More headlines…

Gary Player seems to have a habit to create headlines when he speaks. Perhaps you remember his comments on doping in golf at the time of the Open Championship at Carnoustie last year? They certainly created some headlines. This time an interview in the Daily Telegraph catches my attention. The interview appears in the series called School Sport Matters and Player speaks about the important role of schools in educating children on how to eat right. Player says:

“If you take Britain, probably 13 million of your citizens start the day with a white bread roll and two pieces of fatty bacon. What chance do you have when you start your day with that?”

In fairness he also slags off his own home country and the US and I like his idea of how to deal with this; Player says mothers (and had he not been 73 perhaps he would have said parents…) should attend class with their children when they start school, to be re-educated in matters to do with diet and exercise. Of course he is right! And believe it or not, it is the same thing with good habits in golf! Hence, when we do our Christmas Camp at Loughborough next week parents are invited together with their children. Good habits do start at home!

If you don’t think the current credit crisis is fair then here is another one… Henrik Stenson over the last two weeks made 1.4 Million pounds thanks to his wins in the World Cup and the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa. With that he jumped up to World number 7 and money aside he has had a pretty impressive finish to the season. Only one tournament to go now for most of the World’s top players, the South African Open the week before Christmas.

Winning 1.4 Million pounds less, Luke Gooddard was just as impressive when winning the Argentine Amateur Championships on Sunday. 4/3 in the final with an impressive array of birdies over the last 8 holes secured him the victory.

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