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19 October 2019

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  • Lee joins Thomas in CJ Cup lead after 3rd round
    19 October 2019
    Justin Thomas and Danny Lee are tied with a three-round total of 15-under 201 after a big scoring swing on the 18th hole on Saturday at the CJ Cup.
  • Lee shares CJ Cup lead with Thomas after crazy final-hole swing
    19 October 2019

    In a crazy turn of events on Nine Bridges' 18th hole Saturday, Danny Lee grabbed a share of the 54-hole lead with Justin Thomas at the CJ Cup. Here’s what happened in Round 3 on Jeju Island:

    Leaderboard: Justin Thomas (-15), Danny Lee (-15), Cameron Smith (-12), Wyndham Clark (-11), Jordan Spieth (-11), Byeong Hun An (-10)

    What it means: If Sunday's finish is anything like Saturday's closing moments then we're in for quite a treat. Thomas held a three-shot lead as he prepared to his his second shot into the par-5 18th hole, looking for his fourth par-5 birdie on Day 3. But Thomas found the water and made bogey while Lee sunk a lengthy eagle putt from the collection area left of the green.

    🚨 An eagle from DOWNTOWN! 😮@DannyGolf72 gets to 15-under and ties THE CJ CUP lead after Justin Thomas' bogey on the last.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/owY1wAjkus

    — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 19, 2019

    As a result, Thomas and Lee will enter the final round tied for the lead. Earlier in the day, Thomas had looked to be running away with the tournament, especially after Lee's double bogey at No. 10 and a disastrous triple from An, the third member of the final threesome, at the par-4 11th. But Lee played his last eight holes in 4 under to draw even with Thomas. An also rinsed his tee ball at the last, making double and settling for a third-round 73.

    Rounds of the day: U.S. Presidents Cup hopefuls Collin Morikawa and Gary Woodland each shot 7-under 65 to climb to 9 under through 54 holes. Morikawa was 8 under through 14 holes before playing his final four in 1 over with a bogey at the par-5 18th. Woodland went bogey-free with five back-nine birdies.

    CJ Cup: Full-field scores | Full coverage

    Best of the rest: Ian Poulter, who skipped his title defense last week at the Houston Open, made two eagles on the back nine as part of a 6-under 66, which lifted Poulter into a share of seventh at 9 under. Clark used four birdies in a five-hole span beginning at No. 9 to card 67 and climb into the top 5.

    Biggest disappointment: It was fun while it lasted. Viktor Hovland’s Tour-record streak of consecutive sub-70 rounds ended at 19 with a third-round 74.

    Main storyline entering Sunday: Despite Thomas’ watery finish, history still bolsters Thomas’ chances of picking up career PGA Tour win No. 11 on Sunday. Not only has Thomas converted seven of his nine career 54-hole leads or co-leads on Tour into victories, but he also has owned the Asian Swing since 2013, racking up three wins and nearly 500 more FedExCup points than the next closest player, Hideki Matsuyama. Yet Lee's late heroics give him a much better chance at his second career Tour title, first since the 2015 Greenbrier Classic.

    Shot of the day: Lee's eagle make was crucial, but Spieth also saved his best for last, hitting 3-wood nearly 270 yards to set up a closing two-putt birdie. Spieth shot 2-under 70.

    269 yards to the pin.
    Over water.
    To an island green.@JordanSpieth has the club for that. 🚀#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/CA1d8aJgpO

    — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 19, 2019
  • To Mandalay and back as Myanmar On The Run winds down
    19 October 2019
    The two giant chinthes or leogriffs that stand guard at the base of Mandalay Hill. By Rahul Banerji

    The sands of time are running out for Myanmar On The Run and we had to literally race through what Mandalay has on offer for visitors. Golf took its share of time, leaving us with bare hours to complete a chunky itinerary.

    A young monk forgets his vows for a moment in the rush and frenzy outside the Kuthodaw Pagoda on the occasion of the Festival of Lights.

    So it was a race first of all up Mandalay Hill, 729 steps each way and its gorgeous Buddha statue with disciple in attendance first of all at the Sutaungpyi Pagoda, which has its own fascinating legend.

    It is a long climb to the Sutaungpyi Pagoda on Mandalay Hill, but there are plenty of benches that line the 729 steps to the top. Reaching there is rewarding.

    As the story goes, the Buddha foresaw the emergence of a holy city at the base of the hill from where the Sutaungpyi Pagoda is now located, which was fulfilled by the great builder king of Bagan, Anawratha a thousand years ago.

    Marble pages The world’s largest book, laid out page by page.

    Thereafter we went through temples, pagodas, the world’s largest book – each page set in stone – at the Kuthodaw Pagoda, the Mandalay Palace, et al.

    The giant Buddha statue atop Mandalay Hill.And his disciple, frozen in stone forever. Netaji’s prison

    The sprawling Palace, now manned by the army, is protected by a moat on all four sides, an arrow-straight set of water-bodies that the king used to sail on in his ornate barge, now long vanished.

    The vast inner yard and buildings were rebuilt not very long ago and not very skillfully, but the walls and the moat are a reminder of how regal it would have been being bombed into dust by the Allies to target the occupying Japanese forces during World War Two.

    A watchtower view of the Mandalay Palace’s inner yard with the Glass House at foreground left (in white).

    Incidentally, the Palace also holds what is called the Glass House, where Netaji Subhas Bose was interred for a while when in British custody.

    At Kuthodaw, locally called Maha Maha Lawka Marazein Paya you get the world’s largest book which is actually 729 marble slabs each containing a page inscribed in the Pali script containing the entire teachings of the Theravada school of Buddhism.

    A page from the Theravada Buddhism canon in the Pali script at Kothodaw.

    Each slab sits in its own canopy and the whole book is spread out in neat rows radiating away from the main Kuthodaw structure, which appears modeled on the Shwezigone Pagoda of Bagan.

    One must-stop spot is Shwenandaw Kyaung, a temple built entirely out of teak wood. It was once a palace and later converted into a place of worship.

    The stunning Shwenandaw Kyaung teak temple in Mandalay. Still no khao-suey

    To round it off, we found our way to a Shan restaurant for dinner, though the legendary khao suey — also a Shan speciality — continued to be elusive.

    The spread available was vast, plus the fermented tea salad, laphet, another unique offering of Myanmarese cuisine finally made its appearance on our table.

    A Shan meal in Mandalay. This was just one small. part of the large spread available.

    In between, at a beer bar, I found the coolest item on this trip, barbecued okra. To die for.

    Ten juicy, long bhindis on a grid skewer of bamboo, hissing and spitting away on the little fire, chopped up and doused with a powdered mix that the lady at the counter refused to share. Suffice to say, it was the perfect foil for the crunchy okra.

    Will come back just for that! Sadly, I was too engrossed in wolfing it all down to take a proper picture at the time.

    In all the rest of the barbecued items, the okra sat is a class of its own.

    But it was time to move on, and back to Yangon we headed to round off what has truly been a visit to remember, whether for the golf, the sight-seeing or the food.

    Also read: Myanmar on the run: Bullock-carts and bullet points

    The post To Mandalay and back as Myanmar On The Run winds down appeared first on Tee Time Tales.

  • Empordà Golf
    19 October 2019

    Located in the heart of the Costa Brava, Empordà Golf course has 36 holes, giving you a choice of 6 different course combinations. Our TOP 10 PGA - Von Hagge, course (1st nine holes of the Links course combined with the 1st nine holes of the Forest) is our personal favorite.

    Robert Von Hagge, known as "The best designer for the best course" has designed some of the world’s most renowned courses and Empordà is proud to be his first course in Spain.

    Robert Von Hagge has managed to better the already incredible area of Empordà, posing a technically perfect course that requires the use of a variety of strokes and techniques

    Emporda Golf has been chosen as one of the 10 best courses in Spain and is recognized by the prestigious "Peugeot guide" as one of the worlds 1000 best golf courses. The American magazine, "Golf World" considers us to be one of the best courses in Spain, as well as being 3rd best Resort in the North of Spain.
     

    Source: https://www.empordagolf.com/

  • Golfclub Olching
    19 October 2019

    Der Club liegt nur etwa 25 Minuten und knapp 20 km von der Stadtmitte Münchens entfernt und hat sich seit der Gründung vor 40 Jahren durch seine gelebte Sportphilosophie und einem konstant hohen Qualitätsniveau eine einzigartige Stellung im Münchner Raum sichern können.

    Unser 18-Loch-Meisterschaftsplatz und das Kurzspielgelände wurden 2012/2013 vollständig saniert und modernisiert. Dabei wurden nicht nur alle 18 Grüns völlig neu gestaltet und technisch auf den neuesten Stand gebracht, sondern auch alle Bunker und Abschläge erneuert. Zudem wurden drei Teiche umfassend erweitert und das gesamte Kurzspielgelände völlig neu gestaltet.

    Es erwartet Sie spieltechnisch und spieltaktisch einer der bundesweit besten Golfplätze. Bäume, Bunker und vor allem Wasser sind prägende Gestaltungselemente des Platzes und fordern ein strategisches Spiel.

    Als Mitglied der Leading Golf Clubs of Germany haben wir uns außerdem zur Einhaltung von allerhöchsten Qualitätsstandards verpflichtet und arbeiten jeden Tag daran, noch etwas besser zu werden.
     

    Source: https://www.golfclubolching.de

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  • An gets into tree trouble, makes triple bogey at CJ Cup
    19 October 2019

    Golf is a game of inches.

    Byeong Hun An found that out the hard way during the third round of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges.

    After chipping in for birdie on the par-4 10th hole to tie the lead, An pulled his tee shot at the par-4 11th way left and into the trees. He had a gap that would allow him to punch out and give himself a chance to save par, but his ball was nestled into some thick brush.

    As An swung the club, the foliage grabbed the face and sent the ball left of its intended line. The ball ricocheted off a tree and deeper into the woods.

    CJ Cup: Full-field scores | Full coverage

    After calling a rules official, An opted to take an unplayable, going backwards to the 16th hole, eventually dropping on one of the forward tee boxes. He played his next shot, his fourth, over the trees and into the rough between the left greenside bunker and the green.

    From there, he failed to get up and down before tapping in a putt for triple bogey. The triple dropped him from 14 under to 11 under, three shots back of leader Justin Thomas.

  • Tips to Speed Up a Slow Round of Golf
    19 October 2019
    If the ranger has ever told your golf group to "pick up the pace", or if you are playing with one "turtle" in the foursome, this article might just help keep you on track to a four-hour round.

    In golf, there is nothing worse than being stuck behind a group with empty holes ahead of them.

    Your choices are slim as to what to do - you can "play through" making the group ahead wait for you to finish or you can drive past, politely letting them know that you are skipping the hole. Neither option is ideal as it throws you off of your game, interrupts your pace and may not allow for an accurate score.

    If you or your group is guilty, it can throw off your timing and pace and your round will suffer. Amateurs see this problem occurring on a regular basis but it does happen within the ranks of the PGA Tour pros as well.

    A Golf.com poll recently confirmed that there is a pace-of-play problem among top amateur junior golfers. Although measures are starting to be taken within the professional ranks, slow play is harder to control among average players.

    Recently, Golf for Beginners offered three tips to speed up slow play on the golf course based on a recent occurrence by a tour pro. Since this hot topic is not going away any time soon, let's start by stating the pace of play rules for our readers and penalties for the infraction.

    The R and A states that “The player must play without undue delay...”. The penalty for a breach of Rule 6-7 is loss of hole in match play and two strokes in stroke play, and for a repeated offense, disqualification." Depending on the number of times the infraction occurs is directly relevant to the consequences.

    In addition, the R and A has come up with a possible way to monitor the infraction at the club level. "Formulate a simple condition whereby the management establishes a time limit that it considers is more than adequate for players to complete the round and/or a certain number of holes (which will vary depending on numbers in groups and form of play). In the circumstances where a group exceeds the prescribed time limit and is out of position on the course, each player in the group is subject to penalty."

    Golf for Beginners offers a few tips for those who are personally guilty of slowing down the pace of play. If you are new to the game, start at a forward tee box, count your number of shots and pick up your ball and move it forward if you find yourself slowing the group.

    Be considerate and you will still have fun - you will continue to learn no matter where you are on the course.

    For better amateurs, the USGA suggests that golfers become, "more efficient with your valuable time, as well as everyone else’s." Make assessments before you get to your ball so you are ready to hit your shot.

    Speeding up pace of play will only happen if golfers recognize the gaff and take positive action while maintaining the decorum of the game.

    How do you help speed up slow play? Let us know in the comments section of this golf blog and on Twitter @Golf4Beginners.
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