ISSUE 10
Mercedes-Benz Southern African Golf Hall of Fame Newsletter
JANUARY 2013  
 
 
Back with a bang?

All eyes are on Hall of Famer Nick Price who is preparing to make a comeback following a career threatening injury on the senior's tour. Price, 56, was plagued by an elbow injury in 2011. At the time, he was still one of the Champions Tour's top performers, winning once and posting 10 top-10s in 21 events. Since the surgery, he admitted, that kind of consistency has proven elusive. Following surgery he failed to record a top-25 finish in the eight events he did play. Neverrtheless, he will make his return in the Allianz Championship Feb. 7-9 at the Old Course at Broken Sound. The winner of three majors in a two-year span - the 1992 and 1994 PGA Championship and the 1994 British Open - Price was widely considered the best player in the world in the mid-'90s and has amassed 50 career wins, including 18 on the PGA Tour. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2009.

 
OTHER HALL OF FAMERS IN THE NEWS

* Gary Player and Humana, one of America's leading health and well-being companies, has announced the continuation of their three-year partnership as the Black Knight will once again co-host at the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, California on January 13-19, 2014. Since the partnership's inception last year, Player has served as a national spokesman for the health care company, promoting lifelong well-being and healthy living through proper diet and exercise. Player has also joined forces with Humana to help address the increasing challenges of childhood obesity.

* Davis Frost was in the running for the Golf Writers Association of America award for senior player of the year. He was beaten by Kenny Perry, who won two majors on the Champions Tour and captured the Schwab Cup and Bernhard Langer. Masters champion Adam Scott narrowly beat Tiger Woods as the male player of the year.

* And Frost says he has settled his legal problems with his ex-wife after they were involved in an acrimonious divorce.

* Ernie Els has withdrawn from the first two European tour events of the year. The former world number one golfer has elected to spend the time with his family as part of a plan to cut back on his touring schedule this year. Els missed this weekend's Volvo Golf Champions tournament in Durban and has withdrawn from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates.

 
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BOBBY LOCKE'S ORIGINAL GOLF CLUBS DONATED BY CLOVELLY CC

 

OLD BOBBY LOCK & JH TAYLOR CLUBS AND BAG

 

 
NEWS FLASH: INDUCTION

The 5th Induction Gala Banquet & Invitational Pro-Am is scheduled for Johannesburg, Tuesday 20 May.

Direct all enquiries to Barry bjcohen@mweb.co.za
(c) 082 9907952

Inductees: Simon Hobday, Joe Dlamini, Tony Johnstone, Arthur Walker, Rae Hast, Ruby Bright. Special 'Harry Brews' award goes to Raymond Ackerman who will be introduced by Francois Pienaar.

 
WHO AM I?

I was born in Blackheath, England just months before the start of the Anglo Boer War in 1899. I turned pro in 1914. I won the South African Open title a total of eight times between 1925 and 1952, when I became the tournament's oldest-ever champion aged 53. I also won the South African PGA Championship six times. In 1934, probably my finest year, I finished second in the British Open to Henry Cotton, and won both the French Open and Dutch Open championships. I retained both of those titles in 1935.

Answer: Sid Brews

 
QUOTABLE QUOTES

"I've gotten to the stage where my body's not listening to what my mind is telling it. But I still enjoy playing golf, a lot. I don't think I'll ever retire."

- Nick Price on his injury problems

"Out of the blue he said, 'Michelle, hit me in the stomach'. I didn't want to punch him, so I kind of poked him instead. He said, 'No, I want you to really hit me!' He widened his stance and clenched his stomach. Now I really hit him. I'm no fighter, but I hit him as hard as I could. It hurt my hand. It didn't faze him."

- Michelle Wie recalling an intimate moment with Gary Player in an interview with Golf Digest

"I just felt he's been so important for us being where we are today as a nation and as sports people."

- Ernie Els saluting Nelson Mandela after winning the Open at Royal Lytham in 2012

 
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- Branded shirts, pants, caps for men and women
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Visit the South African Golf Museum situated at the Hyatt Regency Oubaai, Herolds Bay, George, if you are visiting the Garden Route

 
 
JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

The Hall of Fame is sending best wishes to all of its members celebrating January birthdays! To send your wishes, visit our Facebook page @ Southern Africa Golf Hall of Fame on their special day or buy a commemorative brick on our Walk of Fame.

03: John Mashego
11: Ben Crenshaw
13: Ulrich van den Berg
20: Andrew McLardy
21: Jack Nicklaus; Bobby Verwey
24: Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki
26: Sir Henry Cotton*
26: Nick Price
30: Curtis Strange, Payne Stewart*

*Denotes deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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