CaddiePlayer used at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
Greetings from Abu Dhabi conclusion of the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship with another great week of golf promoting the CaddiePlayer application (the result of science research on putting and statistics). During that week I had the pleasure to cross, follow, talk and hug many well known friendly faces like Ryder Cup winner Thomas Levet whom I introduce CaddiePlayer benefits, Matteo Manassero coach Alberto Binaghi who love to snow ski in my home town Crans-Montana, Ulrich Zilg the head coach of the German Golf Team who I did not see for 20 years, and Chief European Tour Referee John Paramor who was more or less the talk of the week considering the ruling drama Phil Mickelson and Rory Mcllory had to face knowing that they both got 2 shots penalized and finished second by only one shots!
What is also great about the Middle East leg is that on practice day you get to follow the best players with almost no spectators as down here locals are not really into golf and most of expatriates are working... So there is plenty of close action to be seen! On day one I was following and monitoring Thomas Aiken knowing that his caddie Danny Sharp is a CaddiePlayer register. I wanted to give him extra input. They had a great week with a top 20 result despite a difficult start 2 over after 3 holes; Thomas Aiken seems to have found his putting stroke back.
On day 2, I was curious to follow the only UAE player Ahmed Almushharekh and understand more about some controversy I was hearing about.... with the Peter Harradine course set like a US OPEN venue with the rough to its hardest, Ahmed find it hard to get out despite his great muscle hit swing .... still could have been worst, thanks to its too few fellow country man following and sheering up!
Next Stop > Dubai Desert Classic 25th anniversary! See you there.
CaddiePlayer Danny Sharp Caddie for Thomas Aiken during the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship