Special Congratulations to the winners of last weekends Foundation Trophy (Jane Mason, Keith Crawford and Jo Crispin) along side Club Captain Bill Hutchison and Lady Captain Kay Morley.
Tips for playing in the wind…
When it's breezy, swing it easy! As Nick Faldo once said. With the weather set to be a little wild and windy over the weekend I thought it would be a great opportunity to look at how you approach your shots in the wind. The biggest mistake I see with many golfers is they try to hit the ball 'harder' in to the wind, whilst I can see the idea, sadly it is not the most effective way to play your shots.
The most important factors of good wind play is back spin. Back spin?!? No I have not lost it. Back spin is not just what gets your ball to stop on the greens, it is also what creates lift.
All shots, no matter how big or small create backspin. Some more visibly than others, however without backspin we would create very little distance! The key to reducing spin is less loft and a smoother swing. The slower swing will reduce backspin and the lower lofted club will not only keep it low but help you to hit the distance.
When it's windy I try to play a 3/4 swing to give me maximum control. An important factor to remember, any curvature you currently hit will be exaggerated in the wind!
By slowing the swing down and using less loft we will reduce the amount of backspin or lift that we put on the ball. This means the ball should fly slightly lower and more penetrating rather than climbing into the wind and 'stalling'. There are many different techniques for battling the wind, however this is one of the simplest and most effective.
If you would like any more help on this feel free to see myself, Jack or Pete in the shop!
We have seen a large increase in members paying more attention to what ball they are using. There is a reason we stock so many different models! One of our best selling balls is the new Callaway Supersoft and Chrome Soft.
These are what we call a low compression golf ball, meaning that the inner core of the ball is extremely soft. A soft compression ball is not only great for feel but it also helps distance!
The softer the core the more it will compress at impact. Having a ball that compresses more means it not only feels softer, it will go further!
Both of these balls combine very similar technology with the Chrome Soft being slightly firmer for the faster swinger. If you're still scratching around the bottom of your bag for a ball on the 1st tee, come and see me today and we will make sure you have the right ball for your game.
Don't forget Fathers Day next weekend! We have lots of gift ideas for you from Golf Balls to lessons. Gloves to Clubs. Just pop in and we will be happy to give you some ideas.