5 Golf Balls (Pearls) of Wisdom

It's snowing in London today so rather than writing about practice, I've listed a few golf balls (pearls) of wisdom to remind us why we enjoy the game so much even when we can't play a round because of the weather. 1. I don't derive satisfaction from trying to satisfy other people's expectations. I am not out to prove anything to you or to anybody else. I am out to prove it to me. David Duval 2. Golf is the only game that pits the player against an opponent, the weather, the minutest details of a large chunk of topography, and his own nervous system, all at the same time. Mike Seabrook 3. Confidence in golf means being able to concentrate on the problem at hand with no outside interference.

Golf Lessons

Tip 3 in my “5 Tips for Every Beginner” post was having a golf lesson early on so that you don’t get into bad swing habits and you have another person to analyse your swing. When I first started playing golf, I had a couple of group lessons which were good as you get to know other people and it is a fun and relaxed environment to learn the basics quickly. Golf lessons are an investment and prices vary across the UK. Your budget will obviously play a part as to where, how regularly and what type of lessons you have. Group lessons are typically cheaper than individual lessons and some clubs offer golf taster days or crash courses so you can get up to speed quickly (usually over the summer mon

Driving Range Darkness

Just because you might not be able to see the ball doesn’t mean you can’t still go to the driving range! This blog is about three of the main things I’ve been doing on the driving range after work in the limited light. The key is “deliberate practice.” There is no point firing through a basket of balls without checking your swing, aiming at different targets (if you can see any!) or hitting different types of shots (as you get more advanced) because this helps build your confidence for when you’re out on the course and faced with a situation where you need a shot that you’ve been practising. As you can see, the photos and videos below were taken in daylight to make them a bit more useful! I

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