Tour Events

SeeMore to attend The Open

SeeMore Putters will be attending the practice days of The Open at Royal Birkdale on 17-19 July.

Royal Birkdale hosting The Open for the tenth time and will welcome the world’s greatest golfers to one of the sport’s most renowned and challenging venues.

2015 Champion Zach Johnson once considered one of the most underrated players in golf earned his place amongst the all-time greats of the game which was sealed with a play-off victory at St Andrews.

The 39-year-old from Iowa capped off a wild week at the home of golf by sinking challenging putts on the first and second to finish one shot clear of 2010 Champion Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa and three ahead of Aussie Marc Leishman over four extra holes. It brought to a close one of the most memorable Opens in recent history, which saw the world’s best players scrambling right to the finish to claim the historic Claret Jug. Torrential rain closed the Old Course on Friday before gale-force winds stopped play on Saturday, resulting in only the second Monday finish in the history of The Open. It was Johnson who outlasted it all – the weather, the charging competition, and the storied Old Course – becoming only the sixth man to win both the Masters Tournament and The Open at St Andrews, joining Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods. Johnson struck just 15 putts over the first 12 holes of this final round, before nailing a 22-footer on the 72nd hole to complete a closing six-under-par 66 and finish on 15-under alongside Oosthuizen and Leishman. His subsequent play-off victory secured his place in golf’s pantheon as the 2015 Champion Golfer of the Year. "I'm grateful. I'm humbled. I'm honoured," Johnson said. "This is the birthplace of the game, and that Jug means so much in sports."

It was the latest achievement for Johnson, who earned his Green Jacket at Augusta in 2007 and has earned 12 victories on the PGA TOUR. A multi-sport athlete in his youth, he played for the Drake University golf team before setting records on the Nationwide Tour in 2003 for scoring average and money earned to secure his PGA TOUR card the following season. He has appeared on the United States Ryder Cup side four times and is the only player alongside Phil Mickelson to have twice shot a round of 60 on the PGA TOUR.

 

SeeMore to attend Scottish Open

SeeMore Putters will attend the practice days on 10 - 12 July and have the range of putters available for Professionals to try out and view the putter that won The Open in 2015.

Dundonald Links, in Ayrshire, Scotland, will host the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open for the first time in 2017.

Located near the town of Irvine, Dundonald Links will follow on from Castle Stuart Golf Links, the host venue for the 35th edition of Scotland’s national Open from July 12-16, 2017.

Dundonald Links

First played in 1972, the same year as the inception of The European Tour, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open has a rich history, with a roll of honour that includes many of the game’s great names.

Played on some of Scotland’s leading courses, past winners include Major Champions Ian Woosnam, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose and last year’s champion, Alex Noren.

 

Calum Hill

Calum got in touch with the head office in USA and as the local UK/Europe distributor for SeeMore the enquiry was forwarded to us.  Calum was sent a custom built putter that day and was great to get the following email note from him.

"I just wanted to reach out and thank you humongously for getting me the seemore putter so swiftly!!!

While I have used a different PTM1 version in the past as a training aid (didn’t put it in the bad because I would pull it), this older FGP version with the custom specs was unbelievable!

I practiced with it and it was going exactly where I wanted it to and my pace control was superb (far better than ever). I have no idea why that is but it just worked out.

I ended up putting it in the bag this week in Northern Ireland and putted brilliantly!

Without it I wouldn’t have came close to the victory this week! All down to you guys!!

Thank you again,

Calum Hill "

Ricoh Women

SeeMore will be in attendance on the putting green for the practice days at Royal Lytham for the Ricoh Women's British Open.  Its the most international women's  major on the golfing calendar so from Monday 30 July to Wednesday 1 August we will have the range of SeeMore Putters and Rosemark Grips available for the ladies to try.  

All of the world’s top ten ranked players on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings are in the field at close of entries for the 2018 Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club from 2 – 5 August.

World No. 1 and 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open Champion, Inbee Park, heads the field of the world’s best women golfers for the 42nd edition of the Championship along with all of the year’s Major winners. Pernilla Lindberg, the 2018 ANA Inspiration winner,  Ariya Jutanugarn, the 2018 US Open Champion and World No.3 and Sung Hyun Park, the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Champion and World No.2, are joined by defending Champion, I.K. Kim and a host of former champions including Mo Martin, Yani Tseng, Karrie Webb and local favourite and 2009 Champion, Catriona Matthew.

Inbee Park, who won her seventh and most recent Major at the 2015 Ricoh Women’s British Open at Turnberry, commented: “I love playing links golf and am really looking forward to returning to Royal Lytham. I feel like I have learnt so much about how to play on links courses since I played there in 2009 that I am excited to see how I get on there this time. When I won at Turnberry, I felt so proud as to how I handled the wind and the difficult conditions, and now, as I look ahead to the Ricoh Women’s British Open, I am actually enjoying the thought of all the challenges ahead.”

Charley Hull is the top ranked British player in the field at No.23 in the world. Her Major form in 2018 will lead to high hopes for spectators looking for a home player to follow in Matthew’s footsteps at Lytham having finished in the top 10 in all three of the Majors this year.

Hull explained, “I think Majors suit my game and I always really look forward to them. I like the pressure of a Major week and the way the courses are set up tougher which I think suits me.I am pleased with my form the first six months of the year as it is my best spell on the LPGA so far. I feel my game is in great shape and I can’t wait for my next Major opportunity at Lytham.”

Ladies Tour at Gullane

We are pleased to advise that we will be attending the Ladies Scottish Open sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments at Gullane on Wedneday 25th July.  Looking to show off the range of SeeMore Putters and Rosemark Grips to the ladies on tour and support them in their quest to be the best.  We will be on the putting green and happy to offer our services to the ladies taking part and talk to any of the public who wish to know more about SeeMore and Rosemark Grips.

With attendance from Trish Johnson, Becky Brewerton, Carly Booth and Scotlands own Catriona Matthew and many more it will be a highly contested competition.  

The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open will return to East Lothian next year when The Renaissance Club hosts Scotland’s National Open on the European Tour for the first time from July 8-14, 2019.

This will be followed by the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, which will once again be played over the same course, from August 5-11, 2019.

Founded in 2008, The Renaissance Club nestles on 300 picturesque acres along the Firth of Forth and is one of the newest additions to the world-famous stretch known as Scotland’s Golf Coast.

Designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Doak, who is known for minimalist designs that incorporate the natural features of the land, the course has quickly become established as another East Lothian golfing gem.

This year’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, just along the coast at Gullane Golf Club, once again forms part of the European Tour’s Rolex Series, which comprises eight premium tournaments on the 2018 Race to Dubai, each with a minimum prize fund of US$7million.

Some of the finest courses in Scotland, the Home of Golf, have played host to the tournament over the years, including St Andrews, Gleneagles and Carnoustie. From 1996 to 2010 it was based at Loch Lomond Golf Club, with Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness, Royal Aberdeen, Dundonald Links in Ayrshire and Gullane all enjoying hosting duties since then.

The Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, which is co-sanctioned by both the Ladies European Tour (LET) and Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), has also become established as a key event in the schedules of many of the world’s best female golfers and holds the largest prize fund ($1.5 million) in European Women’s golf, outside of the Majors.

Since its opening in 2008, The Renaissance Club has proven a significant addition to the golf tourism offering in East Lothian, gaining worldwide acclaim for the quality of its layout and design. As part of its commitments to hosting Scotland’s two national opens, the club has pledged to continue to support the golf tourism industry in Scotland by targeting additional visiting golfers from around the world as well as introducing a reduced rate for Scottish Golf members through their seasonal tee time programme.

Additionally, the club will work with both VisitScotland and Scottish Golf to support and fund women and junior golf development initiatives and make its practice facilities available to Scottish Golf’s amateur squads during preparation for major events.

Martin Gilbert, Co-Chief Executive of Aberdeen Standard Investments said: “At Aberdeen Standard Investments we are committed to hosting our sponsored events at the best possible venues around Scotland. The Renaissance Club is certainly one of those and we’re delighted that the Men’s and Ladies’ Scottish Opens will be showcased to both the spectators and an ever-increasing global TV audience from The Renaissance Club in 2019. We’re sure it’ll be a huge hit with the world’s best players and thanks must go to all those involved in making it happen.”

Staysure Senior Tour

The Shipco Masters promoted by Simon's Golf Club was the Staysure Seniors European Tour event held at the beginning of June in Denmark.  Great to see a 2nd place win for Barry Lane who used for the first time the SeeMore FGPw with a Rosemark 1.25 pink and white grip.  His specification was 69 degree lie angle and the standard 2.5 degree loft and 34" length.  

In 7th place was Paul Wesselingh who is also the SeeMore SPI centre in Switzerland, so using his knowledge and expertise with custom fitting the SeeMore method, he was able to ensure Barry's and his own SeeMore putter were perfect for the job in hand.

At the event Paul took the opportinity to also custom fit Andrew Oldcorn who has an mFGP2w on route to him, so we hope to see that in play at the next event and winning ways to continue for our SeeMore ambassadors.

Alison Nicholas using M7Tour SeeMore Putter

Referral from client was great to receive and when it turned out to be Alison Nicholas the 1997 US Open Ladies Champions we were very happy to help.

Alison wanted some new clubs to be checked out for the loft and lie - umm they did need some tweaking.  With the right equipment at hand the irons were all checked and amended to meet her needs.  Alison was then interested in the Tour Edge Exotics EXS woods and irons and took the time to do a fitting with Melvyn and try them out.  Impressed she decided to have the 3 wood and 2 hybrids, all fitted with the Accra FX2 100 shafts.  Then came the putter and following a fitting and guidance again from Melvyn on the set up and use of the SeeMore Putter opted for the Platinum fully milled M7 Tour blade.

 

 

Alison’s playing career in golf spanned from 1980 to 2004 claiming 18 Professional titles establishing herself as one of Europe’s most successful players.

Taking the game up rather late at the age of 17 did not deter her in the slightest. Within 4 years she had represented Yorkshire at county level and went on to win the 1983 British Stroke play Championship before turning professional in 1984.

Her breakthrough in the professional ranks came in 1987 winning the Weetabix Ladies British Open at St Mellion. Throughout the 80’s and early 90’s Alison was a regular winner on the Ladies European Tour.

After representing Europe in the inaugural Solheim Cup in 1990 Alison was encouraged to play in America and take on the best in the world. Improving her technique under the watchful eye of Lawrence Farmer proved successful and in 1995 she won her first Tournament in America.

The highlight of her playing career was to come two years later when she was crowned 1997 US Open Champion when she held off golfing legend Nancy Lopez to win her first major. Following this success Alison was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to women’s golf.

The Solheim Cup

Alison’s career has been in entwined with the Solheim Cup. Having represented Europe six times, with memorable victories in 1992, 2000 and 2003 Alison has also been heavily involved in role of Vice Captain (2003 & 2005) and Captain (2009 & 2011).

The events at Killeen Castle in September 2011 saw Alison captain the European Team to a dramatic and memorable victory over the Americans. The 15 – 13 win by Europe has been described as one of the greatest matches in the history of golf.

Jean Francois Remesy

At the Senior Open on the putting green at Royal Lytham St Annes the professionals were given the opportunity to try the range of SeeMore Putters.  The Platinum Series were very popular and Jean Francois Remesy loved the m5HT  

Whilst videoing him and showing him the replay he realised he was lifting his head and moving his shoulders quite a lot, so he removed these two elements and he dropped 9 out of 10 into the hole from 10 feet. 

Loving the method and set up of the SeeMore he decided to take it out on the course for a practice round on Wednesday and put in to play on Thursday.

Chris Williams Senior Open

Chris came on to the putting green to practice and picked up and tried a lot of the putters.  He liked the feel of the Platinum z3 but also liked the shape of the Platinum Series mTriMallet.  We also had a demo putter with the STABILITY putter shaft from Breakthrough Golf Technology (see web site for info https://breakthroughgolftech.com/)  Chris didn't miss from 10 feet and when he hit 4 putts from 30 feet got 3 out of 4 in the hole.  So, the Platinum Tri Mallet is being build with the STABILITY putter shaft and will be sent to Chris to hopefully put into play at the next tournament.

Chris also likes the ACCRA shaft he plays in his 3 wood.  Tour Z 455 m4 gives him accuracy and distance.