2009 - 2019, Omega European Masters 10 years on tour with Stephane Barras

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From Crans Montana Omega European Masters week.

As Rory McIlroy, the 2019 FedEx Champion has just landed at the local Omega European Masters Sion airport venue, CaddiePlayer founder Stephane Barras remember 10 years ago today Pro-Am Credit Suisse meeting Chinese Omega Ambassador Zhang Lian Wei

Meeting Zang Lian Wei, the first chinese to win on the European Tour, was a life changer for Stephane Barras who 10 years ago, next october, landed in Shanghai airport to start his new life first as a coach on the China Tour Ladies and Mens, then as a researcher to better understand putting leading to breakthrough findings (Putting Codex Zones) as a result launching CaddiePlayer in 2013. 

During his 10 years on Tours, Stephane Barras has helped/adviced a collection of tour players.  One of them was Carly Booth, who just won the Tipsport Czech Ladies. ,

Quote from Stephane Barras:

"In 10 years the general level of golf has evolve to such an extend that every week any one in the field can win."

This week Stephane Barras will be assisting Richard Sterne currently 27th Race to Dubai ranking.

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ISPS HANDA World Invitational by Modest! Golf opened my blindness

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ISPS HANDA WORLD INVITATIONAL - Men and women compete for equal prize money in first of its kind event in Europe

Purse $500,000 (split equally between men and women) Course Galgorm (approximate yardages), Men 7,100 yards (par 70), Women 6,402 yards (par 73) Massereene (approximate yardages), Men 6,600 yards (par 70), Women 6,330 yards (par 72). Winner Men -11 (Senior Jack), Winner Women -10  (Stephanie Meadow)https://www.worldinvitational.golf/news/meadow-and-senior-secure-isps-handa-world-invitational-glory

It was the first time I went to a tournament on a "Friend" guest badge, thanks to the courtesy of Mark McDonnell the Director of Modest! Golf the organizer who gave me access to everywhere. On top I had the opportunity to follow two CaddiePlayer: 

Women: Anais Meyssonnier, the 2014 French Amateur Champion -  Man: Chris Robb, the 2014 Scottish Amateur Champion.

Beeing able to data monitor women and man on the same course/greens was one of a kind opportunity that I could not miss... the learning experience was worth coming knowing that on top I was rooming with Caddie "Ronnie" John Roberts a master in game planning (Ronnie was the Caddie of last year winner Calum Hill). 

However, what I learned the most of my week in Irlande was the meaning of ISPS Handa.

Did you know that ISPS stands for "International Sports Promotion Society" and the founder was Dr Haruhisa Handa from Japan? Did you know that since 2016, ISPS Handa funds and promotes sporting events in archery, bowling, boxing, football, polo, rowing, rugby, swimming and golf with an emphasis on blind and disabled and disabled Brendan Law was in the field? 

Now you know... > www.ispsinternational.com 

Best regards, #IamCaddiePlayer Founder, Stephane 

Quote from Modest! Golf Founder and Irish Singer Niall Horan:  "Music and Sport can bring things together"



Late/early draw "statistic" revealed at the Ladies Scottish Open 2019

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From Scotland Home of Golf

If there is one stat that no one has yet considered "Late/EarlyDraw" was finally revealed during the second round of the Aberdeen Scottish Ladies Open. CaddiePayer founder Stephane Barras was there, luckly inside the Renaissance Club house over looking the 18th putting green when the storm gusty wind/horizontal rain hit east lothian coast around 11h30 and  lasted at least an hour and half before the play was stopped.  

Missy Pederson who caddied for Angela Stanford tweeted:

"the early/late wave played the course in 62 under par on Friday, while the late/early played it in 307 over par. . . and yes that is a 369 shot difference in a single day!” 

On Friday night cut day, The LPGA reported that twice as many players in the late/early draw missed the cut (57/28).  Mi Jung Hur was the leader through two rounds at 14 under overall. She played in the favorable wave. She was 10 shots better than Hyo Joo Kim, who produced the best 36-hole score from that early/late draw. While England's Laura Davies shot 68 in Friday’s “horrific” morning conditions and described her three-under-par 68  – as the second best round of her career.

Dame Laura Davis comments:

“The first shot of the day I hit driver and it left me a 4-iron into that 10th and we were hitting wedges the rest of the week and I hit it to about a foot, and a really low one under the wind. It helps if you have the little knock-down shots and I hit probably ten or 12 knock-down shots. I hit two 1-irons into the 4th, 1-iron off the tee and 1-iron into the green. I’ve never done that before.

Stephane Barras comments:

I must say that as the general level of the Players is increasing the "Weather/Draw: effect can have a "unfair" impact on players performance. It is not the first time that I am witnessing the unfair "Late/Early" lucky scenario... the Ladies Scottish Open reached an extreme that would be valuable to debate on changing the way cuts are decided. For exemple looking more into another Format as in The Ski World Cup where weather and course conditions are more to keep the best in course and still give a chance to the newcomers to proove under toughter conditions they way up... 

Full Stories about the "LuckyDraw" "Late/Early" Stat 



JackWhite Putting School press release at the Ladies Scottish Open

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Jack White - Putting School Brief Summary – Press Release - Gullane, Scotland, 06/08/2019

 Jack White Putting School Mission

  • To perpetuate the legacy of Jack White the British Open Champion of 1904 who was considered by the R&A to be one of the best putters of his era.
  • To follow up by introducing the evolution of putting with its various key points
  • To showcase the latest research in performance putting. Namely: PuttZones

On this note, we relish the opportunity to illustrate the Jack White Putting School with educational and historical facts, theories and methods. Successful players in this modern era demonstrate and incorporate these principles.

Objective of putting

Which factors are involved in this? Techniques are required to gain a repeatable and predictable putting action. Many methods have been used by umpteen players, however there are common principles or fundamentals proven through the lineage of successful golfers. This leads to understanding how a ball reacts and behaves upon the green. Green reading involves seeing the slopes and learning and predicting the pace of the greens in question. A putting stroke which sends the ball along the necessary starting line with the correct amount of force is what we are after.

Key factors of putting

A grip or hold on the putter which determines the correct face angle and the direction of putter head movement and ability to apply a blow to a stationary ball without upsetting those angles and paths. Stance, posture and alignment which allows the golfer to consistently use the putting action without tension or excessive movement. Positioning of the eyes relative to the ball and line of putt.

Methods of putting

Great putters like Jack White, Walter Travis, Walter Hagen, Horton Smith, Bobby Locke, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have exhibited specific and defined methods and principles. This provides the basis for our belief in how best to putt. These methods have proven results for the players concerned. The past to the future. It would be remiss to ignore history and pretend that the game has only been recently invented. We recognise that the game evolves, but stress that all theories have their origins.

What you will learn

We will guide you through the requisite techniques and styles. We will find key points which can be transferred into your personal way of putting. We are confident that you can gain improvement and a better understanding of your own performance and even find positive adjustments. All this alongside an enjoyable time putting and a knowledge of where it has all come from. You will also learn about the PuttZones system which was presented at the World Scientific Congress of Golf at St Andrews University (2016). Based on comprehensive research (2011) PuttZones is a system of understanding the percentage and length of putts made from a statistical viewpoint. This leads to a best practice protocol, which encourages a learning and skill acquisition within a necessary context. Putt, Practice and Perform, the 3 P’s (PPP).

“It is all about getting the ball in the hole with as few strokes as possible.”

Contact: +44 79 580 80024

The Jack White Putting school is an initiative from Boris Lietzow (Jack White shop owner), Stephane Barras (PuttZones founder) and Ian Butcher (Scottish PGA member)




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