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Happy holidays! Bring on 2019!

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Happy Holidays!

 

From myself, Monica and all our staff at the Range we wish you all a wonderful Christmas and hope that 2019 is a better year for all of us.

merry christmas

This is our final Newsletter for 2018 and I hope you have found some value in our content this past year. I am really looking forward to 2019. We have some exciting new plans at the Range, and our two golf courses are in excellent condition with no temporary greens going forward, 2019 promises to be an excellent year for golf. Thank you for all your support the past year and I hope in some way we have added to the fun you have playing this wonderful game. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the experience at the Range next year please feel free to mail me on steve@greatgolf.co.za

I hope you get the chance to play golf with your friends and family over the Christmas season and that you get the chance to visit us at the Range, both myself and Sikhumbuzo will around if you need some help.

 

Student of the week

 

golf student of the week

 

Special visitors at the Range

 

Really nice to have Gary Gilchrist, one of South Africa’s top exports and Golf Digest top 50 coach in the USA, visiting our Range. Gary has taught the likes of Michelle Wie and Ariya Jutanugrarn on the LPGA Tour. We first met back in 1989 when he won the Sunshine Tour Q school at Germiston, time flies…

golf visitors

Also in the picture are Peter and Nicci Tayor, who have done such a wonderful job at our Club and Kevin Stone, just back from his attempt to qualify for the Champion Tour in the USA.

 

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.

golf lesson vouchers

 

For the little ones

 

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

 

december range opening hours

 

The direction of technology

 

The golf ball has changed

Despite being the most regulated piece of golf equipment, the golf ball improved again in 2018.

golf ball

There are some that are troubled by golf ball improvements.
There’s sometimes a hysteria about the subject.
But what about this from Golf Illustrated in 1910: “If the carrying power of golf balls is to be still
further increased, all our golf courses will be irretrievably ruined as a test of the game.”
Wow, a 100 years ago they were worrying about the golf ball.

happy golfer

So, how easy do you find the challenge of golf? Even with over a hundred years of ongoing improvement in the golf ball, has the game become easy?

All golf balls are better now

The latest innovations we have seen have allowed all golf balls to feel softer at impact, creating a better feel, while still maximizing ball speed. Each golf ball model does perform differently though. Some will work better for you than others. Have you ever had a “golf ball assessment?”

 

What motivates you?

 

The summary and what happens now

In the last three weeks, we’ve asked questions about what you most want out of your golf.

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What is most important to you:
the social, recreational
experienceor the sporting
competition?
As you drive to the
golf course, amongst
all the important things
you want to be right,
what is the most important?
There are so many
formats in golf. Which
do you prefer the most
and which do you least enjoy?

Let us know

If you haven’t answered these simple questions, and want to help, then we’ve combined them into one easy web page.

Happy golfing!
Steve

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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.

golf practice

 

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.

golf improvement

 

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.

golf lesson vouchers

 

For the little ones

 

Kid’s Christmas Holiday activities 2019 Mount Edgecombe Junior Golf Academy
junior golf academy christmas holiday kids golf activities

 

December Opening Hours

 

mount edgecombe driving range festive season opening hours

 

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.

technology of golf

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.

golf tee off

 

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.

golf motivation golf achievements

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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