sport that we all love so much. Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five I’ve been a teaching professional 2000, holes to go but lost when Garciasince birdied the all to dooninSunday. golf was help others firstI wanted extra hole improve and that passion has only grown as I’ve gone my career. of my ‘I feel it isthrough a tournament I canOne still do wellmain in,’ reasons for‘It's joining Boundary Lakes Club said Rose. a course you can getGolf to know isand that aiming tohere get as ladies beI’m competitive formany a long, longinto time.’ golf as possible. But, it’s not the golf you might be thinking of, orfinished rather the so many Rose, who has tiedgolf second, 10th people assume thehisnorm. Women’s lives are and now secondis in last three Masters, manic and for to many, the thought of spending was referring 57-year-old American Fred all day at awinner golf club justGreen isn’t realistic, there Couples, of the Jacket in are simply to juggle and not 1992, whotoo hasmany had balls six top-20 finishes in his enough hours in the day. Therefore so many last seven appearances. women just don’t take the sport up. Yes golf can all day.allBut myRose aim added. is to push a bite ‘I felttake in control day,’ size version that willofincorporate healthy ‘Sometimes the rub the green ismany for you and lifestyle choices asI well a few holes, sometimes it isn't. hit a as really good putt aongood 18 dose of merriment and most importantly in regulation and thought it was going in. I time see out fromhaving the crazy lead.  to come.’ myself manylives morewechances Firstly, getting people together would be the first port of call, a meet up and coffee morning to literally have a really good brainstorm about what we as women want from golf. The attendees included complete novices as well as experienced club golfers. Such interesting points came from these discussions and led onto seeing 20 ladies hitting sponge golf balls on the roof terrace of the Ageas Bowl Hilton Hotel after a light lunch and glass of bubbles. Not a common sight, but suddenly these ladies were playing golf. Not the usual blueprint of golf most people imagine, but it is still golf. And that is exactly my point, Golf should be whatever you want it to be. There should be many different formats and therefore engage many different people who perhaps would not normally think they had time for such an activity. My biggest aim with this was to ascertain what women want from this game and then to custom fit golf to their busy lifestyle.  

The most exciting element of Boundary Lakes Golf Club, and the reason I gotGregory involved,made is it is • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott a blank canvas. Howfirst often do we see a new the most of his Augusta course open, especially as so many around experience. us close their doors. What an opportunity to re-write golfing story to a certain extent • Thethe 22-year-old secured his place and write a victory programme for British the game of the through in the Amateur future. This is game, and to behad enjoyed and I up want Championship warmed to with embrace that in element and create victory the Georgia Cupand over environment where golfers can haveLuck fun and US amateur champion Curtis – have time back hours for themselves. Ladies andsome by watching of YouTube groups are from forming and theyMasters. are already out footage previous • 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.

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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 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. on the course playing 6holes and more, we holes of golf only £40pp), a perfect excuse for McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding have Taster Tees to keep golf bitesized and a golfing get-together with friends, or a break 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 appealing and give new players a true taste at the stunning Hilton hotel with use of the spa, 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 of the game. Spa days with a golfing twist are a chance to improve your game and play the have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. being launched this month and I have such a fantastic Boundary Lakes Golf Course… Yes? Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. good feeling about creating an exciting buzz Just shout. 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 about the place. Boundary Lakes will be a Contactrefreshed me on and marketplace in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship destination for improvement with many a shot a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’katie@katiedawkinsgolf.co.uk despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy. 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.

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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 Peter Baker & Nigel Mansell 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. ‘

‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take Michael Cambell 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 Paul Lawrie 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.’

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This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Josefood Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket The 84th British Parsaid3itChampionships sponsored by frozen specialists Farmfoods was held at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire in August and provided four days of top class entertainment and some spectacular golf provided by the assembled professionals and celebrities from all spheres of sport and of course the entertainment industry. It was the ideal venue to see and be in close contact with many family favourites and sporting stars.

Gary Wolstenholme MBE. .Many home players The British Par 3 Championships started out have launched their careers after playing at the at the Palace Hotel in Torquay in 1933, it was Cromwell, Tommy Fleetwood, Eddie Pepperell, Dan Walker an important event on the golfing calendar and gave the professionals a good opportunity Charley Hull are all becoming household names. It was good to see Callum Shinkwin to earn prize money at a time when the going so soon after his great showing in the recent was hard. After the war, sadly the tournament lapsed, and it was not until 1998 that thanks to Scottish Open, another star of the future. Rick Cressman, the tournament was brought This year the first day of the Pro Am event made • THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s to •lifePORTSMOUTH’S hosted at NailcoteScott Hall. Gregory The opening was hampered by heavy rain, and the event the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. tee shot was played by Charlie Ward of Little was reduced to 27 holes, the first nine totally experience. Aston, a star of the era. It has progressed washed out, but from there on the golf was • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight and continued to attract the famous and the scintillating. After the first day Ian Woosnam • The 22-year-old secured his place years theatcorporation’s leadin anchor for sport, although she will remain the face skilled to enjoy golf on a dramatic course that held theaslead two under par, but the through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major events such although it only measures 1048 yards, is a real sunshine of Thursday, locally born Richard as the Olympics. , and had up testChampionship of golf, and all agreed thatwarmed the 4th, aptly O’Hanlon stormed through to win with a score withShrimp’s victory Isle, in the Georgia Cupwas overa real of • rvine is handing overthe to trophy Eilidhand Barbour, called at just 95 yards five under par and take first above right, who joins a team that US amateur includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and beast. Rick had champion acquired theCurtis Hall inLuck 1991–and prize of Euros 50,000. Richard also won theAndrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the of YouTube setand forthbyonwatching a missionhours to create one of the best team PGA prize Championship May. Tony Lymn. with amateurinpartner Jamie Donaldson from previous parfootage 3 courses in the world. ItMasters. is no surprise that Many of those in the gallery also came to see twenty years after the first par 3 event was • Barbour hasamong covered for BBC the celebrities, the golf favourites wereRadio Len 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans launched, that the Cromwell Course has been • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup Goodman of Strictly Come Dancing, William nominated for the of “World’s BesthePar 3 not enough to title avoid the cut but games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. Roache from Coronation Street, Formula I Course”. racked up invaluable exposure as he star Nigel Mansell, darts World Champions works qualification the ‘re-align • Irvine said wants The list of towards participants and the Rollfor of Honour Eric Bristow andshe Keith Deller,toathletics wasmy on-air commitments around the changing Walkerincludes Cup squad later this year. fornext the winners several European Tour represented needs of my family’. by Derek Redmond, soccer by players and Ryder Cup representatives, but Robbie Fowler, Alan McInally Peter With and the most famous is the Tournament host Open Kenny Burns, and Dan walker held the role for Champion, US Open Champion and Ryder Cup broadcasting. Legend, Tony Jacklin CBE. He has performed All in all a superbly run event, and providing that duty for the last ten years, and is the good golf, plenty of opportunities for beacon that attractsdreamed the best golfers, this year RORY McILROY of winning a Greenautographs Jacket that McIlroy andhe photographs withhas the also stars,revealed he will make some equipment changes including several celebrated overseaswedding. players. could wear at his forthcoming following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I who were simply first class in the way they This year the list includes several major trophy my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, responded to the galleries.thought It has been a few William Roache winners, in addition to Tony Jacklin, saw McIlroy, who has just signed a newwe £89million deal with Nike, willcovered very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to years since I last the championship, Ian Woosnam OBE, Michael Campbell, Paul wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker.but I will certainly return next workyear on.’for a great Lawrie, Dame Laura Davies and Trish Jonson, event in the calendar. Nailcote Hall, Farmfoods and European Tour winners Tommy Horton, The deal with Nike He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, soand mustpartners wait again for Champions (UK) Plc deserve fullis for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making Constantino Rocca. Peter Baker, Jarmo praise for what a unique eventit on clubs and balls, lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to has become Sandelin, Jamie Donaldson, Steve Webster the golfing scene. Michael Rees companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. Des Smyth and former amateur champion irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at 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. 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 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 a married man and start 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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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

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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 Michael take over Rees for me.’

The Coast of Ireland Rose, East 36, held a two-shot lead with is fiveblessed with wonderful golf courses, from the southernmost tip north to Dublin and beyond the border. Having golfGarcia buddy is the the perfect way to find them, to explore and enjoy these courses, many of them hidden gems in the truest holes to goan butIrish lost when birdied first extra hole on Sunday. PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made THISmedicine, year’s Masters was theby lastthe for occasional Hazel Irving asglass the face the BBC’s sense of the words, and for the past•thirty years, we have been taking• the soothed ofofGuinness. This a repeat ofI can the golf played ‘I feelyear it iswas a tournament still we do well in,’ several years ago, concentrated in the said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get toarea know around nothere far from port of time.’ and be Wexford, competitive for athe long, long Rosslare, where the fast cat ferry had delivered us fromwho Fishguard. Rosslare a delightful Rose, has finished tiedissecond, 10th seaside resort with a blue flag beach, a famed and now second in his last three Masters, nature reserve toand a marvellous links golfFred was referring 57-year-old American course, that is always first on the agenda. Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in Close is the the capital 1992,bywho hastown had ofsixWaterford, top-20 finishes in his of sunnyappearances. south east of Ireland, and is lasttheseven Ireland’s oldest city. Host to a number of festivals, the most famous the popular ‘I felt in control all day,’ Roseisadded. “Spraoi” which in 1993 heldand ‘Sometimes thestarted rub of the greenand is forisyou at the end ofit July when sometimes isn't./early I hit aAugust, really good putttheon 18 streets are filled top itquality national in regulation and with thought was going in. Iand see international top to quality myself havingmusic. many Add moresome chances come.’ game fishing and this region is a favourite for many reasons. So much to discover in this fascinating corner of the Emerald Isle, the quality of the golf courses is second to none, and the variety enough to satisfy the most discerning golfers. There are five courses in the immediate vicinity, Rosslare, Wexford, Enniscorthy, St Helens Bay and the nine hole Tuskar Rock, with only a short drive to the lush green of the superb Tramore Golf Club, with twenty seven holes to enjoy. Tramore is one of the oldest clubs in Ireland, formed in 1894, when the game was in its infancy, and there were only thirty clubs in the whole of Ireland. Top of my personal choices will be Rosslare Golf Club, a classic links style course with a friendly welcome in the bar before you go out to play. First round, first glass, served by Steward Ray, who has been at the club for over twenty five years, and is justly proud of the quality of his Guinness. Rosslare has two

the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. courses; the Burrow is twelve holes, and the experience. Championship Course, out and back along • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight the• coastline, and one that has hosted many The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face national amateur andinprofessional through victory the Britishevents. Amateur of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. Some of the greatest names Irish golfup have Championship , and hadinwarmed enjoyed the links,inChristy O’Conner Harry with victory the Georgia CupSnr, over • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that Bradshaw, Peter Townsend, Jimmy Martin US amateur champion Curtis Luck – includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the and many others. Thehours wind plays a major and by watching of YouTube PGA Championship in May. part of this from golf course, which was designed footage previous Masters. by Hawtree and Taylor. The highlights are the • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans dogleg first, the par 5ofseventh, • Scott’s rounds 82 andthe 75 famous were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup “Barbers Pole” index 1 eleventh, not enough to avoid the cutthe butshort he par games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. 4 thirteenth the devilish par 4 sixteenth, racked upand invaluable exposure as he leading the long narrow eighteenth, a fitting workstotowards qualification for the • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing finale to a very fine links. next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. In contrast to the open stretches of Rosslare, Enniscorthy is a tree lined parkland course, with spectacular views to the mountains, with a terrace at the rear of the two storey clubhouse to sit out and enjoy the scenery RORY dreamed of winning McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes after theMcILROY round. Two great names in coursea Green Jacket that he could wearPat at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I architecture, Ruddy and Eddy Hacket, thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, and more latterly Jeff Howes have been McIlroy, whoinhas just signed a new £89million very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to instrumental ensuring that the course is kept deal with Nike, will wed fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ at theAmerican forefront of course development.

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St Helens Bay is set oh the cliff tops, with can take a relaxing visit to Rathaspeck Par 3 the town, is a more recent addition to golf The deal with Nike is forcourse 10 years and,is as hasfun. stopped making He secured finish Augusta, wait again for several wateranother hazards,top andtengreat seaatviews. It soinmust which veryNike good the area, opened in 1961 it is a parkland 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 will be remembered for a very testing finishing course situated on the slopes of Mulgannon In the words of author Frank Delaney, companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. stretch of holes, especially the last two, the Hill, this course is another Jeff Howes creation, “To us Irish, memory is a canvas, stretched, irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. 17th, a spectacular long par 3, with the St who oversaw the reshaping of the layout, and primed and ready for painting on. We love the McIlroyBay revealed he had of standing at the wedding Helens beachthat on the left,dreamed with a magnetic greens to provide a test for the putter. story part of history, and we love it trimmed Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremonytointhe oneout of the most famous jackets planet: ‘It would attraction of bounds. The 18th has on theThe out with colour and drama, ribbons and bows” views from the fine clubhouse and from havereputation been niceoftobeing walkone down the best aisle finishing in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these the of the sentiments that are easy to acknowledge after all parts of the course are spectacular, to the have done Ohayeah, if the par members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. holes in thethat? region, very short 4, but with a few days on excellent golf courses, with first north The Blackstairs Mountains and Wexford Payne (Augusta chairman) would havearound allowed me. We're very excited. out of bounds and trouble everywhere class company and fine fayre. The next visit Town, while the southern slopes overlook It's very a great time fairway. in our lives andhere it's would all about the next couple Nike said they were stopping making equipment a competitive the narrow A par be that a over is already on the drawing in board and eagerly Wexford Harbour, and the array of mussel 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 very rewarding end to the round. awaited. boats lining the harbour wall. If you are not a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’ despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy. Wexford Golf, on the high ground overlooking golfed out after playing those fine courses, you Michael Rees

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SEARCHING FOR GOLFING GLORY ONSERGIO. THE GREENS, DISCOVER SOMETHING MORE JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR I WOULD LOVEI TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IFFAR IT WASN’T ME, I PRECIOUS AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ In the world of seniors’ golf, we • From Page cherish our3friendships. We have to. They’re the last ones we’ll ever make. And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque I’m not being gloomy about this. There are and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to a few points in life where you make friends acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? – school, neighbours, uni, working life. They made us proud, both of them. Some stick, but most fade. By the time you get to‘We be aare fully-qualified good friends Garcia said afterwards: youvery lookrespectful around and themWe sosenior, we were of most each of other. havecheering gone. Some geographically were each have othergone on. We wanted to – that they’ve beat the is, other guy, moved not theaway. other lose it.’ Some, as you may have noticed, have gone Heartache on to whatever lies on the other side of the hearse ride. Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I Some believe it’s a sort of celestial Augusta, would love to be wearing the Green Jacket a golfer’s perfect dream. Personally, I’m but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He hoping for a crazy golf course with moving has had his share of heartache over the windmills and clocks: that’s more my level, years. We have been friends for a long time I think. and playing golf against each other since we There, it’s notold. membership for life as much were 14 years ‘ as membership for eternity, so you’ll have plenty of time to work onand yourhechipping. ‘We will get up tomorrow will be happy for a month and then golf will takeand In the meantime, we have seniors’ golf over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf the friendships it brings. will take over for me.’

On course to better health

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.’ Getting out on the golf course has never been better for you or community, Rose, who has finished tiedyour second, 10th according to a report commissioned and now second in his last three Masters, EnglandtoGolf and the Professional wasbyreferring 57-year-old American Fred Golfers’ Association. Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in

1992, has had six top-20 finishes in his The who research concluded that golf has an lastoverall seven social appearances. value of £1.8 billion and that every £1 spent on golf generates ‘I felt in control Rose added. £1.17 worthallofday,’ social benefits. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and Conducted by the Sport Industry sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 Research Centre (SIRC) at Sheffield in regulation and thought it was going I see Hallam University, the research in. takes myself having many more chances to come.’ into consideration the total social value of golf participation measured through factors such as subjective wellbeing, health and social capital and divides this by total inputs into the sport from golf players, volunteers, funders of the game and the delivery bodies.

Seniors’ golf - the best friendships of your life

At first, the seniors drift around, playing with this group and that group, and finally settle with people who are like-minded. They become friends for no better reason than they like each other. They enjoy each other’s company. In the four-plus hours walking round a golf course, under stresses comparable to those of the controlled your salary and next promotion. trenches at the Somme, you get to know Now, none of that matters, and if you don’t like each other pretty well. them, you are free to walk away. And when all notions of social or If you wish you can even wave half the fingers professional superiority have faded away, on your right hand at them. How strangely and when no-one has anything to gain or satisfying that is. lose, and certainly nothing to prove, this is Even so, you do occasionally get men so friendship in its purest, most natural form. puffed up with their own importance at work That’s whyDanny we Willett cherish our late-onset 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 helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket that they carry it over into retirement. I was in pals. I even include that guy who jiggles By Bob Evans a clubhouse near Worthing when a friend of the loose change in his pocket when I’m mine walked in wearing his cap. trying to putt. These are the best friendships of your life. A fat, red-faced man instantly stood up, Once you enter the senior world, we are all We’re all human after all. And, anyway, pointed, and said: ‘No caps in the clubhouse.’ equal. I’m going to pull out a hankie the size of a My friend, temporarily confused, actually took tablecloth when it’s his turn. So the bullies, the loudmouths, the backhis cap off. Afterwards, he said he wished stabbers and the show-offs – all of whom We may be friends but no-one wants to he’d stuffed it somewhere the sun don’t shine, we had to put up with because they lived come second. next door or, more likely, were the men who by which I took it to mean his golf-bag.

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I played better without having time to think • 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.

commented: ‘It is great clubthat to • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joinsfora the team embrace We are includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter.a new She format. will make herwilling debutto at the try anything that will increase awareness PGA Championship in May. of the club and continue to breakdown the perceptions of golf.’ to sports fans • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were The Euro opportunity appealed to golfers and as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the 2016 tournament and FA Cup not enough to avoid the cut but he runner Sarah Matthews games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage ofnon-golfers women’swith football and women’s rugby. On yourup marks! Golf moved intoas thehefast racked invaluable exposure remarking: ‘That was so much fun. I think I lane when players took up an invitation works towards qualification for the might book some golfaround lessons.’the changing commitments • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air to tryWalker Speedgolf special taster Speedgolf: Taster on golf, fitness and fun next Cupat squad later this year. needs of mysessions family’. At Trentham Park Golf Club the reaction was sessions around the country. the same and general manager Jon Farmer daunting for those new to the sport and a Speedgolf is the fast, fun and athletic version said: ‘This is what golf is all about, opening of the game where players jog between shots great way to experience the format. your doors to try something new.’ ‘What a rush, that was so much fun,’ said and can complete a full 18 holes in under 80 Craig Smith said: ’I’ve played golf since Aaron Cove, a member at Bromborough Golf minutes. the age of four and have a handicap of 12. Club. ‘I seemed to play better when I didn’t The British Speedgolf tastersofwere supported RORY McILROY dreamed winning a Greenhave Jacket that he McIlroy has also revealed he will make changes Speedgolf is hardsome workequipment but very enjoyable. time to think.’ by England andforthcoming proved a quickwedding. hit could wear Golf at his following the Masters - including playing with ahow different ball: The biggest surprise is well you play‘I He took part in the session at Wirral Golf with the players. They took part in sessions thought my golf ball thisbecause week was doing weird things in the wind, of not overthinking it.’ Club where PGA professional Sean Bailey over seven holes, which less McIlroy, whoand haseight just signed a neware £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will‘I’ve change and Rich Piggott added: played golftryonto wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ and off for 20 years. I also like to keep fit

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RORY: Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! Enhanced wellbeing is by far the most striking reward for players, equating to £2,380 per person or a total of £1.2 billion. But the report also found that you do not even have to play the game to benefit, as a further 10% or £178.8 million is found in the positive emotions generated by volunteering. Quite simply, people who are regularly involved in the sport are happier and feel the benefits across their everyday lives. Improved health is the second biggest benefit (22% of total social value), with players aged 55 and upwards recording the most significant rewards.

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A Hampshire golf club has become the latest to appoint a woman as its boss for the first time in its history.

Heather Tubb has been named as the new general manager of Cams Hall Estate Golf Club. The game of golf is traditionally male-dominated with less than 15 per cent of participants in Heartache the UK being female, but there has been less research on the proportion of women who work in the golf industry. There when I’ve stood onended shoot a long ball up the fairway but I’ve neverhave felt verybeen excitedmany when it times Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I up hitting myfairway, usual duff shot whereby the comesgreen, to replacing household goods, Analysis by this magazine in 2007 found that there were approximately six times as many the looking back theyou, racking would love always to be wearing thedon’t Greenreally Jacket down This one’s for Seve: said ithad was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Olazabal a Masters champion. Right,in2016 champion DannyaWillett helps Garcia into the famous greater part of theGarcia strike been forced as I’ve felt you men managing golfMaria clubs as aswomen, although recent years number of clubs have Green Jacket brain to recall how many shots I’d taken since butmy if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He appointed women as managers for the first time. underground. As the law of physics will get anything new, despite splashing hasteeing hadcash. his share of You’d heartachethink over the the simple confirm, thisact is notof thecounting most effective golf the Southampton-born Tubb, 49, is still one of only a handful of women running a golf club in off. years. We have been friends for a long time strike bearing in mind earth is heavier Hampshire. such short period time andover playingsaid golfthat, against each other since we air. (probably 10 Having Iawas recently tempted to of than The 25-year-old Cams Hall Estate is a 27-hole waterside venue surrounded by the northwere 14 years old.would ‘ purchase a new powerful vacuum cleaner minutes) be an easy task, particularly when western reaches of Portsmouth Harbour. Tubb is a familiar face among members at the I therefore came to the conclusion it was to replace my aging model. I had my picturesque club, having been part of the management team there since 2007. the total is only likely to be a single figure. ‘Wedoubts will get upthe tomorrow he will time to investigate the latest golfing until cleanerand arrived andbe I She brings over 22 years’ experience in golf and hotel management to the role, in a career happy for a month and golf will takewith technology and I arranged for a fitting with watched in revcount into then action, complete Sponsored for the year by including Abbotsley Golf Hotel in Cambridgeshire, If ever I doit lose of the score, then it’s usually because I’ve either had a brilliant hole which has taken her fourteenth to a variety of venues over; I willheadlights, be unhappy for a month and golf a Pro, who quickly established my current bright although I’m not sure Russell-Cooke Solicitors, the 90th and doubt the score, or because I’ve managed to get myself into a bit of trouble along the where she was assistant manager. willexactly take over for me.’are needed. It’s turbo 3 wood was Roehampton Ladiespiece OpenofGold way andwhy my these brain hasn’t been able to multi-taskoff-set the ‘doing’ with thecompletely ‘recording’. Heather has a simple advice for those looking to succeed in a hospitality career. inappropriate for my swing. This wasn’t charge swept the carpet so effectively the Challenge Cup took place over the I’m 36, notpile thestood only one who hasand thethe odd lapse of memory on the course, it’s not unusual “ Be a people London person,” course she said.in“ItApril. may sound like a cliché, but in my case it’s true. I am Rose, held a two-shot lead with fivedust a complete surprise asas it confirmed why fluffy bolt upright south-west to see a group of golfers standing by the green pointing in various directions down the definitely not one of those managers who hides behind a desk! I think it’s far better to be holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the it had spent most of its life tucked away container was completely full within fairway, obviously trying to recall which route one of them took. visible, dealing with things face-to-face – especially at a busy club like Cams Hall. firstminutes extra hole on Sunday. • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made • THIS year’s Masters was the last for in my bag as the odds were stacked – so much for me thinking my From a very large entry, the cut was made atHazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s “ A part from the sporting aspect, people come to golf clubs these days for all sorts of reasons the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. What’s annoying is thatclean! I can guarantee later in against the day it. when I’m back home, snuggled carpets were relatively handicap 3.5 and sixty women golfers (21 ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ – for parties, to meet friends, enjoy a Sunday lunch or maybe as an alternative place for a experience. under the duvet, that I’ll remember virtually every shot played earlier that day, including the professionals & 49 amateurs) played in work meeting. saidThey 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 Good,say theaBad the Ugly ones! their Now that’s allItvery well when a decent round, didn’t take longI’ve to had convince me the clubs badand workman blames perfect spring conditions. andtools, 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 will golf remain as it can to reinforce strong, were accurate to and the brain for buying future recall. “Both at Cams Hall and across all Crown Golf clubs, we’re striving she to make morethe face rightshots for me I ended a5 butbe thisquite wasbeneficial definite proof that new through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. welcoming andwesterly inclusivebreeze for people from all walks of life. That’s now my responsibility here.” However, when shanked or sliced yourwhich way round the course thinking wood, somehow travelsthen 10 yards technology can you’ve make ascuffed, big difference. 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She will make her debut at the known as my ‘get when out ofyou’re jail’ club. out mythe temperamental 3 wood pressure was on from the start. The wind “ We are growing women’s golf rapidly here, and we are proud that we have one of the largest Then there’s totting up of the scoretoat the end of each round, really and by watching hours of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in PGA Championship in May. dropped a little forinthe afternoonWe’ll round ladies’ sections Hampshire. beand working hard to make the club even more familyglad you’ve packed a rubber in your bag (even if it does smudge badly) to adjust for footage from previous Masters. 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his I love a good gadget and I’m delighted with this was reflected in the better scores. friendly as we approach our official 25th anniversary in October 2018, including a drive to ‘somebody’s’ inability to note the correct score, or a case of dodgy mental arithmetic. last seven appearances. •increase Barbourour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans my new vacuum cleaner which manages to junior section.” Does any of this sound familiar? • Scott’s of 82 and were as athe reporter on Football Focus,aFinal Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup scuff up evenrounds more rubbish. I’m75 also But course once proved stern Alison Root, editor ofagain UK golf magazine Women & Golf, said: “There is a growing number of Ofincourse, the possibility that inaccurate counting is more to do with the not enough to avoid the cut but he ‘I felt controlthere’s all day,’always Rose added. games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. delighted with my new clubs which, test for even the senior best who were fulsome in and females holding positions at golf clubs why shouldn’t there be? All these ladies, dreaded signs a multi-tasking issue. Personally, I just brush it off racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rubofofdementia the greenrather is forthan you and thankfully, are the opposite as they no their praise of the presentation of the golf including Heather, are clearly very good at their jobs. 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West Byfleet (73,75) and Sharna Dutrieux items that wereautomatically a ‘considered’ a smart phone app whilst we troupe round the course.Both A system verifies from Wrotham Heath (78,71) both on total but it’s fantastic to no longer our scores with the marker, so all we have to do is topurchase hit the ‘send’ button and whosh… Lauren Hillier from Newport Gwent playing 149. These two had also featured among the have to focus like a Jedi Knight it uploads to the scoreboard. Now wouldn’t that be clever! off +2 set the early pace with a morning prizes in 2016. trying to ‘feel the force’ just round of 72 with six others all playing par 74 © Claire Kane 2017 RORY McILROY dreamed of winning Jacket that hethis November McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes Putt a poppy with these to control enough muscle, a Greenor better. 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At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. have employed a cleaner trajectory for exceptional distance, and long-lasting durability’ drivers and irons,Jane Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. and spent more time Second was amateur you’ll Amelia Williamson This event is now with thewhether Most importantly leave the course with added feelcoupled good factor, McIlroy revealed 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 you’ve your best round or had a stinker, thanks the facttheir all profits ‘It would Allman Each would obviously the world No.2 to to endorse products. ceremony in one the most famous jackets on theamateur planet: carded golf ofcourse. Gemma from Stanmore on like Hants Golf Club on April 9th. Those have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green147 Jacket. 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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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And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque Ondignified, a recentgiving trip toGarcia Wexford, supping to and the thumbs-up a delectablea great glassshot of Guinness, the acknowledge down the 18th? topicmade of Irish golfersboth who They us proud, of had them.played

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‘We are good Garcia afterwards: somesaid length. Not surprising whenfriends the sohistory we were respectful of eachWorld other. We is very reviewed, for since were on. Weone wanted to Warcheering 11, thereeach hasother not been match beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’ when they have not made a significant

impact, if not on the result, then on the memories Heartache of the match. The said: year ‘I1947 saw happy Great Britain Rose am really for Sergio. I recovering from the the would love to be wearingaftermath the GreenofJacket war, to the generosity of Robert but if itthanks wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He Hudson American businessman, has had hisanshare of heartache over the a years. have been friends for awas longsailing time GreatWeBritain & Ireland team and playing againsttoeach since we across thegolf Atlantic play other for the Ryder were 14 years old. ‘ Cup, the restart after the ten year break for the conflict. On board the liner ‘We will get up to tomorrow andwas he will be taking them New York Irishman happy for a month and then golf will take Fred Daly, the 1947 Open Champion over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf and member of the side scheduled to will take over for me.’ play against the USA in November at Portland Oregon, a onelead sided Rose, 36, held a two-shot withaffair five that the USA won 11-1. He would be thethe first holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied first extra hole on Sunday. Fred Daly

‘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.’

does not read so well, but he was a another defeat at the hands of a strong formidable match player and had a team which included Arnold Palmer, great individual record.. Tony Lema, Billy Casper et al. Open winner Graeme McDowell, Paul The one exception to the procession of Christy played in the Ryder Cup for McGinley (as a player, vice captain, US victories came in 1957, at Lindrick, the tenth and final time at Muirfield in and then very successful Captain) plus when the GB & I team came from 1973, along with Eddie Polland, but the precociously talented and four behind to snatch a rare win over the he was replaced in the next match by visiting American side, by only losing a rookie, but another O’Connor, his Rory Mcilroy one and drawing one of the singles on nephew Christy Jnr won his place in the final day, to win the match 7.5 to the side in 1975, and he was joined 4.5, recording the first success since by another precocious Irishman, 1933. Christy beat Dow Finsterwald by O’Leary, forMaria hisOlazabal oneasand onlychampion. Right, 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 idolsJohn Seve Ballesteros and Jose a Masters the amazing margin of 7&6. He was not appearance in the team. In the case the sole Irish representative in 1959, of Christy Jnr, he would have to wait when the Americans captained by for another fourteen years before his Sam Snead returned to winning ways second outing. But it was worth waiting on home soil. For a rare situation had for, the tens of thousands of spectators arisen when an assistant professional cheering him at the Belfry in September Norman Drew won two events on the 1989 in the team Captained by Tony tour and qualified for a spot on the Jacklin. His two iron shot over the team. His three wood shot to the 18th lake to the 18th green to earn a vital green is part of legend, for he halved singles win over Fred Couples, a popint with Doug Ford when he holed the earned to tie the match and retain the birdie putt. It was back to the same trophy, after winning it for the first time American two years earlier, • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made •onTHIS year’s soil Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s whencoverage. the only Irish representative the most of his first Augusta golf was Eamonn Darcy. In the match experience. Muirfield Village the sidesdown after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight •atIrvine, above left,with has stepped • The 22-year-old secured his place captained bycorporation’s Jack Nicklauslead andanchor Tony for sport, although she will remain the face years as the through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. Jacklin, the result was in the balance, Championship , and had warmed up Eamonn had let a three hole lead slip, with victory in the Georgia Cup over •but rvine is handing overwith to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that redeemed himself a tricky US amateur champion Curtis Luck – includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the downhill putt when the outcome would and by watching hours of YouTube PGA Championship in May. be the result of the match. In the putt footage from previous Masters. went and the trophy was going back • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans time major winner Rory McIlroy have to England, courtesy of Eamonn Darcy. • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup served their team well and kept Irish The only singles winners that day were not enough to avoid the cut but he games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. golf to the forefront for the viewing Darcy, Seve Ballesteros and Howard racked up invaluable exposure as he fans. The Belfry, Celtic Manor, The K works towards qualification for the commitments around the changing • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air next Walker Cup squad later this year.

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RORY: Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! Irishman to be selected; but he would certainly not be the last, for numerous golfers from the Emerald Isle have done their country proud in the subsequent biennial contests. Daly also played in the next three matches, and he would be joined by fellow countryman Harry Bradshaw for the team of 1953, played at Wentworth. Bradshaw was joined in 1957 by one of the most famous and identifiable golfers of all time, Christy O’Connor for the first of his ten consecutive Ryder Cup matches. Sadly these were at a time when the Americans dominated the contests, they were so much stronger, and with strength in depth, so the team record

old routine the next time round, Christy

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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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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.

‘We are good Garcia said afterwards: Anthony Jacklin CBE isfriends one golfer who will forever hold a special place in so we were very respectful of each other. We the hearts of the British golfing fraternity, and most likely in a much larger were cheering each other on. We wanted to audience beat the other guy,than not thethe otherBritish lose it.’ Isles. He emerged into the spotlight in the late 1960’s

at a time when European golf was in the doldrums, the Americans dominated Heartache every aspect of the game, and the Ryder Cup was a one sided event that ended in said: defeat & I team every two years. Then came the young man from Rose ‘I am for reallythe happyGB for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket 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 Scunthorpe, a young professional who had the courage to stand up to tough but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He Aussie Shankland hasguy had his share ofBill heartache over the his boss and make his way to the world stage. years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

The Ryder Cup brought Jacklin to legend status for the to be the story his undoubted talent deserved. He had long second time in his career, although he had played in seven recognised that the way forward was to concentrate his golf successive matches (he was bitterly disappointed when in the USA, top competition, top earnings and good weather. John Jacobs selected Mark James ahead of him in 1981) his He had won the Jacksonville Open the year before his Open ‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be success as Captain exceeded the expectations of the golfing victory, the first win by a Brit in American for over fifty years. happy for a month and then golf will take Added to that he simply liked the lifestyle. However his wishes world. He was asked to take the role for 1983, and only over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf accepted provided all his conditions were met. This included were to be deflected by his management company lead by will take over for me.’ having the best equipment, travel and supporting facilities for Mark McCormack, the dominant force of the era, it suited Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five the team. It also meant convincing Seve Ballesteros to play for his plans to have Jacklin representing his outfit in Europe, holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the the team, something that only Jacklin could have achieved. regardless of the ambitions of his protégé. Jacklin was sent first extra hole on Sunday. • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made • THIS year’s Masters was the last for thehis face the BBC’s Although heHazel did notIrving win in as 1983, sideofperformed well on tours of South America and other distractions that were the most of hisnot first Augusta golf coverage. enough to give notice of a wind on change. On return to the helping the cause. ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ experience. Tony finished well in the Open Championship the next two United Kingdom in 1985 he lead a team to victory at the said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know • 1970, Irvine,and above left, has stepped after 25 yearsHeasadded a golf andoneight Belfrydown to great celebration. to presenter that by winning years, 5th behind Jack Nicklaus in 3rd behind 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 American soil for the first time, defeating the US teamthe leadface Lee Trevino in 1971. He won early in the year in the United through victoryStates, in theand British Amateur of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. by Jack Nicklaus at his own course Muirfield Village. When again in Europe, his season was going well, and Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th Championship , and had warmed up the match returned to the Belfry in 1989, the match was then came the disastrous events of 1972, when Trevino 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 halved and the Ryder Cup retained. The most successful outrageously chipped in on three occasions. He was one shot 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 He won their hearts by winning The Open Championship at behind Jacklin playing the 17th, the penultimate hole of the and by watching hours of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in PGA Championship in May. Captain ever then gave up the role, saying simply that it was Royal Lytham & St Annes by two strokes from Newfootage Zealander time for a change. The end of a chapter that gave him pride Championship, he had missed the green and Jacklin was from previous Masters. 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his Bob Charles, with world stars Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus et a profound of accomplishment and wonfans him the safely on the putting surface, looking home and dry. With an last seven appearances. • Barbour has covered golf forand BBC Radio 5sense Live and is familiar to sports al trailing in his wake. It was the first home victory•after admiration of his the peers. almost shotwere his ball rolled as andawent into the TonyFocus, Scott’s rounds of 82casual and 75 reporter on hole, Football Final Score, Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup eighteen years starved of added. success, since Max Faulkner had to was shell-shocked; lost the to holdthe BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. not enough avoid the cut but three he putted and ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose games. Shechance also fronts won last attheRoyal in 1951. It was a invaluable rackedofup the Claretexposure Jug again.asInhe his own words, he was wounded by ‘Sometimes rub ofPortrush the green is for you andthe beginning works towardsthe qualification the golden period Tony, whogood wentputt on to States • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing sometimes it isn't.forI hit a really onwin 18 the United events of thatfor day. next Walker Cup squad later this year. Open the following June at Hazeltine needs of myinfamily’. in regulation and thought it was going in.National I see in Minneapolis, Although he continued to regularly win events Europe and myself having holder many more to come.’ to become of thechances two greatest championships in golf. the rest of the world, he was never the same again, and last He won his second major by a staggering margin of seven won in 1982, beating Bernhard Langer in a play-off for the shots ahead of Dave Hill. Sun Alliance PGA Championship, and eventually ended his

RORY: Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! career and went to live in Southern Spain. He was the victim circumstance, and thealoss of hisJacket wife Vivien, RORY McILROY ofdreamed of winning Green that who he died McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes from a brain haemorrhage, was heart-breaking, and left him could wear at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I at a low ebb. thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, McIlroy, who has He justwas signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will resurrected from the trauma by meeting Astrid, very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to wed American fiancé Stoll, ain USPGA worker.moving to Florida, at the work on.’ who Erica he married 1988, before Talking through the differing stages and events of his career invitation of his friend Jack Nicklaus. Together they built The The deal with NikeJacklin, is for 10 and, as Nike has stopped making He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for Tony wasyears a fascinating experience. His sincerity Concession Course, as the result of an idea which Tony put to with 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 shines through, his memory of events remarkable, his the owner of the complex, tracing back to the well published At theevident, moment, is using Callaway drivers become the first European to complete emotions andMcIlroy his commitment to whatever taskand he events of the Ryder Cupaincareer 1969,Grand when Slam. Jack conceded companies. irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. was faced with obvious. The over-riding sense now is one a putt that meant the match was halved. An act of great McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding of contentment, he is happy with life, and is committed to sportsmanship, after which they became firm friends. Each would obviously the still world endorse theirround products. ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would enjoying it, andlike he can getNo.2 that to little white ball a Ryder he was approaching have been nice toAfter walk his down the Cup aisleexploits, in the Green Jacket. Would I 50 yearsHowever, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these golf course. of age. worked and prepared intensively go IfonMrthe PGA have done that? Oh yeah,He if the members would have allowedtome. could lead to complex arrangements. Michael Rees Seniors Tour andhave won allowed twice, inme. 1994 andvery 1995, but in his Payne (Augusta chairman) would We're excited. It should have been a logical progression after those two Penned after stopping meeting and talking with Tony CBE at It's a great time inown our words, lives and about over Nike said they were making equipment in Jacklin a competitive heit's hadalllost the that desire to the play,next andcouple finally decided wonderful events, but as Tony explained it did not turn out Nailcote Hall August of weeks and I'll come at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in which it only2017 managed to secure nine per cent share to callback it a day. a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’ despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy.

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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.’

Their names do not trip easily off the tongue, and there seemsHeartache to be a new one every month. Rose said: ‘I am reallygolfers happy continue for Sergio.toI South Korean women wouldall-comers love to be aside wearing the Green Jacket swat in what has become but if it as wasn't I am glad it is him. He known the ‘Kme, Wave’. has had his share23, of has heartache Park Sung-hyun, becomeover the the latest years. We have been friends for a long time name in a stellar series of female winners and playing golf against other from South Korea as she each won the U.S.since we were 14 years old. ‘ Women’s Open and join eight other Korean ladies in the tour’s top ten. ‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be Park’s as happy nickname, for a monthDak andGong, then translates golf will take ;shut up and attack’ – which just about over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf sums up the will take overastonishing for me.’ impact which South Koreans have been having on the women’s game Rose, worldwide. 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied Her compatriots continued the charge in the firstnext extratwo hole on Sunday. the major tour events, with Lee Mi-hyang winning the Ladies Scottish Open, ‘I feel itfollowed is a tournament I can still well in,’ closely by compatriot KimdoIn-kyung said Rose. a course you can get to know claiming her‘It's first Major with the Women’s and beOpen. competitive here for a long, long time.’ British South Korean women have won the U.S. Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th Women’s Open seven times in the past and now second in his last three Masters, decade. So what makes them so successful? was referring to 57-year-old American Fred For decades, South Korea has Jacket emerged Couples, winner of the Green in as a1992, majorwho exporter of popular culture such in ashis has had six top-20 finishes Korean popappearances. music groups and drama serials. last seven Korean golfing has now joined the ranks of K-pop K-drama stars. ‘I felt inand 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.’

A stunning seven-under par 65 saw Lee-on-theSolent’s James Ablett, pictured below, claim his fourth win in as many weeks at the Stoneham Pro-Am in Hampshire.

Despite strong winds, the former South Eric Fleming runs a fan site named Region number one pushed the impressive SeoulSisters, devoted toitSouth Korean This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said 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 five-under-par cards of 67 of early leaders players, and says the reason for Korean Adam Wootton (Oxford Golf Centre) and domination of the sport is simple: They work Chris Gane (Left Handed Golf at Silvermere) hard. into the runners-up spot. ‘When a Korean girl shows talent in golf, her family will do whatever it takes to support her dream, even if that means spending most of their savings. ‘In return, she is expected to do everything possible to maximise her potential. For the few that make it to the top, they have not only put in thousands of hours of training, they have developed a drive that makes sure they will• continue to work hard to Gregory get as farmade as PORTSMOUTH’S Scott they can. the most of his first Augusta ‘When a Korean girl makes it to the LPGA, I experience. believe she is more motivated to win because securedshe hishas place of•allThe the 22-year-old work and investment put British Amateur in.through She has victory to makeinbigthe sacrifices. Many Championship , and had warmed up American golfers just don’t.; with victory in the Georgia Cup over One synonymous with the Korean golfing US amateur champion Curtis Luck – wave and is Pak Se-ri, the woman credited and by watching hours of YouTube with starting the K Wave. footage from previous Masters. The 39-year-old is now retired but she went out• on a highrounds in 2016ofwith a Hall75ofwere Fame Scott’s 82 and career. She toldtothe BBCthe about not enough avoid cut“competitive but he racked up invaluable exposure as he works towards qualification for the next Walker Cup squad later this year.

It allowed Ablett to win the £1,500 top prize Wootton went home with • THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazelwhile Irving as theand faceGane of the BBC’s handsome cheques of £800. golf coverage. Ablett’s explanation for a great seam in July ‘Put and in theeight • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after of 25form years as a was golfsimple: presenter practice! years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face of snooker and host major events such as the ‘ToOlympics. be fair, I’ve also been kept on the The lady who started the K Wave: Pak Se-ri straight and narrow with some top class •training rvine regimes” is handing over Barbour, right, but whoasjoins teamit’s that coaching, we allaknow the hours which settotheEilidh standard for above includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut the and hours of practice that grounds allatthat many South Korean women. PGA Championship in May. guidance into a swing I can trust every ‘From a cultural perspective, South Koreans time.’ exposedhas to insane amounts of BBC pressure •areBarbour covered golf for Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans from a very young age. So we naturally as a reporter on Football Focus, Finaldeal Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup better with pressure on tour.’ 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’.

Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! ‘RORY: Putter nutter’ regardless of borrow. This might not take account of modern green speeds, but he is adamant the technique is foolproof’.

At the Masters in April, Sergio Garcia’s with the putter helped land his first McIlroy has also revealedefficiency he will make some equipment changes Major title.playing Trevillion watchingball: and‘Iwas following the Masters - including withwas a different about theweird Spaniard’s thought my golf ball this ecstatic week was doing thingsvictory. in the wind, McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try toa goal ‘Have you ever seen a footballer score wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ and take his shirt off and run around the pitch? That’s what I did, I ran out on the street. The deal with Nike is for I10 years you, and,I as has stopped making He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for promise wasNike in tears. It was when 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 Garcia won the Masters and they called it The companies. At the moment, McIlroy become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. Pencil Grip.’ is using Callaway drivers and irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. Trevillion believes Fleetwood and Ellis are the McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding best exponents of the method. In his time in one the States, Trevillion made never gets the yips.Each I aimwould at theobviously hole ‘It would like the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremony of the most famous jackets on theartist planet: ‘They’veongothisit Nike aboutcap 90% right,’ hethese said. ‘I himself a dollar andthe wonaisle putting drawWould a straight Too oftenwithout on TV a logo allowed have been nice millionaire to walk down in the Greenand Jacket. I line. However, or clothes watched Harry, he was four down with five bets whoyeah, wereifprepared to throw you allowed hear Heme. pushed putt. An never arrangements. havewith donepeople that? Oh the members would have If Mr the could leadartist to complex to play and he had to hole the putts. He in their (Augusta car keys to raise the would stakes.have allowed me.pushes pencil.’ Payne chairman) We're avery excited. holedmaking them. equipment in a competitive It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple Nike said they were stopping His website still carries the boast ‘sink Ian Carter wrote: ‘To this day he maintains it of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in which it only managed to itsecure nineGarcia’s per centnot share ‘Fleetwood does terrifically, quite 1,000 and I will sink 1,001’. The Englishman is impossible to miss a putt inside four foot awrote married man and start a new chapter in my life.’ despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy. so good - but young Harry is the best.’ books on his technique, saying: ‘An using his method, aiming straight at the hole RORY could

From page 4… But it was only in America that he gained any traction. Trevillion was invited to tour the U.S. to demonstrate his split-grip idea and at one stage this involved a putting contest with the mighty Billy Casper. ‘There were 12 balls around the hole,’ Trevillion recalled. ‘Billy was one of the top three putters in the world at the time and he knocked in 10, ‘They put them all back up for me and I told them to just put up 11. I said I didn’t need 12 (to pass Billy’s mark) and I knocked all 11 into the hole.’

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Staying cool and calm when faced with an obstacle is a skill Heartache all golfers need in their armoury. Here at Boundary Lakes the water comes into play a fair bit so being able to send the ball Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I soaring over andthelanding safelyThisisone’sessential. would love to be wearing Green Jacket 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 butWhy if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He As a follow on to last month’s article, Start Right Stay Right, is it then that the wet stuff has a habit of sucking you has had his share of heartache over the in?We Sadly as humans tend to focus on what can go wrong for the next few months I’m going to focus on fundamentals years. have been friends for a we long time rather what want - basics to advanced. and playing than golf against eachwe other since to we achieve. Heres how you can were 14 years old.your ‘ reprogram chain of thoughts to keep your golf ball dry. The set up for golf is complicated by the fact that your arms are both the same length and the When playing lessons I’ll often ‘We will I’m getgiving up tomorrow and he will be see my pupils play some fantastic golf during the holesfor weado. Theyand will then oftengolf say will “thistake is not normal, I’m usually all over the place”. But what happy month theyI are differently me isand voicing over; will doing be unhappy for with a month golf where they are GOING to hit their shots. They actually say, for I’mme.’ aiming to put my ball on the front edge of that green. As we all know this is will take over completely NOT what they’d be saying to themselves during a medal round. Most likely “oh no it’s hole with THATlead water. Rose, 36,this held a two-shot withHere five we go again” or an attempt to be positive would be “let’stoTRY not lost to gowhen in theGarcia water birdied this time”. holes go but the Both occasions they’ve mentioned the wet stuff, where theon shots likely to go? You’ve got it. Splash. first extraare hole Sunday. • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made

‘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.

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• 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.

right hand is placed a couple of inches or so lower than the left on the grip. This means that for the body and arms to be square to the club, the right side of the torso has to be lower than the left. The problem is that this neutral position of the arms and body is not at all natural. Something that feels natural could be less than ideal. In the first picture I am showing you a common cheat, one in which the stance is achieved not by lowering the right side correctly but by twisting the body and reaching forward with the right arm. This common set up mistake sets the clubface very open to the arms. I’ve found that many golfers who employ this type of set up have a tendency to hit the ball weakly to the right • THIS year’s was thethe last asbecause the faceof of BBC’s because the faceMasters is so open, with oddfor oneHazel goingIrving well left thethe rapidly closing golf coverage. clubface at impact. In the second and third picture I am showing you a drill to help you perfect the set up. As you • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight can see, in one picture I am standing with my hands opposite to each other, which means there years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face is no need to tilt. From here, move the right hand down to where it normally is on the grip. Do of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. this by moving the right side straight down, not by just pushing the arm down or twisting. When you do this you may feel more weight on the right foot. If that’s the case, shift weight to the left • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that foot until it feels even again. Doing this will move the left hip toward the target and set it in the includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the perfect position. You are now in a position that will encourage the club to come into the ball PGA Championship in May. slightly from the inside with a clubface that isn’t too open. Happy days! • 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.

‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and • 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 needs of my family’. in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’ Here’s why. Try hard NOT to think of a pink elephant. Interesting isn’t it? Instead of the pink elephant you need to replace it by thinking of a blue one. Much simpler. So on the course, exactly as you’d do during lessons, say to yourselves “what am I GOING to do, where is my ball GOING to go.” Pretending you are telling an imaginary pro about each RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Green Jacket that he McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes shot. No need to say it out loud as this could begin to grate your playing partners, but in your could wear at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I heads. Try it. You might find a whole new you on those demon holes. thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, If you struggle to physically get the ball in the air then magic words may not be much use to 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 you. To get the ball airborne you have to make contact with what’s underneath it. If you fail to wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ brush the turf then your giving away that strike and not utilising the loft on your club. Make sure during your practice swing you bruiseHe thesecured world, taking a nip turf on the The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making another topoftenthefinish at Augusta, so must wait again for way through to a full balanced finish. 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 companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and theyou firstit should European When you’ve set up to that ball just think turf andbecome finish. To justtobecomplete another a career Grand Slam. wedgeshard and to ball and athings, Scottyperformed Cameron putter. practice swing, the ball is just getting in the way. Four of my Gladiators, whoirons, haveTitleist been working perfect well in August. McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding Emma Allen finished second in the English Ladies Stroke Play Championship. Still no joy? You may benefit from a playing lesson. There are many reasons golfers struggle ‘It would Eachup would like the world Assistants No.2 to endorse their products. one ofyour the most famous jackets planet: Groves finished runner in theobviously Galvin Green National Championship and to get the ball in the air, some are down to faultsceremony at set-up.inSeeing address position and on theElliot 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 won the Hampshire Pro’s Short Course Championship at Ampfield GC. swing on the iPad will make a huge difference to your understanding of WHY the bad shots have done yeah, thekeep members would have allowed me. If Mrgot tocould leadeight to complex arrangements. George Saunders the last of the British Boys Amateur Championship; a fantastic happen. Making this game less frustrating and helping you that? enjoy Oh it, as wellifas your golf feat considering that the two hundred and fifty competitors were the cream of Europe. Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. ball stock at a healthier level. And the last,next but couple not least, Dan Hannam thestopping Portsmouth Open. It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over Nike said theywon were making equipment in a competitive Contact me on katie@katiedawkinsgolf.co.uk and I look forward to helping you soar of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in which it only managed to secure per cent If you are interested in help with improving your game, please don’t hesitatenine to contact me.share above and beyond your expectations. Or at least smile! a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’Mobile: 07787 887578 Email: despitemartin.butcher@aim.com the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy. Website: mbtourcoach.com

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