Inside Golf : Inside Golf, April 2016
19th hole www.insidegolf.com.au | April 2016 87 with David Newber y firstname.lastname@example.org Chips and shanks The quick nine quiz with David Newbery email@example.com THERE are 21 stableford points up for grabs on the front nine. How many can you get? ANSWERS: (1). JoRdAN SpiEth; (2). FouR; (3). FouR; (4). FAlSE – CANAdiAN MikE WEiR WAS FiRSt; (5). JoSé MARíA olAzábAl iN 1999; (6). ANgEl CAbRERA oF ARgENtiNA; (7). 1979; (8). tREE oR ShRub; (9). CAttlE ANd tuRkEyS. 1. Who is the US Masters defending champion? (1 pt) 2. How many times has Tiger Woods won the US Masters? (3 pts) 3. Jack Nicklaus won the US Masters six times, but how many times did he finish runner-up? (3 pts) 4. True or false: Phil Mickelson was the first left-hander to win the US Masters? (2 pts) 5. Who was the last European player to win the US Masters? Clue: he’s Spanish. (3 pts) 6. In 2013, Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters. Whom did he beat in the playoff? (3 pts) 7. The sudden-death playoff at the Masters was adopted in 1976, but in what year was the first playoff – 1976, 1977, 1978 or 1979? (3 pts) 8. Each hole at Augusta National, home of the Masters, has a name. Does each hole carry the name of a species of bird that lives on the golf course, a tree or shrub or a past US president? (2 pts) 9. Due to World War II, the Masters was not played from 1943-45. To assist the war effort, what was raised on the grounds of Augusta National – cattle and turkeys, pigs and goats or sheep and chickens? (3 pts) Rae Clarke not ‘lost’ HOLD the front page. Rae Clarke has not been lost to the golf industry following the closure of the Greg Norman Golf Foundation where she was company CEO from 2000 to 2015. The foundation pulled shut its door for the last time on December 31, 2015, but the good news is Junior Golf Queensland, as it is known now, comes under the umbrella of Golf Queensland. And that’s where Ms Clarke, the amateur body’s event and membership officer, fits in. The popular golf administrator, who has 33 years experience in golf administration in Queensland, now spends her time growing Junior Golf Queensland memberships and overseeing junior tournaments. If you heard a loud cheer, it probably came from former GNGF juniors and their parents. Over the years, Rae has taken many junior golfers under her wing and almost became their second mum. “It’s always good to catch up with the kids at tournaments and to follow their progress,” Ms Clarke said. “ To be honest, I feel that some of them are my kids because they are always pleased to see me. “I’m passionate about junior golf and just want the best for the kids.” 65,000 reasons to keep going ONE has to give Aussie Steven Bowditch credit for not surrendering during the Cadillac Championship won by Adam Scott last month. Bowditch fought on gallantly despite having a shocker of a tournament shooting scores many amateurs would keep to themselves. Mind you, he was consistent, carding rounds of 81-80-80-84 for a 325 total – 49 shots behind Scott (68-66-73-69 – 276). Players have been known to withdraw after a couple of horror rounds, but not Bowditch. Perhaps the lure of a sizeable cheque kept him going. The 32-year-old became the first man since 1983 to shoot four rounds in the 80s. Walking the course alone on the final day, perpetual calendar IN the 1930s, the United States Golf Association (USGA) created a limit of 14 clubs in a bag to make the game more competitive for poorer golfers. Wealthier golfers would carry as many as 30 clubs in their bags. This riveting information is highlighted in a book titled “The Wit and Wisdom of Golf ” – a perpetual calendar. We learn that Calvin Peete, who died last year aged 71, couldn’t fully extend his injured left arm but was the US PGA Tour’s most accurate driver for 10 consecutive years from 1981-1990. Lining up a putt, Chi Chi Rodriguez said his caddie’s advice was “just to keep the ball low”. “If you pick up a golfer and hold it close to your ear, like a conch shell and listen, you will hear an alibi,” says Fred Beck. One club too many SPEAKING of the number of clubs allowed in the bag, former US PGA champion Keegan Bradley didn’t realise he had 15 clubs in his bag at the Phoenix Open until it was too late. According to pgatour.com, Bradley carries a 3-iron or hybrid in his bag, depending on the course. After an hour’s weather delay at TPC Scottsdale, Bradley’s caddie Steve Hale simply forgot to remove one of the clubs. After putting out on the first hole for what he thought was a par, Bradley realised he had 15 clubs in the bag. The penalty for carrying too many clubs is two strokes per hole, up to a maximum of four strokes. “I don’t know what we missed to not catch that,” Bradley said. “It sucks.” Still, he did recover making four birdies over his next eight holes. Bradley’s caddie manned up saying, “that’s on me.” To his credit, Bradley didn’t overreact. “He (Steve) is a great caddie. We all make mistakes.” I wonder how Robert Allenby would have reacted? Bowditch had two triple bogeys, a double bogey and two bogeys on the front nine to gooutin46–10overpar. Still, Bowditch didn’t complain and why would he. He picked up a cheque for almost $65,000 for his trouble. “No one wants to play that bad, but it’s just golf,” he said. Scott walked away with a cheque for $2.1m Vale Trevor Wucherpfennig CLUB golfers in Western Australia will be saddened by the news that former golf writer Trevor Wucherpfennig passed away in January. He was 70. Trevor, who with his family migrated to Australia from South Africa in the early 1970s, was a popular columnist for The Golfer when it had relevance in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He started his career at The Argus in Cape Town, South Africa before migrating to Tasmania to work. He also worked in newspapers in Sydney and Murwillumbah before settling in Perth. Trevor’s wife Marvine, daughters Tracey and Melanie and grandchildren survive him. Inside Golf ’s David Ross (right) poses with Maroochy River Golf Club general manager Charlie McGill at the GMA (Qld) golf day. Can you believe it? WHAT happens when you invite a hard- bitten, hard-edged Inside Golf sales representative to your golf day and lunch? Well, Golf Management Australia (Queensland) gave the bullet a nice old bite and did just that. The 18 holes of golf hardly tested the salesman and the lunch was, frankly, like feeding ice cream to a very small child. Before the precision irons shots and drained putts get any longer, Inside Golf ’s David Ross won the day with 36 points “off the blue tees” and collected three bottles of the finest drops from Amadio Wines for his trouble. He edged out Maroochy River Golf Club’s general manager Charlie McGill on a countback. “It was a great day,” Ross said. “Mind you, it was very hot and we had to walk the golf course. Lucky, I’m fit.” GMA (Q) captain and Pacific GC general manager Cameron Harvey said Ross played like a man possessed. “I played with David and he hit some really good shots and made some even better putts,” he said. Bad luck if, like all those general managers who played on the day, you have heard the story. Stop now David, please.
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