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Category: On the Course

“WHAT BALL SHOULD I USE ?”…

ONE WEEK TIL SPRING LADIES !!! Looking forward to enjoying some desirable spring weather after our very cold winter.  Say goodbye to those skinny lies and heavy muddy divots,  and hello to new fresh growth on our fairways and sun on our backs. Some of you, like myself, have had a little break over winter. Cold ...

Practice makes Permanent …

Let me start with a classic quote from Gary Player, “The harder I practice, the luckier I get”.   This quote can be true as it is obvious if you look around when you are at the range or at your club you see that the better players are out there practicing quite often.  But ...

EVERYONE NEEDS A PRE-GAME WARMUP…

YOU DO NEED A PLAN.  THE PLAN IS TO BREATHE, TRUST, LET GO AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS… There are so many ways to prepare for a day out on the course, but only one will suit you.    Some start arriving with minutes to spare walking straight to the tee.  I have a friend who will ...

BUNKERS…Getting out, Raking, Rules…

“It’s a stroke round so don’t play like you’re off a handicap of 4, play smart and play within your ability indicated by your handicap” !!!   Eliminate mistakes  going for shots that you can not make, like going for the green from a bunker 150m out. Picture this, 110m out in a fairway bunker ...

CADDYING !!!  Your FREE on course lesson…

When I first started playing golf I never thought that I would have anything to share with an experienced player.   Walking through the wind lobby of the ladies change room there would be notices up asking for volunteer caddies for the next upcoming inter club or pennant season. To be honest with you, if ...

Feeling & looking Confident 1st time out…

  Feeling & looking Confident 1st time out… It’s coming up 10 years that I’ve been a member of Kingston Heath Golf Club and I still remember my 1st 18 holes.  Terrified is a word that comes to mind, sweaty palms, dry mouth, shaking hands and I hadn’t even hit off the 1st tee yet ...