Hello and welcome to this weeks' newsletter,
Last week was a busy week in the golfing calendar not only at Gleneagles but at the club as well. Last Thursday Mark Jones had his captain's away day at Woodbridge. The two courses were both presented beautifully and presented their own challenges. Congratulations to Gordon Plumb who won the day with a magnificent 39 points, the only player to shoot level or better than their handicap. Thanks to Mark for organising the day and especially for scouring the world of the pound shop for some of your prizes. I'm sure Geoff Mansfield has ticked off many a job with his extras in his tool kit, Mike Price will finally be able to finish his gardening jobs and I'm attracting many a new admirer with my "Strike" Eau de Toilette.
Saturday saw the second Captain Pro challenge of the year. We were unable to return a score as good as the first time out, but we recovered well from being two over though five to finish on two under. Thanks to Andy and Simon for the game and congratulations to those who beat us, your vouchers are in the shop.
Mizuno Demo Day
Mizuno have are booked in for a demo day on Wednesday, 19 November between 11am-3pm. Spaces are already filling up, they have released their best range for many a year, if you would like to try out their new kit please click here to get in touch or call the Pro Shop on 01799 527728.
Here is a technique which is guaranteed to stop you duffing chips and make you more accurate at the same time.
A fear I often come across in short game lessons is catching it heavy. This technique will allow you to catch the ground behind the ball but still get it to the target and can be done by using a variety of clubs.
Stand upright with the chosen club and get the shaft of the club to be as upright as possible, just enough to get the heel of the club in the air with a lob wedge or 9 iron. This will stop the heel digging in and catching it heavy. The technique is very basic just like a putting stroke with the club working up and down the target line. The toe of the club will gently brush the ground on the way through, don't worry if it catches the ground slightly behind it, the way the club is at address will encourage the club to bounce through and graze the grass rather then dig in.
As the club face is consistently working backwards and forwards along the target line the ball should start on line and run straight to the target.
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