Tianjin China Open

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If you pass by Beijing make sure you visit Tianjin city only 30 mn away, thanks to the 300 km/per hour bullet Train. The Tianjin train station is quite impressive and more over looking 19th century Gustave Eiffel JieFang Bridge with more ancient bulding nearby. Unfortunatly the China Open course is about 45mn away so not too many players got to see this historical places. The Pete Dye course is by the sea a links type where the wind can be devestating and more the hole 12, a tricky par 5 with the a narrow green on a mount where I have witnesses back an forth wedges and chips.

I was staying with active participant of my research from France tour Player Christian Cevaer who is trying to find his game back after a elbow injury. Christian and I shared some great golf moments.  I was also happy to meet my old Coco Beach Florida buddy Danny Sharp (note: in the 80's Danny and I were winter practicing in Royal Oak FL, Home of the Canadian PGA and legendary Player Moe Norman). Today, Danny is a world class Caddie for LPGA Lorie Kane and European Tour Thomas Aiken. Danny is the first tour caddie using my putting research, as one of my goal this year is also that her player Lorie Kane will reach her 100 top 10, hopefully before the Evian Masters so we can celebrate there.

I was also in close contact with some of the 30 Chinese Players (only 3 made the cut) among them Zhang and Li where I used my findings stats to analyze their performances my biggest surprise of the week was to be invited to seat next to Caddie legend Fanny Sunesson who was there as a Volvo Speaker. Fanny shared my same believe on performances and more on course management, she then send me a nice email later surely we will meet again.

After a last range practice session on saturday with Christian Cevaer, the Volvo Limousine drove us to the airport where we said “Goodby and Courage" I stayed a few more days in Beijing to meet more people toward my Olympic Quest.

Stephane Barras

From Sanya to Beta

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I just spend 3 month in Sanya, Island of Hainan on the China see, where I was launching (World Premier) my putting master class in Yalong Bay Golf Club home of the LET Sanya Open. 

During the same time working with Matt from PeaceofCode to developp my long time thoughts performance application that you are seeing now. This beta version application is the first step of  my long time research research in my quest to continuously improve to game of golf. During my golf life I have been extremly lucky to be able to be close to the best the game of golf has ever produce.

I have caddie for Tony Jacklin, play with Miguel Angel Jimenez, knew Moe Norman, learn from Bill Strausbough, teach Severiano Ballesteros, guide Todd Hamilton, coach Zhang Lian Wei, wrote a golf Manuel, was a Invited Speaker at the European Teaching Summit, was a Speaker at the World Scientific Congress of Golf after Dave Pelz, got the “Strokes Gained Putting” application from Mark Broadie, and my research was publish in the International Journal of Golf Science. Together I combine 35 years of Golf Experiences at the Highest Level.

Today all this knowledge and more importantly their findings are available to the world of Golf. This application is one tool that I have been thinking about for quite sometimes. Especially in China where I am since 2009. China is the country where you have the most caddies in the world, I guess about 50'000. I have learned from them too.

I am currently in Shanghai a guest coach in DongJiang School and on my way to the China Open in Tianjin city where I will meet many caddies and players and share with them further knowledge about the game of golf and continue to improve my quest.

Stephane Barras 

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