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Need help with game? Nicklaus mentors the next generation

Need help with game? Nicklaus mentors the next generation

first_imgAnd he loves it.“I don’t know why they do it. They seem to think it’s going to help them,” Nicklaus said with a wink and a smile. “I get a big kick out of it, sure. Why would you not get a big kick out of it? I’m 76 years old and I’ve got a 22-year-old kid coming here asking me for advice.“How many 22-year-olds ask anybody for advice?”Jordan Spieth spent time with him before his first Masters. Charl Schwartzel met with Nicklaus before he won the green jacket. So did Trevor Immelman. Rory McIlroy talks shop with the Golden Bear all the time, though rarely about the Masters. (Note to McIlroy: The man has six green jackets.)“Just like approaching any of the greats of the game, one can be intimidated a little bit,” Spieth said. “But every time I’ve spoken to him, he’s been very open and willing to help me. I think he’s just rooting for the game of golf. It’s not just me. He’s doing it for everyone that I’ve seen around him.“He’s certainly been in our shoes, and we haven’t quite been in the shoes that’s he’s been in,” Spieth said. “It’s very, very nice of him, and I’ve enjoyed my time.”Patrick Rodgers was at Muirfield Village two years ago to receive the Jack Nicklaus Award as college player of the year. Nicklaus stuck around to meet with Rodgers and the rest of the winners from various college divisions. Before leaving, he looked Rodgers right in the eye and told him, “You ever need anything at all, just call me.”Nicklaus didn’t break eye contact until Rodgers nodded back.Rodgers is on the growing list of young players who have taken Nicklaus up on his offer. That includes Jordan Niebrugge, who reached out to Nicklaus when he qualified for the 2014 Masters as the U.S. Public Links champion. A year later, Nicklaus sent him a hole-by-hole crib sheet on how to play St. Andrews when Niebrugge made it through local final qualifying for the British Open. Maybe it was a coincidence, but Niebrugge tied for sixth and was low amateur.At their age, Nicklaus learned by watching more than listening. He would study the practice of Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Julius Boros and Tommy Bolt and try to learn through imitation. It’s different now. Nicklaus said he was lucky to see the greats twice a year. He sees these kids all the time, particularly at his Bear’s Club in South Florida, where several of them now are members.He doesn’t teach anyone how to play golf. He just talks. And they listen.“Justin came and we talked for a couple of hours. Just talked,” Nicklaus said. “I don’t want to tell him what to do. I let him ask questions and I tried to feel how he’s doing and what he’s doing and how can I help his thought process. That’s more what it was about.”Nicklaus played his final major 11 years ago at St. Andrews. He was Presidents Cup captain for the last time in 2007.He remains relevant, especially to the next generation.“I’ve had a lot of guys come to me. Most of them are afraid to approach me,” Nicklaus said. “To have all these young guys want to listen to something an old man has to say? It’s very flattering, and it’s also very nice that they want to do that.”Conversations can last a few minutes (Spieth) to a few hours (Thomas).And sometimes, the education goes beyond golf.“I walked in his house and I had my hat on,” Thomas said. “We sat down and he said, ‘I hate to be that guy, but is it raining in here?’ He laughed and said, ‘Why do you have your hat on?’ I forgot to take it off. I felt like an idiot.”,He was coming off a strong rookie year in 2015, contending a half-dozen times before breaking through for his first PGA Tour victory in Malaysia in October. But then he started the new year in a rut, and Thomas knew just what to do — no matter how awkward it might have seemed.He asked Jack Nicklaus if he could come over to his house to talk. “Very weird,” Thomas said about making a call to the 76-year-old owner of 18 major championships. “I was nervous to do it, but it was the coolest thing when I first met him. We had lunch before I got in The Bear’s Club, and for someone of his status and how comfortable I felt around him, I give him a lot of credit for that. He didn’t try to intimidate me or make me feel uncomfortable. As soon as you’re around him, you’re not nervous. It really speaks to his character.” In this April 7, 2016, file photo, Jack Nicklaus waves before hitting a ceremonial first tee shot before the opening round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)Justin Thomas could sense his expectations getting higher and his game going nowhere. And he loves it.“I don’t know why they do it. They seem to think it’s going to help them,” Nicklaus said with a wink and a smile. “I get a big kick out of it, sure. Why would you not get a big kick out of it? I’m 76 years old and I’ve got a 22-year-old kid coming here asking me for advice.“How many 22-year-olds ask anybody for advice?”Jordan Spieth spent time with him before his first Masters. Charl Schwartzel met with Nicklaus before he won the green jacket. So did Trevor Immelman. Rory McIlroy talks shop with the Golden Bear all the time, though rarely about the Masters. (Note to McIlroy: The man has six green jackets.)“Just like approaching any of the greats of the game, one can be intimidated a little bit,” Spieth said. “But every time I’ve spoken to him, he’s been very open and willing to help me. I think he’s just rooting for the game of golf. It’s not just me. He’s doing it for everyone that I’ve seen around him.“He’s certainly been in our shoes, and we haven’t quite been in the shoes that’s he’s been in,” Spieth said. “It’s very, very nice of him, and I’ve enjoyed my time.”Patrick Rodgers was at Muirfield Village two years ago to receive the Jack Nicklaus Award as college player of the year. Nicklaus stuck around to meet with Rodgers and the rest of the winners from various college divisions. Before leaving, he looked Rodgers right in the eye and told him, “You ever need anything at all, just call me.”Nicklaus didn’t break eye contact until Rodgers nodded back.Rodgers is on the growing list of young players who have taken Nicklaus up on his offer. That includes Jordan Niebrugge, who reached out to Nicklaus when he qualified for the 2014 Masters as the U.S. Public Links champion. A year later, Nicklaus sent him a hole-by-hole crib sheet on how to play St. Andrews when Niebrugge made it through local final qualifying for the British Open. Maybe it was a coincidence, but Niebrugge tied for sixth and was low amateur.At their age, Nicklaus learned by watching more than listening. He would study the practice of Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Julius Boros and Tommy Bolt and try to learn through imitation. It’s different now. Nicklaus said he was lucky to see the greats twice a year. He sees these kids all the time, particularly at his Bear’s Club in South Florida, where several of them now are members.He doesn’t teach anyone how to play golf. He just talks. And they listen.“Justin came and we talked for a couple of hours. Just talked,” Nicklaus said. “I don’t want to tell him what to do. I let him ask questions and I tried to feel how he’s doing and what he’s doing and how can I help his thought process. That’s more what it was about.”Nicklaus played his final major 11 years ago at St. Andrews. He was Presidents Cup captain for the last time in 2007.He remains relevant, especially to the next generation.“I’ve had a lot of guys come to me. Most of them are afraid to approach me,” Nicklaus said. “To have all these young guys want to listen to something an old man has to say? It’s very flattering, and it’s also very nice that they want to do that.”Conversations can last a few minutes (Spieth) to a few hours (Thomas).And sometimes, the education goes beyond golf.“I walked in his house and I had my hat on,” Thomas said. “We sat down and he said, ‘I hate to be that guy, but is it raining in here?’ He laughed and said, ‘Why do you have your hat on?’ I forgot to take it off. I felt like an idiot.”  Nicklaus designs and builds golf courses. His business enterprise includes everything from wine to ice cream. He is heavily involved in the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. And in his latest role, he is a mentor to a burgeoning class of young golfers.center_img He was coming off a strong rookie year in 2015, contending a half-dozen times before breaking through for his first PGA Tour victory in Malaysia in October. But then he started the new year in a rut, and Thomas knew just what to do — no matter how awkward it might have seemed.He asked Jack Nicklaus if he could come over to his house to talk. “Very weird,” Thomas said about making a call to the 76-year-old owner of 18 major championships. “I was nervous to do it, but it was the coolest thing when I first met him. We had lunch before I got in The Bear’s Club, and for someone of his status and how comfortable I felt around him, I give him a lot of credit for that. He didn’t try to intimidate me or make me feel uncomfortable. As soon as you’re around him, you’re not nervous. It really speaks to his character.”  Nicklaus designs and builds golf courses. His business enterprise includes everything from wine to ice cream. He is heavily involved in the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. And in his latest role, he is a mentor to a burgeoning class of young golfers.last_img read more

Espanyol defender Ruben Duarte will train with Del Bosque’s Spain squad in June

Espanyol defender Ruben Duarte will train with Del Bosque’s Spain squad in June

first_img Vicente Del Bosque named a 24-man squad for the friendly against Costa Rica and the Euro 2016 qualifier in Belarus, but he also explained that Duarte would be one of several others to join up with the group.  Espanyol defender Ruben Duarte is one of five youngsters who will train with the Spain squad in June.  26/05/2015 CEST Upd. at 14:06 He featured promininetly in Espanyol’s run to the Copa del Rey semi-final, impressing in matches against Valencia and Sevilla.  La Roja will meet on June 1st, but with several players unable to meet up with the squad until later in the month due to club commitments, more bodies were needed.  Valencia’s exciting young left-back Jose Luis Gaya will also train with the Spain squad.  Sam Marsden Malaga forward Juanmi, Celta Vigo’s versatile defender Jonny Castro and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez will also join up with Del Bosque’s squad. Duarte, 19, has made a handful of appearances for Espanyol this season as a left-back, although he has played for the club’s youth teams as a central defender. last_img read more

Monaco, Man City and Barcelona fight for a young Lyon star

Monaco, Man City and Barcelona fight for a young Lyon star

first_img Geubbels contract ends in 2019. This year he cannot go free. Lyon will take advantage by trying to sell him after he refused to sign a new deal.  02/03/2018 Upd. at 13:15 Before that news, there were various clubs already interested in him. Monaco, FC Barcelona, Inter Milan and RB Leipzig have shown interest. RMC say Monaco are closest to getting him. IN SPORT.ES Another case of a young star who wants to try his luck elsewhere. Willem Geubbels, 16, at Olympique Lyon, has already made his first team debut. French media say he has rejected signing his first professional contract with the club.center_img Sport EN Geubbels will join Vinicius, Sergio Gomez, Eric Carcia, Jadon Sancho, Jordi Mboula and many more, as young players who have looked to move elsewhere. Monaco, City y Barcelona pugnan para fichar a la perla del Lyon CETlast_img read more

Getafe score four in comfortable win against Levante at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez

Getafe score four in comfortable win against Levante at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez

first_img The referee booked David Timor and David from Getafe, while for Levante Rubén Rochina, Carlos Clerc and Nemanja Radoja saw a yellow card as well. 01/12/2019 Getafe with their next fixture against Eibar at away stadium, while Levante will face Valencia at home stadium. There were no goals during the first half of the game. Upd. at 21:05 SPORT.escenter_img Getafe ease to comfortable win over Levante 4-0 on Sunday at Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. Getafe wanted to improve their position in the tournament after a 1-1 draw against Espanyol while Levante came from winning 2-1 against Mallorca in the last match played. As of today, Getafe is 7th in the LaLiga table with 24 points from 15 matches, while Levante sits 11th with 20 points after 15 matches. CET The second half started all good for Getafe, with a goal from Leandro Cabrera in the 54th minute. Later, Getafe scored once more and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Jorge Molina in the 60th minute with a final score 2-0. Later, Getafe scored once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Ángel Rodríguez in the 67th minute with a final score 3-0. Later, Getafe scored once more and increased their advantage 4-0 thanks to a goal from David Timor 78 minutes in the game, and the game ended 4-0. As for substitutions, both coaches used full substitutions. For Getafe Kennedy, Hugo Duro and Francisco Portillo came on for Allan Nyom, Jorge Molina and David, while Levante brought on Sergio León, Roger Martí and Pablo Martinez Andres to replace Rubén Rochina, Borja Mayoral and Nikola Vukcevic.last_img read more

NCDABA win men’s and women’s titles

NCDABA win men’s and women’s titles

first_imgIn the women’s grand final, NCDABA were too strong beating Port Moresby Women’s Basketball League (1) 63-38 at the Taurama Aquatic Centre.In the third and fourth playoff, Mt. Hagen defeated Kerema 67-51.The men’s grand final was a thriller with NCDABA coming out victors over PNG Men’s Basketball League (1) 70-65.Third place in the men’s division went to Daru after they beat Kupiano 79-67.Photo credit:  Basketball Federation of PNGlast_img

PNG cricket umpires officiating at ICC comp

PNG cricket umpires officiating at ICC comp

first_imgSix teams, Bermuda, Denmark, Italy, Jersey, Oman and host USA will be competing in the one week competition which started on Saturday 29 October.“It will be a very challenging trip but an awesome experience at the same time,” said Oala.This will be the second major ICC Event that Oala and Kapa will be officiating in.Both took part in the ICC Intercontinental Cup (ICUP) and World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) matches between the HEBOU PNG Barramundis and Namibia last month in the country.“Bermuda, Denmark, Italy, Jersey, Oman and hosts USA are very strong teams and I know Alu and I will enjoy the experience. We will try our very best on the field and be good ambassadors for both PNG and Cricket PNG,” said Oala.The top two sides from among the competing teams – Bermuda, Denmark, Italy, Jersey, Oman and the USA – will advance to the ICC WCL Division 3 while the bottom two will drop to Division 5 in the system of continuous promotion and relegation between divisions.The third and fourth teams will remain in Division 4.Oala and Kapa were the only two PNG umpires selected in the 2016 ICC Associate/Affiliate Umpires panel which include some of the best umpires in the Associate/Affiliate Countries along with a number from the full-member cricket countries.   ICC World Cricket League Division 4 (Schedule)29 October:       USA v Bermuda (Severn); Denmark v Italy (Wright), Jersey v Oman (Wong).30 October:       Bermuda v Oman (Severn), Denmark v Jersey (Wright), USA v Italy (Wong).1 November:     Italy v Jersey (Severn), USA v Oman (Wright), Bermuda v Denmark (Wong).2 November:     USA v Denmark (Severn); Bermuda v Jersey (Wright); Italy v Oman (Wong).4 November:     Denmark v Oman (Severn); Bermuda v Italy (Wright); USA v Jersey (Wong).5 November:     Final (Severn), 3rd v 4th playoff (Wright); 5th v 6th playoff (Wong)last_img read more

Hard news…

Hard news…

first_img…on President GrangerYour Eyewitness wishes President Granger a quick recovery now that his illness has been diagnosed and treatment initiated. While the “C” word still strikes foreboding in the minds of most, fortunately for the President, the variety that he was stricken with – lymphoma – can be cured once it was caught early enough – as it apparently was – and treatment is followed up rigorously.But from what we know, the treatment – in this case chemotherapy – ain’t no bed of roses, and can take quite a toll for a man of the President’s age. So even in the best-case scenario, we’ll have to accept that the President won’t be back in the saddle for some time. So, what then? He is, after all, the President of a country on the cusp of the greatest challenge since Columbus spied our coast in 1498 – dealing with our oil wealth!! Who’ll have their hand on the tiller of our ship of State, while the President recovers?Fortunately for us, the framers of our Constitution addressed this contingency – as has every other country – and there’s a mechanism in place. In the event the President cannot perform his role, the Prime Minister steps in. And, we have seen this already working when Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, chaired the very critical Cabinet meeting last Tuesday, which grappled with the imperatives of the 2019 Budget.And why does your Eyewitness think this was a critical meeting? For the simple reason that (by sheer coincidence!) – 2019 comes before 2020! And we know that not only does oil start flowing in 2020, but the election to determine which party will be in Government to decide how to spend the revenues from the oil, takes place the same year!! Now, no matter what they say about “featherbedding” or “pork barrel” politics – the incumbent party ALWAYS directs spending with an eye on elections.So back to Moses Nagamootoo – who didn’t exactly part the seas to prevent a landslide for the PPP in his home village of Whim as he’d promised – and the first Cabinet meeting he chaired. Was he bold and decided that all the sugar workers who were fired will all be given “relief” in the form of a “once for all” mega payout for Christmas? Did he agree to give all public servants – in addition to the Disciplined Forces – that one month bonus the latter had been weaned on for years??Surely he’d heard his Finance Minister addressing the faithful at Stabroek Market Square and promising them they hadn’t been forgotten?Ahh…isn’t it great the system we have in place will ensure President Granger doesn’t worry unduly while he recuperates?Go Moses!!…on teachersThe Chief Education Officer doled out some “tough love” with teachers and other officials working to develop the curriculum for this new millennium – and our oil riches. He made the point that delivering the content of the rebooted “education” was only one part of teachers’ duties. Just as important is their attitude towards the students in front of them. They have to know how to speak to those children to encourage them to learn and not break their spirits.He illustrated his charge by pointing out you can’t have teachers calling kids “dunces”! It’s now been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that children perform according to expectations – and a kid who’s told he’s a “dunce”, expect dunces to fail. And he will! The CEO, however, was on the right track when he pointed out that in Finland and Singapore, where they have fantastic schools, the selection of teachers doesn’t only depend on their academic performance.Just as important are their qualities of empathy and kindness. But was he throwing water on ducks’ backs?…on spreading thiefin’Just as the CEO was expatiating of the need for empathetic teachers, news came that some of them from Diamond Secondary, has joined the “thiefin’” epidemic sweeping public servants.$107,000 disappeared from the school’s safe!last_img read more

Police should ensure that litterbugs are made to pay for their crimes

Police should ensure that litterbugs are made to pay for their crimes

first_imgDear Editor,Friday, June 10 will remain a legal landmark in Berbice whereby a litterbug was convicted at the Albion Magistrate’s Court by Magistrate Mittleholzer and was fined ,000 or alternatively one month imprisonment for disposing of garbage in a public place contrary to Regulation 3 of the EPA Act (No 7 of 2013).Those present in court were completely shocked because they did not realize that such was the severity of the punishment for dumping garbage. One newscaster on TV had said that there was no fine for littering – such is the ignorance of this law!Tahir Bacchus of Kilcoy Village, Berbice was caught dumping garbage next to the Chesney Cricket Ground at 05:00h in the morning. He was subsequently arrested by the Police after a complaint was filed by me.It was a tough battle to get this person charged since the Police at Albion were not even aware of the EPA Act under which litterbugs could be charged and even after submitting a copy of the Act to the Police, I had to literally write the charge. However, I must add that the officer-in-charge was very cooperative and gave her full support in order to get the law breaker on trial and hence his conviction.Another serious form of littering is passengers and drivers throwing garbage out of their vehicle windows. It is quite alarming and dangerous to suddenly see some missiles in the form of food boxes, plastic bottles and cups heading in your direction at high speed or a black plastic bag tinting your windscreen.Sometimes our reflex action will be to attempt to duck which can cause us to lose control.Persons who witness these types of littering should take these vehicle numbers down and file complaints with the Police, it is only then that these criminal acts will stop.I am calling on the Commissioner of Police to ensure that litterbugs are made to pay for their crimes since the billions of dollars expended can be utilized more effectively to foster developmental works. In the same breath, I would like the EPA to once again publicise this criminal act in the media. We need to sensitise the public.Litterbugs must be made to understand that crime does not pay!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufChairman – Kilcoy/Hampshire NDCRDC Councillorlast_img read more

PPP supporters do not want legacy of Dr Jagan tarnished

PPP supporters do not want legacy of Dr Jagan tarnished

first_imgDear Editor,Reference Roshan Khan’s letter on January 4, 2017, headlined “Red House should be for all presidents”, I wish to advise Mr Khan that, while PNC Presidents have a multitude of places named after and monuments dedicated to them.The latest being a museum dedicated to former President Hoyte, while many valuable pieces of large tracts of real estate were given to PNC affiliates and party at its Congress Place and other locations, its leaders and supporters, as well as five acres of prime freehold property to the Burnham family by then President Bharrat Jagdeo, which they sold for in excess of 0 million – the only landmarks honouring Dr Cheddi Jagan is the national airport (the naming of which received much censure from PNC supporters, regardless of the fact that, along with Burnham’s various names, his children and wife had entire communities named after them, and the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC).Mr Khan knows full well the histories and realities of all the Presidents and why Dr Cheddi Jagan’s supporters would never countenance, much less accept their revered Dr Jagan’s memoirs to be housed in the same building as those of the other presidents. It is their emotional, psychological and spiritual connection to a man they revere second to God: So Mr Khan is being disingenuous in his call for the PPP to give in to the coalition’s demands on this matter.Red House and, by extension, the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) is the one place where PPP supporters can connect with the memories and be strengthened by their supreme leader.Housing the other presidents, whom they see as opposite in everything that Dr Cheddi was and stood for would be sacrilege in their eyes.If PPP leaders had accepted these conditions of the Granger-led Administration they would have immediately courted the anger and condemnation of their supporters worldwide, which would have had dire consequences for the unity of the Party. The Jagan memories, legacy and spirit are the bonding factor of the PPP as a political party.Sincerely,Parvati Persaud-Edwardslast_img read more

Someone at City Hall has a sick, twisted sense of humour

Someone at City Hall has a sick, twisted sense of humour

first_imgDear Editor,Driving along Church Street or North Road, Georgetown, one cannot help but notice on the Merriman Mall between Cummings and Light Streets, a most unattractive and unsightly area that is occupied by a number of barbers and cosmetologists who were scooped up from the pavements of America, Longden, Regent and Croal Streets in the downtown area of Georgetown and dumped there. Indeed officials of the City Council themselves said that the condition of the area is like a shantytown, and that the place was an embarrassment to the City Council. They even conceded that they were not in compliance with public health guidelines, which state that they should operate in enclosed spaces equipped with facilities to sterilise instruments used and that they provided unfair competition to established barbershops and hairdressing salons who had to rent stations at not insignificant prices costly and who had to be licensed by the Public Health Department, whilst those on the Mall were unregistered and unlicensed and operating without even paying the $1000 environmental fee.But do you think those dark forces at City Hall corrected the situation? Of course not! They allowed these vendors to cover the base of the work stations with new vinyl and replace the old tents with new tents and continue in violation of the public health guidelines and in competition with the established barbershops and hairdressing salons who pay their property rates to the Council and taxes to the Government. Just so sick and irresponsible!But that is not all. The Council has now facilitated the erection of two huge billboards at both ends of this cluster of makeshift business places captioned ‘Georgetown Beauty and Body Promenade’. Is this not a mockery? The word beauty which means the quality of being physically attractive, cannot in any way be assimilated with that area. It cannot even refer to the services the vendors provide as their operations are unregistered, unlicensed and not compliance with public health guidelines.But then again, the Town Clerk could be seen on Facebook being treated to a pedicure there, and is well known to have delusions of grandeur in affixing the name of Parliament View Mall to a squalid and overcrowded vending area. The erection of such a sign is not only taunting but a waste of money. Poor Georgetown!Sincerely,Modi Sankarlast_img read more