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Nelson Mandela Balls: Madiba Helps Golfers Get The Putts

by | 11th, December 2013

NELSON Mandela Balls: Golf 365 talks about golf:

The great man who was Nelson Mandela strongly believed that sport could be one of the most inspirational unifiers of a nation and so it may be more than a mere coincidence that the Nelson Mandela Championship, presented by ISPS Handa, is set to be played this week.

Branden Grace is the South African leading the field:

“My game is kind of on the verge of getting back to its best. I feel it’s very close. I just need a few things to click again. The ball striking is there – I hit the ball pretty well in the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, but I just couldn’t get it close enough to make the putts. I haven’t played Mount Edgecombe for a long time so I’m keen to get out there and see what it’s like and prepare for a good week. I hope I can get it right in this tournament! If there’s one lesson we can learn from Madiba, it’s to keep trying.”

That’s golf for you. Everything I learned about apartheid and racism I got from watching and playing golf.



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