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Tuesday, 04 December 2018

What’s happening on tour?

 

After watching a thoroughly enjoyable Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open, I had to check the setting on my TV as the course looked just spectacular, we can look forward to this week’s SA Open. This year the host club is Randpark Golf Club with R17 500 000 in prize money up for grabs with most of our top players and a host of superstars competing led by tournament host Ernie Els; Louis Oosthuizen; Brandon Stone; Branden Grace; Charl Schwartzel; last year’s winner Chris Paisley; Matt Wallace; Edoardo Molinari; Oliver Wilson; Matteo Manasero and the Afrasia winner, Kurt Kitayama is also entered.

 

Junior Academy

 

As the year comes to and end it is nice to see the positive results from some of the players in our Junior Academy, well done toMartin Smit for helping these young golfer to continually improve.

“It brings me great pleasure today to see four of my students excelling at the end of the year, after 4 terms of hard work and practice ( and a little fun along the way). Amy Fletcher aged 14,is playing at Kloof CC in the KZNLGA Trials, and shot 72 76 to lead by 18 shots (wow!). Charlotte Phipps aged 11, shot 84 (nett 64) impressive as she is the youngest in the field.”

“I’m also proud to announce that Akhil and Kairav both 11 years old, have been selected to represent KZN U16 Ethekweni Team.”

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Kid’s Christmas Holiday activities 2019 Mount Edgecombe Junior Golf Academy
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Out with the old, in with the new!

 

We have brand new Srixon balls for you this month and as you can see one of our most avid members testing them out “Durban style”. At least he isn’t wearing flip flops?

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New Balls

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This is Dave in preparation for the photo shoot

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The gift that keeps on giving

 

Not sure what to get that special golfer in your life for Christmas? Why not give them the gift of better golf by purchasing a lesson voucher from me? It’s guaranteed to put a smile on their face.

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December Opening hours

 

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The direction of technology

 

Materials open up your opportunity

Adjustable drivers, while being main-stream, have until now come along with some compromises,
especially with forgiveness.

golf driver By using weight strategically, designers have been able to extend the size of the hitting zone.

The leading 2018 drivers not only protect ball speed away from the sweet spot, they protect the launch conditions.

That means, despite a slightly off-centre ball strike, you still get the length of ball flight and distance you expected.

Originally, the weight required for adjustable
hosels reduced the amount of weight available
to the club designer.
That’s not the case anymore. More than enough
weight is available to the designer to allow them
to develop a driver packed with forgiveness.
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The adjustable driver improvement

Now though, new manufacturing processes, new lighter but stronger materials, have provided the designers of adjustable drivers with enough discretionary weight to give you adjustability and forgiveness.

 

What motivates you?

 

What are you most looking forward to, as you arrive?

We’re trying to gain a better understanding of what’s important to our golfers. Last week we had a simple question relating to social golf vs competitive golf. If you missed it and want to answer,

This week we want to understand what you look forward to most as you drive to the golf club. Again a simple question. And again, to preserve privacy, your name is optional. So what inspires you?

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Let us know

This is just one question. It might make you think though.
Let us know now.

Happy golfing!
Steve

steve cottingham mount edgecome golf academy