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This is my first newsletter. I will be publishing a newsletter monthly, giving golfing top tips, what I've been up to over the past month and lastly what has caught my eye in golf news over the past month. This is intended to be an informal, light hearted newsletter which I hope everyone who reads it on my website or to people signed up to receive it via email enjoys it.
What have I been up to in May...
Lockdown has continued for me in May. This has given me the chance to not only reflect on the past, but focus on the present and future. Hence the start of this new newsletter I will be doing each month! Outside of the golfing world I have been running and cycling. I find that the exercise helps break up the days and gives me a target to work towards. So far my personal best for 5K is 21:36 and my personal best for 10K is 46:18. If you are a keen runner like me, I'd be interested to hear what your personal bests are for each of these.
I hope everyone of my clients is being able to keep sane and fit throughout the lockdown period. This is certainly not going to become a political newsletter however I hope a lot of you are staying safe and if you are able to go to work please do so safely. I have been listening to the daily briefing each day and also reading lots of new information coming in about the golf industry and how it is starting back up. I re-tweeted England Golfs message of 'PLAY SAFE, STAY SAFE' to which I hope everyone has been able to dust off their clubs and starting playing again! I have played only 14 holes since golf re-started which was very interesting to say the least!! Hopefully I can get more games in June.
Golf news that's caught my eye!
I read that Rory McIlroy believes that the Ryder Cup will be postponed until 2021. Having been able to work at the 2010 Ryder Cup and also be at the 2018 Ryder Cup as a spectator, I am totally with Rory as he mentioned that a Ryder Cup without any fans wouldn't be the same! For those of you who haven't been to a Ryder Cup I absolutely recommend it! The atmosphere is so good and you will not experience anything like it at another professional golf event. This could mean that if the Ryder Cup is pushed back then there is the opportunity to have back to back Ryder Cups in 2021 and 2022 which would be something that has never been done before if I have my facts correct.
David's golf tip!
How do I hit the ball further off the tee?!
This is one of the most common questions I get from a variety to clients. There are many factors which can help everyone hit the ball further. Before I continue I must stress that unfortunately everyone has their limit on how far they can hit the ball. However I always aim to get my clients to have as much efficiency in how they generate that power to hit the ball as far as their body will allow.
One of the best ways to begin the process of hitting the ball further, make sure you have a solid base.
What do I mean by solid base?
Have a slightly wider stance than you would normally use. For instance, if you normally have your feet shoulder width apart, if possible widen this so your feet are wider than shoulder width apart. Doing this will allow you to keep stable and balanced throughout the swing. Being able to keep your balance is key for a centred hit off the face of the golf club. Having a more centred hit off the face of the club will automatically make the ball go a bit further. As I said, there are many ways to start to hit the ball further, however start with the basics!
Here's to more golf for everyone in June!