Pre lesson situation: Nigel was playing off 16 handicap when he first walked into the studio. Lacking distance with an 8 iron carry circa 115 -120 yards and accompanied by a weak fade. The shape and relative short distance was present in longer clubs also.
Target: To improve the quality of strike and distance with a reliable and consistent draw shape.
Where we are now: Nigel has reduced his handicap to 12 from 16, increased his 8 iron carry to 140 yards and the fade was quickly eradicated. The quality of golf has improved tremendously and further improvements to leverage and dynamics will improve flight efficiency and consistency leading towards a single figure handicap around his demanding home course.
Handicap: 23 Type of golfer: Regular club player
Pre lesson situaton: Suzy was a complete beginner to the game, she had never held a golf club and wanted tuition from the start.
Target: Suzy simply wanted to see if she could play and enjoy a game of golf with her husband and son.
Where we are now: She is now has a competitive 23 handicap and has greater ambitions to reduce it further. Now a full member of the RAC Golf Club where she has become a predominant part of the ladies section. Suzy has had many victories in singles, pairs and team events at the club. Well Done Suzy!
Handicap: 11 Type of golfer: Very regular!
Pre lesson situaton: Harry came to the studio as a talented 9 year old with a huge passion and enthusiasm for golf whilst playing off a 20 handicap.
Target: To give Harry the best possible chance of progressing his golf to his absolute maximum potential in the long term.
Where we are now: Harry has been a regular visitor to the studio and has a fantastic work ethic to go with his talent. Now aged 11, Harry plays off an 11 handicap and has progressed fantastically well with this technique. It bodes well for the short term and is hugely exciting to see where his golf leads him in the future. One to watch!
Handicap: None Type of golfer: Occasional
Pre lesson situaton: In Paul’s annual corporate golf day his displays had been less than impressive. Assigned the standard handicap of 28, Paul was almost always sub 20 stableford points with one year being just 4 points!
Target:To surprise his fellow competitors and play good golf with a respectable score
Where we are now: This years’ corporate outing yielded 29 stableford points, a huge improvement on previous years displays. Our main objective now is for Paul to become increasingly more in control of his golf. Paul is now able to play high quality golf shots with good distance that would do a low double-digit handicap proud. These will become more repeatable with the bad shots being less penalising. Paul is on his way to playing consistent golf to an enjoyable standard and be able to compete not merely take part.