Last Monday, my brother was voted the Foremost Golf Professional of the Year, one of the most prestigious awards of the year in his profession. Niall's been a Golf Professional for 25 years, but golf's been a big part of his life since he was a small child. As an amateur golfer, Niall was outstanding. … Continue reading Niall McGill, Foremost Golf Professional of the Year 2017
As readers of my blog will know, I used to play golf at a pretty decent level. Back then, I had a Coach, but that was rare for an amateur golfer. Not much has changed in the 13 years since then. When I started bike racing, pretty quickly I found a coach who could guide me … Continue reading Re-thinking Golf Coaching
I spoke in my last post about the importance of putting in the game of golf. For someone like me, shooting 70-75, 40% of all shots I hit in a round of golf will be with the flat stick. How many of us have ever had a putting lesson, or had a putter fitted? Yet … Continue reading Rolling the rock….
It's been a little while since I've updated the blog, it's been a busy start on all fronts to 2013! On the golf front things are coming together nicely. I've been working hard on my swing with monthly coaching from Niall. I'm loving Flightscope, being a bit of a data geek - you can clearly … Continue reading Progress….
It's now a decade since I last played competitive golf. I'd grown up playing the game, my dad was the club captain, and my brother, Niall, became a professional golfer. On his day Niall could be as good as anyone. However, I started taking the game too seriously - as many low handicap guys do … Continue reading It’s always been done this way…..
As you may know, we've recently gone into beta-testing with our web app, http://www.loweryourscores.com LowerYourScores is designed to be an in-depth game analysis system, which will give you detailed information on every part of your game. There are several statistics programmes on the market that record basic stats like fairways hit, greens in regulation, sand saves, … Continue reading What is LowerYourScores?
When you practice golf, do you do it with a plan? Or do you just go to the range and whack balls. The majority of people in the UK fit into the latter category. They think they're practising, but they're not, they're just beating balls. Nothing wrong with that, as range owners we love it! … Continue reading Practice Plans
So, this golf idea, it's starting to build some momentum. Until last weekend I'd played twice this year, the same as last year, and visited the range with my son a handful of times. Last Saturday we went to the range and hit 100 balls between us. Then we played at Kintore on Sunday - … Continue reading Starting afresh
So, my cycling season is over, and I'm enjoying a little down time from the stress of training and racing. You put your mind & body through a lot to race your bike, even at my modest level. That's the thing about cycling, if you don't have the fitness, you'll get found out. Plain & … Continue reading Fore!
What a comeback! And once again, wasn't it amazing how a major sporting event captured the imagination - you didn't have to be a golf fan to appreciate the theatre that was playing out on our screens last night. It was truly epic. And it got me thinking, or rather reminiscing. I grew up as … Continue reading Ryder Cup Hangover