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The 2019 THSG Short Game Weekend

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The 2019 THSG Short Game Weekend

Its one of the most anticipated weekends of the coaching calendar for THSG pupils, yes the Short game weekend is back and this year…..BIGGER and BETTER. We are so excited to bring you the very latest theory behind making all shots from 100 yards and in easier for you!! Don't forget the average golfer takes around 75% of his/her shots from 100yards and in......Dont you think its time to get good at this part of the game!?? 

If your serious about improving this weekend simply can not be missed!! Our THSG short game festival which runs from Friday 19th - Sunday 21st July is your ticket to improvement in 2019 and beyond. 

Myself and the team have designed an improvement program that caters for all golfers that need help from 100 yards and in. Our sole focus is to offer clinics both on and off the course that cover all aspects of approach play and the short game. We are even offering special clinics with our putting guru Oli Leett who will be on hand giving expert advice on the flatstick. 

Our clinics will be held in a group format that will be limited to just 6 golfers. Sign up will be on a first come first serve basis. We want to create an interactive learning environment that will help us work closely with each pupil within the group. Our group clinics are always well subscribed so if you want to sign upto any of the below please don't hesitate. We will be charging our normal group clinic of £10 p/p, per clinic. 

All weekend we will be doing demonstrations using the Vokey SM7 wedges and Scotty Cameron range. If you would like to book a VIP fitting over that weekend, please get in touch.     

Here is the Itinerary of the weekend - 

Friday 19th July  

11am-12noon - The Only Bunker Lesson You Will Ever Need..!  
If you struggle out of the sand and want to learn more about how easy this shot can become then sign up to this clinic. We will take you through the basics and give you an insight into how the tour players play this shot so well. 
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1pm-2pm - Improve Your Bunker Mentality - Problem Shots  
We will cover all shots from greenside bunkers with just one club and explain the reasons why the pros on TV make it look so easy. We will cover plugged ball, high/low shots, playing out of different sands and varying the length of shot.
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2pm-3pm - Putting - Learning From The Pro’s  
Our putting specialist Oli will take you through the attributes of a great putter and what we can learn from the worlds best. He will explain how you can take these attributes and apply them in your game, helping you hole more putts and improve confidence in your all round game.
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3pm-4pm - Putting - Practice Properly Don't Waste Your Practice Time
We are massive on making everyones practice time more useful and new research has certainly showed us that there is a real skill to practising properly. Don't waste you practice time on the putting green, Oli will take you through the perfect 60 minute practice session. 
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4pm-5pm - How To Use Bounce When Chipping & Pitching
Understanding the term 'Bounce' and using it in technique could be the secret to unlocking your short game. We will cover all shots in and around the green (inside 30yards) with just one club and explain the reasons why the pros on TV make it look so easy. You will walk away from the session with clarity and a formula that is easy to understand. 
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5-00pm - 7-00pm -On Course Problem Shots & Q&A With Tim
Tim will be taking this session out on the course, where it matters…!! He will be covering all shots from 60yards and in. This session will be all about those problem shots, low, high, medium shots, in bunkers, over bunkers…..you name it, we will go through it. We will also leave 30minutes for a Q and A back in the clubhouse talking through those key decisions.

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5-00pm-7-00pm - On Course Putting & Q&A With Oli
Oli will be giving a practical insight into putting out on the course, going through key pre shot processes, playing on slopy greens, tackling green reading and adapting your game to differing green speeds. He will also be joining up with the other group in clubhouse for a Q & A.
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Saturday 20th July

10am-11am - The Only Bunker Lesson You Will Ever Need…!   
Same as above.....
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11am-12noon - How To Use Bounce When Chipping & Pitching
Same as above .....
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12-30pm-1-30pm - Distance Wedges - Know Your Numbers   
Did you know from 100yards the tour average is around 10ft from the hole?? Pretty impressive, hey ?? Their distance control is the most impressive part of this and this doesn't just come down to feel, they have a bullet proof system which we will cover in this session. We will cover all shots from 100-30yards. During this session we will be working with our GC2 launch monitors so you will have accurate information on your yardages from the key the distances. 
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12-30pm-1-30pm - Putting Under Pressure
Take your 'A' game to the course, its what the PGA Tour players do so well!! Oli will give you an insight into the processes that involved pre-swing, these processes will include the crucial steps that need to be taken when preparing for all putts. He will touch on the importance of green reading, positive visualisation, positive self talk, breathing and our think/play box theory. 
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2pm-3pm - Putting - Is your grip holding you back
We see a whole range of grips on the PGA tour, but which are better than others. Oli will take you through the pro's and con's of the different grips in putting. He will explain the importance of grip pressure, placement and how this has a direct influence on the outcome. 
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3-00pm-5-00pm - Putting -Aimpoint Express Clinic   
This new green reading method has certainly taken the golfing world by storm. Oli is one of the few coaches in the UK that is fully qualified to coach this method and for this weekend only, he is charging £50 for this two hour clinic.

** PLEASE NOTE this is a 2 hour clinic for £50 per person **

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Sunday 21st July

2pm-3pm - Zone In Your Approach Play
Distance wedges is often overlooked in practice but is an area i get asked about all the time. During this session we will cover distance control and give you a system that suits your game, we will delve into the importance of set-up and the key roles they play in controlling shot trajectory. We will also touch on the basic swing principles that we look for in this unique stye of shot.

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3pm-4pm - Improve Your Bunker Mentality - Problem Shots   
Same as above

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Don't forget we will be limiting these group clinics to just 6 golfers so sign up now. Please bring 9iron-LW to all clinics except for the putting ones. 

Please be aware that pre-payment for these clinics is compulsory. 

We will also be looking to add to these clinics in due course depending on early bird bookings. 

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THSG Equipment Testers Report

Its been a busy start to the 2019 season for the top manufacturers, their has been some awesome product releases from Ping with the G410, Taylormade with their M5 & M6 range and Titleist with their TS project family.

Sometimes we get bias reviews on these products from various media sources within the Industry, here at the THSG we have our own panel of testers and this week we are looking at drivers….!!! In particular the G410, M5 and TS2/TS3.

First up we had ROWGC member Tim Rigden file his report on the highly anticipated Ping G410 driver. The G410 comes in two different heads the SFT (straight flight technology) and the plus head.

Tim’s Report -

I am pleased to have the opportunity to offer the following observations on the new Ping G410.

Currently, my handicap is 11 and I am playing with a Nike VRS Covert which has an 11 degree flight, a stiff shaft and more often than not I use a Titleist Pro V1X.

The Ping G410 was matched with a 12 degree flight and a slightly open set up and again to give it a fair test I used the Titleist Pro V1X golf ball.

First impression  -  it looks good, which is hugely important for me, it is well balanced and is very comfortable in the set up and having a matt grey/black head negates any dazzle on a bright, sunny day!

When using this driver from the tee, with an orange castle, the sound of the ball strike had a very pleasing resonance and not all tinny or clumpy.  For me the sound and look of any club is very important from a confidence, point of view, and the mental aspect.

The Ping G410 had an excellent high flight and a tight angle of dispersion which enabled me to obtain good distance, approximately 10-15 metres further than my current club.

Overall, it was an extremely pleasing and enjoyable driver to play with and if I was in the market for a new driver, then it would be one that would be well worth considering, not withstanding the price.

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ROWGC member Andy Baldwin was up next testing the new Taylormade M6 driver. Taylormade always have huge presence on tour with some of the worlds best players playing their products inducing Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods….to name just a few!!

Andy’s Report -

I currently use a PING G Series Driver (SF Tec 10 degrees) and the M6 i tried out was set up to give a similar loft to my PING.

First impressions of the M6 were that it was a well balanced club that felt good to swing and in that it seemed similar to my own club.

However as a relatively high handicap golfer (19) the big problem I had with the club was its lack of forgiveness, if I got the sweet spot it went really well and the "Twist Face" did seem to straighten the shots out a bit.

If I didn't get the sweet spot - which didn't seem all that large to me - then it all went horribly wrong, much worse that my own PING

The ball flight was also similar (when it came out the middle) quite a high trajectory from a 10.5 degree setting, distance off the tee was longer than my current club - but not much maybe 5 yards.

In summary a good well made club but probably aimed at the low handicapper who can consistently hit it out of the middle. With a price tag of £440 it is not an investment i will be making.

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Steve Jones - THSG Pupil / Tested the new TS2 Titleist driver set-up 10.5 tensei blue - stiff shaft

I play off a 17 handicap and have always struggled with a driver off the tee, short and wild is not a good mix around any course and in the past i often just settled with using my 4iron just to keep it in play.

I was a little bit fearful of being a tester for a driver because this area of the game has plagued me for years…….I bit the bullet and tested out the new Titleist TS2 driver set up with a stiff shaft and 10.5 loft. My previous driver is a Callaway Rogue and as mentioned i have never got on with it.

As soon as i put the TS2 behind the ball i gained confidence, the looks are sleek and streamline and gave me an inner confidence that this area of the game could improve. Upon on strike it felt solid and with the adjustments in the shaft i started to get rid of my slice. Tim set it up on a draw setting and my it made a difference.

Never before have i hit the ball so well off the tee, the TS2 made a huge difference and i reckon i was 20-30yards further. This confused me as i was now hitting 3 clubs shorter into the greens!!! First time out in testing i shot under my handicap for the first time in 8months……For me the testing was a real eye opener, Titleist have come up trumps and made a driver that sorted out my slice and helped me gain yards…..so much so i have booked in for a custom fit with Tim to purchase one myself!!

John Palmer ROWGC Member - Ping G410 SFT driver 10.5 degree

Tested by John Palmer, senior, handicap 12.7. played for 40 years.

Current driver Ping G25 - 10.5 degree

First impressions on sight was very good.

The head is shallower and less bulky than the G25 and with the turbulators give it a more streamlined look.

The club feels light and nicely balanced.

It is comfortable to play with and seems easier to swing and to generate a greater speed.

On impact it produces a nice sound with a high ball trajectory and straight. The weight in the head obviously getting rid of any fade. Distance is slightly longer than the G25 probably due to the 410 going straight and the slight fade i usually get with my existing driver.

The only drawback i found, when i tried to fade a shot, the ball went straight out at an angle which is a problem for example the 11th hole around the tree.

Overall:- a beautifully balanced club with straight flight and high trajectory. An ideal driver for anyone who tends to slice.


Thank you to all the testers that took part in the driver testing. It makes a huge difference listening to real golfers give their honest opinions on these latest clubs. Hopefully this will help you shape your decisions when it comes to purchasing a new driver in the future. If you would like any further information on custom fitting or club testing please see one of the team.

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April Group Clinics

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April Group Clinics

Summer is on its way (yes honestly i think it is!!) and we need to prepare our golf games for the better weather. During April we will be looking the four key areas to lower scores. Driving it further, hitting your iron shots closer, making your short game bullet proof and becoming a better bunker player.  

Our April group clinics are all about saving you shots from tee to green. Don't forget our resident putting expert Oli Leett has his very own LPH group clinics, head over to his website to sign up. They are fantastic way to learn about key areas of performance both on and off the course. We have had some fantastic success stories from pupils that have regularly attended our group sessions and we strongly believe that they need to be part of every golfers improvement program. 

Saturday 7th April - 3pm-4pm -  How to Unleash Your Longest Drive Ever  

Venue - Driving Range / Driver

We understand so much more about impact in the modern day game because of the technology we now have at our finger tips. During this session we will be working with the awesome GC2quad launch monitor to understand more about your impact. We will be looking at strike tendency and how that correlates to gaining more distance off the tee. 

Saturday 14th April 12pm-1pm - Iron Play 100yards and In - Know Your Numbers!!  

Venue - Short Game Area - All Clubs  
GROUP LIMITED to 4 people

The GPS market is one of the fastest growing areas of golf retail at the moment. Every golfer is buying into these awesome tools to help them understand more about their distance into the pin......BUT do we really know how far each club goes ??? During this clinic we will be working in the 'scoring zone' of 100 yards and in. You will go away with a clear mapped out system for understanding your yardages with each club from 100 yards and in. We will be limiting the numbers to just 4 people during this clinic. 

Sunday 22nd April - 12-30pm-1-30pm - How To Make Perfect Contact Every Time  

Venue - Short Game - PW,GW,SW,LW

Do you want a bullet proof short game ??? Get Up and down from everywhere in and around the greens ?? Of course you do.....statistically the average 18 handicap golfer plays 75% of their total number of shots in a round from 70yards and in. In fact this stat doesn't really change too much for all golfers. We will give you the sound fundamentals and the basic swing principles that will help you conquer this area of the game! 

Friday 27th April - 2pm-3pm - Bullet Proof Bunker Play 

Venue - Short Game Area / SW & LW 

Their is so much poor information out their on bunker play and often very confusing. I will give you insights into a tour proven method that amateurs can actually perform very easily. Its the most forgiving method and one that i have personally had the most success out of. You will walk away from this session confident and actually looking forward to your next bunker shot!! It really is that easy! 

** To sign up for any of the above clinics please email tim@timhallschoolofgolf.com or call 01989 720439, you can also sign up in the golf shop with one of the team. These sessions are £10 per person, which includes an evaluation with coffee, in the pro shop after the session. **

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March Group Clinics

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March Group Clinics

Our team of professionals are ready to help embrace your challenges head on, the group clinics represent a fantastic learning environment for all golfers. So, you have wintered well, taken a few lessons and want 2018 to be the best season sign up now!! 

Our March group clinics are all about saving you shots from tee to green. Don't forget our resident putting expert Oli Leett has his very own LPH group clinics, head over to his website to sign up. They are fantastic way to learn about key areas of performance both on and off the course. We have had some fantastic success stories from pupils that have regularly attended our group sessions and we strongly believe that they need to be part of every golfers improvement program. 

Sunday 11th March 11am-12noon - Limit those Hooks & Slices - Driving  

Venue - Driving Range / Driver

Yes we would all like to drive the ball 30yards further and gain yards off the tee, what about having the best of both worlds.....LONGER and STRAIGHTER!! In this clinic we cover the key areas of building a strong foundation in the backswing and how hand path plays a key role in the downswing. All in all if you have a big slice or a big hook on your drives this is the clinic for you!! 

Saturday 17th March 3pm-4pm - Building A Reliable Short Game In 2018

Venue - Short Game Area - All Clubs  

The average 18 handicap golfer takes 75% of their shots from from 40yards and in!! Do you think your short game is good enough to make the most out of this stat??? We will first of all talk about what makes a great chipper and pitcher giving you real life examples from both the mens and ladies tour. In this session we will play from a range of lies, slopes, distances and targets to help you understand why its so important to have a devise/adaptable short game. 

Saturday 24th March - 3pm-4pm - Radically Improve Your Approach Play

Venue - Driving Range 100 yards and In / ALL CLUBS 

Do you want to give yourself more birdie and par opportunities?? Hitting your approach play shots closer will take stress off your putting allowing you to free your mind and stroke. If we are constantly missing the green or leaving ourself huge putts from 100yards and in, sadly our scores won't improve. In this clinic we will cover strength and stability in your set-up and how this has to be maintained throughout the swing to help deliver more consistent results at impact! 

Saturday 31st March - 12noon - 1pm - The easiest way to take 5-8 strokes of your score this year

Venue - Short Game Area / All Clubs

We will be working from 50yards and in during this session and also touch on becoming a better bunker player. If this is a poor area of your game, you are losing out on a huge number of shots during a round of golf. During this session we will also be thinking outside the box, in pre shot routine, distance control and how to control trajectory of your shots. 

** To sign up for any of the above clinics please email tim@timhallschoolofgolf.com or call 01989 720439, you can also sign up in the golf shop with one of the team. These sessions are £10 per person, which includes an evaluation with coffee, in the pro shop after the session. **

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