Monday, May 30, 2011

Luke Donald - World Golf Number 1

So Luke Donald can celebrate his victory over Lee Westwood in the PGA Championship at Wentworth which not only gave him the tournament victory but also the golf world number 1 spot. All Donald needed to do to get the number 1 spot was to finish higher than Westwood. Well it was a close run thing with the tournament going to a play off at the final hole which Donald took on the first go as Westwood hit his ball into the newly configured water hazard. Both players had played some great golf shots (also some not so good one) in a bit of a controversial tournament in terms of the course - which ended in a winning score of 6 under for each of them after 72 holes - not a great score compared to other tournaments so the course really must have been tough.

Whether this is good for golf is debatable as spectators often want to see birdies, eagles etc going in and they didn't see so much of that on this course.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

PGA Championship Golf at Wentworth

So the golf at Wentworth has been interesting! Some of the golfers have complained that they don't like the course and the way it has been remodelled (most notably Ian Poulter). The scoring has not been particularly low (apart from Luke Donald's 64 on the first day) and today some of the shots could have been hit by, well, me actually! With Manassero leading at the end of day 3 it is still anyone's game and with some added interest that if Luke Donald finishes ahead of Lee Westwood then he will take the golf world number one spot.

So hopefully we will see some better golf played on the last day with a few more birdies and eagles rather than the 7's and 8's that were showing up on a few scorecards...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tiger Woods To Fall Out of the Top 10

For the first time since 1997 Tiger Woods will fall out of the golf world rankings top ten list on Monday. His ranking has been dropping all this year as 3 particular golfers vie for the top spot - Lee Westwood, who is the current world number 1, Luke Donald and Martin Kaymer. The number 1 spot has changed hands a few times this year, a change from the times when it was dominated by Woods for years on end.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Seve Ballesteros Dies at Age 54

Well today is a sad day for golf with the death of  Seve Ballesteros at the age of just 54 after fighting a brain tumour for around 2 years. He had such a huge impact on golfers all around the world and will be sorely missed by all. I remember watching him as a teenager in the eighties and wondering at his ability to make such great shots.


A true golfing legend, RIP Seve Ballesteros

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Golf Skills Subliminal MP3

Golf Skills Trainer
Subliminal MP3s are things that I use myself to improve many aspects of my life - they are basically affirmations that are recorded and played back subliminally so that your subconscious mind takes in all the information. You can get general information about Subliminal MP3s here as well as downloading 3 free subliminals. There is a specific Golf Skills Trainer subliminal that should help improve your game with regular listening. This MP3 will:

  • help you to improve your specific golf skills such as your swing, body positioning, and technique. You will become more aware of minute details and tiny errors and aim to correct them one by one. You will take a real methodological and pragmatic approach to your golf, which leads to the next point:
  • It will make sure you take your training and practice seriously. You will practice harder and longer than ever before. You will be dedicated, you won't cut corners, and you will always put those extra few shots in. This will help you to improve at a faster rate.

Golf- Westwood Winning Again At The Number 1 Spot

So it seems that Lee Westwood is back on form after regaining his number one spot recently and getting 2 wins in a row to cement that position. Since Tiger Woods fell from holding the number one spot in golf for so long there has been a bit of to-ing and fro-ing with the number one spot with a few contenders up for it including Luke Donald and Martin Kaymer. This does make golf a bit more interesting in my view rather than the monopoly held by Woods so let's hope there are more golfers up there vying for the number 1 spot in the next few years.