Thursday, 25 October 2018
Sun Sibaya Challenge
The Sunshine Tour is in town for the Sun Sibaya Challenge which starts today on the Woods Course at Mount Edgecombe Country Club. Lets hope our club players, Michael Hollick, Kevin Stone, Siyanda Mwandla and young Luke Mayo all have a great week!
The South African Open
The Sunshine Tour have announced that The City of Johannesburg is the new host of the South African Open which will be played at Randpark Golf Club from the 6th to 9th December. The Sunshine Tour and Golf RSA have merged the Joburg Open with the South African Open and for the first time ever, it will be a tri-sanctioned championship between the Sunshine Tour, European Tour and Asian Tour.
With 240 professionals expected to tee it up over the two courses at Randpark they have also announced that Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel and Brandon Stone will be in the field that will be playing for around R17.5 million in prize money.
Playing with the big dogs!
The latest “bunnies” group have now completed the tuition stage of their program and now head out to the course. It’s been a real a pleasure helping these ladies on their first golfing steps and hopefully they will find a way to include golf in their busy lives.
“I have loved doing the bunnies program, thank you so much I have loved doing the bunnies program, thank you so much”.
“Thanks for your dedication and patience”.
“Thanks for a wonderful program! You have been a great teacher and I am very excited to get on the course.”
The next bunnies program will be starting in March next year for anyone keen to join in. Let me know.
Watch this quick video to see how confusion can be solved in a very short space of time with the correct advice.
“I was one over today: One over a house, one over a patio and one over a swimming pool”
– George Brett (baseball hall of famer)
“Actually, the only time I ever took out a one-iron was to kill a spider, and it took 7 to do that!”
– Jim Murray (sports writer)
If I told you that the impact on accuracy is far greater on a shorter iron than a longer iron,
would that make you take more notice of your lie angles?
Put a #4 iron on the ground. Raise the toe. Now imagine a straight line squarely leaving the sweet spot.
Notice how its going left of target. Now do the same with a #9 Iron and check the line leaving the sweet spot.
Whoa. Much further left.
You’ve made a great swing but, if the lie angle on your #9 iron is 2° too upright,
then you’re going 15 feet left of your target. What is often 15 feet left of target when
you’re aiming at the green? Too right? Sand, rough, or even water. A great swing spoiled.
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?
What if improving your golf improved your social experience playing the game?
Think about it for a moment. How does that sound to you?
First, improvement doesn’t have to be a one-on-one experience. It can be a shared experience.
Group or family coaching. A practice club. An excuse for 45 – 60 minutes hitting golf balls with friends and
family and then a drink and possibly food together afterwards.
With a better game, there’s more fun and enjoyment. There’s an opportunity to help
and encourage others. There’s the motivation to play and share the experience more often.
And there’s no experience like playing golf with friends.