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9 June 2018

FP Markets Race to the USA leader looks ahead to SA u17’s

Barend Botha currently leads the FP Markets Race to the USA.

Barend Botha currently leads the FP Markets Race to the USA Order of Merit and lies 6th in the SA u17’s National Order of Merit heading into the National Championships early next month. The ASM junior player has only recently come back to playing after having to take time away from the game due to writing his IGCSE exams and also due to injury prior to that. To avoid future injury Barend has had to undertake a swing change to alleviate the load he placed on the lower thoracic portion of his spine which has lead to a frustrating period of time for him.

Barend Botha

Speaking recently “I have had a frustrating start to the year and have been unable to perform to the levels I would like to. However I am working extremely hard both in my schoolwork, on my game and physically to ensure that I am able to compete pain free. I am really looking forward to playing in the upcoming events though they are probably coming a little early for me to be in peak golf and physical condition. So I am intending on doing my best, enjoying the challenge and learning as much as I can from them.”

Notes to Editors

About FP Markets:

  • FP Markets is an Australian ASIC regulated global CFD and Forex provider with more than 13 years of industry experience.
  • The company’s vision has always been to deliver the ultimate trading destination for clients by combining the best technology, product range, pricing and client services available to those wanting to trade the markets.
  • The convenience of being able to trade CFD’s from the one account across an extensive range of equities, indices, commodities, Forex, futures and Bitcoin is why so many market participants are opting to trade with FP Markets.
  • FP Markets prides itself on its deep understanding of what traders are looking for. Our clients can even choose to trade on-the-go from their mobile devices across several online platforms like MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, WebTrader and IRESS.
  • With superior pricing, execution speed, platforms, product range, client support and market analysis our clients possess all the confidence that they need to truly trust the services of their chosen broker.
  • The company’s outstanding 24/5 multilingual service has been recognised by Investment Trends as home to some of the most content clients in the industry, having been awarded ‘The Highest Overall Client Satisfaction Award,’ 5 years running.

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About ASM Academy:

  • ASM Academy was founded to help aspiring young golfers to develop their skills and achieve sufficient exposure to secure scholarships to US Colleges 
  • ASM Academy is based at one of South Africa’s most prestigious golf estates, Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa.
  • The FP Markets Race to the USA is a bespoke and holistic programme that helps 14 to 18 year olds to develop their golfing and academic abilities to achieve a US College Scholarship 

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