November 20 2012
Editor’s note: Ernie Els is writing a weekly diary for PGATOUR.COM in 2012. This is his most recent installment. For more information about the World Golf Hall of Famer, visit www.ernieels.com.
This is my first website report since returning home from China. To be honest, the last couple of weeks have been pretty quiet so there wasn’t a whole lot to write about. This week, though, I’ll be in London for some meetings with my new management group IMG. I also have some media commitments for various magazines and television channels as they prepare their end-of-year packages. Obviously it’s nice to be a part of that. It shows you’ve done something special in the year.
The timing of this visit means I can go and watch the Springboks play England at Twickenham. I don’t get to see many rugby internationals these days, so I’m really looking forward to that.
Then the following week I’ll be back in America for a couple of weeks. Not exactly sure what’s in the diary, but I do know we’re due to do some filming with the guys from Callaway for their 2013 ad campaigns. That’s always a bit of fun.
Other than that I’ll be working on my game. The weather in Florida at this time of the year is ideal, which obviously is one of the reasons we chose to re-locate a few years back. Also the practice facilities at the Bear’s Club are up to PGA TOUR standard. I love it and really you couldn’t ask for more as a TOUR pro.
Anyway, looking a bit further ahead I have only one more tournament on my 2012 schedule, the Iskander Johor Open in the middle of December. The week before that I’ll be doing a series of site visits with the guys from Ernie Els Design. Business is looking pretty good for us in that part of the world.
Finally, just before the year-end we have an Els for Autism Pro Am taking place at Erinvale Golf Club. I’ll tell you a bit more about that nearer the time, though.
Okay, that’s about it for now. I’ll write again soon.