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Vincent: Flory Van Donck pro-Am today. Flory was a Pro here in Crans, he was the teacher of Olivier Barras, a great young Swiss player, 8 times Swiss champion, who unfortunately lost his life during a car crash on the Monza circuit in 1964...
By the way, did you know that Flory has been also, and for a long time, coach on the National German amateur Team?
Crans is not an easy course for Nicolas, the golfballs are flying so far at this altitude, difficult to control the exact distance. Themain concern will be on the greens, Nicolas needs to recover his confidence and lower his putting average, even if the long game is great and that he's hitting a lot of greens... But for now all is in the putting...
Change in the schedule: the KLM Open is in, good to play at our neighbours in Kennemer.
Even if the Belgian weather is in super form, this Monday was a great moment meeting Thierry Neuville, Andre Lotterer, this week-end heroes. This Stars and Drives day is a great initiative by Monroe to bring some motor sport and sport(wo)men in general (Xavier Malisse, Philipe Saive and many others). Special Congrats to Thierry for his extraordinar win in the WRC Rally in Germany. A real stunt!
Very early start tomorriow to Italy, for a great tournament site: Circolo do golf Torino La Mandria. This is the home of the Brothers Molinari, a rare quality place! I love the food, the language, the course and the people...
One good day last week and then a sore neck on Friday that turned worst on Saturday. Could only do 1/2 swings and no envy whatshowever to withdraw from the tournament..
Now in Prague, trying to be fit for this tournament who looks like a great nex venue on the European Tour. Thi is the future of the European Tour. So quite glad to be there...
Vincent: After an important fine tuning with Mich Vanmeerbeek in St Nom la Bretèche last week, Nicolas is ready to return on Tour tomorrow. Direction Denmark, for the Made in Denmark Open. Mich and Nicolas worked a lot on the putting routine with a new line on the ball to ensure a right set up. All the tunings are implemented to recover Nicolas' confidence on the greens.
Program: 4 weeks tournaments in a row: Denmark, Prague, Torino and Crans-sur-Sierre. After that, a week off before Wales and the Kings of Golf, the Charity at Royal Zoute with Txema Olazabal.
Superb defense by Sergio Garcia at Hoylake but Rory was untouchable...
Speaking about the Belgian Flag, what about the win of Pierre Relecom in Switzerland yesterday!
Vincent: well, yesterday night was Marcel Siem night. A lot of european golf pro's are keen footballers or at least passionnate fans.
Back to golf, this tournament is quite important for all those players who wants to find one of the last three spots available to participate at The Open.
For Nicolas, finding the confidence to score on the greens is a must to grab one of these spots and to perform at the Open also. But the B plan is not the end of the world, there is a lot of golf yet to be played this year. If Nicolas doesn't get in the British, he will enjoy 2 weeks of hollyday and 2 weeks of training before the Danish Open in August! The purpose is to have his A game from tee to green to be able to make his confidence growing in August to insure a strong end of the year! The real new start in Europe will be in August...
Nicolas Colsaerts is a Belgian golf professional. Having retained his privileges on the European Tour and the PGA Tour, Nicolas is competing in both Tour events for the second consecutive year.
His selection in the European Team for the 2012 Ryder Cup was what he had always dreamed of, ever since he was a child.