For Immediate Release:
August 13, 2008
PuttingZone Student Amy Yang Wins in Scandanavia by Six Shots
--2nd win and7th top-5
in 12 starts for 2008 LET
VASTERAS, SWEDEN -- Amy Yang, who only turned 19 two weeks ago, has won the Scandanavian TPC hosted by Annika Sorenstam on the Ladies European Tour (LET), firing rounds of 71-69-63 to finish six shots clear of the field, spoiling Sorenstam's final pro event in Sweden. Amy is coached by PuttingZone's Bruce Howard and has a putts-per-hole stat of 1.64 that ranks 12th on the LET.
Over the three rounds of the Scandanavian TPC, Amy averaged 26.5 putts per round and only 1.47 putts per hole. In 2008, Amy has notched eight top-10 finishes (seven are top-5 finishes) in 12 starts and has won twice (German Ladies Masters and Scandanavian TPC).
Bruce Howard, PZ Coach, Sydney Australia
In the final round at the Frosaker Golf Club, Yang started four strokes back but fired a stellar 63, having birdied seven of 10 holes from the third to move atop the leaderboard. The South Korean stayed there, finishing with birdies on the last three holes. Her only bogey came on the second hole. Yang tied the course record (63) set earlier in the day by Minea Blomqvist of Finland, who shared second.
This was the 19-year-old Yang's second win as a pro, following the Ladies German Open in early June. She also won the ANZ Ladies Masters as a 16-year-old high school student in 2006, becoming the first amateur to win a major women's professional golf tournament in Australia.
About Geoff Mangum and the PuttingZone:
Geoff Mangum is widely regarded as the most knowledgeable putting coach in the world and has spent twenty years studying and coaching putting to amateurs and professionals on all tours. The PuttingZone community includes over 35 certified coaches in Canada, the United States, England, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia. Mangum combines the best putting lore with modern neuroscience for human perception and movement in puttings four skills -- reading, aiming, stroking, and controlling distance. The result is a permanent and dramatic increase in putting competence and the added confidence that comes with real skill. His new book Optimal Putting: Brain Science, Instincts, and the Four Skills of Putting was recently debuted to rave reviews at the January 2008 PGA Merchandise Show. For more information, visit Geoff Mangum's PuttingZone.com, 518 Woodlawn Avenue, Greensboro NC 27401, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him directly at (336) 340-9079.
About Bruce Howard:
Bruce Howard, certified PuttingZone coach, is a former PGA Senior Tour player who divides his coaching in both his native Sydney Australia and in the Greater Toronto Area in Canada (July-October). Known as "The Putting Guru", Howard hosts the websites PuttingZone.com.au and PuttingZone.ca. He can be reached in Canada at (289) 838 8955, in Australia at 0412 829 101, or by emailing him at BruceHoward@PuttingZone.com.au.