I hope this finds you well after a good weekend of golf? One of my favourite things to do on a Monday or Tuesday is to check the results of my pupils performances over the weekend to see how they have got on. This week it was great to see Chris Grubb shooting a net 70 and getting his handicap reduced by 2 shots.
Last weekend I took the opportunity to head up to Close House in Newcastle to watch the final round of the British Masters. I have never been one for going to watch live golf and this was the first time I have seen Europe’s elite golfers since I went to The Forest of Arden in either 1997 or 1998…I cannot remember!!! For my sins…I have never been to The Open!!! It turned out to be a day I will remember for a long time thanks to a multiple of things…
We watched a bit of Paul Dunne and it was great to see him play so well to win his first European Tour event against such a quality field…61 in the final round with Rory McIlroy breathing down your neck is some going.
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I would highly recommend going to see a live golf event like this to people of all ages especially if you have kids that are interested in golf. You get so close to the stars and often a gesture like this one from Rory McIlroy can result in a golfer for life…I love the reaction of the boy! It’s a small gesture, but one that will help grow the game.
We are now into October and I have put my shorts away for the winter, I am now in trousers full time. This also means that I have released my winter coaching programmes for those who want their golf to be of the highest standard in 2018. Those who have lessons with me know that I am a very positive person and I look for the positive in everything we do, so when it comes to winter I am no different. I believe winter should not be seen as a time to hibernate and simply ‘get through’ to the spring unscathed. I see winter as a time to either maintain what you have or make the necessary changes to improve your game so that you can enjoy your golf in 2018. I get busiest in the middle of spring when people come out of hibernation and say to me, ‘right, I want to really improve my golf this year’. I have 2 issues with this…
- Spring starts in April, so you have already wasted 3 months of the year!
- With the changes we probably need to make and the time it takes for those changes to become a good habit, summer will nearly be over.
If you think that you can reach most holes in 2 shots, but then walk off with a 5 or a 6, then the short game package is perfect for you to turn those 5 or 6’s into 4 or 5’s…this can make a massive difference to your scores.
Or are you the person that that plays military golf and hits the ball left, right, left, right only for a great up and down from an impossible position to save a 5 or a 6? If so, take advantage of the Long Game package that will get you to hit the ball more accurately, more often so you are not relying on your short game to get you out of trouble!
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How long is the longest hole on the golf course? – This means they have to learn where the scorecards are kept and what some of the numbers on a scorecard mean.
How much is half a pint of orange cordial? – Gets to interact with the bar staff and learn the layout of the club house.
Who won the Cutting Cup in 2011? – To learn about the history of the golf club and give them something to aspire to.
What I would like from you is to send me questions you think we could put to the children for the Scavenger Hunt. The more I get the better as I might want to do this on more than one occasion so I will need a big library of questions…Thank you in advance!
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