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A Golfing Weekend to Remember!

A Golfing Weekend to Remember!

Today is September 24th, 2018 and we present Monday Rewind #106.  A Golfing Weekend to Remember!  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

This is my final blog for quite a while, and when I return it will be with a new and exciting Teaching Platform.  Here is the link to check it out and register – https://melsolegs.misport.golf/  Currently it is free, so register and browse around.  Once I get more videos uploaded we will start the process of charging $8 per month for access to some videos.  Others will still be free.  Check it out and email me at melsolegolf@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Thanks so much for all the support over the last two years.  I’m looking forward to the next phase of my teaching career!

A Golfing Weekend to Remember!

Let’s start with one of the most remarkable comebacks in golfing history.  A victory by 2 at the Tour Championship at Eastlake GC in Atlanta.  On a really tough day where scoring was difficult, Tiger held it together to reach one of his more recent goals, to win again.  It wasn’t pretty or majestic like his third round.  But Tiger did what Tiger does best, grind out a victory when all the players around him were crumbling.  We all certainly look forward to next weeks Ryder Cup in Paris and Tiger has certainly brought a new level of excitement to that event.

Congratulations must go to Justin Rose, world #1.  He also ground out a tough victory in the FedEx Cup when he definitely did not have his A game.  Justin was the epitome of “never give up.”  This season-long event celebrates what it was meant to celebrate, a consistent game throughout the whole season.  Justin Rose definitely was that!  It was a well-deserved victory!

The European Tour:

A Golfing Weekend to Remember! Yes, on the European Tour as well. Oliver Fisher achieved European Tour history by becoming the first ever player to shoot a 59 on the European Tour!  He did this feat in the second round of the Portugal Masters played at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura, Portugal. Even though he did not win the tournament, this is something that will be remembered forever in the history books of the European Tour.  Congratulations.

Victory went to Englishman Tom Lewis who produced the biggest 54 hole comeback of the season.  Lewis shot a spectacular 66 in the final round for a total of -22.  Tom beat Australian Lucas Herbert by 3, who was one shot off the lead coming to the 72nd hole.  He made a complete mess of the final hole for a double bogey 6 to finish in a tie for second with in-form Eddie Pepperell of England.

This is Tom Lewis’ second victory in the Portugal Masters. beating his 2011 score by 1.

PGA Tour Champions:

The Everready bunny, Mr Steve Stricker pulled another rabbit out of the hat.  He produced some stellar golf for a convincing victory in the Sanford International at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls, SD. He won by 4, beating Tim Petrovic and Jerry Smith, who tied for second.  This is Stricker’s third PGA Tour Champions victory.  He goes on to Paris next week for Vice Captain duties in the Ryder Cup.

Next Week:

PGA Tour and European Tour: Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, in Paris, France.

PGA Tour Champions: The Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach GC in Monterey, CA.  Bernhard Langer is the defending champion.

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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