Pro golfer Anthony Michael is looking forward to participating in the upcoming Tshwane Open scheduled from 01-04 March, and has been working incredibly hard to ensure he is ready for this important tournament.
The winner will receive a European Tour Card which allows the golfer to play in tournaments that are part of the European Tour Schedule. “I feel my golf game is in a good place at the moment. I have put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where I am. I worked on the mental side of the game and my swing over the past few months,” says Anthony.
“I used to be an aggressive player and it wasn’t working as the ball hit trees or landed in the water. Then I found I started holding back and played conservatively which was also not the correct tactic. My caddie, Marcus Croeser, has played an instrumental part in helping me improve my game mentally and we work very well together. Our first tournament together was in August last year in Serengeti and we finished in 3rd place. We have since travelled to Scotland for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and Spain for the European Tour Qualifying School. I made the cut at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and was really happy because it is one of the hardest cuts to make in professional golf. At the European Tour Qualifying School I again made the final cut, however I missed my main card by three shots but managed to secure a Challenge Tour Card.”
Anthony participated in the BMW SA Open last month at Glendower Golf Course and finished 20th overall with a score of 279, 9 under par. “I stayed patient and decided whatever happens, happens.”
Anthony (32) resides in Northcliff and has been a member of Randpark Club for 19 years.
“My home away from home, Randpark hosted a world-class 2018 Joburg Open. There was a great vibe, the courses were in amazing shape and I had such support from the members,” says Anthony.
This past week he participated in the Eye of Africa PGA Championship where he finished 23 with an overall score of 3 under par (285). This week on the 14th to 18th February he will be playing in the Dimension Data Pro Am, followed by the Cape Town Open before returning to Pretoria for the Tshwane Open.
Anthony further commented, “My biggest career goal in golf is to get into the top 50 players in the world. This will allow me to be recognised on every tour and play anywhere in the world.”