September 2016 Newsletter

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In This Issue:

The Ryder Cup 2016
Weather Changes

The Ryder Cup 2016

One of the best golfing tournaments of the year starts today so I thought we would have a small piece on the Ryder Cup.

During his last visit to Minnesota this summer, the late golf great Arnold Palmer had some wise words: “Keep in mind that it’s a game, and play it like a game — with friends, and enjoy yourselves.”

The spectacle that arrived in the region this week is much more than a game, of course, but the message is a good one in a world ready for a respite.

The 41st Ryder Cup, one of the world’s greatest sporting events, Arnie!and one that will draw worldwide attention to Minnesota as it continues through Sunday.

Palmer, a two-time Ryder Cup captain who died Sunday at age 87, was in the east metro in August to check on his design company’s transformation of former 3M-owned Tartan Park golf course in Lake Elmo.

The charismatic champion will be remembered with a moment of silence during Thursday’s opening ceremony at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. The competition, held every two years among the best players from the United States and Europe, will bring a quarter-million attendees from 41 countries to the state. 

Below is the TV times for Sky Sports, make sure you watch as much as possible and see what you can learn. C’Mon Europe!

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Friday & Saturday 1.35pm: Opening tee shot, morning foursomes 

Friday & Saturday 6.30pm: Afternoon fourballs begin

Sunday, 5.04pm: SIngles matches begin

Sunday, 11.15pm (approx): Closing ceremony

EUROPE

USA

Captain: Darren Clarke

Captain: Davis Love III

Vice-captains: Thomas Bjorn, Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie, Ian Poulter, Sam Torrance.

Vice-captains: Tom Lehman, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson

Europe USA

Europe Team

USA Team

Rafa Cabrera Bello

Dustin Johnson

Matthew Fitzpatrick

Jordan Spieth

Sergio García

Phil Mickelson

Rory McIlroy

Patrick Reed

Justin Rose

Jimmy Walker

Henrik Stenson

Brooks Koepka

Andy Sullivan

Brandt Snedeker

Danny Willett

Zach Johnson

Chris Wood

JB Holmes

Lee Westwood

Rickie Fowler

Martin Kaymer

Matt Kuchar

Thomas Pieters

Ryan Moore

Weather changes

With the weather heading towards our winter months now would be a good time to check all your winter golfing bits!

Make sure you can find all your winter golf clothes and check the condition, under garments are very important for winter golf. Check your waterproofs as well. Mittens can save your cold hands and now would be a good time to re-stud your golf shoes, hopefully waterproof ones!

Check the grips on your clubs, if they are smooth and shiny then its time to change them as well.

Let’s face it, you’re not going to break the course record, but you might break a wrist. Before you tee off, do some muscle-priming exercises that focus on the hamstrings, hips, glutes, mid-back and shoulders.

Walk, don’t ride. This is the best way to keep your muscles primed once the round begins. It’s especially important late in the round when the cumulative effect of playing in the cold for three or four hours starts to make you stiff.

More coming next month but if you need any help with your swing you know where to come.

Happy Golfing

Martin Rathbone PGA, Head Teaching Professional - Surbiton Golf Club

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