Developing your match play mentality
In the lead up to this year's Ryder Cup we thought we'd share three top tips to help you become a better match play golfer. Some of you hardened match play stalwarts probably have a few tricks up your sleeve. Nonetheless, here's our top three:
1. Control your body language
Reacting badly to a poor shot will fill your opponent with confidence. You need to give the impression that you're in control, so take time between shots to collect yourself and focus on emitting positive body language.
2. Expect to hole out
You should expect to hole out - always. If you're expecting gimmes, this is something a canny opponent will pick up on. A positive attitude to holing out is the way forward.
3. Consider the situation
There's no point in playing the safe option if your opponent has stuck one in close. Likewise, if they've found water with their approach, for example, why go on the attack? Play for the middle of the green and a safe two-putt will normally do the job.
These tips may sound simple, but in the heat of battle it's easy to forget what match play is all about.
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Group golf coaching at Dibden Golf Centre
Come and join in the fun, make new golfing buddies, improve your skills and play better golf. Our group coaching programme runs all year long and you can join in at any time and all for the price of just £5 per session. Any age, any ability, everybody is welcome. Sessions run as follows:
- Ladies Group Coaching - Wednesday mornings 9.30am - 10.30am
- Senior Group Coaching - Thursday mornings 9.30am - 11.30am
- Adult Group Coaching - Saturdays 11am - 12pm and Tuesdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Junior Group Coaching - Saturday mornings 9am - 9.50am and 10am - 10.50am
Junior Golf Days in the Summer Holidays
Every Tuesday throughout the school summer holidays there will be junior group golf coaching taking place from 11am until 2pm. These fun sessions are aimed at juniors of all ages and abilities covering golf swing improvement on the range, short game practice and playing the nine hole golf course.
For more information speak to our PGA Qualified Golf Professional John Slade or click here to send us an email.