THE GOLF SWING OF MICHAEL CAMPBELLGolf Swing Video below
Michael Campbell's Golf Swing Highlights
Born: Feb 23, 1969, Hawera, New Zealand
Weight: 190 lbs.
Years professional: 12
Michael was born in the small New Zealand town of Hawera, near the beautiful Mount Taranaki. Michael's start in golf was to caddie for his dad. When asked at age 12 what his career plans were, his reply was: "I want to be a professional golfer and be the best in the world". Within four years he had broken the Titahi Bay course record.
From age 16, he represented Wellington in junior golf teams, and played for the national New Zealand amateur golf teams from age 18. During these years (1988 - 93) he represented New Zealand in many countries.. Before turning professional Michael worked for Telecom NZ after leaving College, qualifying as a telephone technician. At the same time, whenever he was able, Michael would practise his swing. The results showed on the golf course. Critical to his development was the superb coaching he received from the man who became his coach for eight years: Mal Tongue. Highlights of these years: being a member of the first New Zealand team to win the Eisenhower Trophy (1992) and becoming the first Kiwi to win the Australian amateur championship (1992).
Michael turned professional the next year, in 1993 - and at his fifth start as a pro tasted victory, at the Canon Challenge, Castle Hill Country Club, Sydney. The media spotlight really found Michael in 1995 at his first British Open at St. Andrews, when he led the field after three rounds - finally finishing third. . In the year 2000, Michael won five tournaments in 12 months, finishing 4th on the European Tour, and a World Ranking of 14th at the end of the year. He consolidated that position through 2001-2 with wins in each of those years.
Now Michael has won the 2005 US Open. Michael's dream since boyhood was to win a major tournament. Shooting even par on a tough Pinehurst course with Tiger Woods breathing down his neck. This could be the start of many more golf victories for the young man from New Zealand. You can visit Michaels web site at www.cambogolf.com/.
2005 U.S. Open Champion
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