CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rory McIlroy’s putter is just one tool in his toolbox. Apparently, he wants to make sure his putter understands that. After all the extra time McIlroy has spent with his putter the last two weeks, he sounded Thursday like a man who doesn’t want the shortest club in his bag developing an overly important sense of itself. “I’ve always been the type of player that I’ve never had to rely on my putting too much,” McIlroy said after posting a 3-under-par 69 to get in the early hunt at the Wells Fargo Championship. “Obviously, you putt well, you’re going to do well and contend in tournaments. “But, I feel like I’ve always been a different sort of player, where even if sometimes I don’t putt so well, I’ll still be able to get it under par, because I can hit the greens on the par 5s and two-putt those and hit a couple of iron shots close. “I never felt like I needed to rely on my putting so much.” You got that, little stick? McIlroy’s quotes came after he was asked if his struggles with his putter ever seep into the rest of his game. His answer was terrific. Wells Fargo Championship: Articles, photos and videos His answer was the hard logic of a tough competitor refusing to let a potentially damaging idea take hold. Yes, of course, putting is important, but McIlroy can beat you even if his flat stick isn’t fully cooperating. That’s what he’s telling anyone who doubts him. That’s what he’s telling himself, really. “To be honest, he hasn’t really putted that well this year,” Dave Stockton told GolfChannel.com after walking with McIlroy Wednesday in the pro-am. Stockton then went on to explain that McIlroy seems to have fixed himself. McIlroy did so without asking Stockton for help following a miserable putting effort at the Masters two weeks ago. So there you have it again. If McIlroy isn’t going to rely too much on his putter, he isn’t going to rely too much on a putting coach, either. “I think he really did figure it out on his own, and he looked good to me,” Stockton said. “I just let him go.” McIlroy entered the Wells Fargo Championship 141st in strokes gained putting. He has failed to crack the top 100 in strokes gained putting in three of his four years as a PGA Tour member. In his big year in 2012, when McIlroy won four PGA Tour titles, including the PGA Championship, he was just 82nd in strokes gained putting. At Quail Hollow on Thursday, McIlroy wasn’t bad with his putter, but he had to walk away feeling like he hit the ball well enough to go even lower. He missed a 3-footer for par at the fourth hole. He missed a 10-footer for birdie at the eighth and a 7-footer for birdie at the 12th. “It was a good start, good score,” said McIlroy, who won his first PGA Tour title here at Quail Hollow in 2010. “I probably could have squeezed a couple more out of it.” McIlroy made some good putts Thursday. He holed a 6-footer for birdie right out of the gate at No. 10. He holed a nice 7-footer for par at the 14th and a 40-footer for birdie at the 18th. He ran off five one-putts in a row closing out his first nine. “I holed some nice putts today, which was good to see,” McIlroy said. “At least it tells me the stuff I’m working on is going in the right direction.” If there’s a club McIlroy truly adores, it’s his driver. He was asked Thursday if his putter can dent his confidence in the 13 other clubs, but McIlroy’s confidence runs the other way. He believes his confidence feeds from the driver down through his bag. He believes when he’s hitting driver well, the rest of his game will fall in line. “He hits it farther than I thought, hits it really far,” said Jonas Blixt, who played with McIlroy for the first time on Thursday. “Some really big drives.” What McIlroy liked most about his round is how he manhandled the par 5s. He birdied three of the four. At Augusta National, McIlroy finished third-to-last in the field in putting, and he played the par 5s in even par for the week. “Playing the par 5s today in 3 under was much better,” McIlroy said. That bodes well for McIlroy as he seeks to claim his second PGA Tour title here.
As HLPFI reported here, MacGregor, part of Cargotec, entered into an agreement to acquire the marine and offshore business activities of TTS Group for EUR87 million (USD106 million) in February 2018. The completion of the transaction is still subject to regulatory approvals in China and South Korea. MacGregor expects to receive these approvals by the end of 2018. The acquisition, according to Cargotec, will strengthen MacGregor’s marine and offshore activities and its position in China. TTS Group ASA and its shipyard solutions business, TTS Syncrolift, are excluded from the deal.www.cargotec.comwww.macgregor.com www.ttsgroup.com
2nd Paul Butler 33pts3rd Peter Pedder 31pts Division 21st Bill Hewitt 37pts2nd Howard Stanley 32pts3rd D. Scougal 31ptsDivision 31st Chris Reed 36pts2nd M.Fitzgerald 33pts3rd Fred Duffy 33ptsLadies1st Noi E. 36pts2nd Herma F. 34pts3rd Mam Morel 32ptsA group of eight ladies and thirty four men took up the challenge of Bangpakong on Monday with some good scores topping all four divisions.Division 2 winners at Bangpakong, Howard Stanley, Billy Hewitt and Dennis Scougal.Chris Voller recorded the best tally of the day, 39 points, to be a runaway winner in the premier flight by six points. Bill Hewitt did almost equally as well in division 2 to win by five clear while the third and ladies divisions were won with even par 36-point rounds from Chris Read and Noi E. respectively.Near pin prizes were picked up by Andy Baber, Jean Bruneau, Bill Hewitt, Wilf Latham, William Chang, Jean Morel (2), Rudi Schaefer, Herma (2) and Miss Nut, while Wilf Latham was the only one to convert his into a birdie ‘2’.Wednesday, Jan 12, Mt. Shadow – StablefordDivision 11st Jean Bruneau 32pts2nd Peter Seward 32pts3rd Raivo Velsberg 31ptsDivision 21st William Chang 29pts2nd Bruce Gardner 28pts3rd Jim Connelly25ptsTwenty-seven players were out in just two divisions on Wednesday at always tough Mountain Shadow. The scores reflected the difficulty of the course as the top return of the day was just 32 points by Jean Bruneau and Peter Seward in the top flight, with Jean have the better of the count-back.William Chang was the winner of the second flight with a remarkably low 29 points, just edging Bruce Gardner into the runner up spot by one point.Near pins went to Andy O’Neill, Peter Seward, Howard Stanley, Geoff Stubbs, Paul Chabot and Jim Connelly, while the 2’s went to Andy O’Neill in division 1 and a rollover to Jim Connelly in division 2.Friday, Jan 14, Eastern Star – StablefordDivision 11st M. Macateer 35pts2nd Jean Bruneau 35pts3rd Chris Voller 35ptsDivision 21st Bryan Rought 34pts2nd Don Head 31pts3rd Cully Monks 30ptsDivision 31st Glyn Evans 32pts2nd Lee Casey 29pts3rd Fred Duffy 29ptsLadies1st Sangworn Blair 36pts2nd Miss Nut 32ptsThe largest group of the week, 43 in total, travelled down to Ban Chang on Friday to play our regular course at Eastern Star.The scores were not so great today with only one player able to equal par and that golfer was Sangworn Blair who scored a four point victory over the field in the Ladies division.The next closest to a par score was M. Macateer in the top division who took the honours with 35 points.The second and third tier flights were won by Bryan Rought and Glyn Evans respectively while the near pins went to Daryl Blair, Jens Gunnarson, Arthur Hancock, Chris Voller, Paul Chabot, Jim Lane (2), John Williams, Miss Nut (2) and Jill Stanley.There were no ‘2’s recorded in any of the flights today. Jomtien Golf with the IPGCMonday, Jan. 10, Bangpakong – StablefordDivision 11st Chris Voller 39pts
Cyclists will be met by the Pattana team at the Grand Palace, upon completion of the ride, with refreshments and breakfast box. Time will then be given to the cyclists to pay their respects at the Grand Palace before returning to Pattana Golf and Sports Resort.All cyclists are welcome to join, from the official starting point or at any point along the route. Anyone wishing to join this historical cycle ride should contact the hotel on 098 914 9399 for further details and registration. Pattana Golf and Sports Resort is organising a cycle ride from the hotel to Bangkok in remembrance of His Majesty King Rama 9 on Saturday 17 December 2016.The starting point will be Pattana Golf and Sports Resort, with pre-ride refreshments provided for all cyclists who have registered on www.pattana.co.th/rideforking and have an official tag. Registration is BHT 400 per person including cycling jersey and refreshments, and donation of BHT 100 to The Royal Projects.Starting time is midnight on Saturday 17 December, and the ride is expected to take around seven hours, ending at the Grand Palace in Bangkok in the early hours of Sunday morning, 18 December. A full support team and support vehicles will be provided, including medical and security, with buses on standby to return cyclists to Pattana after the event.
By Tyler Lewis An array of Keysborough College students have set the State Athletics Championships alight. Campus captain Seth O’Donnell led the way…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
Kootenay South outscored Nelson Selects 5-2 to capture the two-game West Kootenay U15 Girl’s Soccer series Wednesday at the Lakeside Pitch.The contest was the second in as many days for the two West Kootenay rivals.Kootenay South opened the two-game set Tuesday at Haley Park in Warfield with a 4-1 decision over Nelson. The teams played to a 1-1 draw Wednesday in Nelson with Riley Zondervan scoring the lone goal for Nelson.Kootenay South now advanced to the zone final against the East Kootenay winner Friday.The Kootenay zone is engulfed in playdowns for the upcoming Provincial B Cup. The girl’s tournaments, for ages U13 – U18, is set for July 7-10 in Penticton.The Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup goes July 7-10 in West Vancouver.
print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Mick Culhane from the Salthill Knocknacarra club spoke earlier on this morning to Keith Finnegan on Galway Talks about his plans for the future of Galway GAA as outlined in a four page manifesto (below) circulated to all the GAA clubs in the county and he began by explaining his decision to run for the position…(following 30 second ad) The Galway GAA County Board Convention takes place next Monday night, Dec 16th at 7pm in the Salthill Hotel and there will be a contest for the position of Chairperson between Pat Kearney and Mick Culhane.
Division 1 Hurling League 2020 Mullagh V PadraigPearses Castlegar V Killimordaly Ardrahan VMeelick/Eyrecourt Craughwell V Abbeyknockmoy Round 122/23-2 2020Sarsfields VTynagh/A/Duniry Gort V TurloughmoreLoughrea VCappataggle Liam Mellows VKdeema/LeitrimSt. Thomas’ VBallinderreenOranmore/Maree VTommy LarkinsRound 217-3-2020Turloughmore VSarsfields Cappataggle V Gort Kdeema/Leitrim VLoughrea Ballinderreen VLiam Mellows Tommy Larkins VSt. Thomas’ Tynagh/A/Duniry V Oranmore/Maree Athenry V Four RoadsSylane V CastlegarRound 330/31-5-2020Killimor V Kiltormer Round 413/14-6-2020Clarinbridge VKillimor Turloughmore V FourRoads Sylane V Annaghdown Sarsfields, Gort, Loughrea, Liam Mellows, St. Thomas’, Oranmore/Maree, Tynagh/Abbey/Duniry, Turloughmore, Cappataggle, Kilnadeema/Leitrim, Ballinderreen & Tommie Larkins Moycullen V Athenry Portumna V PadraigPearses Beagh V Killimordaly Clarinbridge V Annaghdown Round 527/28-6-2020Kilconieron V Castlegar Athenry V ArdrahanMeelick/EyrecourtV CraughwellAbbeyknockmoy VPortumnaPadraig Pearses VBeaghKillimordaly VMullaghRound 611/12-7-2020Ardrahan V KilconieronCraughwell V Athenry Portumna VMeelick/Eyrecourt Beagh V Abbeyknockmoy Round 527/28-6-2020Killimor V FourRoads Turloughmore V SylaneAnnaghdown V MoycullenAthenry VKiltormerCastlegar VClarinbridge Group 2Ahascragh/Fohenagh,Carnmore, Kilbeacanty, Kinvara, Rahoon/Newcastle, AnSpidéal, Skehana/Mb/Ml, P Pearses (Ros), Round 122/23-2 2020Ahascragh/FohenaghV Rahoon/Newcastle Carnmore V An SpidéalKilbeacanty VSkehana/Mb/Ml Kinvara V Pearses (Ros), Round 217-3-2020An Spidéal V Ahascragh/Fohenagh Turloughmore VClarinbridgeAnnaghdown V FourRoadsAthenry V Sylane Castlegar V Moycullen Round 330/31-5-2020Kilconieron V Beagh Athenry V MullaghMeelick/EyrecourtV Castlegar Abbeyknockmoy VArdrahanPadraig Pearses VCraughwellKillimordaly VPortumnaRound 413/14-6-2020Mullagh V Kilconieron Castlegar V Athenry Round 330/31-5-2020Sarsfields V Cappataggle Gort V Kilnadeema/LeitrimLoughrea VBallinderreenLiam Mellows VTommy LarkinsSt. Thomas’ V Tynagh/Abbey/DuniryOranmore/Maree VTurloughmoreRound 413/14-6-2020Kilnadeema/Leitrim V Sarsfields Ballinderreen VGort Tommy Larkins VLoughrea Tynagh/Abbey/Duniry V Liam Mellows Turloughmore V St.Thomas’ Cappataggle VOranmore/Maree Round 527/28-6-2020Sarsfields VBallinderreen Gort V Tommy LarkinsLoughrea V Tynagh/Abbey/DuniryLiam Mellows VTurloughmoreSt. Thomas’ VCappataggleOranmore/Maree V Kilnadeema/Leitrim Round 611/12-7-2020 Tommy Larkins V Sarsfields Tynagh/Abbey/Duniry V Gort Turloughmore VLoughrea Cappataggle V LiamMellows Kilnadeema/Leitrim V St. Thomas’ Ballinderreen VOranmore/Maree SemiFinals 18/19-7-2020 Final 26-7-2020Division 2 Hurling League 2020Kilconieron, Athenry,Meelick/Eyrecourt, Abbeyknockmoy, Padraig Pearses, Killimordaly,Craughwell,Portumna, Beagh, Mullagh, Castlegar, Ardrahan,Round 122/23-2 2020Kilconieron VCraughwell Athenry V PortumnaMeelick/EyrecourtV Beagh Abbeyknockmoy VMullagh Padraig Pearses VCastlegar Killimordaly V ArdrahanRound 217-3-2020Portumna VKilconieron Beagh V Athenry Mullagh VMeelick/Eyrecourt Castlegar V AbbeyknockmoyArdrahan V PadraigPearses Craughwell V Killimordaly SemiFinals 18/19-7-2020Final 26-7-2020Division 3 Hurling League 2020Group 1 Killimor,Turloughmore,Annaghdown, Athenry, Castlegar, Sylane, Moycullen, Kiltormer, Clarinbridge, FourRoadsRound 122/23-2 2020Killimor V SylaneTurloughmore V MoycullenAnnaghdown V KiltormerAthenry VClarinbridge Castlegar V FourRoads Round 217-3-2020Moycullen VKillimor Kiltormer V Turloughmore Kiltormer V Castlegar Skehana/Mb/Ml V Carnmore Kilbeacanty V Pearses (Ros)Rahoon/Newcastle VKinvara Round 330/31-5-2020Ahascragh/FohenaghV Skehana/Mb/Ml Carnmore V Pearses (Ros)Kilbeacanty V Rahoon/NewcastleKinvara V An SpidéalRound 413/14-6-2020 Ahascragh/Fohenagh V Pearses (Ros) Rahoon/Newcastle VCarnmore An Spidéal VKilbeacanty Skehana/Mb/Ml VKinvara QuarterFinals 11/12-7-2020SemiFinals 18/19-7-2020Final 26-7-2020print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
The 2015 National Youth Championships (NYC) is set to ignite the turf at the picturesque Sunshine Coast Stadium, with the competition kicking off at 9.00am tomorrow. 38 teams from across the country, including four from New Zealand, will do battle over the four days of competition, with finals day culminating the tournament on Saturday. For all information on the 2015 NYC please visit the following links: Fixtures and Results (to be updated throughout the tournament) Live Streaming Information (to be updated throughout the competition) Field MapMedia LaunchWhat we are looking forward to at the 2015 NYCEvent Draw Structure and Format Keep up-to-date with all of the latest from the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships in the following ways:Website – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausDownload ‘Team App’ and search for ‘National Youth Championships’ to keep up-to-date with all of the latest National Youth Championships related information. Related LinksAll you need to know!
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek: We need to play like Barcelonaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek feels they need to learn from their 0-0 draw with Southampton.Loftus-Cheek has said Maurizio Sarri’s side need to work on playing a little more like Barcelona in training.“Teams are coming here and sitting back and it’s difficult to break them down, because it’s so tight,” the England midfielder told Chelsea TV.“We need to get on the training pitch and work on trying to get balls in behind and work on playing against a deep back four.“We need those clever movements in behind, even though they are deep. One of those diagonal balls over the top, like you see Barcelona do a lot.“We need to work on that. It’s about having patience as well, because it’s so frustrating at times. You can’t get that space to open them up.“I think we need to get used to it, because we’re playing well at times, so teams are going to come here and do that – and away as well.”