Having just returned from the 11th March Tavira Golf and Coaching Week, Portugal.
As you may recall, I very nearly booked the Madeira week in Nov 2016 but my apprehension of coming alone prevented me from doing so. Well what a missed opportunity that was.
On arrival at the Robinson Club, Tavira, a warm and welcoming Barney was there to greet us when alighting the mini bus following the airport transfer. He personally showed me to my room and gave me a quick breakdown of the week ahead. All my fears / apprehensions were then instantly allayed. At the welcoming dinner it was obvious that there were numerous other single travellers, all with the same goals as myself, to improve our golf in a great resort setting.
The Robinson Club was truly excellent, from the facilities, staff, my room and superb all inclusive food and drink (Mainly Radler, cappuccino and Coke in my case)
I cannot attempt to pour enough praise onto Barney for his skill and ability as a host, organiser, cat hearder and golf coaching professional.
He recognised my issues / quirks after seeing just couple of shots on the range the 1st morning (He instantly recognised i was a righty who plays as a lefty – sort of Micklesonesq without the skill) and worked with me all week to correct and noticeably improve my game.
Warming up correctly, practice drills and ideas, putting, chipping, pitching, mid irons, Fairway Woods, Driving, pre shot routine, mental game and in-play course managment – I welcomed making notes every evening to ensure i captured all of the great drills and advice.
On return to the UK, I was up early Sunday to play at my clubs 7am roll up and shot my best medal round with Barneys imparted knowledge and technique ringing in my ears.
I cannot thank you guys and especially Barney enough and I will definitely be booking up to attend another coaching week at some point.