Sian’s coaching has introduced me to the essential fundamentals of the game. My balance and timing has improved, resulting in better ball striking and scoring. Her instructions are clear and uncomplicated, and I find the follow up videos and emphasis points helpful. I would thoroughly endorse Sian’s methods and delivery, which has made golf a much more enjoyable experience.
I have been successful in reducing my handicap by seven shots following four one to one lessons with Sian in 2014. I have benefited from both the tuition in the range and also feedback in the video analysis and summary sent via email after each lesson. Sian is encouraging and happy to help in the development of my game.
When I first started having lessons from Sian, my handicap was 16. I struggled with distance, especially off the tee, as my common shot shape was a big slice. 6 months later after 6 lessons, I was playing off 11 and had gained some distance through reducing my slice (it is a slight fade now which I like!). Sian is very approachable and is always interested in my performances which is nice. Her way of teaching golf is clear and very simple, giving easy to understand explanations alongside practical drills, which makes my practice easier.
Sian taught me about course management and how to play to my strengths; use my handicap on the difficult holes, and stay out of trouble. Since taking up lessons with Sian, I have won 2 consecutive summer leagues, 2013 and 2014, also the Presidents Club Cup and The Machynys Mixed Open. I have also enjoyed representing the club in the Dyfed league.
The Major at Augusta …. The Masters Golf 2019 …. golfing fans around the world look forward to this week and as we anticipate the par 3 contest ahead of the real thing starting tomorrow, who’s your money on? Could 2018 runner up go one step further and grab the green jacket this year? Will Tiger show his class once again on the big stage? Or will be another new major champion? Watch this space ….
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Will there be heroics at Hazeltine..?!
Let’s hope so as spectators of the widely anticipated golfing event. Over the past few weeks and months, the hype around the Ryder Cup has been building up, but tomorrow the European Team will face the USA on their home turf.
The course will no doubt cause some problems for the players, and potential entertainment for the spectators. Measuring over 7,600 yards, Hazeltine has water on 9 of the 18 holes. The last time a major event was held at Hazeltine (2009 US PGA) it wasn’t a European or American that won. Therefore who knows what the next 3 days will hold! Watch this space…and enjoy what I imagine will be some spectacular golf.
Take a bow Henrik Stenson. A final round 63 to finish -20 secured him The British Open title and his first major championship. He is the first Swedish player to ever win a major and definitely carried out the achievement in style.
Even though Phil Mickleson shot a bogey free 65, it wasn’t good enough to catch Henrik who showed amazing determination and golf to match.
I have become TPI Certified! I spent a 2 day course at the Belfry with Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and other professionals in the golf, fitness and physio fields. During this Level 1 course I had information from two of the leading TPI Performance experts, Lance Gill (Fitness and Biomechanics) and Jon Tattersall (Golf Coach). Having learnt about the physical screening process and body/swing connections, I completed the necessary exam which now enables me to knowledgeably identify players physical strengths and limitations within a golf session. Being TPI Certified, I can help convey why individuals may be struggling with certain movements within their golf swing. If they wish to and it is necessary, I can also give them exercises to help certain movements. This is not to say I am now a fitness instructor or physio, and don’t pretend to be! So if you cannot do certain things, I will either help you get around these things within your golf swing, or recommend you to see an expert in the field required.
You may not know what TPI Certified means, or think fitness is not important in golf, but if you cannot physically carry out a movement, then do not get caught up like many people with trying to copy the ‘perfect golf swing’. There is no such thing. Everyone is different and you need to know what you can and cannot do and how this might affect your golf swing. After all, to play golf we need to be fit and free from injury, therefore it might be more important than you first thought. I am looking forward to helping more golfers achieve their goals going forward.
TPI focuses around golf specific health around the world. To find out more about what being TPI Certified means, click on the image below.
Congratulations to Bristol’s Chris Wood on his PGA BMW win this bank holiday weekend. It was definitely a Monday to celebrate as his -9 total took him into the Top 25 in the world & closer to the European Ryder Cup Team Qualification.
Wood commented, “It is the biggest win of my career, I have always wanted to win the tournament and to win with my family here is amazing,” (BBC online, 30th May).
I actually had the pleasure of watching Wood around Wentworth on the Friday of the tournament and his determination and patience was clear to be seen.
Many congratulations to Rory Mcilroy winning the DDF Irish Open, his 20th victory as a Professional. What a place to do it too, at The K Club, Ireland in front of his home fans! His finishing 3 holes (birdie, par, eagle) left him at -12, 3 shots clear of Bradley Dredge of Wales.
Interesting Fact…This victory meant Rory became the first ever player to win a European Tour event and have his name in the tournament title as sponsor or host.
What a weekend of golf Jason Day gave us…a staggering 20 under par to with the U.S. PGA Championships at Whistling Straits. Congratulations must be given to him with 10 top 10 finishes in all his career Majors, 4 second place positions & finally the dream win! He is the first person to win a Major Championship at this score, beating Tiger Woods previous best of -19 at the British Open in 2000.