Merry Christmas from Ras al Khaimah UAE Emirates where I am taking a rest after an thrilling week at the inaugural Dubai Open (Asian Tour) where for the first time I was a “Caddie” CaddiePlayer for a Multiple Tour Winner: Gaganjeet Bhullar.
I first met Gaganjeet Bhullar back in 2011 at the Hong Kong Open when I was in the middle of my putting research: “Better understanding Putting Perception and Goals”. That week in HK, I was also assisting/monitoring Christian Cevaer, European (2009) and Spanish Open (2004) Champion. Gaganjeet and Christian paired the first 2 rounds, Gaganjeet miss the cut and Christian finish 55th. I later cross Gaganjeet at the official HK Hotel and gave him some golf tips, he later won his first Asian Tour event and since I follow with great interest his raising career.
After my research was completed and published in the International Journal of Golf Science (2012). I launch CaddiePlayer Solution (2013) and I got Gaganjeet’s Caddie Tim Wisco to register (2014).
As I am leaving in Dubai Sports City (host of the Inaugural Dubai Open) and know the Els Course well Gaganjeet ask me if I could caddie that week, understanding that our only goal was to WIN!
Theoretically the win was a very possible option: My knowledge of the course, My research about putting, My 35 years experiences as a Caddie/Coach/Researcher, My CaddiePlayer Solution combine with Gaganjeet Golf Talent, Gaganjeet Power of the Tee, Gaganjeet Touch around the Green and ultimately his determination, will and at last Gaganjeet’s Parents coming all the way from India to follow him and cheer up.
And in fact after 36 holes, (thanks to 23 putts on round1) we were at some point in the Lead! Needing just one shot less to make it to the final group on the final day would have seen us pairing with India golf Legend and close friend with Tiger Woods: Arjun Atwal.
This one shot could have made a hell of a Difference… Yes, Golf is all about this one little Shot! Congratulations to Arjun Atwal for his great come back to the Winner circle!
We did not win the inaugural Dubai Open but for sure CaddiePlayer did*!
Until next time, Stephane Barras #IamCaddiePlayer
Gaganjeet Bhullar with Mother, Father and Myslef - Tie for 11th @ The inaugural Dubai Open
*To all CaddiePlayer register: I can only Testimony that Filling the CaddiePlayer StatsCard and entering the Data into CaddiePlayer.com during the Dubai Open was something that can be done easily! It’s just a matter of will and commitment.
This will and commitment is the only way to make the right judgment not based on the Caddie or on the Player perception but on facts only! This statement was also highlighted by Darren Clarke during the Dubai Open Golf Clinic: “After our game we should analyze our data to understand better where we need to improve”. CaddiePlayerGaganjeet Data were crystal clear… then it’s just a matter of believing in it!
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