I just had to share this as I feel I can attribute some of my recent golfing success to my simulator and the time I am able to devote to practice. Once again, if you want to really boost your golf skills then spending more time at practice is going to do the trick.
I normally find a few hours several times a week, aside from my normal couple of rounds, to sit and focus on my swing. Having the ability to reply shots can make all the difference and often highlight things you never knew existed. Decoding your swing is difficult at the best of times but if you can spot some simple errors then you can really shoot ahead and lower that handicap.
The other day I was playing at Kloof, my local golf course with my normal four ball when I managed to get the highly coveted – hole in one – on a short par 3. This happened on the back nine (the 14th hole to be exact) and not only did it help me to shoot my best score ever but I also managed to take the money of my partners!!
As an avid golfer that loves to play the game I always wanted my own website where I can share fond moments from around the golf course. Golf is such a diverse game and there is always a story or something interesting to share with like minded people. The video below is (a bit long) but also an example to show how humorous the game can be.
I started playing out in South Africa 23 years ago – living in a warm and sunny climate was always the first prize for me. Unfortunately, due to economic and other issues I had to return to the UK. This really had a profound affect on my game as my handicap dropped from a 6 to a 14 – something that led me to stop playing and take a break,
I think all golfers should consider the odd break from the game – it brings new life and energy when starting back up and within a few weeks I had my first single digit handicap rounds. Getting some confidence I have slowly improved and used my simulator to help me keep my swing up during the winter. I won’t go into a lot of detail on this other than to mention that these days simulators can be picked up for an affordable price bringing with it the opportunity for unlimited practice. I used the Optishot 2 which is one of the cheapest out there but it certainly does everything you need!
Over the years strange things have happened to me – I remember once teeing off down a narrow par 4 on the South Coast of KZN (South Africa). The side of the fairway was lined with trees and I hooked my tee shot straight over the line of trees – the golf ball was gone for good! As I stood there, partially annoyed, the ball came flying back (a very lucky bounce off a branch) and dropped right in front of the green! A quick chip and putt and what should have been a major disaster turned out the be a nice little birdie! I think every golfer has experiences like that and I hope to share many more.
So, for now this is a small intro but I hope some of you out there will join me in sending in your funny stories/videos (I will get a channel going soon) so that the wider community can also enjoy them.