CaddiePlayer friend wins first European Tour Title in Fiji

We are very proud and happy to learn that our long time friend, Player Gaganjeet Bhullar from India, won his first European Tour Title last week in Fiji. CaddiePlayer founder Stephane Barras met Gaganjeet during the 2011 HK Open when he was pairing with Christian Cevaer another CaddiePlayer contributor. Intrigued by Stephane's  innovative stats they kept in touch until 2015, when Gaganjeet visited the CaddiePlayer training base at Chailly, in Burgundy, France, where he trained for one week then travelled to the Omega European Masters where Stephane to be his caddie and coach. 

More about Gaganjeet's career > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaganjeet_Bhullar

Stephane'comments 

"I have always been struck by Gaganjeet's positive, self believe and calmness. His Swing Rythm/Power is a eye pleasure to see. I am looking forward to seeing Gaganjeet again on the European Tour"  

Recap of Gaganjeet day4 in Fiji where he hold a significant chip on 17th > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErOr4MkBeIM

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Full story from European Tour > http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2018/tournamentid=2018065/news/newsid=354273.html

 

Has Modern Golf become a one-Shot lucky Game?

Arran, Scotland, British Open Week

I am on a meditation week in mini Scotland island of Arran peaceful shore of Farry Dell without electricity and in-house water scything the bracken and remember my childhood doing the same practicing my swing.

By doing so I am reflecting of my last month coaching CaddiePlayers fighting their way through to gain a “One” shot to finish within the top 10 and hoping the be lucky to get their tickets to the glorious British Open week.

For some it was one shot enough and for others it was one shot to many…. did this one shot truly reflected their skills or their luck? One bounce in the bunker, one putt lip out, one drive off line and here we are one shot too many back at home relaxing doing more things than golf….

I think that Modern golf have so many great players has definitely become a one-shot game where your faith journey does not depend that much on your abilities any more but on the path of your week luck. 

As far as luck perspective last few weeks was certainly the pinnacle luck of CaddiePlayers.

Have a Great British Open Weekend > Tiger Woods currently "one shot off the lead" ;-)  #IamCaddiePlayerStephane

CaddiePlayers Highlights:

  • Celine Herbin T9 LPGA Marathon Classis
  • Raphael Jacquelin T10 RolexSeries Irish Open
  • Richard Sterne T14 RolexSeries Scottish
  • Matthieu Pavon T25 USOpen

Players missing the cut by one shot at the British Open are:

BERGER Daniel , GRACE Branden, THOMAS Justin, REAVIE Chez, LEHMAN Tom , WALLACE Matt, GARCIA Sergio, KNOX Russell, MATSUYAMA Hideki, ZANOTTI Fabrizio, KAYMER Martin, COETZEE George, UIHLEIN Peter.

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Follow the action 

http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2018/tournamentid=2018060/leaderboard/index.html#/leaderboard

CaddiePlayer Best Putter at the French Open #RolexSeries

Congratulations to CaddiePlayer & PuttZones user Richard Sterne for beeing the best putter at the HNA French Open. His Strokes Gained Putting was 6.62 out perform the Winner by 0,86. Richard finished T31 at +1.

Alex Noren birdied two of his last three holes at Le Golf National to claim his second Rolex Series title on a dramatic final afternoon at the HNA Open de France. The Swede entered round four seven shots off the lead and still did not look a likely winner when he turned in 35 as the final groups battled it out atop the leaderboard. He birdied the 12th, 16th and 17th to set the target at seven under but was still behind on-course leader Julian Suri as he signed for his closing 67.

Read more at >  http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2018/tournamentid=2018054/news/newsid=351163.html#8dF3vy6lMf7hyMDI.99

Matthieu Pavon ends Top25 for his first USOpen

Stephane Barras, founder of CaddiePlayer, was online with Matthieu Pavon all week to assist his putting during the  the 118th U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – At the end of a week of punishing wind and rain, fescue and lightning-fast greens, Brooks Koepka fires a final-round 68 to hold off a surging Tommy Fleetwood (63). 

Quote from Matthieu Pavon whos during round1 was putting leader with PuttsGained +4.3 (Top10 in the Clubhouse)

" Thank you Stephane, I really enjoyed, my putting was fantastic" 

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Matthieu Pavon with his Caddie Arnaud Guarrigues

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Last week best of my best > This week Whatsapp US Open...

Chateau Chailly Golf Club, CaddiePlayer Centre, France, Burgundy.

It will be my second 2018 US Open (having done the US Women’s Open two weeks ago) as an online coach & data analyser, but this time there will be no talking, just pictures and text - Thanks to Whatsapp!

Welcome to the new age of technology, where you can assist TourPlayers in front of your computer and mobile device. It amazes me to think that I started back in 2000 with amateur Clive Agran "Single HCP or bust" and to know the success it has brought, and I am still doing it 18 years later!  

Last week was another example, with CaddiePlayer member Raphael Jacquelin playing in the Austrian European Tour #ShotClockMasters (what a great concept) making a birdie on the last to tie third, bringing him his best result since the 2015 Scottish Open (second to Ricky Fowler). Meanwhile CaddiePlayer Celine Herbin was competing in the LPGA #ShopRite Classic. Playing for the first time in the leader group during the last round and, finishing back to back birdie to Tie 10th. Her best LPGA career result yet. Both players making the best combined results for Caddie Player since its launch back in 2013.

The paradox of all these technologies is that I am becoming overloaded (burnt out) by all this time spent on Facebook and Twitter etc! Of course they are a great tool for gaining information, but they are also a big time consumer, keeping our brains so busy that we do not have any more time to mentally meander. This, according to science research, is affecting our capacities to generate our best ideas and brilliance.

Luckily, I have found a cure through reading the last book of Manoush Zomorodi "Bored and Brilliant", here is a quote from page 33 Chapter 2 > Digital OverLoad.

" I am taking a break from my phone... I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes"

-Ed Sheeran on quitting social media

I will take up Challenge Four of the book - "Delete that App" . Take the one app you can't live without and trash it. (don't worry, you'll live.) 

Best regards and enjoy the US Open in front of whatever media you choose! And if you are lucky enough to be there in person I suggest you follow first group1, tee1 off at 06h45 (Matthieu Pavon playing his first USOpen). > http://www.usopen.com/

An early time to wake up but happily for me and my computer, by that time it will be afternoon here in Chailly in France! ;-) 

Cheers, #IamCaddiePlayer, Stephane Barras 

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http://www.europeantour.com/europeantour/season=2018/tournamentid=2018048/index.html

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http://www.lpga.com/tournaments/shoprite-lpga-classic-presented-by-acer/overview

 

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