Next time your clubs come out, I want you to look closely at the condition of all the grips and ask yourself the question "Are my golf grips giving me maximum hold of the club without having to grip the club tightly?" If the answer is no or you feel the grips are not thick or thin enough to allow your hands to hold the club lightly then next time you are in the pro shop let us give you our Professional opinion.
Hard, slick, shiny grips or ones that are too thick or thin will not help your swing. Having a comfortable light hold of the club will "loosen" the swing and make it easier to square the clubface up at impact resulting in straighter longer shots.
To prove we're right we are offering you a chance to get your 7-iron re-gripped FREE of charge with a brand new grip kindly supplied by the world's leading golf grip brand, Golf Pride.
How to play tough 16th hole at Dibden GC with Nathan Cook
We all know the 16th hole is a scary tee shot, a tricky hole that comes towards the end of the round and one which can really scar your scorecard.
I would suggest never using the driver and using your most comfortable club, this could be a hybrid or even a 7-iron, something that is going to get you down the fairway. The tee shot is the risky one on this hole and even if you pull out a driver and occasionally hit the fairway how many times have you then followed this up by hitting the green?
My favourite is the 4-iron, I know this will leave me a long second but I know I can hit the fairway with this shot. For me this will leave myself around 170 yards to the green where I feel confident to get somewhere near the putting surface, by doing this I still have a chance of a par and the worst score I will make is a bogey. Most of you will get a stroke on this hole or even two so do not risk making a six, seven or even worse by hitting driver.
Find the fairway and then hit a bigger club to the green as the hole widens the further you go. Hopefully you will try out my advice on the course soon. However if you are still struggling with your course management here at Dibden, why not click here and book a lesson with one of our team to turn those bogeys into pars?
Important course information!
Pull trolleys are now allowed on both golf courses.
Group golf coaching at Dibden Golf Centre
We have a number of group coach sessions running weekly here at Dibden Golf Centre including:
- Ladies morning sessions - Every Wednesday from 9.30am to 10.30am.
- Seniors' morning sessions - Every Thursday from 9.30am to 11.30am.
- Juniors' morning sessions - Every Saturday from 9am to 11am.
Click here or visit the pro shop for more information.
February Half-term Junior Coaching Days
We have two Half-term Junior Coaching events coming up here at Dibden which will take place on the following dates:
Tuesday, 16 February - 11.30am - 2.30pm
Thursday, 18 February - 12pm - 3pm
All abilities and everybody welcome to join in the fun. Let us help you understand and improve your game with PGA Qualified coaching. Click here or visit the pro shop for more information.