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Posted on 16 Sep 2016

Categories: Event Report

Staverton Park Golf Academy Blog 9 – 11 Sept 2016

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.

The team hard at work !
Stefan rolling in a putt for a well earned par !

All the best


2 reviews on “Staverton Park Golf Academy Blog 9 – 11 Sept 2016

  1. We had a great time at Staverton Park. Barney is a great teacher and gave us all things to think about. He demonstrated great patience and a sense of humour when some of our strategies didn’t go the way he had shown us. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

  2. Thank you Barney for all your help and patience once again, really helped my game, look forward to seeing you next year hopefully with a much lower handicap

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