Be prepared...

When I was playing professional my preparation for tournaments was crucial for me to perform at my best. We also watch players at the elite level on the PGA Tour but do you wonder how they practice leading into a major? Over the next few weeks I will give you all some good practice habits to get you game in shape for the club championship with a focus on improving your scoring. Most members have busy lives and limited amounts of time to spend on the course so I will demonstrate how to use that time effectively.

The short game is the most important part of the game where we can save shots and scramble if we are not striking the ball well in a round of golf.

Drill # 1 The chipping ladder
Using the wedge you most often chip with five balls and five clubs. Place five clubs across the green two paces apart and 5 meters from your start point. The objective is try to land each ball into the next section of the ladder from the closest to the furthest. If you miss one section of the ladder you must start again.

Drill #2 Par 18

Using the wedge you most chip with one ball and your putter. Chose one hole and play to it from nine different spots around the green finishing every hole with your putter. The purpose of this game is to get a score of how often you can get up and down. Once you have a score it gives you a goal of what to beat next time. I would suggest to try this game as often as you can so you can see your scores getting better whilst you practice.

Drill # 3 Bunker Play
Using the wedge you play out of the sand go to the practice bunker and try playing as many different lies as you can find upslopes downslopes fluffy lies hard sand and plugged lies. By doing this you will be prepared for anything the course will throw at you during the championships.

Practise makes perfect!

If you are struggling following through with your golf swing, watch the video below:

If you're still struggling, please contact me.

Go the distance

Let the 18th hole feel like the first

We have the new range of FootJoy Contour in both spiked and spikeless options. These shoes are so comfy like a pair of old slippers.



Tighten up your game

The new Titleist T-Series range of Irons are in the shop! These golf irons are designed to help better players score lower.


Embrace rawness

TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 Wedges and P790 Irons

The all-new Milled Grind 2 wedges combine precision-milling with Raw Face Technology designed for increased spin, precision and feel.

With P790, TaylorMade’s engineers have answered the challenge of creating a forged iron that delivers remarkable distance as well as enhanced playability and feel - all in a refined shape preferred by discerning players.

Come and see for yourselves in the shop!

Weekend raffle winners

1st Under Armour seamless jacket - Gerald Winch
2nd 45-min game improvement session - damien O’Connor
3rd Callaway Chrome Soft Dozen - Colin Baker
4th FootJoy Pro Dry Socks - Gary Lang
5th Under Armour ISO Chill Glove - Paul Serov

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Alex Sutherland is a member of the On Course Group


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