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Ground Reaction and the Golf Swing – What’s All the Fuss About?

           Ground Reaction and the Golf Swing – What’s All the Fuss About? Part I of II – Forces and moments; center of pressure and center of mass                                                       by Kiran Kanwar Once upon a time, a gentleman named Isaac Newton, unbeknownst to himself, created a storm in a teacup for golfers around the world. He did that by telling the world (one of three things he told us) that “to every action there is an equal ...

Scottish Trio Struggle To Shine In South Africa

The Scottish trio of Scott Jamieson, Richie Ramsay and Bob MacIntyre continue to struggle heading into the weekend rounds of the Nedbank Challenge to be staring at ending their season in far off South Africa. Jamieson could only muster a second round of 71 to be just inside the top-30 at level par in heatwave conditions on the Sun City layout. Jamieson is also projected to drop three places and to 68th on the bigger Race to Dubai picture, and with just the leading 50 to tee-up in next week’s season-ending ...

Lowry Sure To Now Focus A Little More On The Nedbank Challenge

Shane Lowry’s weekend attention may now stray somewhat from what he’s doing in Dubai to focus a little more on events unfolding in far off South Africa. Firstly, there’s Race to Dubai front-runner Bernd Wiesberger who birdied three of his closing four holes and move to a share of 10th on day two of the Nedbank Challenge. Wiesberger is the only golfer among the current top-3 on the standings who chose to compete at Sun City and no doubt boosting quest for a fourth Tour win this year while there ...

Ogilvy .. Why McIlroy Wins The Aussies ‘Player Of The Year’ Vote Hands Down Over Koepka.

Aussie golfer Geoff Ogilvy stamped his golfing credentials winning a US Open, three WGS titles and eight other worldwide victories in his career. In more recent years the now 42-year old has been earning plaudits for his observations from outside the competition ropes. And in a latest Golf Australia article, the winner of the 106th U.S. Open at famed Winged Foot, has spoken of his overall fondness for a fellow U.S. Open winner over a recent back-to-back US Open champion. Ogilvy’s very insightful ...

McRory The Robot A Favourite To Capture Inaugural DP World ‘STEAMathalon’

Rory McIlroy will arrive in Dubai next week a very hot favourite to capture a record-setting third DP World Tour Championship but the bigger question is whether his robot likeness can win the inaugural DP World Tour Championship STEAMathalon presented by BMW-AGMC. ‘McRoryBOT’ is a small four-wheeled, golf-playing robot that sports a photograph of a smiling current World No.2, and could be the favourite to land a golf-related victory title of a very unique kind. The robot will be among ...

Possible Good Omen For G Mac As Rain Forces Thursday Suspension To Mayakoba Classic

Rain and thunderstorms have prevented any play on Thursday to the first round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic. After several delays to the scheduled 7 a.m. opening tee time, the decision was made at 1 p.m. Thursday local time to begin the first round at 7 a.m. Friday. It was four years ago G Mac captured a third of now four PGA Tour victories in defeating Scotland’s Russell Knox and American Jason Bohm to win the event on a Monday and after a similar delay to that already being experienced at ...

King Louis Overcomes Kidney Stones Concern To Post 63 & Lead Nedbank By Three.

‘King’ Louis Oosthuizen overcame early morning kidney stones pain for a second day running to post a blistering bogey-free nine-under par 63 and open-up a three shot lead on day one of the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player. The 2010 Open Champion had been awoken early on Wednesday morning with kidney stones and with the pain forcing him out of the Pro-Am. He was then awoken at 3am earlier today (Thursday morning South African time) still struggling with the ‘stones’ ...