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'Mit Sicherheit Charles Mickle ist einer der besten Golflehrer Europas in der heutigen Zeit'

'Without doubt Charles Mickle is one of the finest and most accomplished golf instructors in Europe'




Since 1986, when the World Ranking system was introduced these players below have held the Number One spot, some for only a few weeks and some for months. That the relatively small United Kingdom has produced so may fine players is all down to the British PGA Professional.


The above according to European and Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomery is purely down to the British Golf Coaches that are taught their trade by the British PGA ( The leading Professional PGA Golf Association in the World ). Those qualified as British PGA Professionals who have concentrated on Coaching and Instruction for years if not decades rather than Playing, Merchandising or Managing are the absolute market leaders in Golf Instruction, certainly in Europe and more than one would care to admit, The World.


Every player on the European team has been coached and mentored by a PGA member throughout their golfing career,” said Montgomerie, adding, “If you want a winning game then see a PGA professional.”


PGA chief executive Sandy Jones said: “It is aimed at highlighting the benefits golfers of all ages and abilities can derive from regular lessons with their local PGA professional – from Ryder Cup stars to newcomers to the game.


      “We are very proud of the British PGA training programme that ensures coaching standards are the very best in the world.

       This is reflected not only in the success being enjoyed by British golfers at World level but also in laying the foundations at grass roots level.”



It seems that European Golf is in good hands if your club has a British PGA professional coaching the young talents of tomorrow.




Which Country produces the best players?



Since the beginning of the Official World Golf Ranking (Sony Ranking until 1997), and although the top spot has changed hands 56 times since Bernhard Langer first took the position on April 6, 1986, only 16 players in all have held the coveted position of being officially the world's number one golfer.



Tiger Woods holds the record for the most consecutive weeks at number one (281, from June 12, 2005 to October 24, 2010), as well as the most total weeks in the position at 623. The 18 holders, and the total number of weeks at number one, are as follows,



England are catching the USA...


USA                         8

Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, David Duval,Tom Lehman, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas

England                   4
Lee Westwood, Nick Faldo, Luke Donald, Justin Rose
Germany                 2 Bernhard Langer, Martin Kaymer
Australia                 3
Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day
Fiji                          1 Vijay Singh
Ireland                    1 Rory McIlroy 
South Africa            1 Ernie Els
Spain                       1 Severiano Ballesteros
Wales                      1 Ian Woosnam
Zimbabwe               1 Nick Price





World Number One Rory McIlroy won the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai to add to his late season wins at the US PGA Championship, Deutsche Bank Championship and the BMW Championship. He is in his 18th week of a fourth spell and his 25th week in total, as World Number One.






Weeks at the Number One spot


  Tiger Woods 683 Weeks
  Greg Norman 331 Weeks
  Nick Faldo 97 Weeks
  Rory Mcllroy 71 Weeks
  Severiano Ballesteros 61 Weeks
  Luke Donald 56 Weeks
  Ian Woosnam 50 Weeks
  Nick Price 44 Weeks
  Vijay Singh 32 Weeks
  Lee Westwood 22 Weeks

Jordan Spieth

18 Weeks


Fred Couples

16 Weeks

  David Duval 15 Weeks
  Adam Scott 11 Weeks

Ernie Els

Brooks Koepka

9 Weeks

Martin Kaymer

8 Weeks
  Jason Day 6 Weeks

Justin Thomas

Bernhard Langer

4 Weeks

3 Weeks

  Tom Lehman 1 Week



Consider the 1940's, how long would players like Ben Hogan, slammin Sam Snead, Bobby Jones, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, and Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Dai Rees and many more have been Top of the World?




YOUNGEST World Number One's

Tiger Woods was 21 years and 167 days old when he first became world number one on June 15, 1997. Rory McIlroy became the second youngest at 22 years and 312 days when he took over the top spot on March 4, 2012.


OLDEST World Number 1's

Vijay Singh was 41 years, 6 months and 2 weeks old when he first became world number one on September 5, 2004, and 42 years, 3 months and 3 weeks old when he last held the position on June 11, 2005.


Holding the Top Spot for over a Year

Only three players have held the position for at least 52 successive weeks: Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods. The same three players are also the only ones to been world number one for a full calendar year: Nick Faldo throughout 1993, Greg Norman throughout 1996, and Tiger Woods throughout 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.


Tiger Woods achieved the remarkable feat of holding onto the number one position all year In 2008, , despite not playing for more than six months as he underwent knee surgery and recuperation.


Most times at World Number 1

As the top spot has alternated between players over the years, Greg Norman has reached number one 11 separate times, Tiger Woods 10 times, Seve Ballesteros 5 and Nick Faldo 4, with Ernie Els and Vijay Singh 3 times each.









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