WAIMARINO GOLF WORKSHOP

WAIMARINO GOLF WORKSHOP
May 18, 2020 admin

Hi everyone,

I am back in the country for a couple of months – something to do with a virus not going to well in the USA.

If anyone is interested, I am setting up some golf workshops over the winter until I possibly head back for the fall semester.

See details below:

Instructor: Bridget Connolly (Waimarino member, current golf scholar to Morehead State (Kentucky), experience in golf coaching)

When: Saturday or Sunday with friday as an option if required

Time frame: 1 hour per group over five weeks. Every 2nd weekend

1: 6th June    2: 20th June   3: 4th July   4: 18th July  5: 1st August(dates can be changed according to weather)

Start and end time: 9:00-10:00 (0-10), 10:30-11:30 (10-20), 12:00-1:00 (20-30), 1:30-2:30 (women ONLY)

(If there is a demand will do a beginner women’s session too)

Group Size: 3-5 per group (preferably five)

Charging rate: $25.00 per person, Individual lessons: $30.00

Lesson plans: see below. This is not set in stone, just a guideline to what we will try to get done (can modify for different people if need be) 

RSVP and Pay prior to lesson

Email: Bridgetconnolly13@gmail.com

Ph: 02108773935

WAIMARINO GOLF WORKSHOP PLAN

The workshop will focus on the following five areas:

  1. Full swing with short irons to mid irons
  2. Full swing with hybrids/long irons, foods and driver

(On course work will be incorporated in weeks 3-5, after working on putting, chipping and pitching- this is to put swing work into action and work on course management/mental game)

  1. Putting, green reading and slope!
  2. Running chip shots and in betweener pitch shots
  3. Over pitch shots and soft/flop shots, bunker shots

Each area is customized to each group

0-10 handicaps:

Five-week course:

  1. Full swing with short irons to mid irons- video analysis and then give out drills- focus on impact and position at the top of the swing- then on course work
  2. Full swing with hybrids/long irons, woods and driver, same idea of focusing on impact position and getting to the correct spot at the top of the swing and using video to analyze the swing- then on course work
  3. Putting- video the putting swing and analyze what is going on, give drills and then go onto the course for a couple of holes- then on course work.
  4. Work on improving wedge game, so focus on becoming consistent at hitting distances between 40-90 meters (as if you can up and down from these distances then save par or get birdie)- initially practice on range- then on course work.
  5. Bunker shots and flop/over pitch shots (54/58/60 degree)- work on different distances- then on course work.

 10-20 handicaps:

  1. Full swing with short irons to mid irons- video analysis and then give out drills, look at plane and top of swing position and impact- then on course work.
  2. Full swing with hybrids/long irons, woods and driver, same idea of focusing on plane, impact position and getting to the correct spot at the top of the swing and using video to analyze the swing- then on course work.
  3. Putting- focus on pace of putting and plane of backswing, then on course work focusing on where they waste shots and establishing a routine before every shot.
  4. Work on improving wedge game, so focus on becoming consistent at hitting distances between 40-90 meters (as if you can up and down from these distances then save par or get birdie)- initially practice on range- then on course work.
  5. Bunker shots and flop/over pitch shots (54/58/60 degree)- first work on technique, then if we have time work on different distances- then on course work (wrap up everything we have been working on)

20 and over

  1. Full swing with short irons to mid irons- video analysis and then give out drills, look at plane and top of swing position and impact (also incorporates grip, alignment, other more basic technique)- then on course work.
  2. Full swing with hybrids/long irons, woods and driver, same idea of focusing on plane, impact position and getting to the correct spot at the top of the swing and using video to analyze the swing (also incorporates grip, alignment, other more basic technique)- then on course work.
  3. Putting- begin with going over basic technique then move on to pace and drills, if we have time, we can touch on reading greens (go on course for green readings)
  4. Focus on pitch shots around the green (saving up and downs)- so we will start with PW, 50, 52, go out to the course and then work on these shots! High lofted shots to get over bunkers, hills etc, using 56, 58- or 60-degree wedges. Involves learning how to open club face and control distance.
  5. On course management lesson which includes playing as many holes as possible in an hour. It will wrap up everything that each person has learnt over the past few weeks.

In depth information regarding each lesson.

Lesson 1 and 2: Full swing- we will have everyone on the range. I will film each person’s swing and while I am working on one person the others are either warming up or working on what we have discussed. The video analysis includes slowing down the swing and talking through the person’s swings, focusing on both good parts of the swing and parts that need improvement. I will then write down on a notepad what each person needs to focus on. For high handicappers we will only give out 3-5 things to improve on as to not overwhelm the person, the higher handicappers will have less issues and more understanding of their swing therefore there won’t be as many things to change. Once everyone has talked through there swing with me and hit some balls on the range, we will go on to the course and hit some shots into the green. This is done so we have a proper target to aim at and it’s more alike to what we will encounter during a round. For lesson two we also will be hitting shots from the tee box.

Lesson 3: Putting lesson includes having everyone on the putting green and again I will go to each person and video their putting swing, to make sure everyone is on plane with their putting takeaway and follow through and look at other issues/ good parts of putting technique. As I am working with one person, the others are practicing putting. Then I will give out individual drills to each person and also collective drills for the whole group. For high handicappers, the focus is on basics of putting, such as alignment and grip and for mid-low handicappers we will focus on pace of putts, green readings and also more advanced technique improvements. Then we will go around different holes on the course and practice different length putts, see how each person approaches a putt (includes line of the putt, the read, where they want to roll the ball too etc).

Lesson 4: (High handicappers) We will focus on chipping around the green, this includes pitch and run and high lofted shots! I will have everyone pick a spot around the practice green and we will practice these shots, I will go around to each person individually and give tips and help to improving accuracy and pace for these shots. Once I have seen each person and we have done some practice, we can move onto practicing different shots on the course in order to get more variety of different angles, lie and speed etc.

Lesson 4: (mid-low handicappers) We will focus on wedge shots from 40-90 meters on the range, I will have six sticks in the ground for each distance. Once everyone has worked on this and worked out how far back, they need to swing for each distance, we then will go on the course and drop balls from differing distances and hit into the greens.

Lesson 5: (high handicappers) This lesson will focus on course management; I will go out with the group and we will play as many holes as we can. The purpose of this is to help with pre and post shot routines and putting what we have learnt the last few weeks into practice. We will also work on bunker shots if we have time.

Lesson 5: (mid-low handicappers) This lesson focuses on high lofted and pitch shots into the green, so 54,56,58 and 60-degree wedges (whatever each person has in their bag). The focus will be on being able to create some spin (aimed more at the lower handicappers) and control the distance of different distance chips (40 meters and below). Once I have given out some drills and everyone has worked on these shots, we will go out to the course and practice these shots on different holes. This lesson also focuses on bunker improvement. The lower handicappers will be focusing more on creating spin out of the bunker and distance improvement. The mid handicappers will primarily focus on consistently getting out of the bunker and putting themselves in position to get up and downs from different distances.

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