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Migue Angel Jimenez

Throwback Thursday: Jimenez hits hole-in-one on way to Wentworth title

Of course the Spaniard whipped out the dance...
 

The Background

Miguel Angel Jimenez was chasing the leaders on the final day of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The Spaniard was four shots behind leader Robert Karlsson at the start of the final round.

The Scene

Jimenez soon turned his fortunes around on the par-3 5th hole. He hit a 4 iron into the green with the ball bouncing twice before it made it’s way to the bottom of the cup.

This brought the Spaniard right into contention and helped him match the clubhouse lead after 72 holes with Englishman Mark Oliver.

He then won the play-off with Oliver thanks to a two putt birdie on the second extra hole, the 18th.

The Legacy

We’ve seen the cigar smoking, the stretches on the driving range and soon after his Wentworth win Miguel’s magical hole-in-one dance became a regular occurrence.

Jimenez now holds the record for the most holes-in-one on the European Tour after he carded his 10th during the third round of the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matthew Beedle

National Club Golfer and National Club Golfer magazine

Matthew has been playing golf since he was around 13 and took up the game at a local nine-hole municipal course with his friends before joining Pontefract & District Golf Club just over the hedge.

Still a member of Pontefract with a handicap of 3, he currently sits on the board of directors to help with digital and marketing initiatives in order to improve membership and visitor income.

Matthew graduated university with a First Class in Sports Journalism from Leeds Trinity University and has been working in the golf industry since graduating.

NCG’s social media & marketing manager, Matthew’s main job role is to increase website traffic to the National Club Golfer website via our email and social media channels as well as driving entries to grow our NCG Top 100s Tour events amongst other tasks.

Not one to change his equipment too often, Matthew currently plays the TaylorMade M2 driver which has lasted the test of time in his bag. Elsewhere, you’ll find him using the TaylorMade Stealth 2 three-wood with a Ping G425 Crossover 2-iron to aid his long game.

Through his 4-iron to Gap Wedge, Matthew uses the Ping i500 irons accompanied by Ping’s Glide 3.0 56-degree and 60-degree wedges.

Another club that has stood the test of time in his bag is a Nike Method Core MC-3i putter which has had to have the SuperStroke grip changed at least three times. Ball of choice is the Titleist ProV1.

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