- The Course
- The Club
It was a different vibe that I got from this years show, as it was coming from game improvement rather than new clubs (and great looking pimped up golf buggies lol), with not one manufacturer really standing out, and if I am honest, the show as quieter than other years. I walked round the demo day and the show without really seeing any new golf aids, which I was pleased about (as I was trying to show my SG Pro Balls), and the conversations I had were mainly about coaching.
The impetus on the long game was on two main areas - Driving averages (both distance and accuracy) and iron strike/compression. The stats that were going round, clearly showed that the difference between a 12 handicap golfer and a 20 handicap was in these two areas. (not including the short game) The 12 handicap golfers, didn't hit the ball any real distance further than the 20 handicappers, but their driving averages and overall strike for woods and irons was far superior, and more consistent.
As for short game, they seemed to be a bit lost here but not to worry we can change that, lol. I spoke with five US distributors regarding the SG Pro Balls, and the feedback was most welcoming with all of them interested in the product!! just got to follow up this week and clinch some orders. The Professionals that I did mange to show them too were all impressed by the balls and asked where they could purchase them from in the US.
With the spring coming fast, now is the time for you to work on your long game (short game once weather improves), especially with the use of launch monitor I have in the swing studio. You need to be looking at a few things -
Make sure your swing is on good lines
Improve your driving stats, ACCURACY before distance
Improve iron strike/compression - (the number one reason for poor shots and lack of distance is a bad strike/compression)
All of the above can be worked on over the next few weeks getting you ready for the season, and in the warmth of the studio. Lessons can be carried out in the evening on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and I will run the same offer to members, a one hour lesson for £25.
Let me know if you would like to book in, and remember that NOW is the time to work on your long game before the season arrives.