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Monday, March 30, 2020


 
This week I’d like to start off by congratulating young Jovan Rebula who became the first South African since Bobby Cole in 1966 to win the Amateur Championship.

The nephew of South African great, Ernie Els, originally hails from George and was one of the standout junior players in the country before taking a scholarship in the USA. The British Amateur Championship is considered one of the biggest tournaments on the Amateur circuit and the 123 year old event has been won by some of the greatest players in the game. With this incredible win, Rebula, who is still only 20 years old, will now be eligible to take part at Carnoustie in the Open Championship in July as well the 2019 Masters and US Open


For more on this incredible win be sure to click on the link.
 


Scratch Golf has turned 8 and it’s incredible to think how much the business has grown over these past years and more astonishingly, is how fast the time has flown by. Our annual Birthday Sale has now begun and we have some amazing specials that will run for the next 3 weeks. From 30% off all golf shoes (as long as you trade in an old “wearable” pair that we can donate ) to 20% off all golf bags and golf carts. Our clothing deal gets better and better the more items you take, and be sure to stock up on those balls and gloves, and maybe a nice new cap, with a buy 1 get 1 half price on those items.

When it comes to our equipment, the emphasis again is all about getting the right clubs to suite your game. Club Fitting forms an integral part of our business and our pros have the skills and expertise to fit any player of any ability. This year we are giving 15% off all our equipment as long as you come in, get fitted correctly, and then trade in your old clubs. We will still give you the market related trade in value on your old equipment along with 15% off the new clubs. This is the deal of all deals so if you’re in the market for something new in the bag, then be sure to come in and spend some time with one of our pros.

  Our highly successful Winter Line Up makes a welcome return with each of our equipment suppliers taking over the shop for one day during the Oyster Festival. As with years gone by, each supplier will be given free reign in our store and will have one of their own on hand to assist with fittings and product information throughout the day. On top of all that, each equipment manufacturer will be doing some incredible promotions and free giveaways that will ONLY be available ON THE DAY. These deals and promotions will only be made public on the morning so be sure to check your inbox, Facebook or Twitter to see what they are running on the day.

It going to be an incredibly busy 3 weeks for us and we look forward to seeing many of our locals in store over this period. As always, be sure to chat to any of the pros if you have any questions about anything and we will do our best to help and advise you as best we can.

In closing, be sure to check out Andy’s weekly review as he takes a look at the latest range of Odyssey EXO Putter’s that landed on our floor this week. Andy has had a chance to carefully inspect this new range and having had a look at them myself, I can tell you that Odyssey have left no stone unturned with all the technology built into this range of putters.

And finally, professional golfers are normally revered for their effortless swings. However, there’s a pro by the name of Ho-Sung Choi, who plays his trade on the Japan Golf Tour, whose become an internet sensation for a golf swing that defies belief. Check out the video from this weekend's Korean Open and you’ll see that it doesn’t always have to be pretty to be effective.



Until next week,

Pete
 






Odyssey has done it again, they have just launched another awesome putter to be included in their long list of already top selling putters, and this putter is called EXO.

The EXO Putters is a completely new addition to their range of putters, however they have incorporated one of their more popular inserts into this putter and that insert is the White Hot insert - one that can be found in their White Hot Pro Range of Putters. This time they have included Micro-Hinge technology to this insert.

  What I like about the EXO range of Putters is that Callaway and Odyssey have only launched this putter in particular styles and head shapes and they are the following -

1) Rossie
2) Indy
3) Number 7

All of them are face balance based, meaning that this putter is perfect for the golfer who putts on a fairly even path and doesn’t need loads of help trying to square the face up at impact.

What makes the EXO Range so great?


Simple Design - the designs are simple and yet quite refreshing, due to the fact that they have kept what works and incorporated one new style.
Insert - the White Hot insert is very common and works very well but the addition of the Micro-Hinge technology to the face, promoting a better and more consistent roll is genius.

I personally feel that this putter is going to make its way into one or more golf bags in and around Knysna. The Putters are on order and will be in store soon. Be sure to pop by and give the new EXO putter a go.

Till next time, happy golfing!



PGA Tour

Watson storms to 3rd win of the Season at the Travellers.



  European Tour

Wallace gets win number 2 of the season in Germany.






 


 



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