Golfshake Friday Update - 19/10/18
Golfshake's Joe Hughes takes a brief overview of some of the golfing highlights of the week leading up to 19th October 2018.
Eddie Pepperell Wins at Walton Heath
With the new PGA Tour season kicking off in Asia over the last couple of weekends, The European Tour has once again appeared in the spotlight as yet another thrilling Race To Dubai nears its climax. Last week saw one of the favourite tournaments on the schedule won by one of the favourite players on tour. The social media savvy Eddie Pepperell picked up his second win of the season as he ran out a wire-to-wire winner of the Sky Sports British Masters which was hosted by the one and only Justin Rose.
Pepperell, who remarkably STILL does not have a hat sponsor played some superb golf over the four days, showing that he has what it takes to lead a tournament and maintain control over his golf ball. It’s obvious that Pepperell is a fan favourite and a great guy in the locker room, too. Rose, who did a brilliant job of making the week so special to Walton Heath had some nice words to tweet about the 27-year-old following the victory.
In an event that will be fresh in the mind of Pepperell for the weeks and months ahead, he tallied up an incredible four eagles and as I’m sure you are aware, The European Tour are generally pretty good at creating fun content on social media and YouTube and there was no exception last weekend. You can find below their light-hearted tweet which unsurprisingly went down pretty well with golf fans and the champ himself who retweeted it.
The only winner this year to card four eagles in a tournament ???? pic.twitter.com/IMmh5SMWs8— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) October 15, 2018
European Tour Golfer of the Month – September
Sticking with The European Tour, the organisation announced this week that Matt Wallace had been voted as September’s Golfer of the Month. With the exception of Europe’s heroics in Paris, Wallace’s final round performance in the Made In Denmark was a highlight of the month’s golf. He carded five birdies in his closing six holes to send the tournament into a four-way play-off. He came out on top and sealed his third win of the season, an incredible feat for any golfer.
Many thought that this may lead to a Captain’s Pick for the Ryder Cup, but it was not meant to be as Thomas Bjorn favoured experience over form and looking back no, we can’t really argue with that. Nevertheless, Wallace showed that he is here to stay and his performances last month have shown that there could be even more to come from the 28-year-old. Wallace tweeted following the announcement to thank all those who voted.
Laura Davies Wins Senior LPGA Championship
Hall of Famer, Laura Davies claimed her second senior major win of the year as she finished on an impressive score of 8 under par, leaving a four shot gap between herself and the chasing pack. Davies is no stranger to winning and has now tallied up 87 wins in what has been one of the finest golfing careers. The longevity of Davies’ game is a real credit to her and now with another major title to her name there is no sign of the Englishwoman slowing up. I predict that there are more wins coming her way, sooner rather than later.
Golfshake – Brabazon Course 10thHole Challenge
Recently, some of the Golfshake ambassadors headed over to the luxurious Belfry complex where they would take on the Brabazon Course, and particular was interest was placed around how the guys would fare on the famous 10thhole. The challenge was to see which ambassador could get their ball in the hole in the fewest shots. Sounds simple, right? Take a look at the video on Golfshake’s YouTube channel and you may think slightly differently.
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