16 Nov

Ian's Response To The Blog -Never To Old To Be A Tiger

By Scott

Dear Scott,

The principal reason that I enlisted you as coach/teacher was

1. My very inconsistent ball striking and;

2. Unreliable putting.

3. That I was entering two separate club
championships and you had just 6 weeks
to turn it all around.

You could say that only the slightest change
in the position of the hands, taking them ahead
of the ball at address and lifting the club head
slightly on the take away, and simply dropping
the club head onto the back of the ball has
transformed my putting. 

You found that the problem of the poor ball striking
was due to considerable body sway back and through
and this was identified on video.

Constant instruction to maintain a still head while
rotating away from the ball and then right to the
impact position, and continuing the rotation of
the left shoulder to the left yielded very
satisfactory results.

My height is 5’3’’ and weight only 57 Kilos,
age 82.5 and driving distance 180 to 200m.

As I told you I averaged out all my scores,
and extrapolated then to 18 holes with the
result 82.25 per round, thus playing just
under my age.

The test will be tomorrow morning’s comp.
You may not know that I did win the comp
with 40 points after my first lesson with
you before commencing the match play events.

Thanks for all your help and advice.

My enjoyment of the game is very much enriched.
Get me up in my contest against my son-law on
the three Perth courses and I’ll invite you
and your wife home for dinner.

Might be a change from the mother-in-law’s cooking!

Best wishes,