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This Month's Magazine

Golf News & "Thistle Test Ye"

Golf News & Quiz

Campbell to reduce 2006 schedule:
US open champion Michael Campbell will cut his 2006 schedule to 26 tournaments after playing in 34 last year. The New Zealander said he was trying to copy the approach that world number one Tiger Woods had to scheduling.
“He obviously peaks every single week, and I’m trying to learn from him” he said.
He added “there were three or four times last year, where I wanted to go home after three rounds because I was so tired”

Barbados to host 2006 world cup
Barbados will host a world golf championship event for the first time in 2006 when it stages the world cup.
The Sandy Lane resort in St James, will host the 2.2 million pound event with play teeing off on the 7,060- yard country club course on 7th December.
Wales will be battling to defend the title they won in Portugal in November against 23 other nations. Puerto Rico is the only other Caribbean country to host a world cup, as it staged the 1961 and 1994 tournaments. 



Mc Ginley wins shot of the year:
Irelands Paul Mc Ginley has won the RBS shot of the year award for 2005 for his approach to the 17th hole in the final round of the Volvo Masters.
Mc Ginley’s 112 yard sand wedge on the treacherous par five set up a birdie to help clinch victory in the season ending event at Valderrama. The Dubliner collected a trophy and a 2.000 pound cheque for charity.

Abery heads qualifiers for Open.  
Warren Abery won the African qualifying tournament in Sun City to secure a place at July's Open at Hoylake.
He will be joined by fellow South Africans Ross Wellington and Thomas Aiken, plus American Bruce Vaughn.

Muirfield to host seniors in 2007
The senior British open will be staged at the Scottish links of Muirfield for the first time in 2007. The event, sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management, will be held on July 26-29th following the open at Carnoustie.
Two European legends, Nick Faldo and Seve Ballesteros will be eligible for the tournament for the first time. Faldo, winner of the open at Muirfield in 1987 and 1992, turns 50 to become eligible the week before, while Ballesteros will be 50 in April 2007. American legend Tom Watson won last year’s event at Royal Aberdeen.

Thistle Test Ye! (see below)

Send answers with your address by e-mail to editor@webexpressguide.com by 5th February 2006. The first correct answer to be drawn will be the winner of a voucher for a free golf lesson for winning entrant or nominee.


Thistle test ye!

Presented by: Ian MacLeod M.P.G.T.G. European Golf Teaching Professional - European Golf Teachers Federation - Professional Golf Teachers Guild

Competitor withdraws during round and puts his clubs in fellow competitor’s bag:

In stroke play, player B withdrew during the round and put his clubs in player A’s bag.
Making the total number of clubs in the bag exceed 14, he then carried player A’s bag for the remainder of the round. Should A be penalized?

Send the answers by e mail to editor@webexpressguide.com or by any other written method to reach us by 5h February. You must provide your address. The first correct answer to be drawn will be the winner of a voucher for a free 1/2 hr. golf lesson for the winning entrant or nominee.


Answer to December's question:  Player A is in breach of the rules and lost the hole in match play or incurred a 2 stroke penalty in stroke play.        

Last Month’s winner was: Peter Hartley from Marbella

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