Ely City Golf Club PGA Golf Professional
Short Game & Bunker Master Classes - coming in November
Do you want to improve your short game? Would you like to get up and down more often? Do you struggle to get out of bunkers first time?
On Tuesday November the 8th my assistant Paul Geen is running a short game master class open to all members. During this 90 minute session you will learn the same techniques the professionals use around the greens helping you to save shots and reduce your handicap.
Paul has one of the best shorts games I know so I guarantee you will come away having learnt some new skills.
On Thursday November the 17th Paul will also be running a bunker master class to help you get out first time! The master class sessions run for 90 minutes and cost £25 each including coffee and biscuits in the clubhouse after with notes from Paul on the topics he's coached. If you would like to book your place on either of these master classes please use the sign up sheet in the clubhouse foyer. Places are limited so to avoid disappointment I recommend signing up as soon as possible.
If you have any questions please get in touch here.
Increase your distance
It's a fact that 99% of golfers would like to hit the ball further so we thought we would try to help you with a few simple tips to try next time you practice or play.
1- Don't try to hit the ball harder! Yes this goes against logic however trying to hit the ball hard increases muscle tension in the body and actually slows down your clubhead speed. Remember it's called a swing not a hit!
2- Have a light grip pressure. This tip is crucial if you want to deliver the golf club with speed at impact. On a scale of 1-10 we would recommend a grip pressure of around 4-5 to help generate faster clubhead speed. Next time you play try relaxing your grip a little and see if it helps you hit the ball further.
3- Stretch! How many of you actually stretch before you head to the first tee or golf range? I'm sure the number is very small yet this is one of the most important things you can do to help improve your distance and more importantly stay injury free.
4- Grip down on your driver! Most modern day drivers are around 45 - 46" long. The skill required to make a full swing and return the sweet spot back to the ball isn't that easy. Making solid, centred contact is the most important aspect to maximise your distance so try gripping down on your driver an inch or two and see if you hit the ball better and longer.
5- Lastly, use a lower spinning golf ball. As we head into winter golf balls don't fly as far so consider moving away from the softer golf balls. The likes of Titleist NXT or Velocity balls or the AD333 golf ball from Srixon make perfect choices for the golfer who would normally use a Pro V1 or Z Star.
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Andrew George, Ely City Golf Club, Cambridge Road, Ely, CB7 4HX
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