Marco Penge’s return to Zebula Golf & & Spa Estate has actually revived heartfelt memories in advance of today’s SDC Open, the 3rd of 4 carbon monoxide- approved occasions in between the European Challenge Tour and also the Sunshine Tour.
Last year’s SDC Open significant the Sussex golf enthusiast’s return to affordable golf complying with a 8- month injury lay- off and also began a period which finished in a 39th area coating on the Road to Mallorca Rankings in his very first complete European Challenge Tour project. Now, with a year’s experience under his belt, the Englishman is appreciating life out on the roadway and also in specific at the Limpopo location.
“This is a pretty special place for me,” stated Marco, 24, that transformed professional in 2017. “This was my return from being wounded for 8 months so, returning below, it has an unique area in my heart truly. To have among my ideal outcomes on the Challenge Tour at this location, it’s constantly good to return to someplace you recognize you have actually played terrific.
“This is the 3rd week on the timetable. First week I completed 50th, which had not been regrettable a week considering we do not obtain to play much golf in England throughout the cold weather, so the very first week was rather effective, I played rather well. Last week I missed out on the cut, yet dipping into Fancourt was a terrific experience and also I believed the occasion itself was terrific to be having fun with the novices.
“I feel like my game isn’t actually that far away, just a bit of rust in there to shake off. I’m going to try and play two practice rounds this week to try and get my feel back after not playing much golf in the winter. It’s just great to be back here at a place where you know you’ve played well and we’ll have to see how it goes.”
Penge delighted in to be able to invest a long time in your home in Sussex with his family members over the off- period, yet is currently both fired up and also humbled to get on the roadway again.
“I think spending some time with the family over Christmas and the New Year, us guys who are out here every week travelling the world, we appreciate the time we have at home with our families as it doesn’t come around that much,” he stated. “We’re all buzzing to be back out playing and coming to South Africa, being from England, is just awesome so we can’t complain. Not many people can say they’ve played a round of golf in the wild. It’s awesome to see the wildlife out here, going back to back home, we don’t really get that, we get a few squirrels and things like that. To see zebras and giraffes, it’s something you can’t take for granted and appreciate how lucky we are.”
The activity kind the SDC Open will certainly obtain under means in South Africa at 6.30 am neighborhood time, with Penge teeing it up together with France’s Ugo Coussaud and also 2022 SDC Open jogger- up Ruan Conradie.
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