Inside Golf : Inside Golf Mar 2016
19th hole www.insidegolf.com.au | March 2016 63 1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Crossword > ACROSS 1 Junior players (6) 4 Long journey (4) 9 A misplayed stroke at golf (5) 10 Supremacy over others as shown by Jordan Spieth last year (9) 12 Winner of the 2013 Sony Open, _______ Henley (7) 13 Winner of the 2016 Qatar Masters, _______ Grace(7) 14 Hit hard (4) 15 Aussie host of the Franklin Templeton Shootout (4,6) 18 Highest finishing Aussie at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (4,6) 22 The chances or probability (4) 25 Driving force (7) 26 From this time (2,2,3) 28 Buyers of goods and services (9) 29 Is ahead of the field (5) 30 Perhaps this is done to determine who’s away in match play (4) 31 Golfer who tied for third at the 2016 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, ______ Stenson (6) DOWN 1 Challenges designed for golfers (7) 2 Winner of the 2016 CareerBuilder Challenge, Jason ______ (6) 3 Putt that’s short in length; small fish (7) 5 Goes berserk (4,4) 6 A realm or province of nature, especially one of the three great divisions of natural objects (7) 7 Alongway(4) 8 Flags (8) 11 An important and influential man (2,3) 14 He tied for tenth at the 2016 Tournament of Champions, Steven _______ (8) 16 Great South African golfer, Ernie ___ (3) 17 Winner of the 2016 Joburg Open, Haydn ________ (8) 19 Money put down when hiring expensive golf equipment, say (7) 20 Severe swerve shot in billiards (5) 21 Former name given to a two wood (7) 23 Home of Thomas Bjorn (7) 24 Winner of the 2016 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Rickie ______ (6) 27 Compass direction (4) Answers: page 67 with David Newber y firstname.lastname@example.org Chips and shanks a senior Moment What do some Australian golf legends do in their downtime? Well, if you’re Peter Senior, you sit right down with a copy of Australia’s Most-Read Golf Magazine. Good onya, Pete! (Thanks to Links Hope Island for the photo!) The quick nine quiz with David Newber y email@example.com THERE are 21 stableford points up for grabs on the front nine. How many can you get? ANSWERS: (1). NiNE; (2). Golf At thE olympic GAmES iS iN AuGuSt; (3). ochoA 158 WEEkS, tSENG 109 ANd SoRENStAm 61; (4). AARoN BAddElEy; (5). tRuE. hE WoN thE 2000 uS opEN By 15 ShotS fRom ERNiE ElS ANd miGuEl ANGEl JimENEz; (6). thREE miNutES; (7). iRiSh; (8). phil mickElSoN; (9). GREG NoRmAN. 1. How many US PGA tournaments did Vijay Singh win in 2004 – three, five, seven or nine? (3 pts) 2. Traditionally played in August, why has the US PGA Championship moved to a date in July in 2016? (3 pts) 3. Who spent more time as world number one – Annika Sorenstam, Lorena Ochoa or Yani Tseng? (3 pts) 4. Can you solve the following anagram – Boneyard ale ad. Clue: He’s Australian and plays on the US PGA Tour. (2 pts) 5. True or false: Tiger Woods has won a major by 15 shots. (2 pts) 6. A player finds his ball in high rough after a two- minute search. He leaves the area to get a club and, when he returns, is unable to find the ball. How long does he have to find it? (2 pts) 7. What nationality is world number 21 Shane Lowr y? (2 pts) 8. Which American took young Australian pro Ryan Ruffels to task after he leaked to the media the amount of money he won in a practice round with the five -time major winner? (2 pts) 9. Which well-known golfer did broadcasters Fox Sports drop as its leading golf analyst in 2016? (2 pts) karen’s 50 candles TELL me it isn’t true. On March 21, Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) boss Karin Lunn will take a deep breath and then blow out 50 candles. Can it be 32 years since a shy teenager from Sydney rocked up at Redcliffe Golf Club in Brisbane and won the Queensland Amateur Championship? Before turning professional in 1985, Lunn had a stellar amateur career winning the NSW and Queensland junior titles, the Australian Schoolgirls’ Championship, the Victorian Matchplay and the Australian Strokeplay Championship. Her professional career is littered with highlights. Lunn won 10 tournaments on the Ladies European Tour including the Women’s British Open title in 1993. She also won the Thailand and Malaysian opens and registered four victories on the ALPG Tour. In 2004, Lunn rose to become Ladies European Tour chairman of the board. Happy 50th birthday, Karen. Oh, and next time someone tells you life begins at 40 tell them they are wrong. Life begins at 50. Enjoy! pro McConnell on the move WARWICK Golf Club on the Southern Downs is about to lose its long-servicing club professional Rob McConnell. For the past 442 weeks (that’s eight-and- a-half years), McConnell has loyally serviced the club’s 350 members and visitors as well as taking his fully-stocked caravan on the road to provide service and give lessons to the members of surrounding clubs that don’t have the luxury of a club professional. “Astrid (partner) and I would like to sincerely thank all the members, the various committees, the greens staff, volunteers and the Condy staff who have given us such friendship, loyalty and good times over the last eight and a half years,” McConnell posted on the club’s website. He will shut the pro shop door for the last time on March 31. Rumour has it he might be returning to the Sunshine Coast. pro not the real deal WHILE on the subject of Warwick Golf Club, way back in the 1920s one Charles Kenneth Carter conned the club into giving him a job as a teaching professional. The only problem was he couldn’t even play the game and it’s unclear how many lessons he gave or how long he lasted at the club. According to a recent copy of the Courier- Mail’s QWeekend Magazine, Carter had earlier posed as a businessman and hired a car using a bogus cheque before visiting a Brisbane brothel. On another occasion, he passed himself off as “Major Carter of the Imperial Army” and moved into the Bellevue Hotel for a few nights. He left without paying the bill. On the Gold and Sunshine coasts, he regularly dished out bogus cheques. The police finally caught up with him at Murwillumbah in northern NSW in 1927 and he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment at the infamous Boggo Road Gaol. At least he was given a lesson – unlike the members of the golf club he conned. hit the road, says pro YOUNG elite golfers with stars in their eyes and an international career as a touring professional on their mind should take the plunge, says former touring professional Anthony Gilligan. “ They should pack their bags, jump on a plane and jump in the deep end,” he said. In other words, do a Cameron Smith or Ryan Ruffels, but only if you are good enough. “Unfortunately, they don’t have a choice anymore,” Gilligan said. “ When I was playing, we had about 20 tournaments at home (Australasia). “At this time, we don’t have many tournaments and a lot of the golf is a pro-am format, which is an important part of game but it’s the four-round experience that’s needed.” The cut pros don’t need MEMO to all professional golfers: Put the chainsaw away and mark it “never to be used until playing days are over.” Remember when Greg Norman nearly lost his left hand in a chainsaw accident in 2014? Well, Welsh professional Jamie Donaldson had a similar ugly brush with such a device recently. Donaldson’s injury wasn’t as severe as the Shark’s, but it required stitches and sidelined him for six weeks. “So folks, during my time off decided to have a fight with a chainsaw and lost,” Donaldson tweeted. The 40-year-old might have won the point that sealed the 2014 Ryder Cup, but this was a duel he wasn’t going to win.
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