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Rob McNicholas

Saffron Walden Golf Club PGA Golf Professional

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Hello, welcome to this week's newsletter.

Competition news 

This week the SLADE and the STITMS are playing and trying to beat the heavy snow forecast as we thankfully edge closer to the playing season. Results to follow next week.

Coaching news 

Ladies Lessons

Monday lessons have resumed again after the New Year and this coming week we have a chipping challenge scheduled (weather dependent).

Monday sessions are from 10.30am to 11.30am and the £7 is to be paid in cash to the pro shop on the day.

The sign-up sheet is in the ladies changing room and as there are only 8 spaces available please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Coaching News from PGA Pro Aaron Howard

Swing Analysis - Sonja Penney

Since starting as a complete golfing beginner, Sonja has progressed very quickly to club membership and achieving her club handicap. Her progression has largely been down to regular coaching work and her determination to do a lot of practice on the course between coaching sessions. She has now cut her handicap 4 shots to 32.

Recently Sonja has been struggling with her ball striking. The first thing that I needed to look at was her dynamic balance and posture. In the first picture, Sonja reverse pivots due to a lack of weight transfer and poor posture at address.


Since this lesson, Sonja has improved her posture by positioning her weight more on the middle of her feet instead of her heels. She has also worked hard to achieve a proper weight shift and pivot as demonstrated in the second picture.

While there are other areas to now work on in the backswing, the most important swing issues are always dealt with first.

If you are struggling with any part of your game, please come and have a chat with a member of the pro shop team or click here to request a lesson.

Club News
Lots of people have asked which swing model they are and how do they know which one will suit them. Here is a straight forward test to see which model will suit your overall flexibility, strength and physical condition.Read more...

Club News
Two common faults I often see with a driver set up when teaching are; weight too left sided , and open shoulder alignment. These are both caused by the alteration with the ball position for the driver. As it's moved left in the stance for a right handed player, the weight tends to go with it, and the shoulders open at the same time.Read more...

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Rob McNicholas, Saffron Walden Golf Club, Windmill Hill, Saffron Walden, CB10 1BX

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