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Monday, 19 November 2018



We’d like your thoughts on why so few golfers think about improving their golf experience using coaching. Here’s one person’s opinion:

The founders of this great game came from a generation where everything was a struggle; just for life. So why shouldn’t golf be a struggle as well? And to even out that struggle between competitors, a handicapping system was introduced."

The consequence of that is that we have so many golfers who don’t experience the real joy of a sweetly struck golf shot often enough. Those in charge think that a 24 (or even higher) handicap makes up for the poor playing experience. But it doesn’t. A search in the rough or trees; a drop beside the water; and a poor shot all remain what they are, despite the handicap.

So, why have we encouraged golfers to live with their handicap? We should be encouraging golfers to improve so that they have more and more great shots; more and more great experiences out on the course.

If you’d like to hit more great shots, to improve your experience, contact us.
 
Over the past three weeks, we’ve looked at why Grinds on your Wedges are crucial,
and how the right Grinds make it easier to play greenside shots.

There are three main methods to tackling shots around the green:
 
 
 
Your Wedges should allow you to face any challenge and take any opportunity from 50 yards and in.
Do your current lofts and ‘Grinds’ make that easier? We’re here to help you Become a Short Game Wizard.
 
 
 
We want you to improve your score on Par 3’s.
Part of that is avoiding 5’s, 6’s and even worse.
Sometimes the hole designer is looking to harm your scorecard.
Consider this real Par 3 (it’s the 200 yard+ 12th on White River Country Club):

Simple Tip #4
Sometimes a Par 3 is really a Par 4. Play it that way.
The vast majority of golfers should lay up in the safe area,
and then pitch the ball up onto the green.
It’s probably a 4, a chunked chip might mean a 5, but it could be a 3.
But out of bounds, and you’re playing 3 from the tee.
In the water and you’re playing 3 from a drop zone that forces you to skirt the water again.
Now about that chunked chip shot…

 

 
Billy Casper was a great golfer.
It’s worth noting that, in his
1 stroke 1959 US Open victory
at Winged Foot, he laid up in
every round on the Par 3 17th.
 
 

You’ll be faced with a course management challenge on all approach shots,
not just Par 3’s. Try playing a round where you take a ‘safety first’ approach to every shot.
Check out your score. Is it an improvement if you play within yourself?
Course management is an important part of your game; if you’d be interested
in an accompanied round to help with your course management,
 
 


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