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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Nike Quits Golf

Nike to exit golf equipment business



Nike Golf announced Wednesday that it plans to "transition out" of golf equipment, instead focusing solely on its footwear and apparel business.

No specified timetable for the transition was announced. The decision means that Nike will soon stop producing clubs, balls and golf bags.

"We're committed to being the undisputed leader in golf footwear and apparel," Nike brand president Trevor Edwards said in a statement. "We will achieve this by investing in performance innovation for athletes and delivering sustainable profitable growth for Nike Golf."

Nike made a notable splash in the golf industry when it signed a young Tiger Woods to an equipment and apparel contract in 1996. It has grown as a golf brand since, notably signing Rory McIlroy to a 10-year deal in 2013 worth a reported $200 million.

McIlroy's win at the 2014 PGA Championship remains the most recent major title for a player using Nike equipment.

Last month Nike announced that golf sales fell 8.2 percent to $706 million for the fiscal year that ended May 31, making it the lowest-performing business segment of the company over that time period. According to corporate filings, Nike Golf sales peaked in 2013, with revenues of $792 million.

While Woods has been the brand's most notable representative for the past two decades, he hasn't hit a competitive shot in nearly a year while recovering from multiple back procedures. According to Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, plans are already underway to find Woods' next equipment provider for his eventual return to competition.

"Clearly he and I need to be thinking about a change on the hard goods side," Steinberg told GolfChannel.com. "He and I have discussed at length the plan for that, and feel comfortable with what we're going to do going forward. But clearly there's likely going to be a change."

In addition to Woods and McIlroy, other notable pros currently using Nike equipment include Michelle Wie, Suzann Pettersen, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau, Russell Henley, Paul Casey and Jhonattan Vegas.

Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour 2016 - Leg 12

Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour 
2016 - Leg 12
 Sharmila Nicollet clinches her maiden title of the season



Hyderabad, 5th August 2016: Hero Motor Corp sponsored Sharmila Nicollet won the 12th Leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at the Hyderabad Golf Club here on Friday after holding her nerves in playoff against Neha Tripathi.

The two players had to repeat the 18th hole four times before the issue was finally settled in favour of the Bengaluru golfer. Sharmila's card on the day comprised of bogeys on the 4th, 8th, 12th, and 18th holes. She also carded a triple on 16th hole. Her birdies came on the 6th, 10th, and 11th holes to finish with a score of 228 after 54 holes.

Giving Sharmila a run for her money was Hero Order of Merit Leader Neha Tripathi. She looked in tremendous form as she had the best score of the day of 1 over 72. Her card comprised of birdies on the 6th, 16th and 17th holes, and bogeys on the 3rd, 13th, 14th and 15th holes, to finish with a score 228 after 54 holes which was identical to Sharmila's total.

Overnight leader Amandeep Drall had an indifferent start as she carded a double bogey on the very first hole. Her front nine comprised of bogeys on the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 8th holes, and her lone birdie of the day came on the 4th. Her back nine comprised of a bogey on the 17th hole and double on the 13th. She finished third with a total score 231 after 54 holes.

Pune's Shweta Galande had an incredible start to the round as she carded an eagle on the very first hole, but failed to stitch together a series of consistent shots. She played an even par front nine, but it was her back nine which spoilt the chart for her. She carded double bogeys on the 12th and 18th and also a triple on the 17th hole. Her two birdies of the day came on the 10th and 15th holes, and her lone bogey of day came on the 13th.

Delhi's Ankita Tiwana finished 5th with a total score of 236 after 54 holes, followed by Kapurthala's Gursimar Badwal with a total score of 237 after 54 holes. Delhi's Ayesha Kapur finished 7th with a total score of 238 after 54 holes. Bengaluru's Trisha Sunil and Chandigarh's Saaniya Sharma finished with identical scores of 240 to be tied for the 8th spot.

 The tour now moves to the capital city of Delhi at the picturesque Delhi Golf Club from the 20th to the 23rd of September, 2016.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

RIO OLYMPICS 2016



ASIAN TOUR STARS  
CONFIRMED FOR OLYMPICS



A total of 14 Asian Tour members and four other Asian golfers have confirmed their participation for next month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

They will be among the 120 men and women who will create golfing history at the world’s greatest sporting spectacle when the sport makes its long-awaited return into the Olympic Games program after 112 years.

Korea’s Byeonghun An and Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee are among the highest ranked Asian players in 10 th  and 11 th  place respectively on the Final Olympic Golf Rankings.

An will fly the Korean flag together with compatriot Jeunghun Wang, who became the youngest ever player to secure back-to- back wins in European golf history with his triumphs in Morocco and Mauritius in May.

Thongchai, the only player to hold an unprecedented three Asian Tour Order of Merit crowns, will spearhead Thailand’s charge alongside 2013 Merit champion, Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

India will be represented by Anirban Lahiri and S.S.P. Chawrasia while current Order of Merit leader Marcus Fraser and Scott Hend, a nine-time Asian Tour winner, will bid to win the medals for Australia.

Malaysia’s Danny Chia and Gavin Green will be part of the 60-man field which will also feature Philippines’ Miguel Tabuena, Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman and the Chinese duo of Wu Ashun and Li Hao-tong.

Other Olympic-bound golfers include Pan Cheng-tsung and Lin Wen-tang from Chinese Taipei and Japan’s Yuta Ikeda.

Asian Tour member Adilson da Silva of Brazil will carry the local hopes at the Reserva de Marapendi Golf Course where the golf tournament will be staged from August 11- 20

The announcement of the confirmed places in Rio de Janeiro comes at the end of the two-year qualification process to identify the full list of players eligible to be entered by their respective NOCs in accordance with the qualification criteria.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

From Bed to Fairway





Giardino Ascona has become Ticino’s premier golf resort as it now enjoys direct access to the course at Golf Ascona, allowing guests to roll out of bed and straight onto the fairway.

Giardino Ascona has become Ticino’s premier golf resort as it now enjoys direct access to the course at Golf Ascona, allowing guests to roll out of bed and straight onto the fairway. Giardino Ascona and Golf Ascona, set on the banks of Lake Maggiore in the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, benefit from a unique micro-climate that creates temperate, balmy weather that allows the golf playing season to run until well into October. Established in 1928 as a 9-hole layout, Golf Ascona soon became a meeting place for local businessmen, wealthy tourists and celebrities who chose this little slice of paradise at the foothills of the Alps as their regular golf spot. Soon, the course became known as “the nicest 9 holes in Europe”. The popularity of the club led to its expansion to 18 holes with the help of renowned golf course architects Harry Colt and Giardino Ascona has become Ticino’s premier golf resort as it now enjoys direct access to the course at Golf Ascona, allowing guests to roll out of bed and straight onto the fairway. 

Charles Alison, who created a classic, tree-lined parkland course that weaves its way down to one of Europe’s most famous lakes against a backdrop of magnificent Alpine mountains. The par-4 16th and par-3 17th holes run directly alongside the picturesque lake whilst the rest of the course meanders through avenues of mature trees and expansive but shallow bunkers that defend many of the tricky, undulating greens. In 1960, the Patriziato of Ascona (local governing body) took over the lease on the golf club and, to this day, the City of Ascona manages the club though the feel of the clubhouse remains very much that of a traditional, private golf establishment. Since then, Golf Ascona has received many accolades, including the title of “Best Golf Course in Switzerland” in 1999. Right next door to the golf club stands the luxurious, 72-room Giardino Ascona, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The hotel offers fi ne dining in its 2 Michelin-starred Ecco Restaurant TRAVEL where Rolf Fliegauf (one of Switzerland’s most decorated chefs) resides, a less formal restaurant known as Aphrodite and a bar overlooking a lush Mediterranean garden, as well as extensive fitness facilities, including a dipiĆ¹ spa. 


The property is the ideal retreat after golf as it offers a rest and rehabilitation programme, ‘Golf Perfekt’, which is designed specifically for golfers in mind and run in collaboration with well-known physiotherapist Cornelia Albrecht.  After a thorough 90-minute body check-up, Cornelia accompanies her clients onto the golf course to get a detailed picture of the rotation, stability and coordination of their bodies as they play so that she can then provide advice and individually-tailored exercises to suit each golfer’s own body and movement. Cornelia looks to resolve any issues affecting player performance and, with her input, many golfers have managed to increase their driving capability considerably. After a session with Cornelia, a dipiĆ¹ massage in the hotel’s spa is the ideal way to relax and rest tired muscles, and is included in the package, which is priced at CHF355 (approx Euros326/£234). For those just wanting to play a round of golf, the cost of a green fee at Golf Ascona is CHF130 (approx Euros 117/£90) during the week and CHF150 (approx Euros135/£104) at weekends/public holidays, with Giardino Ascona guests qualifying for a 10% reduction on those rates. Keen golfers wanting to play a bit more golf have the option of trying out two other courses in the area. 

Golf Gerre Losone, which opened in 2001, offers a complete contrast to Ascona Golf; it is a modern, open and very challenging course thanks to a number of tight fairways, unnerving OB possibilities and several rock-lined streams and ponds that demand good course management and accurate shot making. A few kilometres away, the Golf Club Lugano course is laid out over gently undulating terrain that is bisected by the River Magliasina that often brings water into play. The tight, technical layout with numerous bunkers is tempered by large greens, whilst azaleas and rhododendrons add splashes of colour on various holes. 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

LADIES ON THE LINK


TWO IN A ROW

Ariya Jutanugarn shot a final-round 67 to claim her second consecutive LPGA Tour victory at the Kingsmill Championship Presented by JTBC. Jutanugarn shot all four rounds in the 60s at the River Course at Kingsmill Resort and fi nished at 14-under par and one shot clear of rookie Su Oh of Australia. American Gerina Piller and Sei Young Kim of South Korea finished tied for third at 12-under par. It may have been a bit easier for the second-year member, Ariya Jutanugarn, to pick up her second victory of the season. “Yeah, a lot easier. I didn’t get nervous. I didn’t get excited until the last putt,” explained Jutanugarn. Despite a few nerves on the last putt, she kept a steady hand to sink a 10-foot putt to earn back-to-back wins to join Ha Na Jang, Lydia Ko, and Haru Nomura repeat winners in the 2016 season. “Yeah. Actually a little bit harder because the lie and a little bit longer.” 

Jutanugarn won her first career title at the Tour’s last stop at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic when she became the first Thai player to win on Tour. This week, the 20- year old from Bangkok became the second player this season to win back-to-back events, joining world No. 1 Lydia Ko (Kia Classic & ANA Inspiration). She said closing out win No. 2 turned out to be a lot easier than trying to get her fi rst. “Yeah, a lot easier,” said Jutanugarn. “I didn’t get nervous. I didn’t get excited until the last putt. My hands were shaking, but it’s just a little bit, not like last tournament. Last tournament was so bad.” Jutanugarn bogeyed the par 3 second hole but birdied four of her next seven holes to make the turn at 13-under par. She received some pressure on the back nine from Gerina Piller and Su Oh after going fi ve consecutive holes without a birdie. But a birdie on the par 5 15th hole gave her a two-shot lead with three holes to play. 


She said she was aware of what the other players were doing but it didn’t faze her. “I didn’t feel pressure,” said Jutanugarn. “Today I just feel like whatever it is is fine because I just really want to have fun. I’m not really care -- actually I know they play good, but I’m not really care about them. I really worry about like what I want to do more.” Oh sank a long birdie putt from the fringe on the 18th to get to 13-under and within one shot of the lead. Oh’s runner-up finish is the best of her career and first top 10 in her rookie season. She gave herself an early birthday present as she turns 20 years old tomorrow. “You can always be a little more pleased, but yeah, I’m very happy with how it went today,” said Oh. “I got off to a really good start, which was nice, and just kept it going until the end.” Jutanugarn walked to the 18th tee needing a par to close out the win and didn’t make things easy on herself. 

After a great tee shot, she landed her approach Two In A Row on the far right fringe, setting her up for a diffi cult third shot with the pin position in the far left location. She hit her chip shot to six feet and confidentially made her par putt for the win. “I mean, last win was like breakthrough everything, so after I won one tournament, because I really want to win one tournament this year,” said Jutanugarn. “And after I do that, I just feel like whatever it is, I’m just going to take it and have fun, so that’s the only thing…I expect more wins, but I don’t know about next week.”


Monday, 20 June 2016

Rory May Reject Olympics!

Rory may reject Olympics!

Rory McIlroy says he could turn down the chance to play at the Olympics because of the Zika virus in Brazil. The world number three from Northern Ireland is “monitoring” the spread of the virus, which is linked to brain deformities in newborn babies. McIlroy said that there is going to be “a point in the next couple of years” where he and fiancee Erica Stoll may think about starting a family. “Right now, I’m ready to go but I don’t want anything to affect that,” he said.

Asked if there was a chance he might not go to Rio, McIlroy, replied: “Yeah.” But he added: “Right now I am going and looking forward to it.” He was speaking just hours after securing his first Irish Open title. Fiji’s Vijay Singh and Australian Marc Leishman have already pulled out of the Rio Games because of the Zika virus. Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel have also said they will not compete in the event for scheduling reasons. “As it gets closer, I am relishing the thought of going down there and competing for gold,” McIlroy added. “But I have been reading a lot of reports about Zika and there have been some articles coming out saying that it might be worse than they’re saying and I have to monitor that situation. “I am actually going to get my injections on Wednesday - at least I will be immunised for whatever... if I do get bitten by a mosquito down there.”

The 27-year-old, who has won four majors, said he would be proud to represent Ireland this summer. “I used to view the Olympics with a bit of resentment because it made me really think about who I was and where I was from,” the player from County Down added. “If there was just a Northern Irish team, I’d love to play for a Northern Irish team. But it doesn’t quite work like that. I’ve always played golf for Ireland. “We view golf in this island as the whole of Ireland and it’s what I’ve always done. That’s what I’m going to do down there... be proud to put on that green shirt and compete
for a gold.”

Friday, 17 June 2016

RISE OF THE UNDERDOGS


RISE OF THE UNDERDOGS
                                                 
-By Chuah Choo Chiang

Let’s talk about football for a change. And by now, I’m absolutely certain every sports fan around the world would have truly been blown over by the fairy-tale rise of Leicester City, who was crowned champions of the English Premier League in May. Twelve months ago, Leicester barely survived the relegation battle to stay afloat in the top tier and a scandal which erupted during a pre-season tour in Thailand did not help matters as far as their image was concerned. But sporting dramas sometimes provide the feel-good twist which defines both the detractors and silences the critics. With a new team manager, Claudio Ranieri on board followed by some astute summer buys, the Foxes began to outwit the bigger teams and lo and behold, the 5000-1 rank outsiders were soon popping the bubbly in celebration of one of the greatest ever sporting upsets in the world. Well before you think that this column should be appearing in Four Four Two magazine rather than a golf takeaway, the whole idea of marveling about Leicester’s stunning success was to simply drive home a point – that underdogs do have their days in the sun. 

In sporting annals, there have been so many well-scripted sporting upsets over the past few decades. And everybody loves a David vs Goliath tale. In boxing, there was James Buster Douglas’ knockout win over Mike Tyson, Boris Becker’s win at Wimbledon as a 17-year old first-timer in tennis, Japan’s upset victory over South Africa in rugby’s World Cup last year, Greece’s shocker at football’s Euro 2004. The list goes on… The game of golf has also witnessed many pleasant surprises. In recent RISE OF THE UNDERDOGS By Chuah Choo Chiang Soomin Lee times, there was John Daly’s magical triumph at the 1991 PGA Championship, where as the ninth alternate to get into the field following a spate of withdrawals, the former Wild Thing, who reportedly drove overnight to Hazeltine, produced a remarkable three-shot victory which would stake his claim in golf’s folklore. From an Asian golf perspective, Korea’s Y.E. Yang will forever be remembered and celebrated for toppling Tiger Woods in the 2009 PGA Championship where he outduelled the then invisible American to become Asia’s first Major champion. 

Woods has never lost a Major title when holding at least a share of the 54-hole lead but Yang, an Asian Tour alumni and now an honorary member, was not intimidated as he took the tiger by the tail and prevailed in one of the golf’s greatest upsets. The defeat has left Woods stuck on 14 Major wins, four shy of the record held by Jack Nicklaus, and he’s not been able to increase the tally over the past seven years which have been littered by a sex scandal and a spate of injuries and surgeries. With the privilege to be right in the thick of the action with the Asian Tour, this scribe has enjoyed watching and chronicling the emergence of many stars.From Thongchai Jaidee to Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal to K.J. Choi, Y.E. Yang to Anirban Lahiri, Miguel Tabuena to Kiradech Aphibarnrat, there is a sense that the talent tap in Asia will continue to flow freely. These days, Asian Tour golfers aspire to reach for the stars, and they don’t just speak about only winning in tournaments at home or around the region. Instead, they now talk about winning the tournaments and Major championships. When such confidence emerges from this new generation of Asian players, which stems from a growing self-belief and  confidence, it is rather misplaced that some golf pundits have chosen to water down their dreams rather than congratulate them for their determination and desire to win on the big stage. 

Over a two week spell in late April and early May, Korea’s Jeunghun Wang and Soomin Lee, who have both cut their professional teeth on the Asian Tour, emerged victorious in European Tour tournaments in Morocco and China respectively. Two more wins for the underdogs. Entering both events on sponsor’s invitations, Wang, 20, and the 22-year-old Lee showed great courage to triumph on international soil and atone for heart-breaking losses previously in their search for career breakthrough wins. The likes of Indian legend Jeev have predicted that Wang, for one, could go on to become a Major champion in the near future. Is this misplaced confidence or sheer aspiration by the Asian Tour stars? Let’s just get this straight – underdogs can rule in sports. 

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

PACE OF PLAY


THE R&A PUBLISHES PACE OF PLAY GUIDANCE MANUAL





















A new manual giving guidance to golf clubs and golfers on ways of improving pace of play has been published today by The R&A. The manual will be distributed to The R&A's 152 affiliated organisations around the world and every golf club in Great Britain and Ireland. It will be available to download from The R&A website, www.randa.org/paceofplay, where further information, resources and related videos can also be viewed.

The new manual provides practical guidance in the three key areas of management, course set-up and player behavior. Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, "There is no doubt that pace of play is a key issue for golf today and one on which many golfers have strong views. Through the research exercise and the conference we gained some valuable insights into the views of players, administrators and officials involved in all levels of golf.

"We fully recognise that in a sport as diverse as golf there is no one-size-fits-all approach and so the new manual outlines approaches which have proved to be effective and offers some thoughtful solutions to the day-to-day pace of play challenges which can arise in golf. We hope the manual will prove to be a useful reference guide for clubs, competition organisers and players alike." The R&A carried out an extensive international survey into golfers' views on the pace of play in 2014/15 which attracted more than 56,000 responses from golfers in 122 countries. One of the key findings of the research was that 60% of golfers said they would enjoy golf more if they played in less time. The findings were discussed at the Time for Golf conference last November, which was attended by professionals and administrators from throughout the world of golf and those discussions helped shape the new manual.

European Ryder Cup player Stephen Gallacher took part in a discussion session at the conference. Welcoming the launch of the new manual, he said, "I think this is an important step forward in providing some practical ways of improving pace of play. It was fascinating to hear different perspectives on the pace of play at the Time for Golf conference and there was definitely a feeling that we should share some of the best approaches to dealing with the issue with a wider audience. The new manual gives some great examples of best practice and I would definitely recommend it to anyone involved in golf."

Recognising the increased pressure that many people face in their leisure time today and the overall time it can take to play golf, The R&A recently announced the launch of a new nine-hole championship to promote nine-hole golf as a perfectly valid format for the sport which can be played competitively, for handicap purposes and for fun. A group of 30 qualifiers will compete in a nine whole handicap event at Royal Troon immediately before The 145th Open in July.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Golf in Paradise




How can the golfers miss the opportunity to unwind themselves at such a beautiful destination? Especially when it's all about KASHMIR. It is a heaven on the earth where nobody would deny to spend their vacations. And when Golf and vacations go hand in hand its makes and incredible combination. The upcoming tournaments ‘ Srinagar Golf Cup’ & ‘Kashmir Golf Festival’ will absolutely going to be an out-of-the-blue experience. The enrollments are at a great pace, so don’t miss it. For the ones who haven’t registered yet, reach us for registration at: regristration@slwindia.com

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD PRE-SHOT ROUTINE AND WHY IT HELPS




THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD PRE-SHOT ROUTINE AND WHY IT HELPS

- by Digraj Singh

I remember that as a junior there were times when I tried really hard and then there would be times when I didn’t, but still played as well, if not better. In fact, most times, the harder I tried, the worse I played. And by harder I mean over thinking, over trying and taking more time on shots. And this would happen under pressure. Then thanks to some great advice I received from Bamby and Bunty Randhawa’s father, Col Randhawa, to keep statistics of all my shots, I started realising the importance of a pre shot routine. And the more I read on it and practiced it, the more I realised the value and practicality of it and benefi ted tremendously. I was a statistics student and managed to put together a very detailed assessment procedure which included correlating the outcome of each shot to my thoughts and effort. On analysing the results I realised that when I followed a routine, I had more consistency. I realised that whenever I was under pressure, I would start getting more careful and would start taking more time. And as a result, due to this inconsistent pre shot process, would invariably play worse golf when it mattered. All this changed dramatically once I understood the importance of the routine. And when I started following it, I became a better player under pressure. More research followed to understand why the routine is important. I read many papers and observed top players. I remember reading about and watching Jack Nicklaus and his deliberate routine which never changed. In fact he was perhaps the first golfer to introduce visualisation into his pre- shot routine and had timed his entire sequence, which he followed diligently. And it seemed to corroborate what I was reading. So what exactly is pre-shot routine and how does it help? Well simplistically stated, routine is doing a set of identical actions prior to each shot. Easy. Right? Well, that’s the challenge. And how does a routine help? Let me try and explain it by using an example that I share with my students. Imagine that the same set of athletes are running two different races. In the fi rst race there is a starter who goes ready, one, two, three “Bang” – the gun goes off. And in the second race there is no starter. The gun can go off anytime and so the athletes have to be ready right through for the gun to go off. Bang – the gun goes off. Which of the two races will be a faster race? Well, the fi rst race will be the faster race. This is because the athletes will begin from an optimised state of muscle preparedness.

When the starter says ready, one, two, three, “Bang” , the entire network of muscles, tendons, ligaments, tissue etc are in the most prepared state for explosive action. And there is synchronicity in the body thanks to the preparedness. In the second race, the athletes have to get to that ready state on their own and stay there till the gun goes off. Now any muscle, in the prepared state for too long starts tightening up. And a tight muscle is not as effi cient as a relaxed ready muscle in an optimised state. And the synchronicity in the network that is employed for the movements also goes down a bit. As a result, the same athlete, with the same technique etc may not have the same timing as when he runs with an optimised state of preparedness.. The golf swing is similar. When a player has a consistent routine, an automatic starter begins in the brain. It knows from practice that disciplined Digraj will now begin his swing in 15 seconds. So it issues a command to the network to start getting ready. Digraj will initiate the swing in 15 seconds.15, 14, . .., 1 ,”bang”. And the swing begins with the muscles in an optimised state. On the other hand, when the player starts taking more time, or has no routine, the golf swing faces the same challenge as that of running the second race with muscles not in the most effective state of preparedness. And as a result the swing is made with the same set of muscles in a tighter state or conversely, at a softer state, both of which could lead to a difference, a loss of effi ciency, which could impact both the club head speed or the face of the club at impact. Naturally, the results of the shot would be different. And as I read more and spoke with more knowledgeable people, it became clearer that a good routine was about having the same thoughts, of the same intensity and also doing an identical set of actions and taking the same time for each shot. The sequence and actions could be different for different people, but for the same person to be consistent and most effi cient, it meant that the player should have the same thoughts, with the same intensity and should do the same things, in the same time, every time. And if he could train himself to do so, he would run the fi rst race each time and have the highest probability of getting the best results each time.

Once I understood the importance of this, I created a sequence of thoughts and actually started timing how much time I took on my shots, both on the course and while practicing. My caddie would do so. Initially, sticking to the same routine under pressure made me feel that I was rushing the shot. Not giving it enough attention. But the paradox was that on the contrary I was giving my body the best chance to make a repetitive, efficient swing. And I soon realised that this process works as I started seeing the results under pressure and that gave me a lot of inner confidence. Now everyone talks of process which is simply being able to apply yourself to each shot through an identical routine. A routine which you should create carefully and then “time” it. Write it down initially and then practice it. And then take it to the course. You will be amazed at how quickly your good shots get better and your misses also improve and suddenly with the same ability, your scores will show an improvement. I have experienced this magic and am sure you will too. The key is to follow the routine for each and every shot, not just when the pressure is on. The routine has several other advantages as it ensures that there is no time to dwell on negative thoughts, it helps you play fast and makes you confident and fearless. For all the benefits stated here, I would recommend that take action now. Review your pre-shot routine, freeze it and follow it with discipline. It is certain to help your game in the long run.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Travel for golf

                           Travel for Golf



If you like to travel for a golf holiday, but you've never combined the two, you're missing out something really good in your life. There are plenty of incredible destinations in India where you can relax along with enjoying your favorite sport. Golf isn't just for die-hard golf fans; it's for anyone that wants to take a vacation and also wants to do some golfing on one of the world's best courses.
Srinagar, the beauty city is one of the best cities in India to visit. The lovers of golf and nature can spend their time well here. This place catches so much of attention that people gets more and more attracted, and this feature has made this place so lovable and admirable. The Royal Springs in the well know and one of the most beautiful golf courses, where you won't just relish yourself with golf but you will definitely admire the beauty of this place. Kashmir offers a unique opportunity to play golf in energizing surroundings, where the wind whispers through enormous trees of chinar and stately pine.
This beauty-filled golf course is the most often visited destinations of the professional golfers. Sports and Leisure Worldwide is one of the renowned organization who takes the initiative of organizing the golf tournaments and gives the opportunity to the golfers play with their fellow players.
The associated players get the tournament notification mail and SMS. They all are subscribed to the India’s No. 1 golf magazine where they easily get the latest updates and the upcoming notification of the events. If you are one of those passionate lovers of golf, then subscribe Golf Plus Monthly to keep yourself updated.
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Monday, 23 May 2016

SLW Golf presents the Srinagar Golf Cup at Royal Springs Golf Course on 16-07-2016

SLW Golf presents the Srinagar Golf Cup at Royal Springs Golf Course on 16 July 2016 in Srinagar, Kashmir!
Book your 4-ball now!

SLW Golf presents the Kashmir Golf Festival at Pahalgam J&K on 23rd July 2016

Our sister company SLW Golf is organizing a golf tournament at one of the most beautiful places in India, Pahalgam Golf Course in Pahalgam, J & K, on 23rd of July 2016!

You can book your 4-ball right now!


Friday, 29 April 2016

Golf Festival in Shillong!

GolfPlus Monthly presents together with Incredible India! Join us on 7 May 2016 for a fantastic golf festival in Shillong!

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Kaziranga Golf Festival!

GolfPlus Monthly presents together with Incredible India! Join us on 30 April 32016 for fantastic golf festival in Kaziranga!