One hop and stop. How does that sound?

 

Friday, 19 October 2018

Watching golf on TV recently we were struck by the flight of wedge shots into greens. The ball flight of the Professionals on mid and longer wedge shots is almost always significantly lower than those we see amateurs playing. But these lower flighted shots land, hop and stop quickly.

If you’re interested in learning how to play that shot, contact us.

Golf is a simple game actually. The swing is a circle. It returns a relatively large clubhead
to a ball that hasn’t moved. And when you hit the sweet spot, it’s a great feeling.

How easy is it to find the sweet spot if the heel of your club is making contact with
the turf and the toe is raised? Which way is the club face pointing if you do find the
sweet spot? Would this be a great swing spoiled by a lie angle that was too upright?

Many manufacturers today are
building ‘standard’ clubs with very
upright lie angles. They think that
compensates for an over-the-top swing.
But do you have such a swing?
And how much over-the-top is it?

Let us help you hit more great shots. Let us check out your lie angles.
Get that right, and you’ll be amazed at how much more accurate you are.
This applies to all golfers. Why waste a great swing?

One of the greatest things about golf is that with a little commitment to improvement and practice
we can be like the finest wine, and get better with age.

Of course at the elite level power matters, but for most of us, a better technique, a sweet spot found more often,
and better game management, will all help us play better and better golf. Golf is rhythm and timing,
allied to the use of that special muscle: your brain.

Investing in better golf makes the game more enjoyable. If it’s more enjoyable you’ll practice and play more frequently.
The more golf you play, the more exercise you’re getting, the more supple you’ll remain.
Maybe more than your best golf is ahead of you.

If you’re a golfer who’s settled for their game throughout their playing experience,
or you’re a golfer worrying about the impact of a slowing swing speed, we want you to come and see us.
We want to help you set a new level of playing experience.

Happy golfing!
Steve

R2000 can be yours tonight

Friday, 05 October 2018

I hope you all enjoyed the Ryder Cup, my thoughts on the picks of Garcia and Stenson proved to be 100% wrong. Team Europe was on fire, whoever would have predicted such a heavy defeat for one of the strongest teams the USA have ever put out…just shows.

I missed most of the event as I was in Zambia for a wedding and 100 miles from a TV and Wi-Fi, I did however get to play again at Lusaka GC where I had my first ever round of golf. My brother, nephew and I we hosted by the long serving Professional Paul Tembo and it was wonderful to reminisce.

Congratulations to Kevin Stone on his runner-up finish in this weeks SA Senior Open, he finished 2 behind Mark McNulty.Kevin has had a torrid year health-wise so this is a remarkable achievement, well done!

What can you learn from Kevin?

It’s that time of the month again so please join us at the range for the putt for cash and pitch for dough competition, sponsored by Harbour Wealth. There is a carry over from last month so the first to pitch into the “bin” will win R2000!

They say that “it only takes one great shot to bring you back again.”
Next time you’re out we want you to hit more great shots than usual.
Then we want you to hit even more the next time.

A set of irons working for you and not against you makes this so much easier to achieve.
You’ll square face to target; and sole to turf; experiencing the real joy of sweet contact
so much more often.

There are over 1,000 fitting options on
any single iron. Wow. Yes, lie angle; shaft type;
and length & flex alone usually makes for over
900 options. And we still haven’t touched grip
type and size; swing weight;
or even the amount of offset.
The correct lie angle on your irons brings
the sole of the club back square to the turf
at impact. An incorrect lie angle will make that
very difficult to achieve. Depending on whether
you are toe or heel up at impact, the face will be
pointing to the hook or slice side of your target
at impact. Why suffer that challenge?

Don’t suffer in silence. Let us help you hit more great shots.
Check out your lie angles with us.

In a recent survey 38% of the golfers who responded,
stated that the greatest motivation to join a coaching
programme was “hitting better golf shots”.
We agree. The pleasure you get from hitting good
golf shots more than justifies any time spent
on improvement.

What is it that you enjoyed most about your last round? Was it the score? Was it winning?
Was it the social experience? Was it enjoying the moments when you hit a shot flush, solid, and accurate?

Investing some effort and time in improving your ball striking brings you all of the above.
The joy of better shots more often; a better score; more victories; and surprisingly to some, a better social experience.
Next time it’s going well, check your lightness of mood. We bet you’re having more fun with your friends.

Every time you hit a great golf shot, you feel a real sense of accomplishment and fulfillment, however good or experienced you are. Come on. Take a step to hitting more great shots.

Happy golfing!
Steve

Claire Smit broke 90 for the first time. You can too!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

So we have a new world number #1 in Justin Rose, and I must admit the Durban Born star’s consistency and excellence has justified this ranking. I still remember his finish at the Open Championship in 1998 where as an amateur he holed his second shot on the last hole to finish in 4th position. Although he seemed destined for greatness, the start of his professional career was anything but, 21 missed cuts in a row signalled a potential mental problem but he overcame this as real champions tend to do. This is a great boost to Team Europe ahead of the Ryder Cup in two weeks’ time, and I think they will need all the help they can get.

Please remember that this Friday we have the Pitch for Cash and Putt for Dough Comp in our monthly Friday night under lights event.

Make sure to book – call Monica’s on 031 833 0761.

– Fun pitching and putting comps
– Live music
– Happy hour from 5pm to 6pm
– Menu specials at Monica’s

It was nice to have the SHAMS with us!

On Saturday 8th September, we were honoured to be able to host the SHAMS (Saturday Huletts AM School) party. Once a year, the men have a party for their “better halves” and we were part of this celebration this year. The SHAMS have been going for about 30 years now and was started by the “silver fox” John Cook. Thanks to Keith, Cooks, Keran, Steve and Mark. Hope to see you back next year.

Claire Smit broke 90 for the first time! You can too!

Hi Steve,

I played on the The Lakes yesterday and scored 41 on the first nine and although the standards were not as high on the second nine, I scored 88 in totals – first time I have broken 90!

I’m very chuffed that all the work on the Range has finally paid off on the course. At last I know I can do it!

Thanks for all the help.

Claire Smit

We are here to help make your golf dreams come true. Contact us to book a lesson so we can get started.

If you’re playing with a driver over 5 years old, then the opportunity for us to
add huge distance is on the table. Manufacturers no longer have to compromise
between forgiveness and other performance features. The result of lower spin for instance,
can be added distance and less deviation offline. There’s a win.

Never mind the 36 extra metres, the tee shots were straighter.
Bringing down spin also reduces the amount of deviation in ball flight.

There’s a Driver DNA – ball speed, launch angle, & spin rate. We need to match those when fitting you for a Driver.
How close is your Driver to your Launch DNA now? Do you have 20 metres or more of performance in the right DNA?
Come and see us. Let’s unlock your potential to thrill.

To lower your scoring, you must be a confident greenside player.
Without using your bounce it is difficult to make consistent contact to build that confidence.
Different coaches will teach different chipping techniques to different golfers,
depending on skill level and how much time they have to perfect their technique.

A ‘classic’ approach is to take up a stance with the hands forward and the ball back in our stance,
and then make contact with the ball with the hands still ahead. This method is simple to understand,
but requires perfect contact. Do you get to practise everyday?

If you can learn how to use your bounce it becomes easier to make solid contact, even if you’re stroke is slightly off.
It’s perfect for weekend golfers who don’t have the time to practise everyday.

Using the bounce on your wedge makes chipping off all lies a lot simpler.
Are you working with your wedge design?