Archive for October, 2015

London Golf Show 2015…

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
London Golf Show 2015

London Golf Show 2015

Oh yes! The London Golf Show 2015 is back from the 13th-15th November at Glow, Bluewater (Jct 2 on the M25), and we’ll be there look for the latest gadgets and coaching tips to share with you in the TSG November Newsletter.

London Golf Show 2015 – What’s On?

The London Golf Show is designed to provide a truly interactive experience for golfers of all ages, with informed technical advice.

Plus, PGA tuition and education, guest interviews, a huge indoor driving range, custom fitting, club testing, golf simulators and the latest golf gadgets.

Golfing entertainment is set, as once again World Trick Shot Champion, Geoff Swain and partner Kevin Carpenter as The Golf Trick Shot Boys.

And the Dean Davis Trick Shot Show, will wow the crowds with an amazing array of feats, skills and will be showcasing his latest tricks.

Gary Smith England Golf Coach for the last fourteen years will be one of a number of Top 25 Golf Coaches imparting their wisdom to visitors to the show from their dedicated coaching areas and on the stage.

Gary will be joined by European Tour accredited putting coach Andy Gorman whose specialist input has helped Charley Hull reach the top of the European rankings.

The London Golf Show will bring together the leading golf brands, think Titleist, Ping, Cobra, Cleveland, Wilson etc, to create one of the largest indoor demo days ever seen.

London Golf Show 2015 – The Offers

There will be plenty of prizes to be won on the some of the interactive show’s favourite features, such as the Longest Drive, Nearest the Pin and Long Putt.

Every ticket comes with FIVE FREE rounds of golf courtesy of the Pentland golf Group when visitors register at the show. Parking is also FREE and under 16’s go FREE with a paying adult!

Advance tickets £10 + WOMEN & KIDS GO FREE!*

*Book your ticket before 31st Oct 2015.

Visit: londongolfshow.com

Christmas Gift for Golfers …

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Christmas Gift for Golfers

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Pro Tips – Fix Your Swing…

Saturday, October 10th, 2015
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Has your playing partner ever said after a bad shot, “You need to fix your swing! You’re bending your left arm!”?

Well, the good thing about this swing fault is,  it’s very easy to see! So if you heard it, there is a strong possibility you did it. (Note: This is for right handers. If you’re a lefty, it will be your right arm)

Fix Your Swing – What causes it…

The left arm bending can cause a whole host of shots, but mostly I see either a topped shot or a slice.

Why does this happen? Above Right, I’ve ‘set-up’ to the ball and bent my left arm. As you can see the club has raised and therefore, I am going to hit the top of the ball from the bottom of the club.

Great! We now know why we ‘top’ it, but how can the left arm cause a slice?

Fix Your Swing – The Set-up…

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If you bend the left arm in the backswing, after a few missed shots or topped shots, your brain will react and find a way to get the club to the bottom of the ball.

The brain’s fix is to get you to dip the upper body down to the ball. When the body does this in motion, it make the shoulder plane steep and throws the club over plane.

Apologies, some technical jargon there but below you can see from a good set up, I’ve dipped the upper body.

I’ve also lost my height, and you can see the club has moved well out in front of my body. The only place to go from here is to swing across the ball.

Fix Your Swing – How do I send it straight…

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The Grip…

  • Firstly ensure the grip is in the fingers of the left hand
  • Have a look at the thumb on your left hand – make sure it is “short” i.e. tucked up close – as shown right.
  • Both of these will help engage the muscles in the forearm effectively, allowing you to hold the weight of the club in the swing easier

The Swing…

  • From waist high in the swing, we need to make sure the wrists hinge (and not the elbow). A thought that works well is to feel yourself push down on the handle of the club.
  • This will push the clubhead up and cause the wrists to hinge. Pushing down on the handle engages triceps which will keep that left arm straight!
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    As you swing to the top, keep pushing down on the handle and turn the right shoulder behind you

The swing section today is quite detailed as failing to hinge the wrists and failing to turn will both cause the left arm to bend.

Fix Your Swing – Practice makes perfect…

Work on this, one swing at a time! Practice the wrist hinge, until you’ve got it and it feels less of a conscious thought.

Make a lot of half swings doing this, so the arm stays straight…..

Then get the shoulders turning!

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By Andy Clissold – TSG Head Pro

Winter Golf Membership….

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Winter golf membershipAs the nights grow shorter and we head into Autumn, many golfers look at packing the clubs away for the Winter but with some great deals available out there on Winter Golf Membership, don’t let the weather get in the way, keep playing!

Many TSGers like to keep developing their game in the cold months and Crown Golf are just one of the golf club networks looking to incite you to keep the clubs out of the garage for a little longer than normal this year.

This month sees Crown Golf launch one of the most exciting Winter golf membership packages in the UK for many years….

So what is in their Winter Golf Membership package?

New members will be able to take full advantage of fantastic golfing facilities with complimentary access to over 30 golf courses, including 5 partner clubs.

This Winter golf membership package provides access to some of the best member benefits this country has to offer with full membership access over the FOUR months, at a very competitive rate.

5-day and 7-day membership packages are available varying from £180 to £410 depending on the club and county.

Split into 4 tiers, the pricing structure is very easy to understand…..

Tier 1 from £315…

(Pyrford Golf Club, Woking)

Tier 2 from £235…

(Merrist Wood Golf Club, Guildford; Mill Green Golf Club, Welwyn Garden City;Milford Golf Club, Godalming; Sherfield Oaks Golf Club, Basingstoke; St Mellion International Resort, Saltash; The Hertfordshire Golf Club, Broxbourne; Cams Hall Golf Club, Fareham).

Tier 3 from £210…

(Chesfield Downs Golf Club, Graveley; Oak Park Golf Club, Farnham; Paultons Golf Centre, Romsey; South Essex Golf Club, Brentwood; Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club, Romford; Sunbury Golf Centre, Shepperton).

Tier 4 from £180…

(Addington Court Golf Club, Croydon; Bristol Golf Club, Almondsbury; Eccleston Park Golf Club, Prescot; Wickham Park Golf Club, Fareham).

Winter golf membership – The closing date?

It’s no surprise that an offer like this has a cut-off point.

Sign up to the offer before the end of October and enjoy your golf this winter with just one upfront payment which will not impact your Christmas shopping.

Other advantages of the Crown Golf Winter golf Membership packages…

The Crown Golf estate consists of 23 Golf Clubs, located in 7 counties, stretching from Cornwall to Liverpool. However, the majority of clubs are closely positioned to the M25 and M3, even more reason to join and utilise the member benefits.

Packed with diversity, the Crown Golf Group boast seven pay and play clubs, sixteen membership clubs and one of the finest golf courses in the country, St Mellion International Resort in Cornwall.

Crown Golf also offer fantastic ‘Pay and Play’ green fee offers all year round, boasting some of the best draining courses in their surrounding areas.

Winter Golf Membership

For more information visit: www.crown-golf.co.uk