Charles Schwab Challenge 2022 + Trade ins

Date Posted:1 June 2022 

Burns beats the best



What s in the bag


Sam Burns

Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond (10.5°)

Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X

4-wood: Callaway Mavrik (17°)

Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (21°)

Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X

Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4-PW)

Project X 6.5

Wedges: Callaway Apex TCB A (50°), Jaws MD5 Raw (56°, 60°)

True Temper DG Tour Issue X100 (50°)

True Temper DG Tour Issue S400 (56°, 60°)

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X





Tasty chips!

Most average golfers try to lift the ball into the air when they chip. This normally causes poor contact and distance control because it's the opposite of what you should be doing. If you want to be more reliable with your chip shots, you have to hit down on the ball and trust the loft of the club to get it in the air. Try this drill: Place an iron behind the ball just outside your back foot. From a normal chipping setup with your feet close together, stance slightly open, weight forward, try to chip the ball without striking the shaft on the ground (see above photo). If you don't swing down into the ball with your weight forward, you will most likely hit that shaft. You can practice this drill at home too. See a great chipping tip here.


If you want to improve your game, give us a call on 95173471 and make an appointment for a lesson with our PGA David.






Garage full of old clubs?

Have you been collecting too many golf clubs? How many times have you been told to clean out that garage? Are you parking your car on the street? If this sounds like you then maybe it is time to give us a call. Take some photos and send them to us and we can give you an idea of what your collection might be worth. Better still, bring them into the shop so we can see exactly what you have. At Golf Traders we buy and sell second hand clubs or if you are looking to upgrade we can negotiate a trade. Click here to see how easy it is.





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The PGA tour played the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. World number one Scottie Scheffler (-9) had a two shot lead going into the final round and the last person he expected to see in a playoff was his good friend and fellow American Sam Burns who started the day seven shots back. Burns finished over an hour earlier with a closing 65 and after he had some lunch and a stretch he went back out and dropped a 38 foot birdie bomb on the first extra hole to capture his third victory this year. Scheffler was happy for his mate and really couldn't afford to play too many holes as he had to get to his sister-in-law's wedding an hour later. See some highlights here. Brendon Todd (-8) from the USA was alone in second place. Sharing fourth place were American trio Tony Finau (-7), Davis Riley and Scott Stallings. Australians in the field were Cam Davis (-5) who tied for seventh place along with four others, Matt Jones (-4) and Lucas Herbert (+3).




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The Champions tour held the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at the Harbor Shores Resort in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Starting the day four shots off the lead, New Zealand's Steven Alker (-16) birdied 6 of his final ten holes and closed with a 63 to capture his first senior Major and his third title this year. Watch some final round highlights here. Alone in second place was overnight leader Stephen Ames (-13) from Canada followed by Germany's Bernhard Langer (-12). Sharing fourth place were Korea's KJ Choi (-9), Spain's Miguel Angel Jiménez, Paul Goydos from the USA and Canada's Mike Weir. Aussies in the field were Mark Hensby (-8) who shared eighth place with four others, Rod Pampling (+1), Stephen Leaney (+3), David McKenzie (+3) and Peter Fowler (+4).




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The Korn Ferry tour played the NV5 Invitational at The Glen Club in Glenview, Illinois. Sharing the overnight lead, England's Harry Hall (-22) and Nick Hardy from the USA both closed with 65's and headed back out for extra holes. After Hardy made three birdies in a row, the 24 year old Englishman had won his second tour title. Americans headed up the rest of the top ten with Jimmy Stanger (-19) and Christopher Petefish tied for third place followed by Spencer Ralston (-18) who shared fifth place with Mac Meissner and Davis Thompson. Justin Suh (-7) and Taylor Montgomery were tied for eighth place. Aussies making the cut were Aaron Baddeley (-14), Rhein Gibson (-5) and Harrison Endycott (-4).




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The European tour held the Dutch Open at Bernardus Golf in Cromvoirt, Netherlands. Starting the final day with a one shot lead, Victor Perez (-13) was three down as he stood on the 17th tee. New Zealand's Ryan Fox agonizingly double bogeyed the last and Perez made a 35 foot birdie to force a playoff. The Frenchman dropped another birdie bomb on the fourth extra hole and claimed his second tour title. Alone in third place was a very happy Adrian Meronk (-12) who will join Perez and Ryan at next month's Open Championship and become the first Polish player to do so. Germany's Marcel Schneider (-11) was fourth followed by England's Matt Wallace (-10) who tied for fifth place along with Sweden's Sebastian Soderberg. The only Aussie in the field was Scott Hend (-5) and he tied for fourteenth..






The European challenge tour played the Scottish Challenge at the Newmachar Golf Club in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. After starting the day six shots back, Javier Sainz (-11) closed with a flawless 65 and found himself in a playoff. After a birdie on the second extra hole the 29 year old Spaniard claimed his maiden tour title by defeating Switzerland’s Jeremy Freiburghaus. Alone in third place was Englishman Tom Sloman (-10) followed by Denmark’s Martin Simonsen (-8). Sharing fifth place were Germany’s Nick Bachem (-7), Sweden's Jens Dantorp, Englishman Nathan Kimsey, Ireland’s Conor Purcell and Switzerland’s Benjamin Rusch. The only Aussie to make the weekend cut was Dimitrios Papadatos (+5).



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The Japanese tour played the Gate Way to The Open Mizuno Open at the JFE Setonaikai Golf Club in Okayama. Heading into the final round with a four shot lead, Australia's Anthony Quayle (-12) looked a certainty to claim his maiden JGTO title but he hadn't expected Scott Vincent to charge up the leaderboard with a closing 65. The two headed back out for sudden death and it was the 30 year Zimbabwean who won the day with a par on the second extra hole. Alone in third place was Aussie Brad Kennedy (-10) followed by American Justin De Los Santo (-9) both of whom joined the top two with entry into the 150th Open Championship in July. Thailand's Thanyakon Khrongpha (-8) was solo fifth. Four players tied for sixth on 7 under followed by a further eleven players who shared tenth place on six under par. Other Australians making the cut were David Bransdon (-2) and Brendan Jones (-1).




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The LET played the Mithra Belgian Ladies Open at the Naxhelet Golf Club in Wanze, Belgium. After opening with a 66 and then firing a 68 on Saturday, Linn Grant (-15) started the final day of the 54 hole tournament with a 3 shot lead. The 22 year old from Sweden remained steady and closed with a 67 to capture her second victory from only five starts as a pro. See some final round highlights here. Charging home with a 64, England’s Cara Gainer (-14) was alone in second place. Sweden's Maja Stark (-12) who leads the Race to Costa del Sol tied for third place with Switzerland’s Morgane Metraux. Sweden’s Moa Folke (-9) shared fifth alongside Spain’s Luna Sobron Galmes. The only Aussie girl in the field was Whitney Hillier (-2).




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The LPGA held the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, Nevada. After four days, 64 of the best players in the world were reduced to four players in the semi-finals. Eun-hee Ji from Korea (4&3) defeated Andrea Lee from the USA. Furue Ayaka from Japan (2&1) beat Lilla Vu from the USA. In the final it was Eun-hee Ji (3&2) who was victorious over Furue Ayaka. See some highlights here. In the consolation match it was Lilla Vu (4&2) over Andrea Lee. Aussie girls in the field were Su Oh, Hannah Green and Minjee Lee however none of them made it into the final round of 16.




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PGA Tour up coming event



Next week the PGA tour will head to Jack's place for the Memorial Tournament. Patrick Cantlay will return to Muirfield Village Golf Club to defend his title. Watch out for Will Zalatoris, Abraham Ancer, Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Fitzpatrick, Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Xander Schauffele, Shane Lowry and Max Homa. Australians on their way to Ohio will be Cam Davis, Jason Day, Lucas Herbert, Matt Jones, Minwoo Lee, Marc Leishman, Curtis Luck, Jediah Morgan, Adam Scott and Cameron Smith.












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