Hess to turn things around in Limpopo?

7th March 2019 | Sunshine Tour

Hess to turn things around in Limpopo?

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Hess to turn things around in Limpopo?

Jacquin Hess says he has needed to pick Heinrich Bruiners’ brains – his close friend and travelling partner and the only member of the Gary Player Class to have won at Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate – ahead of this week’s Limpopo Championship.

“I had actually just come on Tour the year Heinie (Bruiners) won here,” says Hess, “but I’ve always wanted to learn so I do speak to him about his win here. Mostly, though, I ask him about the mental side; what was going through his mind, what it took. Those kinds of things. I didn’t ask about his shots because for me it is really about what he was thinking.”

They are staying together this week and coincidentally or by design, they’re staying in the same house which Bruiners stayed in when he won here some six years ago.

“Yeah, we’re staying in the house he stayed in when he won and hopefully, we can get those winning feelings going this week.”

He has not had a great season, however, with the 46th place finish he got at the RAM Cape Town Open his first decent result since August last year where he finished 42nd at the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge.

He knows he needs to start racking up positive results if he is to add to the Big Easy Tour Championship title he won in 2017, and the Limpopo Championship presents the very last opportunity for that to happen this season.

“Sometimes you just try a little bit too hard,” Hess says, “but you can’t force things. Things must flow and it must turn on its own. Hopefully, this week, we can turn things around and make some putts.”

Hess is a member of the Gary Player Class, the Sunshine Tour’s development programme which benefits from the longstanding support of the South African Golf Development Board (SAGDB), founded in 1999 by Johann Rupert as the official body for golf development in South Africa, as well as the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation (EEFF) in a collective effort to use golf to improve the lives of disadvantaged South Africans.

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