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Top 10 – Favourite Golf Courses

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This list represents my top 10 favourite courses that I’ve played. The courses listed are the ones I have always enjoyed and look forward to playing each time I visit.  They all consist of some of my unforgettable golfing memories, mostly good some bad. 10. HORIZONS GOLF RESORT – New South Wales Reason: I have […]

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He may be young, but he’s got game!

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Matthew is only 10, but has recently been invited to join the Cardinia Beaconhills Junior Pennant Team to practice and hone his skills.  The team consists of boys between the ages of 13 and 17. Golf is in the blood of the whole family…  David, his father, plays off single figures and was runner up […]

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Do you take a divot?

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Good players hit down on the ball when playing a shot off the ground, NOT up.  There should be no attempt to neither scoop nor lift the ball into the air. To effectively hit down on the back of the ball, the good player ensures their hands are in front of the ball at impact […]

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Trick Shot – The Lob

I was messing around today seeing how much I could lay my lob wedge back to get the highest and shortest shot possible.  Here is two shots taken from 2 different angles. Thrusting the open face down and forwards under the ball to lay the face back to achieve maximum launch angle. Just make sure […]

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Student Scores First Ace

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Willow Golf is very excited to announce that student, JENNY CHANDLER, this week scored her very first ace. Playing in the Ladies club competition at Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links on Wednesday 16th March, Jenny came to the 11th hole. Measuring 166 metres, she selected her 3 wood and made a nice smooth swing.  The shot […]

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Joel – Learning to Sustain Lag on the Downswing

Joel Simons recent lesson in which we worked on sustaining the angle of the left wrist on the downswing to deliver more power and clubhead speed where it is needed… Through impact and not half way on the downswing!! Learning how to do this starts by making small swings and ensuring you maintain a bent […]

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Fitness for Golf

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Here are some of the things that we do to condition ourselves for golf.  All you need is a balance ball. Improving core strength and balance will assist the golf swing and general well being. Exercise #1:  Balance on all fours Exercise #2: Kneeling Balance Exercise #3: Kneeling Rotation Exercise #4: Balance Extensions     […]

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Impact must be your FIRST consideration

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If you master how to achieve the correct impact alignments, then you will start to have control over the balls flight. Consistent ball striking doesn’t happen by accident.  Anyone can learn to make a consistent strike on the ball… It is first achieved by learning the correct impact alignments in a chip shot, then the […]

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It’s not about pretty… It’s about IMPACT!!

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We’ve all seen the golf swings down the range that make us double take. Learn to impact the ball correctly and the rest just kind of happens. I like to start by teaching a student how they need to impact the ball first.  Then their body will start to move to support the motion of […]

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Playing Golf With My Daughter

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Being such a nice afternoon I thought I would take my daughter out for a couple of holes.  The following is the story of the events that occurred this afternoon at the Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links. Madison enters the pro shop to book in her round of golf… Madison tees her ball up on the […]

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5 year old Tyler – Chipping Lesson

I gave 5 year old Tyler a chipping lesson today and had to post this video of his chipping. Tyler was trying to help get the ball in the air a little and this was leading to a few topped shots along the ground.  We played a game… don’t cut yourself with the laser.  It […]

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Juniors compete for $1,000,000

At today’s Holiday Junior Golf Clinic conducted at Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links, the juniors didn’t know they were actually competing for a $1,000,000 prize to out drive the pro.  The pro (Willow) used a kids club and teed off a plastic soft drink bottle.  His drive went an amazing 324.6 metres. Please note: No official […]

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Introducing Long Drive Champion – Tyler Foote

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Willow Golf student Tyler Foote today broke his own world record for longest drive.  His previous best was an impressive 75 metres which he set only a week ago. Today while out playing with dad Glenn, used his years of golfing experience to wind one up and hit it an amazing 90 metres on one […]

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Jenny Chandler sizzles around Beaconhills…

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I just got word that student Jenny Chandler had her best ever score around the Beaconhills layout today… Currently down to a handicap of 21 after a couple of months of lessons, Jenny shot an impressive 83 off the stick for a remarkable 62 nett. Speaking to her tonight she was thrilled to have finally […]

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What Other Sport Do You Play Which Might Help Your Golf?

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If you are just taking up golf, relating a sport you have played in the past to your golf swing maybe very useful in achieving a more sound golf technique. Softball, Baseball, Tennis, Cricket are just an example of sports that have very similar biomechanics to golf.   For example: the chipping technique can be […]

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Playing with a Future Super Star of Golf

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In most PGA Pro Am’s, I think you’d find the amateurs in awe of the professionals they play with and some of the shots they execute but recently at the Howlong Pro Am it was the exact opposite in our group. The Howlong Pro Am held recently on the Murray River introduced a future star […]

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Putting Tips for Holing More Putts

Follow the tips in the video to putt with more confidence and hole more putts. Picking a target 6 inches in front of your ball on your line will make it easier to align correctly.   Rolling the ball over this target will ensure you roll your putts on your intended line which will lead […]

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Chipping Tips for Lower Scores

To learn to score better on the golf course, firstly work on your chipping technique so you are executing consistent chip shots. Then the golfer must learn how they can control their distance to get the ball closer to the hole more often.   This requires practice to build the skill level at being able […]

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2010 Australian Masters Golf Championship Visit

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I attended the 2010 Australian Masters Golf Championship held at the beautiful Victoria Golf Club.  Luckily enough I had a couple of cameras with me so here are some photos and videos of some of the professionals. STAY TUNED… MORE STUFF CONTINUALLY BEING ADDED!!

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Ben Taylor Swing Plane

Here is a video lesson report from a recent lesson with Ben Taylor. Ben currently plays off 4 and has recently been working on his impact alignments.  The drill he has been using is to preview impact before he starts his swings to help him get his right forearm on shaft plane through impact.  The […]

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