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Hi David, firstly, well played at Walton Heath. I had the pleasure of walking the first 13 odd holes with you in the afteroon. I noticed you quickened up to get round in 'daylight'. You putted very well, holing out from 10 odd feet on about 5 greens. Did you have any 'key thoughts' when over a putt? Best Wishes Matt
Thanks for following Matt. I did putt particularly well yesterday to be fair. I had a nice feel for the greens and the moisture made them roll really nicely. No special thoughts though other than just trying to hit each putt as well as I could and hope they dropped and for once they did! Cheers, Howeller.
hi david,i saw you at the pga on friday and was delighted that you birdied the 10th hole after i called out knock it in dave[obviously at an opportune moment so as not to put anyone off].well done for the week,and even better for the us open qualifying at walton heath .look forward to seeing you next year at the pga and hope you win it.
Hi Gary, thanks for the message - it's been a good couple of weeks! Cheers, David.
Hi David, I hope your injury doesn't keep you out for to long. I just wanted to know your thoughts on the passing of Seve ?
Hi Mark, thanks for getting in touch. Terribly sad about Seve that's for sure. What can one say, he was a golfing legend and if I had one regret in my career it is not playing with him in his prime. I can only imagine what it must have been like to go toe to toe with him down the stretch, much like playing against tiger a few years ago I would imagine. I have been lucky enough to partner Lee westwood against seve and olazabal twice in the seve trophy. What an experience. They were all over the place both times and even then we only managed to beat them on the last 8 under and 10 under to win one up, they were a brilliant partnership even when they were off form. I'll take those experiences with me for my whole career, two amazing days. As for me I had an injection in the ankle yesterday to try and give me more of a chance of playing in the PGA at Wentworth, fingers crossed, I'll be gutted if I miss it. Cheers, Howeller.
Hi David, I'm hoping to join the tour as a caddie at the end of Sept after 2 summers of working at Medinah Golf club in Chicago. Ive been following the tour since I was 15 at the Irish opens/European opens/Scottish opens/Seve trophy, Doing the scoreboard carrying, and I remember you as you and your caddie Nick were the two friendliest lads on the tour. Im very your in relevance to the caddies on tour at the moment as Im only 20, but what I lack in exp, I more then make up for in enthusiastic and passion. Ive decided to travel to the alfred dunhill links in sept and the following 4 European tour events in the hope of picking up a bag, By now half the tour know Im on my way haha, but is there any advise you'd give? Im planning on literally turning up on the Monday and slugging it out in the players car park hoping for the best! Ive been up close to the tour action many times, the feeling of going into the back nine ahead or a couple of shots behind is unbelievable, indescribable. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks a million Niall Gallagher
Hi Niall, fair play to you mate if you have the travel bug and love golf as you obviously do caddying sounds like a great idea. I'll be straight with you and say I can't really help in terms of getting a bag for you but it sounds like you have contacted a few people already. Being keen is a great thing for a caddy, all i would say is just like in most professions hard work always pays off. Ring seen Walking the course always gives off a good impression and always be on time of course. Get a nice routine going in your book with numbers written down clearly and enough room to jot down which club your man hit and how far it pitched. Over time this should give you a real clear indication of just how far your man hits it. I'm sure you know all this, I wish you luck in your endeavours. Be patient and I am sure you will get your chance. Oh and say hi when you see me. Cheers, Howeller.
I recently started following you following getting to know the man I believe you call Muller!! Hes a lucky man getting to travel to all those exotic places with you. Anyway my question is: I play a lot of golf myself and my weakness is that I am great off the tee, competent when have a full shot on the fairway but seem to lose it when I have a short pitch of between 50 - 100 Yards. I seem to suffer from 2nd thought syndrome and my arms tense up and I seem to fluff a lot of these shots. Anything you can suggest would be a great help. Also if you need anyone else on your team when in Scotland ;) I would be more than willing lol. Good luck with your career revival and you've to stay off the telly and stay on the course!!
Hi James, Trouble from 80 yards an in? Well, my advice is simple really - from this range you don't want to hit a full shot but the art is not only to hit softer but to swing shorter as well. This way you can still feel as though your are accelerating through the shot, not decelerating which is what I see a lot of people do from that range. Try thinking about swinging to what we call the ten o clock position, meaning your left arm goes just past half way back, then just swing thought to a full finish. Hope it helps! Cheers, David.
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