Struggling with direction and consistency? This one’s for you!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

May the magic of this Eid bring lots of happiness in your life and may you celebrate it with all your close friends & family.
Eid Mubarak.

Spring has sprung!

The weather has definitely changed and spring is approaching quickly, which is an exciting time of the year. It also means spring treatment of most of the courses is just around the corner, so I would suggest you get as much golf in as you can over the next few weeks.

Brandt Snedeker became the 9th player to shoot 59 on the PGA Tour in last week’s Wyndham Championship! It seems that this is becoming more and more of a possibility each season which I feel shows how much better the players are getting, and the depth of possible winners is increasing.

This is one of the reasons I think that add to the debate of Tiger winning another major. Almost the entire world press think that golf is now sexy again and that surely Tiger will now start winning majors again. What interests me is that his 64 in the last round of the PGA Championship was his lowest ever final round in a major and yet he didn’t win. The younger players he is now competing against have not experienced the Tiger effect of the early 2000’s which puts him at a disadvantage, however you simply can’t underestimate him and the US Masters this year will be in his sights.

The most exciting event on the horizon is the Ryder cup and we should have the news on the final teams in the next few weeks. On the US side, they simply have to pick Tiger, and his form over the past few months will give them real momentum. That said, his record at the Ryder Cup is less than impressive, however I wouldn’t be surprised if he blows his opponents away. The Europeans of course have the option to set the course up to suit them. Will this mean tight fairways and penalising rough to nullify the US big hitters? It will be interesting to see.

I am sure most of you saw the destruction done to the Wild Coast Sun this week, which was so disappointing. What was uplifting was the response from all the neighbouring courses. Everyone sent staff and equipment to help make the repairs!

This past week I have had several students struggling with direction and consistency on their full swings and the common misunderstanding was the concept of the path the club travels after impact. This video may help…

If a fitted iron increased the number of solid, accurate approach shots you, would you want a fitted iron set?

Now please note that, very skillful golfers were more able to accommodate fitting errors than anyone else;
and that less capable golfers were much less able to make the necessary adjustments in their s
wing for an iron that was poorly fitted.

There’s a partnership between shaft length, lie angle and shaft flex that will help us
help you make the game easier. Length, angle and flex all impact accuracy.
They all impact consistency. Let’s get yours right.

This is a ‘no-brainer’. Every golfer should play with golf equipment that makes it easy to repeat a golf swing;
that brings the club face back to the ball; square to the target line. Inexperienced and learning? Make it easier.
Improving and aspiring? Make it easier. Good and competitive? Make it easier.

This is a fun advert but, again, it’s full
of social commentary.What is most important to the identified
generational group is the empowerment of
their children.

What this generation knows is that nothing is more important
than doing things with their children.

Make golf with your family a special time together.

The world has evolved. Golf needs to be a game for everyone. Starting with partners, mothers, daughters, sisters,
we want to get more women into golf. How can you help?

Happy golfing!
Steve

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