Good evening to you all,
I start off this blog with a huge apology for the tardiness of the entry, I promise I will get the next one out in better time!
I am sure that the majority of you will have heard by now but Jane gave birth to a beautiful baby boy at 3:45am on Tuesday 25th July weighing a hefty 8lbs 14oz…a big lad, just like his dad!
I have been working with Leigh for about 6 months on his short game, working both on technique and mental approach to the short game. When we started Leigh would be concerned if he missed the green as not getting up and down could potentially be a big blow to his round (2 shots over 18 holes doesn’t leave much leeway). We started by improving his technique by introducing the use of the bounce a little more as his bad shots were too much ground. When you use the bounce of the club you give yourself so much more margin of error and this would be a great way to build Leigh’s confidence.
- Improve technique by repetition – hitting ball after ball from the same spot until it become ingrained
- Change the variables slightly by changing length and target
- Place pressure on technique by putting the player in a competitive environment similar to what he will experience out on the course.
I have never hidden that fact that The Masters is my favourite major tournament, but The Open comes a very close second (followed by The US Open, then PGA, if you’re wondering). The Open takes golf back to its purist form of wind, rain, firmness and requires patience, creativity and a great golf game. I can imagine the game being played in St Andrews in these sorts of conditions, which is why I thought the wind and rain that accompanied this years Open made it even more entertaining.
Paul, Jane & Arthur
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