Oldies but goodies

by Golfer on December 4th, 2010

It has been agreed that the addition of the eight-man field of senior professionals that contested separate event, the Nedbank Senior Golf Challenge, was a huge success. Consider this: Mark McNulty, who scored 67, made 31 on the back nine – if this isn’t golf of the highest standard, what … Read more »

The cream is rising

by Golfer on December 3rd, 2010

The old cliché of the cream rising to the top would seem to apply to the developments after the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Put another way, it is not for nothing that Lee Westwood occupies the number spot in golf, and although the tournament is only at … Read more »

A flock of eagles

by Golfer on December 3rd, 2010

What a difference a day makes – during the first round of the NGC we saw a host of double bogeys and a ‘triple-drop’ – but during the second round there was only one score worse than a bogey, and it was Ernie Els who suffered the ignominy of being … Read more »

The big beach bash

by Golfer on December 3rd, 2010

One of the most sought after invitations at the Nedbank Golf Challenge is to the traditional Beach Party held after the opening round, and this year again the Valley of the Waves was the place to see and be seen. The players, a generous sprinkling of celebrities, and the who’s … Read more »

Drips and Drabs

by Golfer on December 3rd, 2010

Louis Oosthuizen, who fired a 1-under par 71 yesterday, felt decidedly ill today, and at one point there were concerns whether he would be fit enough to play. After the disappointment of Rory McIlroy having to withdraw last year because of contracting a mysterious virus, the last thing the fans … Read more »

Double Trouble at the Nedbank Golf Challenge

by Golfer on December 3rd, 2010

Prior to the opening round in the Nedbank Golf Challenge, as usual there was much speculation as to what sort of score might win the event. It was generally agreed that due to the rough being not nearly as severe as usual (because of the particularly dry spring and early … Read more »

A tough race to call

by Golfer on December 3rd, 2010

A popular place for keen students of golf during the Nedbank Golf Challenge is the practice tee, and many fans, after watching the players warm up, can be seen heading for the bookmaker’s offices prior to the players teeing off. At this year’s event there has been added interest shown … Read more »

‘Fulti on “borrowed time”?

by Golfer on December 3rd, 2010

Fulton Allem is one of the great characters of golf; often controversial and never at a loss for words. Allem, the son of a wealthy maize farmer from Viljoenskroon in the Free State, created something of stir when he was first invited to play in what was then the Million … Read more »

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