Leading Edge Golf Weekly Roundup – 4/1

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A bit of a late arriving newsletter for you on this Monday after a long weekend but there is lots to talk about so no time for the range as it’s time to tee off.  First, our new summer hours will come into effect starting April 2.  We will be open Monday – Friday from 9am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm.  So get your fitting appointments booked as the season approaches!

It was another exciting weekend on the pro tours with two elite talents looking to win their third start in a row.  Nelly Korda got it done at the Ford Championship while Scottie Scheffler came up just short by finishing second at the Houston Open after he missed a five footer to force a playoff.  These two are really separating themselves as the best players on their respective tours and it’s been great to watch.  Meanwhile, Stephan Jaeger got the first win of his career and booked a trip to Augusta by holding off a packed leaderboard highlighted by the aforementioned world #1 Scheffler.  It was an impressive performance for the 35 year old who did not looked fazed despite having around ten players within a shot of the lead for most of the day.

Meanwhile in Masters news, the Big Cat was at Augusta for a practice round with Justin Thomas and ANGC Chairman Fred Ridley.  This week is also the Augusta National Women’s Amateur which, despite it’s name, plays 2/3 of the tournament not at Augusta.  The ANWA has been a great addition to amateur women’s golf and we know things are busy at Augusta right now, but it would seem to make sense (and better viewing) to have more of the tournament at the venue for which its named.

Hit the Links!

Alejandro Tosti was all over the coverage this weekend and it was a ton of fun to watch.  First was his “icy” exchange with Tony Finau over order of play on Saturday.  On Sunday while he was in contention he followed a massive par save on 15 with an absolutely nuked 380 yard drive on the par 5 16th to set up an easy birdie.  On 18 he failed to get up and down for par and missed a playoff with Jaeger by a stroke.  Look, do I want to play golf with the kind of fire that Tosti does?  No, it seems far too exhausting.  Do I want to watch someone play golf like that on tv?  Yes, please.

Caitlin Clark has been setting the NCAA on fire this season and is getting ready for an Elite Eight matchup tonight.  She is also good at golf, because of course she is.

Oh look, another giant gator on a Florida golf course video.  Seriously, how do people play golf down there?

Thanks for reading, see you next week!