Stuart Appleby Profile
HEIGHT: 6’-1’’ (186 cms)
WEIGHT: 195 pounds (88 Kilos)
BIRTHDATE: May 1, 1971
BIRTHPLACE: Cohuna, AUSTRALIA
RESIDENCE: Orlando, FLORIDA
FAMILY: Wife, Ashley; Daughters, Ella and Mia, Son Max
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Action sports, motor racing
TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 1992
JOINED USPGA TOUR: 1996
US PGA Tour Career Victories:
1997 Honda Classic 1998 Kemper Open
1999 Shell Houston Open
2003 Las Vegas Invitational
2004, 2005, 2006 Mercedes Championships
2006 Shell Houston Open
2010 Greenbrier Classic
A little bit about Stuart…
I started playing in Cohuna when I was 14, hitting golf balls around my parents’ farm! I think I became a state junior level player when I was 18.
To become a better golfer you have to practice hard and be VERY patient. In time your game will grow…it may take 10-20 years but it can happen… look at me.
I’ve had my coach – Steven Bann – since I was 18 and he’s made a big difference to all parts of my game. He’s given me guidance through all parts of my career.
EXERCISE is very important!! I always warm-up and stretch before each round (for about 15-30 minutes) and then warm-down and stretch after all my practice is done (again, for about 15-30 minutes). My trainer, Vern McMillan, helps me to develop training programs that continually improve my fitness and flexibility. You have to consider yourself to be an athlete as well as a professional golfer.
You need a good foundation of flexibility when you’re young, and then keep working on it for when you’re older.
It will make a huge difference in keeping your swing fresh even when you’re old like me! In my weeks off the game I spend a bit more time in the gym doing harder work to increase my preparation and fitness for when I head back out for the next section of events.
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