Commonwealth Games

The summer of sport continues this month with the Open Championship at Hoylake and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Not too sure on how to play golf but want to learn? Why not take a lesson with our PGA Professionals who use the very latest golf teaching technology in ‘Trackman’. Video About Trackman TrackMan_logocommonwealth-games
The advantage of TrackMan’s technology is that the numbers are there and because they are correct, the trust aspect between the student and the coach goes up.” – Sean Foley
“Using TrackMan is very important in the development of your golf game because it gives you such good data on what your golf swing is doing and where it needs to go.” – Jason Dufner
“To take TrackMan on the road in the little pouch enables me to hook it up to my iPad or iPhone and I get instant feedback.I enjoy spending time on TrackMan because it’s almost a game but it gives me exact numbers. At the level that I’m playing golf I need to be precise and that’s what this machine is.” – Ian Poulter

 

Open Championship 2015 – Private Accommodation

The Open Championship is returning to the “Home of Golf”, St Andrews in 2015. Scotland for Golf are offering various accommodation packages for the event. The packages are suitable for: individuals, couples, groups, players and companies. Already accommodation is very limited within St Andrews. Please visit click here for more information or contact us at info@scotlandforgolf.co.uk. tiger woods
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The US Open from Pinehurst

A summer of sport starts today with the US Open and the World Cup in Brazil.  Rory McIlroy, the bookies favourite starts his quest for glory again at the US Open but will he be successful? Tiger woods isn’t appearing at the US Open this year due to injury. McIlroy comes into the Open in good form having won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth or what about Jordan Speith, Chris Kirk or Jimmy Walker? Let’s us have your opinion and we will send a prize to the person who names the winner!

Rory McIlory winning the BMW PGA Championship

Rory McIlory winning the BMW PGA Championship

I am thinking of getting some Golf instruction? Where should I start looking?

Q. I am thinking of playing golf for the first time should I get lessons?

A. An introductory lesson is essential and will allow you to progress much quicker. An Experienced Professional will make some deductions ask some questions to determine the best way to proceed. The lesson will commence by showing you how to grip the club as this is absolutely essential to make any progress! If too much practice or play is done prior to a lesson it is more difficult to break down bad habits.

I have asked this question often.

“How many lessons have you had?”

A proud reply, states, “None”

“So what is you handicap”

“23, been that for years”

“Do you think if you had taken lessons you could have had a lower handicap?”

“Yes”

Q. I think I am good enough to possibly compete at a top level, which Professional should I be getting lessons from?

A. Very often it is not swing instruction that you require. You have probably amassed 10,000 hours of practice to get to what is referred to as “expert level”. You should be consulting a Professional who has actually competed on the European Tour.

Q. I have never had a lesson and I am concerned that changes will damage may game?

Experienced Professionals will not seek to make changes to your swing because of a style preference. Through discussion you will be made aware of “impact factors” – “the physical forces that effect the ball’s flight”. You will be encouraged to make changes based on this new knowledge and not the preference of a Professional.

Q. Is it worth having a lesson with a Launch Monitor like Trackman?

A. Absolutely! The Launch Monitor gives accurate data on your clubhead and the ball at impact. It will track the ball’s flight. In conjunction with your Professional you are basing any changes on facts and not assumptions!

George Finlayson Advanced P.G.A. Professional at Scotland for Golf

I will be running a series of coaching however, if you have anything specific you wish to ask me, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the contact form.