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Alstom Open de France

Paris, France

Current round: 2

Tee-Off: 13:50 - Tee 1

Total: 4

Pos.: 92

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Open de France ALSTOM Golf National

Golf National, Thursday 2 June 2015

Thunderstorms in the morning didn't bring much luck on the greens... Not enough birdies, too easy bogeys.

I need to make a few birdies tomorrow to be able to play on the week-end... and it will be once again quite hot... these are very long days...

Golf National, Wednesday 1 June 2015

7.30 on the range with Mich Vanmeerbeek and Pete Cowen, do you think I was surrounded by enough quality persons? Quite interesting hearing those two speaking the same language...

Well, it(s so hot here, 35° no wind, that I decided to practce till 11.30 before it gets too hot...

Tomorrow 8.50 at the 10!

PICTURES BY Philippe Gaudy (Gallery/Open de France/ Tuesday + Wednesday)

Golf National, Tuesday 30 June 2015

Great pro-am day with a lovely Rolex team. Always fun to chat with people coming from different horizons...

The course is immaculate, dry and fast. they did a great job cleaning some surroundings...

I learned that they hired a Spanish greenkeeper, congrats for the work!

BMW International German Open München

München, Friday 26 June 2015

-2 was not enough... The 16th killed my card but I tried everything on the 2 next holes...

Home for the week-end, then Paris and the golf National for a very hot week, suncream and and a lot of water mandatory.

München, Thursday 25 June 2015

First round, 1 under with 6 birdies. The game is still better than the score, patience,

München, Tuesday 23 June 2015

This is the first phase of an important trio: Germany - France - Scotland. In the past, I only performed well in Scotland, just before the Open. The BMW here in München is super organized tournament under the supervision of Marco Kaussler, who will be in charge of the Ryder Cup race in 2022 for Germany!

Great field, a lot of big guns who returned from Chambers Bay, and a strong german armada!

I feel good, in good form, I had a great break last week, Jérome Theunis is with me this week to check the technical part of the game, before those 3 weeks, Mich will be there next week!

Training week Belgium

München, The Kings of Distance, 18 June 2015

A big hitters'day organized by Callaway in München, they call it the "Kings of Distance"!

Not the most pleasing weather but a great atmosphere with Englishman Joe Miller, the unbeatable long hitter, Alvaro Quiros and Thomas Pieters. We all had great fun and the pubic loved it, proud to be a member of the Callaway staff players, a really good organized event.

Nice to see another Callaway man on top of the leaderbord at Chambers Bay: Henrik Stenson.

Brussels, 17 June 2015

Great coaching day and a nice round at Royal Waterloo where the course is in splendid conditions. Played there with my father, Brian Nilsson and Rick Elion, we all had great fun.

Tomorrow, Munchen, with the Callaway Kings of Distance! The big hitter Joe Miller will be there also, he's unbeatable... Young Pieters will be there also and the 4th player will be Alvaro Quiros! Quite heavy European Tour powder!!!

On Friday, I'll have the opportunity to play with the 11th player in the World Ranking (Amateurs): Thomas Detry. Looking forward to that training session with Mich and Jérôme sharing experiences with TD...

Brussels, 16 June 2015

After a disappointing last week of tournament on that well organized Lyoness Open in Austria, time to break after 5 weeks on Tour. It's US open time in Chambers Bay. This course makes a lot of buzz, interesting to see how this Major will be played... This course looks more like a British open venue, it's a bit strange for the USGA, but certainly open minded. I'm looking forward to see the outcome and the comments...

Fine to see great weather in Belgium, the Belgian Challenge Tour had also great conditions. This sunshine is perfect for the Knauf day today and a good chance to see the new club house again and to strive against those fast and undulated greens... Allways great welcome in Sart Tilman...

Lyoness Greenfinity Austrian Open

Diamond CC, Thursday 11 June 2015

Played ok all day, it's quite firm here on this Diamond course, I'm only using the Callaway "Mini Driver". Unfortunately I had an horrible bounce on the 14th par 3 a few feet off the green with a 4 iron. Stuck in a bush, mu only option was to come back to the tee and playing a unplayable ball, another 4 iron and 2 putts. 4 birdies on the back nine secured me a -2 score...

Diamond CC, Tuesday 9 June 2015

We, players, are quite fortunate to have so many countries organizing an event with such a wonderful energy. In this case it's Green energy! The promotors are doing their very best for the tournament success. We are in Bernd Wiesberger country and his game is in great shape for the moment. He's a momentum player and when he begans a birdie streak, there's a lot of red figures coming on his card... Spectacular player. The Austrian will share my tee time in company with a very nice and gentle player out France : Gary Stal.

I'm really looking forward to play this event because I need to ignate my "momentum" on the Tour, a couple of top 10 will help before the important threesome: Germany, France and Scotland!

Nordea Masters Sweden PGA National

Malmö, Sunday 7 June 2015

Finished 7th, holed a nice putt on the 72nd hole. Good tournament, still too many opportunities left on the greens, surely, the 2 first days, but Sweden has always been nice to me. another examples that golfers always play well in same circumstances...

Tomorrow flight to Vienna, trying to build some momentum before the Germany - France - Scotland stretch!

Malmö, Saturday 6 June 2015

Two weeks now with a lot of wind... This is my best scoring day since a while... On more round...

Malmö, Friday 5 June 2015

Finally! I'm so close...

Malmö, Tuesday 2 June 2015

A bit warmer than Ireland but so so weather, the forecast is better, told me Brian.

Great program, a lot of public and Junior golf, always nice here in Sweden, very educated public also, a pleasure to be in contact with. Makes this Open quite special!

I enjoyed Thomas Detry podium at the NCAA individuals last night, Illinois finishing first of the 72 holes qualification. three more good days of match play and they can become champion!

Irish Open Royal County Down

County Down, Friday 29 May 2015

One weak tee shot on my 18 hole and the cut is missed by one! Very disappointed because my game is much better than my score would show. Time to keep on practicing, I'm off to Gleneagles to a great practice range and Monday I'll fly to Sweden.

Changed my program and I'm delighted to play in Austria in two weeks. The Lyoness Austrian Open, here I come. I'm playing too well and need to transform my game into scoring low... I will make a break during the US Open week...

County Down, Thursday 28 May 2015

Tough day out there! One regret: the 12, the par 5 where par or birdie are better issues than the bogey signed on my card. Didn't as many greens I would have hoped so. It's a course you need to respect or it punishes you inevitably...

Played my 2 Iron from the tees very often against the wind, too tight fairways and too much wing to try for the driver.... the Callaway mini Driver is very efficient...

Let's hope for some decent weather tomorrow morning!

County Down, Wednesday 27 May 2015

First of all, this is a legendary piece of land for golf. Protected by the imposing Mourne mountain and along the Dundrum Bay, the site is eye catching. Also a natural reserve, the links are famous, they've been designed by Old Tom Morris, Harry Colt (Royal Zoute also) and Donald Steel, a trio of illustrious names.

The light here can be like nowhere else.

The Slieve Donard hotel is part of the legend, so many great golfers, famed or anonymous, have stopped here to play Royal County Down.

BUT when the wind blows like it is now, that beautiful lady becomes a Beast!!! I previewed it and asked in the trucks a 1 iron 2 weeks ago in Spain. it's in the bag again! If the weather stays like that, you'll see scores in the 80's!

Pro-am this afternoon, a bit late but I'm playing also late on Thursday.

BMW PGA Wentworth

Walton Heath, Monday 25 May 2015

Well, I must admit that I felt quite tired in the afternoon. Looking back to the morning round, I had to sustain the momentum but killed it with a double bogey... Anyway, it was a good try for this US Open...

Short night again before taking the plane for Belfast at 7.15 tomorrow morning... Really looking forward to play Royal County Down one of the nicest links on earth!

Wentworth, Sunday 24 May 2015

Overall a great week... on 17 holes! My game is building up and even if the 11th hole has been costly (6 strokes lost), this tiring week ends up with a top 25 on our biggest event in Europe (except The Open).

But tomorrow, 36 holes US Open qualification. Tee time at 8.30 with my good friend Emiliano Grillo. A good flight. Emiliano is one of my favourite young striker of the ball...

Thanks to the Belgian supporters and Frank for the pictures...

Great win from An, 65 to win the BMW PGA in Wentworth, congrats.

This is our Flagship tournament, congrats also to BMW for hosting such a nice event, the tented Village and the organisation were really Waow! Really proud to be a member of the European Tour!

Wentworth, Saturday 23 May 2015

A bit disapointed on birdies on the first 9. Another birdie that didn't drop on 10 annoyed me till the 11th tee and I lost my 3 wood tee shot and scored a double bogey. But overall, this tournament is so far encouraging, not a bad idea to find some form back during our flagship tournament.

Great crowd once again.

Wentworth, Friday 22 May 2015

It was not easy to put on those greens this afternoon, thery were marked and very slow. It rained this morning and the poa wad growing unevenly like usual with that type of grass.

Good to make it for the week-end...

More Pictures on the GALLERY from Frank Vuylsteke

Wentworth, Thursday 21 May 2015

Lovely display of long game today... I could have signed a card of 65 if I hadn't lost my confidence on the short putts in the last 5 holes... Could have done with a better finish! Good for an afternoon wth lots of drills...

Let's have a better day tomorrrow even if it's never easy on the afternoon marked greens...

Wentworth, Tuesday 19 May 2015

Today is the launching of the 2015 Kings of Golf! As you know, the organizers asked me to invite two players for a spectacular 18 holes at Royal Zoute. This year, I'm going for a Bombers encounter. For some hot driving, I'm glad to invite Marcel Siem and Thomas Pieters. The German will be under some pression surrounded by the big hitting Belgians but nobody better than him can compete in that kind of situation.

Fore more info: Kings of Golf, Royal Zoute, 5-6 September,

I arrived here on Saturday night and practiced on Sunday and had an 18 holes match against Marcel Siem who never refuses a good match with good stakes! He's a fantastic gamer but left the 18th green a bit lighter.

The quite smart Ian Dryden from Callaway made me a strong 3 wood 12° for Wentworth and gave it to me in Spain. I used it on Sunday and I'm impressed with it.

I used the same club on Monday at Walton Heath for a practice round. Played there with my buddy Tom De Raedt and his friends. We had some sunshine, a delight. Also, the strong 3 wood will definitely go in the bag after two successful tests.

Today, practice, short game and putting green drills to build that confidence that needs to be strenghtened. And also 9 more holes, maybe 18, depending the speed of play and the weather in Wentworth...


Nicolas Colsaerts is a Belgian golf professional and regular member of the European Tour.



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