Three Debutants Who Could Cause a Surprise in the US Masters

Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 was the last debutant to win the US Masters on their debut which proves landing the Green Jacket it is no easy feat for golfers who have no experience of playing Augusta National Golf Club.

Here are three players though who could have a big run on their debuts in the 2018 tournament which takes place from April 5-8 in what is the opening Major Championship of the calendar year.

Li Haotong

Chinese golfer Li Haotong in only 22 years old but he is already being tipped to have a huge career in the sport. The three-time winner on the PGA China Tour won the biggest prize of his career in 2016 as he landed the Volvo China Open which is an event on the European Tour.

Li Haotong

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In 2017 Haotong appeared in three Major Championships. He made a name for himself in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale where a stunning final round of 63 helped him to finish the weekend in third place.

It will be interesting to see how the young golfer handles Augusta but one thing is for sure, he will attack every hole like he does at any course he plays at. If he can find the fairways off the tee, he could make the cut and have a shot at the top 10 at the weekend in Georgia.

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How Far Can Shubhankar Sharma Go in 2018?

After becoming the first ever Indian golfer to win the Joburg Open in early December, many people are tipping Shubhankar Sharma for a breakthrough year at the top level, with a ticket to the acclaimed British Open Championship in 2018 also in his hands after winning his maiden European Tour title in South Africa.
The 21-year-old secured a three-stroke win over the homegrown tournament favourite, Erik van Rooyen, in stormy conditions in South Africa, but 2018 will be the biggest test of the Indian youngster’s credentials.
Indeed, if Shubhankar Sharma were to win the British Open at Carnoustie in 2018, he would become the youngest player to do so in the “modern era” (i.e. post-1900), breaking Seve Ballesteros’ record of 22 years, 3 months and 12 days when he won the 1979 Open Championship.

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Why Jon Rahm Can Be The Top Rookie At The 2018 Ryder Cup

Spaniard Jon Rahm was one of the breakout players on the PGA Tour during the 2016/17 campaign as the big-hitting golfer, who has one of the best golf swings in the sport, rose all the way up to number four in the world rankings. In what was a consistent year for the 23-year-old, the highlight was his victory in the Famers Insurance Open back in January at Torrey Pines, where he was successful by three strokes with a clubhouse score of -13.

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A Historical Preview of the Game of Golf

The game of golf has seen a slow and steady progression from its earliest form up until today. There are some great distinctions which set apart the one you will find at NetBet sport and the one played in the medieval times.

But for the sake of setting up a proper timeline, it is important to begin at the earliest of dates – ancient Rome. At this time, the Romans were under the rule of Julius Caesar who himself was an occasional golf player. In this form, golf was mainly a stick-and-ball game, the club consisting of a piece of wood and the ball being stuffed with feathers.

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golf swing in Lavaux golf club

You may not realise it, but as far back as 2008, Scientists reckoned that they had found the ‘secret’ to achieving the perfect golf swing.

In a report from the Department of Mechanical, Medical and Aerospace Engineering based at the University of Surrey, Professor Robin Sharp and his team announced to the world that they felt that had unlocked the secrets of this key element of the game of golf.

 

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Are golf pro's a good value for your money?

For many golfers, the prospect of visiting a golf pro is not something that is especially welcome. Particularly if you have self-taught yourself the game over the years. The fear that your chosen pro will dissolve with laughter when they see your ungainly stance and ridiculously choppy 3/4 swing does tend to put people off visiting their local pro shop for a bit of advice.

However, if you’ve got yourself stuck in a rut and can’t seem to improve any further, then visiting a pro for some advice may well be the best investment you will make in your game.

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On-Course Grumbles: Who is really to blame?

A recent study by Today’s Golfer magazine has shown that 74% of golfers will blame the greenkeepers if they perceive the course to be in a poor condition. Yet the same study also revealed some telling findings about golfers own habits that make for compelling reading.

A survey taken by members of BIGGA (the British and International Greenkeepers Association) revealed that while golfers are quick to blame greenkeepers for every little problem they see on course, they also showed that golfers are very slow to credit the teams if the course is playing in a good condition.

So, we ask who is really to blame if the course you are playing isn’t quite up to standard?

 

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