Mr T Woods makes his return to Tournament golf albeit the Hero Challenge, short field event in the Bahamas this week. Arguably the greatest golfer ever has "got "his injuries under control and getting back out on the course. Not only is the interest in Woods himself being out there but everything else that goes with him. A new bag sponsor Monster energy, part of Coca Cola and new clubs, TaylorMade metals, apparently his old irons, Scotty Cameron putter and a Bridgestone ball (they who apparently made Nike their ball) Rumour has it the irons are going soon too, back to a Company he used as an Amateur.
Will he be nervous? Of course he will be. Tiger hasn`t played competitively for so long and the media scrum around him and his new products will be enormous.
Personally I hope he gets back competing. He is still the No 1 draw in golf and it would be interesting to see how a healthy Tiger does against the new top 10 players. Woods is 40 plus but the desire to achieve is still there no doubt as well as Nicklaus's Major record. Can his umpteenth swing change hold up? Let alone the body?
It will all be apparent very soon. What does everyone think?
1 Good to have Tiger back?
2. Will he be competitive again?
Whatever does happen it will ignite the golf world again.
Sorry mate, you`ve been uninvited...
English golfer Lee Westwood got "subbed" on the eve of the recent World Championship by fellow Ryder Cupper, Chris Wood. Wood should have been Danny Willets partner, as top English player once Justin Rose withdrew but the rules stated the top ranked player could CHOOSE his partner so Willett chose his mate Westwood. Willett then withdraws and Wood gets the call to play, he then decides he has a better chance to win with his pal Andy Sullivan and Westy gets the elbow! Scotland's leading player Russell Knox did the same thing and picked his friend who was on the Challenge Tour!
Needless to say, neither team really got into contention and the winning ticket for just the £2. 5 million per team first prize were Denmark. Kjeldsen and Olesen lapped the field in Melbourne beating France, USA and China into second place. The Danes blitzed it round in the 4 balls, being 12 under in the third round but were never over par through out. Nice Christmas present as presents go.
To think, 18 months ago Kjeldsen was contemplating his next move in the game but won in Ireland, resurrected his career and nearly made the Ryder Cup squad. Olesen could be one to watch for 2017. A powerful "Viking" but a little streaky with the putter. If he times it right the correct title may just come his way.
And with Christmas only a matter of weeks away now is the time to let loved ones know what you would like for Christmas and where they should be coming to get the best service, advice and of course price - at your Pro shop. If you are likely to want something out of the ordinary sooner rather than later would be advisable as the golf Companies are starting to fill their shelves with summer items and that sweater you have had you eye on may not be available in your size.
We are edging closer to the cut-off date for those personalised balls. December 11th is the last day to insure they are here for Christmas. We do last minute but the Golf Companies won`t! Please bear that in mind.
We do of course have a no quibble swap or refund policy unlike many places. We think our products are of the highest quality and have been put in store with you in mind.
Tell your family where we are, impartial, knowledgeable staff to help with choice and of course easy free parking for all.
As the leaves are finally falling from the trees and are becoming a minor hazard, when addressing the ball, try not to ground your club. Remember if you move a leaf and the ball moves that`s a shot. Hover the club head off the ground in case any leaves get stuck to the sole which may also move the ball if they resting against one another.