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Visit to South Africa

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Hey

I’ve been down I South Africa for about two weeks now, last time I came down here I bought a set of old Maxfli  revolution clubs, midsize heads, dried out grips, true temper El-70 shafts regular flex. The shafts might be a little to weak, but that has helped me to focus more on getting the swing right then on swinging really fast.

 

At home I’ve been playing  titleist ap2’s with stiff-300 shafts.

 

I’ve always been hitting a slight fade at least with the “woods”  due to the fact that I’ve been coming over the top a bit, Don’t’ do that anymore due to the good advice I've gotten here,  I have some issues with stress on the course meaning that I’m causing myself to stress and rush through my routines.

 

I played two courses while down here Howick country club, and Sakaboole. 

 

Started out on Sakaboole, a strange golf course, par 5 on par 5 long, the fairways wasn't in good shape.

 

Howick on the other hand was in good shape but the greens where hard and fast, I don't know how many times I Landed the ball well before the pin and saw it shoot of the green. I scored okay though, 81-78-81 so  I'm happy

 

On my last round there I was fortunate to play with a young man who's going to start playing on the sunshine tour in January and his caddy, that was exciting, however I got a bit caught up with trying to hit the ball as long as they did (silly of me) an lost a couple of strokes on that. I learned a lot about what I need to do to play better I need to Play my game.

 

Anyhow, the season in Sweden is just around the corner I’m really looking forward to it.

 

Love this game (most days)

 

A


Edited by Anpe - 3/17/14 at 3:27am
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Sounds like a great trip!  We have several forum members from South Africa too.  Paging @Stretch .......

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yeah, besides @Stretch i think theres at least one other member here that ive noticed from South Africa

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A cold wet white blanket greeted me when I returned to Sweden.

When I left for South Africa the golf course at home (in Sweden) was dry, the sun was shining and spring was in full bloom (or at least on it’s way big-time). During my stay in S-A it looked very promising with temperatures as high as 57.2f, 14C, I was really looking forward to hitting the links and get my new season ON.

 

Landing in Stockholm, I was greeted by a cold wet white blanket, and the white stuff keeps on coming.

 

I know its barely the end of march and such weather is to be expected in this part of the world, but non the less it puts a dampener on the spirits, a cold wet white one.

 

Cheers

 

I love this game (most Days)

 

A

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I was fortunate to play the course that Annika lives on last week. She flies the Swedish flag along with the American flag behind her house, so it's easy to pick out.

Nice little place she's got too........
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I was fortunate to play the course that Annika lives on last week. She flies the Swedish flag along with the American flag behind her house, so it's easy to pick out.

Nice little place she's got too........

Cool :) She is one of the greatest in my book :)

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So the golf range opened today, here in Gävle Sweden, pretty remarkable since it was covered with snow only three days ago. Fortunately we’ve had three warmish days with wind and the snow vanished and the ground started to dry out.

Went there with my golf buddy Ben and my son Vincent.
Vincent turns 13 this year and have held a golf club in his hands maybe six times in his life, but he’s got a natural athletic swing, when I got him to understand how to line up towards the target he hit 230meter drives dead straight and there’s more to be found there. The thing he needs to work on is to let loose after the hit and follow through.

Ben turns 71 this year but he’s still going strong hcp 10 at the moment but I expect that he’ll be back in single digits very soon.

How did I do today?

Well the back fence at the driving range is 240m about 262 yards and I hit all my drives over it fades, draws and straight. I hit my spoon into the fence. I had a great day on the range ☺

I love this game (most days)

A
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