I am back in top shape – James Kamte

2014-08-10 15:00

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Sunshine Tour professional James Kamte believes he is getting back into shape to conquer the fairways following a diet programme he underwent last month.

The Joburg-based player has been subjected to a strict nutrition programme under the watchful eye of renowned sports science Professor Tim Noakes to keep fit and get his career back on track.

Kamte’s once-flourishing career was derailed in 2010 after he suffered major injuries in a skateboarding accident in Singapore, where he broke his hand and knee. This came after he won the 2009 Asian Tour International in Thailand.

He captured the BMG Classic title on the Sunshine Tour at Glendower Golf Club in Ekurhuleni in 2011.

His lack of discipline off the course has been questioned. With that, the 32-year-old has been out of sorts on the fairways. His game has been in free fall, and he has been losing with alarming regularity.

“I have lost a lot of weight. I weighed 102kg before, and I am down to 88kg. I am ready to get back to winning ways.”

Kamte has pleaded with his fans to give him the chance to get into full swing and conquer the fairways as he did before.

He said he was aware his followers did not like his lack of discipline, but he has vowed “to turn over a new leaf”.

“I’m looking forward to playing in the BMG Classic at Glendower GC in October and the SA Open Championship at the same venue in November.

“My coach Lebo Ramagoshi has been working on my swing at Observatory Golf Club in Joburg for the past four months. I’m well on course now,” said Kamte.

He was also hoping to tee off at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City in December.

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