Get your game in gear for 2019

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Oosthuizen comes out on top

 

What an emotional win for Louis Oosthuizen at the SA Open last week, any comments about these guys not caring were clearly wrong. The simple truth is that to get to the level of Oosthuizen, Schwartzel, Grace and Stone talent is not enough. The deep passion and commitment these guys have is evident when you see what a win means. This week at Leopard Creek should be another classic, cant wait!

 

Have you started practicing yet?

 

We are looking forward to seeing you over the holidays, putting in a little practice and enjoying your game much more.

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Well done Sid!

 

Having just retired, Sid had at long last some time to work on his golf. The results have been excellent to date. As you will see in the screenshots, Sid has managed to simplify his backswing and for the first time in many years is now releasing the club correctly.

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Change someone’s life in 2019

 

If you are looking for some gift ideas for the golfers in your family, we are happy to customize a lesson voucher for you. From today until the end of December all vouchers ordered online will have a 15% discount. Please email steve@greatgolf.co.zato take up this offer.

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For the little ones

 

Kid’s Christmas Holiday activities 2019 Mount Edgecombe Junior Golf Academy
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December Opening Hours

 

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The direction of technology

 

Are you making the most of what we have?

The PGA Tour has seen spectacular increases in distance off the tee. Our sense is that the percentage increases have by now way been replicated for the average golfer. The good news is that means that there is a ton of potential available to you.

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Using perfectly fitted, larger-headed, longer-shafted drivers, the best players have a 15 – 20% yardage gain. Have you seen that improvement in the last few years? It won’t take us long to calculate just how big an improvement you could make.

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Smallest change; biggest improvement

Sometimes a golfer has the right tool, but is using them in the wrong way. Sometimes just a change in ball position; an improvement in setup; or the sequence of the downswing; produce that 10 – 15% improvement.

 

What motivates you?

 

Is there a particular format you enjoy most?

We’re trying to gain a better understanding of what’s important to our golfers. In the last two weeks, we’ve really appreciated the responses to the simple questions asked. If you didn’t answer and want to help out, we’ve got the first two weeks below.

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This week we examine formats. We sense that this is an area of the game where golfers of different ages, and those with different handicaps, might have different views.

Let us know

This is one question. Let us know your most and least favorite format.

 

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Bertus is playing his best golf ever, and you can too!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Tour News

 

Phil vs. Tiger…no comment!

 

These ladies are keen!

 

After the success of our last “bunnies” group, several of the ladies asked to continue with their tuition and as a result we now have the “bunnies level 2 clinics”! This week, 9 ladies arrived to practise their iron play and to learn a little about playing from sloping lies from myself and Sikhumbuzo. I am delighted to see this enthusiasm! The fact that after their lesson on a Wednesday morning they then get to play a few holes on Thursday under the gentle wings of some of our lady members, makes this programme the envy of many clubs in SA.

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Our Bunnies having a hoppin’ time out on the range

 

So close for Bertus!

 

Bertus Versteegh is plaing his best golf ever!

 

Bertus approached me about 2 months ago for help with his game and was prepared to travel down from Amatikulu each week for a lesson. The past weekend he was the runner-up in their Club Championship, missing top honours by a single shot!

“ I can’t believe the difference in my game, that is the best golf I have ever played and the drills we worked on in the past few lessons have eliminated my slice and improved my distance”. – Bertus Versteegh

Below is a video of the drill that helped Bertus, please watch it and see if it helps you.

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It doesn’t matter which aspect of your game you are looking to improve, we will have an approach to help you on your journey to better golf and more fun. Contact us to book a lesson.

 

We have some fresh turf in the field

 

It’s nice to have Melissa join us.

 

Melissa Eaton (LPGA player) has joined our team and teaches on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at the Range. This week she had a group of ladies perfecting their bunker play…fantastic to see!

If you want to sign to join one of our weekly ladies groups, contact us here.

 

Hole more puts

 

Better distance control equals less than 3 putts

 

During the first three weeks, we have discussed the importance of the correct loft at impact and how crucial it
is to fit a putter to match your technique.
The correct launch off the putter face allows you to improve your control of ball speed on the green.
Get that right and you’ll roll the ball consistently every time.

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‘Launch’ is the angle the ball comes off the putter face. Too high or low a launch off the putter face will affect your distance control, dramatically. Lack of consistency will affect your feel and confidence, and that just exaggerates the problem.

Let’s get you closer from further

 

Do you often feel you made a great stroke yet the result was disappointing? Launch is a vital factor to get
right and can be poor due to your equipment or your technique. Let us help

 

Play more golf

 

Have you played Scramble with friends?

 

Most golfers, when asked what they look forward to most say: “having some fun with my friends”.
So here’s a suggestion for you. Play a Texas Scramble – if you do want to compete with
each other then play a Scramble Drive.

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You all tee off together and then, on all but the Par 3s, choose the best drive and all play your second shot from there. It means you’re together on the tee, all together with your second shot (again on all but the Par 3s), and again on the green. It is a really social format.

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Hitting golf shots from the fairway

 

Sometimes it just doesn’t work for you off the tee. And while we know that improving your short-game is
your quickest route to a lower score, we also know a day hunting for balls in rough and forest,
because of wild tee shots, is the quickest way to a less happy experience. If you struggle off the tee,
then come and see us. Don’t live with a game that has you hunting golf balls

 

Happy golfing!
Steve