Another week goes by with PTGC players playing around the globe competing on professional tours and in amateur events. All of our students are continually measuring where they are in relation to the PTGC code of 12-4-2 (pars, birdies, bogies). They know that when they achieve a 12-4-2 average in tournaments they will compete successfully on any golf tour anywhere.
Danielle Montgomery has just returned from the European Ladies Tour where she has played seven tournaments and made the cut (which means you get paid) in six of them. Her best finish was 12th position in the Turkish Airlines tournament and a low round of 66 in the Swiss Open two weeks ago was a reward for Dani’s hard work. Dani is currently in 70th position on the LET Order of Merit.
Her competitive scoring average for the six events is 73.45. Remembering that at PTGC we crunch the numbers as golf is all about the low score and not about the perfect swing. Looking at Dani’s competitive high score average (scores above 74) it is 76.6 (target is 74 or better).
The main reason for this is the lack of birdie conversions on the par 5 holes. So in her time home in Perth we will focus on improving her approach wedges and lay up distances of her 2nd shots on the par 5’s. Here’s an interesting stat which shows that had Dani’s competitive high score average been 74 her ranking on the Order of Merit would drop her from 70th spot to 49th!
It just goes to show that EVERY STROKE COUNTS...
The Canadian Tour is in full swing and Jason Scrivener from PTGC has produced a 71 in his opening round that has left him in a tie for 62nd position. As on most professional golf tours even par does not cut it. The 2nd day Jason came out firing and was 6 under after 10 holes and finished with a 65. This got him into a tie for 11th position and in contention.
A 3rd round 70 dropped him a couple of spots to 13th on the leader board, 8 under total and four shots from the leading score. A final round of 73 dropped him back to 21st position but Jason was upbeat as he had got himself into contention and has played and scored solidly.
Win’s very seldom come out of the blue and building momentum over a few tournaments is what’s needed to create the confidence and consistency to win on tour.
Ben Leong from Malaysia who competes on the Asian Tour has just had a good finish in China last week. A second place finish with scores of 67, 68, 72 and 67 was almost good enough to claim the winner’s cheque.
His self assessment of the four rounds was that ball striking and ability to stay in the “Ideal Performance State” were rated A and that chipping and wedge approaches were B & C. We’re looking forward to working with Ben when he comes to Perth on the 24th of July to train with us a PTGC for 2 weeks. Don’t forget to bring your warm gear Ben for the cool mornings here in Perth.
The Asian Development Tour is in Terengganu Malaysia and the tournament is the PGM Terengganu Masters being played at the Awana Kijai Golf Beach and Spa Resort. Rance De Grussa from PTGC made the cut on the number 147.
A milestone as it’s his 1st made cut as professional golfer. Rance is making use of the opportunity he has on the ADT to compete and use the skills he has developed at PTGC. He finished the tournament with a 72 in the 3rd round and a 73 in the last round for a total of 292. We wish him all the best for the next 2 events being played in Indonesia.
Tatiana Wijaya was a very excited girl when she messaged us that she had qualified for the USA Junior Girls Championship. She qualified after winning a playoff for the last spot. Well done Tia and dad Budi, great effort!!
Her next tournament is the qualifying for the USA Ladies Championship which will be a tough assignment but Tia has the ability and self belief to lift her game for the big occasion.
David and Lawrie