Posts by beachcomber:
- So are there any golfers emerging from the pack who could have a stellar 2014 season?
- In this article, we’ll preview three who may well be pushing into the world’s top ten by this time next year?
As the night’s draw in, temperatures drop and the shops spend their annual allowance on tinsel and light bulbs, you can tell that Christmas is coming.
The season for giving is of course a big commercial success, especially for golfers who will often end up receiving some of the latest golfing equipment as part of their festive booty.
But for the world’s best, Christmas gifts would extend beyond the merely material and perhaps Santa would need to be a tad more creative.
So, with that in mind, here’s a tongue in cheek look at what the golfers who already have everything, would like to ask Santa for this Christmas.
Few people who witnessed it will forget the amazing scenes at Medinah in the 2012 Ryder Cup when Team Europe overturned a 10-6 deficit on the final day to record an amazing and unlikely victory. So many players in the team said that they channelled inspiration from the late, great Seve Ballesteros, who’s unmistakable figure adorned their bags.
Nor will anyone forget team captain Jose Maria Olazabal’s emotional speech after victory was confirmed when the Spaniard broke down in tears dedicating the incredible victory to his late friend.
Yet barely 12-months later, the event that carries his name saw a team of European golfers take on a team from UK and Ireland last month to compete for the Seve Trophy in less than auspicious circumstances.
The format of 72-hole strokeplay is loved the world over as the best way to decide golf tournaments, yet it is by no means the only format of the game. With Golf looking to expand its appeal across the globe, we think that the future of professional golf needs to consider a few new alternatives to give it greater appeal to an increasing number of potential markets.
With that in mind, here’s our three suggestions for how professional golf could be made more appealing in the future.
Finding gifts for a golfing fan can be problematic at times. Every golfer can recount tales of the day that they received a gift that has stayed forever in the back of their wardrobe, gathering dust.
So if you are looking for something special for that keen golfing fanatic, then take a look at the following trio of sites and you’ll not go far wrong!
The premise for Golf Star, when it was first released earlier in 2013, was that it would be the ‘greatest golf game you’ll ever play’. That was a pretty big claim given that the game is up against the likes of Tiger Woods Golf and several other golf games that have their own converts.
So after giving the game the once over, how does GolfStar actually stack up?
A storm is brewing in the golfing world and as usual, Tiger Woods is never very far from the centre of the controversy.
In an interview with a golfing magazine based in the United States, the well-known golfing commentator Brandel Chamblee handed Woods a grade ‘F’ for the season accusing the world number one of being “a little cavalier with the rules”.
At the start of 2012, few people would have suggested that within two years, the 230th ranked golfer in the world, would undeniably be the man of the moment. For Henrik Stenson however, it has been a remarkable transformation in form and fortune as the talented Swedish ace landed an $11m double jackpot winning the recent Deutsche Bank and Tour Championship titles, earning him a £10m bonus as the FedEx Cup winner.
Those remarkable victories saw him move to a career high 4th in the world, with many tipping the Swede to go on and show his class in next year’s four Majors, plus the Ryder Cup.