Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bjorn Wins Back to Back

Thomas Bjorn secured back-to-back titles for the first time in his career, shooting a 9-under 62 Sunday to win the European Masters.
Bjorn made nine birdies and an eagle in a blistering final round to finish with a 20-under total of 264, four shots clear of Germany's Martin Kaymer, to earn the $473,000 winner's prize.

The victory comes a week after the 40-year-old Dane won a five-man playoff at Gleneagles, Scotland, and is his third title of the year. Prior to 2011, he had not won two titles in one year on the European Tour since 1998.
''It's been a remarkable week. Golf feels pretty easy at the moment but that's not always the case,'' Bjorn said. ''Any time you go out and shoot 62 on Sunday you have got to be delighted.''
The fifth-ranked Kaymer began his round at an even more furious pace, with two eagles on his first five holes followed by birdies on Nos. 7 and 8. But he finished his round with 10 straight pars for a 65.
''If you are 6 under after eight holes you are always expecting more,'' said Kaymer, who was fighting a cold. ''I was feeling sick and it was difficult but after that start I was fired up and wanted to win.''
Rory McIlroy shot 68 to finish tied for third at 15 under with Jaco van Zyl of South Africa and overnight leader Jamie Donaldson of Wales.
''Thomas is a very popular winner,'' said McIlroy, who felt ''100 percent'' three weeks after injuring his right wrist and arm at the U.S. PGA Championship. ''I had a few missed opportunities out there but to shoot in the 60s for all four days is good.''
Kaymer and No. 6 McIlroy hoped for victory here to help them climb in the rankings over two Americans immediately above them, Steve Stricker and Dustin Johnson, who were playing in Boston this weekend.
Bjorn is set to leap into the top 30 from 59th when new rankings are confirmed Monday.
A non-playing vice captain for Europe's victorious Ryder Cup team last year, Bjorn also took the early lead in the qualification race to defend the trophy in the United States next year.
''There's remarkable talent on display in European golf. We will take it one step at a time but if I can keep playing well and stay healthy, there's always a chance,'' said Bjorn, who played on winning teams in 1997 and 2002.
McIlroy, the U.S. Open winner, had said Saturday that it was possible to shoot 62 and win the tournament - and Bjorn proved him right.
The Danish veteran, who was 2 over early in Thursday's opening round, could even afford bogeys at the fourth and 12th holes Sunday. He followed up the first one by making four straight birdies, and added another at the 11th.
After his second bogey he looked in trouble again when his second shot at the par-5 14th landed in deep rough beyond the green-side lake.
''Fourteen was a big break,'' said Bjorn, who found a decent lie and got down in two for a birdie. He then sank a 12-footer for eagle at the par-5 15th.
Already clear of the field, Bjorn buried two more eight-feet putts at the closing par-4s to shoot the lowest score of the week in the thin Alpine air.
Kaymer was four off the lead overnight and started his charge early. He eagled the par-5 first and added another at the fifth, finally taming a par-4 he had described as ''easy'' all week.
The 2010 U.S. PGA champion then birdied the seventh and par-3 eighth to take the outright lead.
However, Kaymer's challenge stalled as the former top-ranked player failed to make a birdie after the turn.
McIlroy birdied the first two holes to share the lead at 14 under, sinking a 25-footer at the second before his putter went cold.
The Northern Irishman three-putted at the 339-yard (310-meter) fifth after driving beyond the pin and let mid-range chances slip at the seventh, ninth and 11th.
''If I did convert those chances then it might be a different day,'' said McIlroy, who threatened to contend with birdies at the back-to-back par-5s as Bjorn raced clear.
Second-ranked Lee Westwood began the day trailing Donaldson by one stroke and birdied the first, but could not sustain his challenge. Westwood carded a 70 to finish 14 under, tied for sixth place.
Before being presented with the trophy on the 18th green, Bjorn and a packed grandstand of spectators watched a giant screen tribute to the late Severiano Ballesteros after whom the course is named.
''For my generation, he was everything to the game of golf,'' Bjorn said of Ballesteros, a three-time winner here and his captain at the '97 Ryder Cup. ''He was a true inspiration to everybody and a wonderful friend. I take a lot of pride in having known the man.''

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Golf Lessons at Kinrara Golf Club

Hi! My students, I am now teaching at Kinrara Golf club. Based at the Range. Call me if you know of anyone who would like to learn how to play golf. From beginners to advance levels. Packages also available, according to student requirements. Price starts from RM 390 to RM 950. Bookings required for appointment. Sms to 0126012885or email for bookings and inquiries.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Couples picked Woods for Presidents Cup

Do you think its a good move for the US Team? Personally i think its good for Tiger but not for his team mates. Tiger plays best alone, plus with his current status in the golfing public he won't be as intimidating as he used to be.  Leave your comments and votes below.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Testimony

HI! I am glad to share this with all of you. I dropped 22kg's and 6 pants size working with a coach on a program, as a result many people were asking me how i did it "lose weight" and now i am also teaching them how to reshape and lose weight.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Distance Guide for beginners

To figure out which golf club to use for a particular shot, you need to know the average distance you hit a ball with each golf club in your set. Then, you simply choose the golf club that fits the distance you need to hit. Sounds simple?
The best way to find out is to hit about 50 balls with each club. Eliminate the longest five and the shortest five, and then figure out the middle of the remaining group. That’s your average yardage.
This table shows how far the average club golfer generally hits with each club.
When you start to play this game, you probably will attain these yardages or maybe more, but for beginners, its a good guide.
Which Club Should You Use?
Club    Men’s Average Distance    Women’s Average Distance
Driver            210meters                         180 meters
3-wood          190meters                         170 meters
Hybrid 18      170meters                         150 meters
Hybrid 22      160 meters                        140meters
4-iron            150meters                         130meters
5-iron            140meters                         120meters
6-iron            130 meters                        110 meters
7-iron           120 meters                         100 meters
8-iron            110 meters                        90 meters
9-iron            100 meters                        80 meters
PW                90meters                           60 meters
Sand wedge   80meters                          40meters
Lob wedge    50meters                          15 meters

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Malaysian PGA

With some tournaments scheduled for this year of the Rabbit! The media coverage of the events has yet to change. If this continues its a wonder how long the sponsors will stay. Honestly i do not see any value the sponsors are getting for the amount they are putting up. Anyway for what its is worth... Gong xi fa cai!!!