Equipment tweaks could end Appleby woes
BY Bruce Young | Australasian PGA Tour | 2007 Australian Open | General | 12 Dec 2007
Stuart Appleby’s missed cut last week at the Australian PGA Championship was a little hard to believe but it might be that he quickly returns to form this week.
Playing with a new set of irons last week at the Coolum event, Appleby soon discovered that they were not quite to his specifications but he was forced to play with them and missed the cut.
“I knew there was something wrong and had adjustments made over the weekend and they now feel a lot better. There are no guarantees but I am sure I will play a lot better this week,” said the man who finished runner up to Peter Lonard last time the Australian Open was played here in 2004.
Appleby feels it will take accurate driving to do well at the Australian Golf Club this week as the thick rough has been made even more so by the recent rain.
The Victorian is also working on an improved routine with his putting.
“I am taking on board some of the things that Aaron Baddeley does. Just trying to ease the mind and putt more naturally.”
Appleby played well at the recent MasterCard Masters before his clubs were changed for Coolum. A double bogey at the last at Huntingdale costing him a chance of a place in the playoff with Chopra and Baddeley.