Two years ago Trevor Fisher Jnr won at Wild Coast Sun Country Club and his victory sparked a season that ended with him being voted the Sunshine Tour Players’ Player of the Year. This week he’s back for the Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by Samsung and has a tactical understanding of what needs to be done.
“The course is playing good, but when the wind blows here it plays really tough. The weather is due to be pretty good this week, but even with no wind it gets a bit tricky. You’ve got to hit some good shots and think a bit, and it’s such a good course that it’s always fun to come down here,” he said.
The 35-year-old won the Investec Cup in March and has a further six top-12 results this season. The seasoned winner knew exactly where to get things going at this week’s 5807-metre track, where he’ll look to top the 72-man field.
“On two, three and four you have nice birdie chances, which can really get your round going. There are a few short par fours, but in the wind it gets tricky to keep the ball on the green. We’re prepared and ready to go,” he said.
The Vodacom Origins of Golf presented by Samsung last visited Wild Coast Sun in 2011 when Darren Fichardt claimed the title. He’s now a four-time European Tour winner and last week finished tied 18th at the Italian Open.
For Fisher that type of career is an inspiration, and he’ll look to launch into summer with a victory.
“These winter events you’ve got to try to prepare yourself and get ready for summer. You can find something in your swing and build on it each week that you play out here. A win and the confidence you get from it can definitely catapult you into the big events that come in the second half of the season,” said the eight-time Sunshine Tour champion.
The Wild Waves Golf Challenge played out on the same course that hosts this week’s R600,000 tournament and Fisher wants to improve on last week’s result of tied 28th.
“I played well on the first day last week, but I got a bit stuck over the next few days. It’s nice to be back at the same course and hopefully I can produce the goods,” he said.