Last week's coverage of Tiger's withdrawal from yet another golf tournament dominated the headlines. All the rights and wrongs, the problems and the solutions make for interesting reading. As a coach, I am always interested to hear different opinions on these issues, but we can often over complicate the game. Golf is about moving your ball to a place that makes the next shot easier and getting in to the hole in as few shots as possible. Brands and golf software companies would have you believe that today we play a different game than they did 30/40/50 years ago but we really don't.
As Peter Alliss is often quoted as saying...."put it on the fairway, put it on the green and don't three putt". TrackMan is a fantastic tool when used properly, better than video I have to say but it has tempted us in to maximising our potential to be perfect, which I guess is only human nature. Golf, however, as we know is not a game of perfect.
Last weekend's 4 Club competition, due to the fog, was an interesting format and a worthwhile exercise as I heard many of you joke in the bar about how nice it was to be in the fairway all day! Or how amazing it was to realise that running the ball with a 7 iron was more effective than trying to float a wedge!
I thought it was a great thing to do and hats off to David Behan who came up with the idea and enabled everyone to get a game of golf on a day when many of the courses around us were closed.
Our ladies' spring league is in full swing and I was very impressed to see those teams that did not do so well the first day step up their performance the following week! It will be a well fought contest and I know that there is some sneaky practise going on at the range.... but mums the word!
Don't forget we have our 30% shoe sale for the month of February as well as our complimentary driver assessment. Many of our shoes sold over the weekend so if you are in the market for a new pair of shoes then now is the time to grab a bargain. To book your free driver assessment simply click here or call the pro shop.
I mentioned before that Jack Hume and Conor O Rourke were abroad flying the Naas flag and there was some good news to report. Conor won the amateur prize in the Gekko Tour Professional event he played in last week in Spain and Jack had a steady couple of weeks in South Africa, finishing 13th and 17th. Both playing well with lots to build on.