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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Volvo Golf Champions: Preview

There has been good news surrounding the Volvo Golf Champions, worldwide household names have committed themselves to playing this tournament that begins on the 10-13 January 2013, most of them begin their seasons' here.

Such names like young gun Manassero, Charismatic Jiménez , Mr. Practise Harrington and Back to the big time Retief Goosen.
A star studded cast that will compete on a course measuring 6157 metres.

The course will be soft under foot as Durban has been victim of Much rain over the past few months.
Not A Lake But the GOLF Course Itself
There is also a 30-60 risk of rain and thunderstorms everyday. (European tour .com)

The course is predominantly flat but the last two holes will be testing as they were built on the sand dunes of Durban.  These two are 367 and 250 metres in length as par 4's so not long in the context of the golfing world.

However, if the weather does favour the tournament it adds the glorious sun shine to the course and it looks like this.

Durban Country Club is actually the only course in Africa to be rated in the top 100 golf courses of the world by Golf Magazine USA.

The third hole has been rated the best third in the world so you can understand why so many top European players have decided to start their seasons here.

I predict high scoring maybe -13. And Oleson to make a good showing. Quality player.