Welcome to this weeks newsletter.
Finally April is here, and the start of the season is upon us. This week we have the monthly medal with the reintroduction of the Lombard Trophy. The winner will get to play with myself and represent SWGC in the East Region final at Kings Lynn Golf Club in July. It's a great competition and a great golf course to go and play at, so good luck at the weekend.
Bridgestone Ball Fitting Day
Also this month we are having a Bridgestone ball fitting day, it will be held on the same day as the Friendship Cup and will run from 10am to 2pm in the practice nets. Booking is recommended as spaces tend to fill up, and it will give you a definitive answer to what kind of ball will suit you and why.
Congratulations to the Ladies team on their performance and result against Girton on Monday in the Grace Norman. The team of Angela Reed, Elaine Purcell, Kiyoko McLellan, Jaine Fieldhouse, Sue Amiss and Sue Gunter won the match 2 and 1 to progress to the next round.
Here's a Philip update. He appears to have fallen in with a bad crowd in the States and the weather looks rotten too. Philip said he couldn't believe his luck at bumping into Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill this week. I wonder if Arnie thinks the same!
As the Masters edges closer, we can't wait to see if Adam Scott can hang on to his Green Jacket. Scott is an interesting case. His swing has always looked majestic; yet five years ago, he'd dropped out of the world's top 50 and his career was stalling. It prompted Scott to switch long-term coach, Butch Harmon, for unknown Aussie Brad Malone. Malone quickly spotted a postural kink that caused Scott to separate his arms from his body, costing his action connection and coordination. A simple set-up change turned Scott's career around.
The episode shows two things: first, that a successful action is built on solid basics, whether it's yours or mine or Adam Scott's; and second, that a fresh pair of eyes can make a real difference to a player's form.
As the season starts, I urge anyone who has not had a lesson for a while to drop into the shop and talk to us. We can't promise you a Masters triumph… but we will improve your game. Click here to review our instruction pages and maybe book a lesson too.