Musi works on long game ahead of Swaziland

4th May 2018 | Sunshine Tour

Musi works on long irons ahead of Swaziland

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Musiwalo Nethunzwi is working hard with his long irons, which he has been concerned about since the beginning of the 2018-19 season, as he prepares for Investec Royal Swazi Open qualifier taking place next week.

“I am at the driving range right now practicing. The last three weeks I have been really making an effort with my long irons,” the Modderfontein Golf Club player said about his preparation. “I am putting well, but I still need to keep on practicing more. My main focus is my long irons which I have been struggling with a bit.”

The 29-year-old does not feel much pressure for making it to the final list for the field at Royal Swazi Spa Country Club. “I have to qualify next week. I am just going to approach it the same way that I have been approaching other tournaments. I have never played the main tournament, I have always played just the qualifier and it is also a modified stableford scoring system.

“I am just going to go out there and just do my best. It is not that difficult, but it is not easy as well. I will just do what I have been doing and let us see what happens at the end of the day.”

Nethunzwi goes into next week with his confidence high following making the cut in the first three tournaments of the season. He finished 30th in the Zanaco Masters in Lusaka, 31st in the Old Mutual Zimbabwe Open and 39th in last week’s Mopani Redpath Zambia Open.

“It is a good start for the season. They are good results. I know it could have been better, but I am happy with the way things are. I am in the right process. I am happy. I have given myself a very big start which is good. It is going to help me build confidence going forward to the rest of the season,” he said.

The member of Gary Player Class of 2018-19 said the support that comes with the package plays a crucial role in his performance. “The support has been helping in taking away some of the pressure, which is good. I do not need any pressure or stress, so the support is very helpful. The class is helping not only me but all the members that are part of it. It has been helping us to be free when we are playing tournaments. It is not like before where we have been stressing about where am I going sleep, how am I going to pay my caddie and such things. This initiative has been helping big time.”

The Gary Player Class is 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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