Archive for the ‘MWGA Golf News’ Category

Belly Putters “To GO”

The R & A Speak out

With 3 of the last 5 Major Champions using Belly putters, there is sure going to be a shake up on the worldwide tours!!!

Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott, Web Simpson are just some of the guys that are going to need to switch back to a standard style of putter and it might just take some time in getting used to this.

Mike Davis, USGA Executive Director thoughts on the longer putters can be read HERE

Greg Norman and Rory Mcllroy both are very happy with the ban, you can read there thoughts HERE

I think the move will be good for golf and I know that the players will get use to changing their styles accordingly. Hopefully the R & A will leave the golf ball alone as I have never met a golfer who wants to hit the BALL SHORTER. They should also leave the old course alone, to much history and drama has unfolded there.

MWGA Players performing very well

Well done to my clients with their recent performance in tournaments over the last couple of weeks –

Glyn Bateman won the Willingdon Pro Am with a gross 68 and he also has just won the Bill Watts (Sussex Pros Championship) with two solid 68′s.

Maria Tulley has just finished 2nd in the Glenmuir Woman’s PGA Professional Championship with two steady rounds of 76 and 71 which gave her a total of plus 3. The two rounds included 10 birdies.

Laird Shephard has been going strong in the Junior Opens lately with a win at Piltdown with a gross 76 and a 2nd place finish at the Nevill with a gross 74, he won the nett prize for this. His handicap has tumble down to 7 now, one to watch for the future.

Bill Shelley won the Seniors Rose Bowl at Dale Hill on Tuesday with 42 points.

Nevill Gallagher won the Tams Medal at Dale Hill with a nett 69.

John Elliott won the Mens Stableford at Dale Hill in tough conditions with a great 37 points.

Georgie Turner won both the business ladies salver and the Sue Wilson Par competition.

Chris Pugh won the Fooks Salver at Dale Hill with Brian Betts with a total of 39 points.

Well done everyone keep up the great work!!

Laird Shepherd wins Junior Open

Congratulations Laird

Well done to my client Laird Shepherd on winning the West Hove Junior Open with a gross 76. This also reduces his handicap to 8. Laird is definitely a young golfer to watch for the future.

Ladies Golf in Sussex is going strong

Emma Morgan Wins Ladies Crowbrough Beacon Championship

Well done to client Emma on winning the ladies Club Championship at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club last weekend, a fine performance.

We having been working hard on Emma’s swing and putting and it is now certainly paying off.

Keep up the good work Emma.

Rosie Hockey Sussex County Ladies Golf

A Huge well done to Rosie Hockey a long term client of mine on winning the Sussex County Scratch Foursomes at Pyecombe Golf Club last week.

Click Here for a full report.

Rosie is doing very well with her golf and I wish her all the very best in the England Matchplay later on this year.

Golf Lessons Kent – Beginner Group Lessons 2012

I am going to put some beginner group golf lessons together that will be happening in early spring 2012. The 5 one hour group lessons will have 4 people in a group, and I intend to run 4 of these groups.

If you would like to join on of these groups then please email me mark@markwoodgolfacademy.co.ukand I give you some more details on dates, costs and times of the group sessions.

Come and join one of the Beginner Group Golf Lessons 2012

These beginner group sessions will give you a starting platform into playing golf, during the golf lessons we will cover the basic set-up and golf swing as well as teaching you the basic short game techniques which include putting, chipping, bunker play and pitching.

Beginner Group Golf Lessons in Kent

I look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you in learning this wonderful game.

Golf Lessons Sussex – Beginner Group Lessons 2012

I am going to put some beginner group lessons together that will be happening in early spring 2012. The 5 one hour group lessons will have 4 people in a group, and I intend to run 4 of these groups.

If you would like to join on of these groups then please email me mark@markwoodgolfacademy.co.ukand I give you some more details on dates, costs and times of the group sessions.

Come and join one of the Beginner Group Golf Lessons 2012

These beginner group sessions will give you a starting platform into playing golf, we will cover the basicset-up and golf swing as well as teaching you the basic short game techniques which include putting, chipping, bunker play and pitching.

Beginner Group Golf Lessons in Sussex

I look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you in learning this wonderful game.

Golf Lessons Sussex – Westwood told off by Mum

Lee Westwood must have been shocked when his mum told him off for swearing during the recent Qatar Masters last week.

She heard him swearing after his tee shot had ended 15ft from the pin, his closing 69 was only good enough for a joint 12th place. The winner was Scotland’s Paul Lawrie who is having a tremendous season so far, and back into the Top 50.

Lee’s mum rang him after the round and said “you might want to apologise” Westwood did not think that being so far down the leaderboard that he would not be on TV.

He later went onto Twitter and apologised again writing ”Sorry about swearing on the 16th tee. Came off like a rocket and thought it was going further! Wash my mouth out! Perils of live tv!”

I suppose your never to old to be told off by Mum!!

Beginner Golf Lessons in Sussex and Kent :: Mark Wood Golf Academy

Beginner Group Golf Lessons in Sussex and Kent

I am going to put some beginner group lessons together that will be happening in early spring 2012. The 5 one hour group lessons will have 4 people in a group, and I intend to run 4 of these groups.

If you would like to join on of these groups then please email me mark@markwoodgolfacademy.co.ukand I give you some more details on dates, costs and times of the group sessions.

Come and join one of the Beginner Group Golf Lessons

These beginner group sessions will give you a starting platform into playing golf, we will cover the basicset-up and golf swing as well as teaching you the basic short game techniques which include putting, chipping, bunker play and pitching.

Beginner Group Lessons in Sussex and Kent

I look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you in learning this wonderful game.

Richard Hannam

Well done to MWGA Student Richard Hannam on winning the Weekend Stableford with 43 points this weekend at Dale Hill.

Richard has recently had a few lessons from me over the last couple of weeks and the changes that we have made are paying off, great work Richard. If you would like to improve your golf and take it to the next level please click here to see what lessons and programmes I am currently running.