Nicolas
Colsaerts

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100th Open de France

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30 - 03-Jul-2016

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BMW International Open Pülheim Germany

Gut Larchenof, Thursday 23 June 2016

Slow start, too many bogeys, Jerome was not happy of my green reading and we worked on it. A few errant tee shots also, I must confess...

Annual PGA Recognition award

Dusseldorf, Wednesday 22 June 2016

What an honor! Sandy Jones, Chief Executive of the PGA, invited me at their annual meeting to receive their recognition award. After Paul Mc Ginley, Monty, Sam Torrance, Bernard Gallacher, and others, I will receive my award in Glasgow in December in front of 700 fellow professionals, I'm thrilled...

With Jérôme here in Dusseldorf since Monday. After 2 weeks off, I need to go through the basics. I'm so lucky to have my coaching team, from driver to putter, 2 people, one voice, one vision! With Tom Detry working the same way, my guys are attracting a lot of interest, success call success.

By the way, how amazing is Tom Detry start on Tour? Playing better on Tour than on the amateur scene is a rare fact! Well done buddy... Another Callaway buddy also... Long drivers know why...

And what about receiving an opportunity to play the Open de France? Well done Thomas, welcome in Paris!

Callaway King of Distance in Köln

Köln, Tuesday 14 June 2016

Great fun in Germany for the Callaway Kings of Distance! Velderhof Golf Club in Pulheim was packed with golf fans, great crowd, quite interested in the Callaway equipment, and I was pleased to show them that these drivers were the best for long driving. 



Thomas Detry finishes 6th for his firsr Pro Tournament on the Challenge Tour

Well done Thomas Detry!

Proud of you buddy!

For his first tournament as a Pro, Thomas showed all his skills, composure and strong commitment signing a top 10 at the KPMG in Cleydael GC.

Playing on home soil is never easy, surely with a numerous crowd like this year in Cleydael. But using his american experience, Tom did more than well. For the future, finishing in the top 5 is another level of experience, and there is a time for everything.

Well done Mark Mazo, Thomas' caddy, with Brian we knew you both would click together and deliver a promising partnership.

Well done coaching team !

Newt week St Omer is another story... As Cleydael is a straight forward test, this french course can be very treacherous. Good luck there Buddy!



Knauf Day Royal Sart Tilman

Royal Sart Tilman, Monday 6 june 2016

There is always a special atmosphere at Royal Sart Tilman when Patrick Renard and Knauf organize a golf day, great reception and sunshine nearly all day while thunderstorms were very active in the neighborhood!

We were very lucky and the course was playable after the last week bad weather...

Thank you all for your messages on this website!

169 OWGR and 43 R2D


Nordea Sweden Bro Hof GC Stockholm

Stockholm, Sunday 5 June 2016

Another podium and a great finish of this month May. Indeed I prefer to see the glass half-full than half-empty. Nice jump in the ranking, two top 5 and two top 25 in 4 tournaments! No regrets this week, Fitzpatrick and Jensen played the last round better than me, and they had the good breaks, I made 1 or 2 mistakes too many but overall I was pretty much in control all week. OK I would have preferred to win but I can't take back the shots I missed.

I like where I am now, the confidence is building, nice progress, we're getting there... a busy summer in sight...

Thank you all for your support,

43rd Race to Dubai

Stockholm, Saturday 4 June 2016

Started well, but the driver let me down on the difficult tee-shots and caused 2 bogeys while I was attacking. At the same time, Matt did take advantage of the par 5's and made a solid move.

Very pleased with the way we finished, tomorrow is another day. This course will be played differently under the tension of a final round.

There's some ice on the cake for The Open also when finishing first in the top 5 without exemption. A reason more to go for it!

Stockholm, Friday 3 June 2016

Two good rounds on a course that suits my eye quite well. From the tee, I can see clearly the lines, I feel the corners I can cut over the lakes, and my swing responded well.

But I'm not alone to have scored well on this course and the week-end will be interesting,

So sorry about Thomas missing this tournament,

Stockholm, Tuesday 31 May 2016

Skipping the qualification of the US Open, I could rest for a day and travel on Monday afternoon in a relax mood to Sweden where it's beautifully sunny. What a pleasure!

Brian arrived today at 1.00 PM and we could from there do our homework on and around the greens, and on the range.

Bro Hof is a long and modern stadium course, quite open with a lot of lakes, to spice it more. You'll need to find the best lines from the tee.

Will play at 12.40 Thursday with two top 10 in Wentworth: Tyrell Hatton and Romain Wattel

BMW PGA Championship Virginia Water England

Wentworth, Sunday 29 May 2016

Pictures by Philippe Gaudy: Gallery - BMW Championship and click the day!

Not the kind of final day I've dreamed of, in fact I never found the confidence on the greens. On the first and the second I thought I had hit two good putts and no one dropped in. After so many attempts in the next holes, I became insecure about lines and speed, that's when you end up making errors.

Direction Sweden now, I'm not playing the qualification (36 holes) of the US Open tomorrow as I want to take some rest before Sweden where the course is long and demanding. The next stretch will also be important with Germany - France - Scotland, trying also to qualify for the Open during those tournaments.

Wentworth, Saturday 28 May 2016

Pictures by Philippe Gaudy: Gallery - BMW Championship and click the day!

Started as a great round till nine, -4, then 3 bogeys came refreshing a nice oiled momentum. The bogey on 10 was the momentum killer, in fact the ball spon too much in the air and came just short and ended in the bank between the green and the front bunker.

Nevertheless I came back nicely in the game and finished with a score in the 60's, always an achievement here at Wentworth. In total, 7 birdies is a good sign... 68, 3rd score of the day...

Tomorrow will be interesting, i need to pursue the good vibes and the confidence building since Mauritius. 

Great gallery today, I was surprised by the amount of spectators that followed us... Great english crowd and a lot of Belgians also, thanks for the attendance...

Belgium won from Switzerland in Football 1-2, I'll now cheer for David Goffin at Roland Garros!

Wentworth, Friday 27 May 2016

Pictures by Philippe Gaudy: Gallery - BMW Championship and click the day!

Not an easy day for scoring... More wind... Less -6 or -7 rounds today. For my part it was more a tribute to Seve Ballesteros than my own game. Didn't touch many greens nor fairways but had great recoveries, short game and putting. 25 putts, not my usual stats...

This Wentworth course is very demanding, 13-14-15 remain a tough stretch of holes, the 16th green is the most tormented one on the course... Off the tee it's never easy, the wind is omnipresent, the bunkering is heavy and only par 3's are not dog legs...

Let's rest to make a decent week-end!

Wentworth, Thursday 26 May 2016

Pictures by Philippe Gaudy: Gallery - BMW Championship and click the day!

Very frustrating round, never felt the right speed on the greens. It seemed that they were slower than yesterday. Played steadily the first 12 holes, touching nearly all greens but never found the momentum. The eagle missed on 12 was a killer, the ball jumped out of the hole and I followed with two bogeys...

Definitely need to find the mojo on the greens tomorrow as fast as I can, I'm playing too good to be over par...

Wentworth, Wednesday 25 May 2016

Great pro-am day today with Peter Swann, Brian O'Driscoll (ex captain of the Irish Rugby team and a legend of that sport) and the famous Neil Horan (from the One Direction group). in fact we won the overall ranking, and the afternoon ranking, great job guys. Also, more than 36.000 pounds raised for the Research against cancer for Children, another great initiative from BMW.

This championship in Wentworth is our flagship event and I must say that all players are proud of this event. The hospitality infrastructures are just unbelievable and the crowd is always enormous...

A key moment for the European Tour but also an important rendez-vous for the players! The greens are surprisingly very firm and quite fast, pin positions will play a big role this week! 

Wentworth, Monday 23 May 2016

Great day on The Berkshire GC with Tom De Raedt and his friends. What a nice genuine "old style" course, the kind of 18 holes we would like more in Belgium. Nothing fancy but a beautiful use of the land, trees and heather, space to breath, 6 par 5 - 6 par 4 and 6 par 3's and lovely people to run the club. 5 min from famous Sunningdale and Wentworth, this was a discovery and a great one, thanks Tom!

We were playing under a bright sun and this was really enjoyable after 2 weeks in very demanding weather...

Staying this week with Marcel Siem and Thomas Pieters in a beautiful house in charming Surrey, we all hope for a decent week of golf, all three very curious to discover the new changes on the courses...

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

 

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