I apologise about not getting a blog to you last week, but I have been away for a week catching a bit of winter sun. I have been over to Lanzarote this week with Jane and we had a great 7 days in the sun with perfect temperatures. We had a couple of days out and I managed to find the only golf course in Lanzarote…wonder how that happened 😉. Unfortunately I did not manage a game, but it certainly made me appreciate that it is only 5 weeks until we head to Pestana Golf Resort on my Algarve coaching trip!
I do like to keep up to date with various social media platforms and this week I have followed a conversation between Rory McIlroy and former tour pro Brandel Chambelee. Brandel has suggested that hitting down with the driver (steep angle of attack) will see you improve your driving, yet Rory showed some great statistics of his own that show otherwise. The debate continued with pictures of Rory with his hands ahead of the ball, suggesting that he is hitting down on the ball, yet the launch monitor data proved otherwise… so how is this possible? It is 100% possible that your hands can be ahead of the ball and you can still have a positive angle of attack.
What I find through my lessons is that most people hit down on the ball with both their irons and driver, when in fact, most people need to hit the ball higher for it to go further. The common misconception is that to hit the ball further you should hit the ball lower, when, in actual fact, it's the other way round.
There are two ways to increase your driving distance, either come and see me for a lesson or have a driver fitted correctly. Whilst I have been away I know that the Pro shop at Hornsea has received the new Callaway Epic driver and that Stretton has already found someone an extra 20 yards by fitting for the correct specifications. I for one am looking forward to seeing these clubs in action.
As I said the above information is a generalisation, to be sure of this, please come and see me. I still have my winter offer of 3 hours of coaching for £60. So far I have sold 12 of these packages and only have 7 left, so make sure you get in touch as soon as possible.
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