Q&A MIKE KANSKI, HEAD IN­STRUC­TOR

Today's Golfer (UK) - - Best Golf Tech -

Phil [Kenyon] coached eight of the 2016 Euro­pean Ry­der Cup team.

Play­ers like Rory Mcil­roy, Hen­rik Sten­son, Justin Rose and Matt Fitz­patrick have all been here, but Phil coaches a lot of play­ers out on Tour. He coaches from this stu­dio about twice a month, and a lot of play­ers send mes­sages on What­sapp with videos of their strokes.

There’s a three to four week wait­ing time for lessons.

We are very busy, and we are open seven days a week, from 7am to 8pm. Chris Wood and Tommy Fleet­wood are reg­u­lar visi­tors, but we also coach all of the Eng­land am­a­teur squads. Phil has had stu­dents from Australia, who travel specif­i­cally to come here. I’ve had pros from In­dia and every week we have some­one in who’s trav­elled from some­where in Europe.

We mea­sure ev­ery­thing in the putting stroke; no stone is left un­turned.

If we think some­one has got ques­tion­able ac­cel­er­a­tion in their stroke, we can set the Green Stage to an up­s­lope and watch how they ad­just and change their stroke. We can do the same with peo­ple who strug­gle to con­trol their speed with down­hill putts.

All the best put­ters are able to keep their fore­arms, el­bows and wrists quiet.

Small move­ments there will have big im­pli­ca­tions at the bot­tom end, and the Sam Put­t­lab can pick that up as well as any changes in grip and arm pres­sure.

A per­cent­age of your prac­tice needs to be ded­i­cated to putting.

And within that, time should be spent on im­prov­ing the dy­nam­ics of your stroke, green read­ing and pace. If you can sec­tion your prac­tice that way and have some mea­sur­able drills, you can then mon­i­tor and track any im­prove­ment.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.haroldswash­putting.co.uk

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