It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of November! I guess it is a reflection of the good Despite the recent wet weather the course has held up very well but naturally conditions are softer. This leads me on to discussing the importance of the bounce angle on your wedges and the importance of having the correct bounce and loft angles if you are going to control and strike your wedge shots effectively.
One of the reasons I see amateur golfers struggling around the greens is that they use wedges with too much loft and not enough bounce angle. In our softer conditions the bounce angle on your wedges will help you to avoid hitting destructive fat or heavy shots as well as increasing the amount of spin you achieve from your good strikes. A good pitcher of the ball has a distinct advantage and the great thing is that you do not require a large degree of strength to become good at this important part of the game just good technique and the right equipment!
If you would like to arrange a wedge fitting please click here. I have included this short video to give you some more insight. Click here to see it.
As we all know, things quieten down this time of year but there are some good news stories to report....
Congratulations to Paul Conway who finished 4th in the PGA Tankard in Druids Glen, Paul was also in the winners enclosure at the playoffs in Carlow so well done on a great campaign!
Well done to James Lawlor and Rob Brazil who are through to the Leinster schools Quarter finals with Newbridge.
Well done to Conor O Rourke who has been selected on the Irish Development Squad for 2015, and to Jack Hume who won the Winter Series at Portmarnock Links this week by 4 shots with a fantastic score of 65 (-6). This has now moved his handicap to +5.
Thank you to all the ladies who attended Rachael's fitting morning last week. She will be running one of these again soon. Don't forget we have a fitting day coming up soon on Thursday, 11th December. I will confirm times for this in next week's newsletter.