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Wednesday 6th November 2019

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 6.11.19 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE .ie CONTENTS AGENDA COLUMNS & OPINIONS PREVIEW THIS WEEK'S EVENTS NEW GEAR THE LATEST KIT REVEALED WEEKLY ROUNDUP THE LATEST GOLF NEWS VIDEO OF THE WEEK Digital Editor: Peter Finnan peter@matchplaymedia.ie Tel: 01 5036099 Print Editor: John Shortt john@matchplaymedia.ie Tel: 01 5036090 Sub Editor: John Craven CONTACT US Match Play Media Disclaimer: Copyright Match Play Media 2019. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for, nor do they agree with any of the views expressed, statements or claims made in any article, news items or advertisement published in this magazine. WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE Publishers: Match Play Media Limited, G13, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Contributors: Liam Kelly, Ivan Morris, Kevin Markham, Bernie Maguire, Paul Kelly, Paul Gallagher, Niall O'Shea, John Craven, Mary Doyle, Mark McGowan, Donal 'Doc' Hughes, GolfCentralDaily Design: EMCreative.ie Photography: Getty Images, Golffile, R&A, Pat Cashman, USGA Peter Finnan, on behalf of the team I t's that time of the sea- son where players earn their crust, or not, as the case may be as the exam bell rings for Stage Two Q-School and the Challenge Tour Grand Final determines who passes through the Pearly Gates to the paradise of European Tour golf. It's a brutal time too, a com- petitive cauldron, merciless and unforgiving and still, each year the rewards are so fruitful that players put themselves through pain time and time again in a bid to change their lives for- ever. Cormac Sharvin has achieved that goal already having se- cured his Main Tour promotion on the Road to Mallorca this year while 12 players take their chance at Stage Two Qualify- ing School in the hopes of one day joining the Ardglass pro- fessional. Where Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan fell out of that most elite company last month, it might only take one good week before they're liv- ing the high life once more. You just have to look at last week's Bermuda Champion- ship on the PGA Tour where Seamus Power picked up a nice finish playing off condi- tional status this year. For those on limited starts, it only needs to click once to transform your for- tune. Just take Brendon Todd, the winner by four strokes at a whopping 24-under par at the Bermuda. The victory capped a come- back from a challenging peri- od in his career, admitting he had the full-swing yips. After fin- ishing T56 at the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open, No matter how hard this game can seem, one week can literally change everything A WEEK IN GOLF CAN LAST A LIFETIME Todd missed 35 cuts of his next 36 starts. After last week, he becomes fully exempt through 2021-22 PGA Tour season and earns 300 FedExCup points to move from No. 154 to No. 17 on the standings. One week can change it all. Cormac Sharvin

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