Golf 3.2.2018 11:05 am

Welcome to the world of Long Drive – golf but also not golf

South Africa will get a taste of this power-driven variant of the sport in April as Englishman Joe Miller gives some insights.

Eager to lift the status of the sport internationally, organisers of the Long Drive World Series will be bringing the global campaign to Africa for the first time this year when the series makes a stop at Sun City in April.

Welcome to the world of Long Drive – golf but also not golf
Welcome to the world of Long Drive – golf but also not golf

Welcome to the world of Long Drive – golf but also not golf

South Africa will get a taste of this power-driven variant of the sport in April as Englishman Joe Miller gives some insights.

Chris Paisley does it the cliched way: keeping a cool head
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Chris Paisley does it the cliched way: keeping a cool head

The little-known Englishman keeps local hero Branden Grace at bay to secure a superb SA Open victory.
Branden Grace roars back to keep treble chase on
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Branden Grace roars back to keep treble chase on

The Sun City champion can thank the wise words of his caddie and wife, Nieke, for inspiring him at the SA Open.
For Musiwalo Nethunzwi, one putt is a life-saver
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For Musiwalo Nethunzwi, one putt is a life-saver

The 28-year-old journeyman doesn’t have the resources of others but a resilient 2nd round at the SA Open has arguably saved his career.
Branden Grace backs up words with deeds at SA Open
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Branden Grace backs up words with deeds at SA Open

The Sun City champion goes on an eagle run as he catches up to the impressive Chase Koepka, brother of US Open champ Brooks.
Branden Grace not expecting low scores in treble hunt
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Branden Grace not expecting low scores in treble hunt

The Sun City winner can become only the second local to win the big three local titles at the SA Open at Glendower.
Charl Schwartzel wants to erase some painful SA Open memories
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Charl Schwartzel wants to erase some painful SA Open memories

The former Masters champion has a bit of a history of choking at the big local event but he’s determined to shed the tag at Glendower.
Three Masters champs will light up the SA Open
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Three Masters champs will light up the SA Open

A celebrity-packed field will be present next week at Glendower as the 2018 local golfing calendar tees off.
The long fairway leads to the Open for journeyman Norris
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The long fairway leads to the Open for journeyman Norris

The 35-year-old has rarely set the golfing scene alight but a fine 3rd place in the Joburg Open means he’s back at a major in 2018.
It pays off to be aggressive, says Joburg Open winner Sharma
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It pays off to be aggressive, says Joburg Open winner Sharma

The young Indian didn’t just want to sit back and defend his lead against the SA duo of Erik van Rooyen and Shaun Norris.
Nerveless Sharma shows his steel to claim Joburg Open
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Nerveless Sharma shows his steel to claim Joburg Open

Even Sunday’s weather delay couldn’t throw the talented youngster off his game at Randpark.
Young Shubhankar Sharma not fazed by Joburg Open delay
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Young Shubhankar Sharma not fazed by Joburg Open delay

The talented Indian is in a prime position to claim the title at Randpark but a Highveld storm means he’ll have to wait until Monday.
Perfect birthday gift for Cristofer Blomstrand at Randpark
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Perfect birthday gift for Cristofer Blomstrand at Randpark

The Swede’s superb third round places pressure on Joburg Open leader Shubhankar Sharma as Erik van Rooyen carries local hopes.
SA’s fastest rising golf star
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SA’s fastest rising golf star

Frittelli is clearly a deep thinker of the game and much of that thinking can be classified as lateral judging by the unusual decisions he has made.
Young Shubhankar Sharma tames Randpark like a veteran
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Young Shubhankar Sharma tames Randpark like a veteran

The 21-year-old Indian plays with a fearlessness at the Joburg Open that makes the new generation of golfers so fun to watch
There was nothing easy about Keenan Davidse’s stunning 63
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There was nothing easy about Keenan Davidse’s stunning 63

The 28-year-old from Stellenbosch sets the Joburg Open alight early but maintains he had to hit in the right areas.
Joburg Open uses sangoma trick to keep rain away!
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Joburg Open uses sangoma trick to keep rain away!

The tournament teed off on Thursday but has been hampered by the weather before. So the event manager took matters into her own hands…
Freakish airport accident keeps Louis Oosthuizen out
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Freakish airport accident keeps Louis Oosthuizen out

The biggest drawcard for this weekend’s Joburg Open comes off second best with an OR Tambo trolley and won’t play.
Fantastic Frittelli reaches career-best ranking
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Fantastic Frittelli reaches career-best ranking

The 27-year-old South African confirmed his status as a rising star with a playoff win at the Mauritius Open.
King Louis ready to reign in Mauritius
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King Louis ready to reign in Mauritius

The popular South African is the highest-ranked player in the field for the tournament on the Island.
Veteran Ernie Els to put in the hard yards for the SA Open
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Veteran Ernie Els to put in the hard yards for the SA Open

One of South Africa’s golfing legends remains as popular as ever but he still wants to achieve excellence on the course too.
Will Louis Oosthuizen be on par with four Liverpool legends?
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Will Louis Oosthuizen be on par with four Liverpool legends?

One of South Africa’s golfing heroes will swop his clubs for a soccer ball next week in Mauritius … but he’ll still be on the golf course!
Braden Grace’s win a big fillip for Sun City
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Braden Grace’s win a big fillip for Sun City

The Nedbank Challenge’s new tournament director admits having a local winner was badly needed.
The putt that helped Branden Grace make history
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The putt that helped Branden Grace make history

On specific hole proved to be the local hero’s nemesis at the Nedbank Challenge. But he gained the ultimate revenge.
Amazing Grace breaks SA victory drought at Nedbank Challenge
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Amazing Grace breaks SA victory drought at Nedbank Challenge

The 29-year-old delivers a supremely composed performance to become the first local to triumph at Sun City in a decade.
Thrilling climax looms at Sun City as Branden Grace soars
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Thrilling climax looms at Sun City as Branden Grace soars

The South Africa cards a superb 68 to give himself hope that he won’t be a bridesmaid at the Nedbank Golf Challenge again.


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