An eager eight pupils came to the last Golf Academy of the year with two regulars and six newbies. The weather was great so we got straight on with warming up (some impressive squatting going on) and then on to a swing clinic. After watching everyone swing and looking at few swing building ideas, we had lunch. Chipping and pitching followed and 9 holes to see how our chips and pitches reacted on the excellent Staverton greens.
Saturday dawned with a very damp start, so we decided on one of David and my favourite sessions – the classroom. We went over our ideas from the previous day on swing building, set up and short game. We even had time to discuss some mental tips on being kinder to ourselves and becoming our own cheerleader rather than critic.
With these ideas in mind we warmed up on the range and headed out for a few holes on a somewhat soggy but very playable Staverton. It was really good to see everyone on the course and despite the conditions there was excellent golf played.
Sunday was a completely different day with the sun, not the rain beating down. We managed 18 holes, reviewing as we went round and everyone hit some super shots and a few that were perhaps still work in progress!
A really good weekend and amazing to think our UK programme had come to an end. So looking forward to renewing acquaintances and forging new links and friendships in 2017s programme.
All the best
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