IN­SPIR­ING GOLFERS

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Locker Room -

As a pro­fes­sional golfer my mis­sion is to in­spire peo­ple to play golf, and in line with this I have en­listed the help of my son Ben­jamin

Golf rounds are de­clin­ing, and my chal­lenge to golfers is to en­cour­age your fam­ily and friends to take up the game. Ap­proach a PGA pro­fes­sional to guide you. Golf has given me a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to bond and spend time with Ben­jamin, fam­ily, clients and friends. Golf is a healthy pur­suit. A re­cent study con­cludes that “golf adds five years to your life.”

The most im­por­tant fun­da­men­tal in get­ting new golfers started is the set-up, or shape as I re­fer to it. It’s the shape of the body that is ev­i­dent in all ath­letic en­deav­ours. When set­ting up for golf, try and get the left side straight and right side with a slight an­gle or tuck. I ask all my pupils to take up this po­si­tion. It can also be de­scribed as look­ing like a re­verse K. This tip en­sures that a golfer’s body moves in the cor­rect way dur­ing the golf swing.

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