As we all look ahead to playing more competitions, here's a little help for anyone suffering with first tee nerves. Did you know cricketing legend Sir Don Bradman used to practise batting with a golf ball and a cricket stump? He knew that if he made his practice sessions tougher than the game itself, that hitting a cricket ball with a bat would feel relatively easy.
Compare that to the golfer, who typically spends his practice sessions standing on a nice, level lie at one end of the widest fairway in the world! It's hard to miss a practice ground, though I dare say we've all achieved it at some stage. No wonder so many golfers feel twitchy on the first tee when those wide, open spaces are suddenly replaced by sand, water and timber.
It's important to make your practice count. Toughen up your range work and you will become better-prepared for the challenges of the course. There are many effective ways to do this, and we'll be only too happy to explain them to you. Be sure to ask us about them the next time you are in; as well as sharper scoring, you'll feel a lot less jumpy on the course. Click here to contact me about how we can make your practice more effective for your game.
With the Masters coming to its climax last weekend, this signals the start of the golfing season for many of us. We start to get excited about playing golf again, thinking we can replicate what we witnessed on TV during those four days the Masters was on.
If you want to play great golf this year then come down to The Golf Academy and improve your game. We have lessons available for Groups, Juniors as well as Individual one-to-ones. With lessons starting from just £20 for adults, and £12 for juniors, this is the ideal way to start playing great golf this year.
We have three highly qualified PGA Professionals at The Golf Academy who will endeavour to get the best out of your golf game. To see what lessons are available please visit our new website here and to book a lesson please click here.