There is still time to turn things around

Have you made progress with your game this year?

OK, we’re six months into another year. You might have started full of ambition with resolutions to improve. How’s that gone so far? Congratulations to those who’ve embraced a golf journey that includes improvement. Anyone who wants to make the second half of the year special, please contact us.

Centre of Gravity (CoG) matters

CoG can impact tee shot distance by 20+ metres

Below are two drivers with exactly the same loft. Let’s assume they also have an identical shaft and shaft length.

The white DOT marks the CoG

The white line through the centre of each driver represents the neutral axis. Almost all drivers have a CoG that is above this line. Both the distance above, and how forward or back the CoG is, will impact on the angle the ball actually launches, the amount of spin on the ball, and the amount of MOI (forgiveness the driver has).

The driver on the left will go farther for a slower swing speed golfer as it will launch higher and with more spin. The driver on the right will go farther for a more aggressive golfer with a faster swing speed because it will launch a little lower and spin a lot less.

The difference between CoG locations in drivers can be measured in millimetres, but the difference in distance can be measured in tens of metres.

CoG affects the launch conditions (angle and spin) and that significantly impacts on how far your ball will travel.

Fix your millimetres and metres

Get every metre off the tee your potential deserves. Come and have a tee shot assessment and let’s see how we can add 20, 30 and even more metres to your tee shots.

A better life for them

Children have to be digitally literate, but they also need to invest in movement and athletic ability, their health and well-being, and their interpersonal skills.

Let us add balance to their lives

Have your child enroll into one of our group sessions to learn to play golf, and we’ll have them outdoors, interacting, learning new skills, and having a whole stack of fun they can take out onto the golf course. They won’t stop playing computer games, but for a couple of hours each time we’ll have them off the phone, out from in front of the screen, engaging in fun activity.

Happy golfing!

Steve

Golf in Africa

I was sent these pictures today, and what a reminder they are that Golf in Africa can be beautiful and harsh at the same time. It also made me think about the importance of a good grip, as so aptly displayed by the Python…

golf in africa

Maybe this little video will help you understand the importance of a good grip a little better…

Improvements are well on their way!

The work on our grass tee is well under way and hopefully this week the earthworks and shaping will be complete. Then we can look at the irrigation and the new grass to be planted. All in all it should be ready for play by April/May this year.

Bunnies

The 2019 Mount Edgecombe Country Club Bunnies Program starts next month! If you know anyone who might be keen to attend, please ask them to contact me directly.

Satisfied Customers

“Hi Monica. Thank you so much for putting together a wonderful AGM for our club. The food was super, the drinks cold and the venue excellent. Everyone was happy, and that says a lot these days.”
– Vic Wait (Chairman of Cobra GT40m Club)

Happy Birthday Bobby!

Everyone’s favourite waiter at the Range, Bobby, celebrated his 55th birthday today!

How right we were:

The new Srixon Z-STAR Golf Ball

We said this was a golf ball that was beyond expectation. If you want everything (soft, fast, far, spin, durability, and now add stability in the wind) then the Srixon Z-STAR Series is your golf ball. Beyond expectation is one week, three tours, three wins, one golf ball. J.B. Holmes (PGA Tour), Ryan Fox (European Tour) and Miguel Angel Jimenez (Senior Tour) all won last week using the new Srixon Z-STAR Series Golf Balls.

Make it your business to try the new Z-STAR this week. Whether it’s your fourball or the club competition, the winner’s circle awaits. Call us in the shop.

Feel the thrill

Enjoy some speed

There’s no getting away from the fact that speed matters.
But the great news is that the smallest increase, translates into lots of distance.
And the even better news is that the smallest changes can create greater speed increases than you thought possible.

Increasing your clubhead speed by
just 1mph adds 2mph to
ball speed, and that results
in 4 extra metres.

Just look at how many ways we can add to your clubhead speed:

Upper body
rotation

Downswing
sequence

Shaft Length

Shaft flex & performance

Weight

We’re delivering thrills

Creating the perfect match of ball speed, launch angle, and spin rate, maximises the distance you’ll get off the tee. A change of just 1° and 500rpm can unlock 20 metres. How much potential can we unlock for you? Act now.

How good could you be?

A reason to stay connected

This might be one of the most compelling reasons to practice together with at least one friend.

If you’ve set out on a “Deliberate Practice Plan” to acquire a new skill or master a particular shot, then you need feedback. Get someone to video your swing. Now you can observe your setup, swing, and focus on the new movement you’re after. We might think we’re making a full shoulder turn, but what does the evidence show us?

You need someone to share a drink with

Getting friends to practice, provides the opportunity for fun competition, feedback, and a shared experience afterward. We’d be happy to help make your sessions as productive as possible with some extra advice and feedback.

Make 2019 about fun!

We’ve got a suggestion for 2019. Add an extra round of golf, once a fortnight with friends, but make the priority fun.

Even if it’s just 9 holes in the evening, get a group of your friends together, and play pairs, scramble or a social competition amongst yourselves. We think you’ll be surprised at how quickly that becomes a game you don’t want to miss. If we can help, contact us.

Revealing the lie

It does impact accuracy

Test after test conducted by golf magazines, club fitters, and even those trying to “bust” myths, substantiates the fact that you’ll hit more accurate approach shots if your lie angle is a perfect match to your golf swing.

Irons toe down
Strike the ball with the toe slightly down and
your ball will go right of the target (right-handers).

Iron heel down
Strike the ball with heel down and your ball
will travel left of the target (right-handers).

The mechanics of this are obvious really. Make contact with the turf with the toe of the club and the club face will open. Make contact with the heel and the face closes. It’s how imperceptible it feels to most of us, and how large the impact is, that surprises everyone.

Are your clubs telling a lie?

Do you think you’ve hit a solid shot but missed on one side? Is it your setup; your swing path and face angle; or your lie angle? You’d be blown away to discover how many golfers play with a lie angle that makes the game harder. Make it easier to hit better golf shots.

The best for you

An improvement changing your game

If you want to go from experiencing an average golf game to a better golf game, where you take more frustration-free walks down fairways and then step with an excited bounce towards a green full of opportunity after a sweet approach shot:

Then often a small change, from steering the golf ball to releasing
the clubhead through the golf ball, results in:

Get a better experience

What would cause you to smile more often on the golf course? What would give you cause for celebration?
If “greater consistency” of ball striking will help deliver a smile or celebration,

Happy golfing!
Steve