Good evening, I hope you are suitably confused by the title of this week’s blog…well, the first bit anyway! It gives me so much pride, pleasure and puts a smile on my face as I type this, but Jane and I are expecting our first child! We have just ticked over the 20 week mark so there is a nice bump forming and various movements that are causing her to jump...so the baby will either be a golfer, winning the 2040 Masters, or footballer!!!
In the golfing world the first Super 6 event was won by local man called Brett Rumford and, based on reports, the event has been a great success. It was the first time a European Tour event featured both strokeplay and matchplay to determine the winner. I wrote about this in my last blog, how over 90% of tournaments are strokeplay and how I think that we need to see some different formats. In my opinion this has certainly hit the nail on the head, I would like to see some viewing figures of how many people viewed the coverage on Sunday compared to last years, but I have not been able to find this online.
In America Dustin Johnson became the new world number one. I feel over the last few years I have written ‘the new world number one’ quite a bit. Since his win in the US Open last year he has clearly been the best player on Tour with multiple wins and deserves to be called the best player in the world. He seems to have followed the same path that Jason Day went along, coming close on numerous occasions before finally breaking through, then going on to dominate for the remainder year. Jason Day did it in 2015, Dustin in 2016…will someone else do it in 2017?
Amount of golf balls in your bag – if you carry your bag, do you have 15-20 golf balls in your bag? Carrying this extra weight around with only make you tired towards the end of the round.
Grips on your clubs – shiny grips will make you grip the club tighter, gripping the club too tight will not allow your muscles to function correctly
Clean clubs – at this time of year your clubs can get mud and water on them, make sure you are using clean clubs before each shot for a more consistent strike
Scuffed up golf balls – golf balls with marks on them will not fly correctly and can make your ball curve in the wrong direction. A cricket ball with one shiny side is a great example of this
Old balls – A golf ball that has been used for 5/6 rounds will not be as good as a new ball, likewise the ball you find in a pond that scrubs up well will not be very good if it has been in there for 3 days! Why do you think they change tennis balls after two games?
Drinking the night before – Is 8 pints and a curry the night before going to help you play your best golf?
Warm up – Spending 15-20 minutes stretching/hitting balls will stop the first four holes being your warm up, who wants to be +4 after 4? Makes it harder to catch up!
In my last blog I wrote about the exciting new Girls That Golf group sessions that I am starting on the 18th March. These have been set up exclusively for girls only coaching here at Hornsea Golf Club and will take place every Saturday for 8 weeks. Each session is £3, but if it is your first week, then there will be no charge. I would like to say a big thank you to those who have either shared my Facebook posts or Re-tweeted my tweets...there will be more coming so if you can help us grow the game by sharing and retweeting it would be really appreciated.
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