• Celebrity of the Month: Lloyd Harris

    Celebrity of the Month: Lloyd Harris
    Lloyd Harris
    Lloyd Harris is showing the tennis world he is worth keeping an eye on. He is also embracing golf with full commitment, writes ANDRE HUISAMEN in the latest issue of Compleat Golfer.

    Are there any similarities between golf and tennis that you apply to your game?
    I think the fact it’s a ball sport made it easy for me to pick up and get into it quickly. The beauty of the courses and the eagerness to beat my best score is what brings me back to the course every time, as well as great company.When did you start playing golf?
    I have been playing for maybe three years but that only means about once or twice a year. Only recently in the past few months has golf really pulled me in and I’ve been going at it a few times a week!

    What is your handicap? 
    I don’t have an official handicap but among friends I’m playing off a 14.

    Do you know of any other tennis players who play a lot of golf?
    Yes, absolutely, many of the tennis players really enjoy playing golf. Two of the best I know are Casper Ruud and Rafael Nadal.

    Do you watch a lot of golf?
    I do like to watch some of the Majors like The Masters, but the Ryder Cup is definitely my absolute favourite.

    Who was your favourite golfer growing up?
    Growing up I didn’t watch that much golf but my biggest memories come from watching Tiger Woods.

    What clubs do you use?
    I recently started using the TaylorMade PSi, which has helped my game quite a lot.

    What’s your favourite club?
    It has to be my 60-degree wedge for those touchy shots around the green.

    Name your top three courses in South Africa.
    Atlantic Beach Links, De Zalze in Stellenbosch and Durbanville Golf Club.

    Have you played any overseas courses?
    I have played at the Indian Wells Country Club in Palm Springs, California.

    If you could play a round of golf with any person in the world, who would it be?
    Rickie Fowler is my favourite player and I would love to play a round of golf with the guy who has the best style on Tour!

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    Andre Huisamen