Who watched the Player's Championship? If you did, then what did you think of the course set up? With an amazing layout and some incredible holes it must have been incredible to play the course Saturday with wind speeds at 20mph and greens at 15 on the stimp meter. To put that in context that if you have a wooden floor at home have a put on it, that runs roughly at 16, although it doesn't have a slope!
It just goes to show HOW GOOD these guys actually are and when they shoot over par, it generally isn't a really bad technique, but a tougher course set up. Interestingly what can us mere mortals take from this, the thing I would take every time is they stick to their processes, get their head down and do the best they can on the course with what they have that day, they adjust their decisions and change their strategies.
Do you have a plan A, B or C on the course dependent on your swing, feel and touch that day? Do you focus on how to get the ball round and lower the score, or are you focused and persisting to hit shots that you skill set today or any other day doesn't allow?
If you want to learn more about LOWERING SCORES not just swinging the club better, why not speak to Dean or myself about our On-course Applied Sessions for May and June?
On-course Coaching - Real World Application
Can you afford to work with a coach on the course? Would having a skill session followed by time to apply it straight on the course be beneficial? Would be able to go out on the course give more context to the shot and open questions around you scoring better? If you think it would then sign-up to one of our on-course coaching options in May and June.
Option One with Head Professional Alan Fletcher
Acquire the skill then apply it! 30 minute skill acquisition session (based on your weakest area, putting, chipping, pitching, driving etc), followed by a 90 minute on-course coaching session looking at ways to APPLY this new skill, use it in game time and how to improve scores.
For May and June this is only £80.
Option Two with Teaching Professional Dean Saunders
Bring your friends and learn from everyone. Dean will be offering up to three people the chance to join him in a group coaching clinic. The cost is £70 split between the group, whether that be one, two or three people. Ask questions and let Dean talk you through different ways to play these shots.
To book either of these session email us here. Have you checked your account?
The BIG FIT Week - Monday, 23 May - Sunday, 29 May
A FREE sleeve of balls with EVERY appointment! I know many of you have been waiting for this event. A full week of different brands ready to be custom fit for your needs. With have a fantastic itinary to help you change, select and purchase your bespoke clubs. Aside from each day's event, if you are looking at a selection of equipment a FREE two hour ball fitting can be booked with Ollie any day that week. If you are looking for a new wedge, putter, driver, hybrid, set of irons or a combination of all three then check out the details below.
Monday - Cleveland Wedge Fitting - Book a wedge fitting with Ollie or Dean between 9am and 5pm and try the latest Cleveland wedge, get your combo sorted with a buy one, get one HALF price offer (plus a FREE sleeve of Srixon UltiSoft with every appointment).
Tuesday - Maximise your distance workshop (2pm - 3.30pm). Try to gain and improve your distance and get recommendations to hit your driver further (£10 per person, maximum eight people).
Wednesday - FREE Putter Fitting with Dean. Book your 30 minute appointment to check your putter is matched to your stroke on our SAM Putt Lab.
Thursday - Titleist Custom Fitting Day - Join James, our Titleist Tech Rep, for a FREE 30 minute appointment between 2pm and 6pm (FREE sleeve of Velocity for any appointment booked).
Friday - Cobra Fitting Day - Book a 30 minute wood or iron fitting with Ollie and go through the latest Cobra products.
Saturday - Callaway and PING Fitting Days - Book a FREE 30 minute iron or wood slot with Ollie to try the latest equipment (FREE sleeve of Supersoft balls with every appointment).
Sunday - LADIES ONLY - One for the girls, if you want to come along and try the latest Callaway, PING or Cobra irons or woods we can help you (FREE sleeve of Srixon UltiSoft with every appointment).
Click here to get in touch for more details.
YouTube Channel Now Live
We have now launched the Girton Golf Club YouTube channel. Over the next few months we will be uploading a number of different videos from coaching tips, to on-course strategies, to discussions on junior golf, along with greenkeeper tips. You will be able to find the videos with the newsletter as well.
Click here to check out the taster from Dean on chipping.
Whether you have sold your old equipment, won a two or put vouchers on your account, have you checked it recently?
We will be emailing those people personally that have a balance on their account to use on golf products or coaching in the shop. We are concerned that you are not taking advantage of this service and with the golf season in full swing you could use it for gloves, balls, tees or to put towards a bag, trolley, clothes or a club?
If you would like to know your balance and haven't received your email, please ask us in the shop.