ROWGC members, THSG and LPH Pupils shine to the top
9 July 2020 10:24 am
22 handicap to 19 handicap in a month Hands up who's guilty?????? Nadia Stirling! Nadia has been in stirling form over the past month!! with 3 fine rounds under her handicap. Starting off winning the Spring meeting with a great 38 points in tough conditions, follow...
Cant wait to be back
28 May 2020 7:43 am
Hello all I am super excited to be returning to coaching, week commencing the 8th June! The past 10 weeks have been fun and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it; Spending so much time with Kathryn and Esme has been amazing and a time I feel extremely privileged to...
This weeks webinar - Ball flight laws and shot shaping
28 May 2020 10:34 am
We are now into week 9 of our webinar series and they have been great fun! I thank you so much those who have attended, your support in these difficult times has been lovely. Week 9 In this weeks instalment we will run through the new ball flight laws and how to hit every shot in th...
The Last Month in Isolation: We Miss You!
30 April 2020 10:14 am
Talk amongst the hierarchy may suggest that golf courses will be reopening in just a few weeks time, which of course I cannot contain my excitement about - but alas, this is only rumour. I hope everyone is well and keeping safe in these unprecendented times. It is proving to be tough but ...
Isolation Webinars - Get Your Game Ready
30 April 2020 2:36 pm
Calling All THSG Pupils ...... Hopefully with better news on the horizon we can start to think about what that first tee shot will feel like!! We are now into week 5 of our webinar series and as each week goes by the webinars get more and more important. These fun and engaging webinar...
THSG/LPH Isolation Webinars
1 April 2020 10:12 am
Calling All Golfers ...... This week we are releasing dates/times for our first ever THSG webinars. We want to carry on our improvement programs and deliver fun and engaging webinars to help you practice and improve while in isolation. We understand t...
Why use AimPoint Express?
16 May 2018 12:34 pm
To start with Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Paul Casey, Adam Scott, Lydia Ko and Michelle Wie use it in a world where money is everything and players get paid to swizzle their watch while being interviewed on TV. What’s really exiting for me is that the above names don’t get paid a penny from...
Performance Practice Day with Peter Arnott
6 March 2020 8:35 am
Why Performance Practice? Attending a performance practice session will allow you to have a better understanding of how to spend your practice time. Therefore your practice will have greater transfer to performance. After the Performance practice day you w...
Picking the brain of a Ryder Cup Legend - Putting with Brian Huggett
5 February 2020 4:16 pm
Last week I was fortunate to spend half an hour discussing putting with golfing legend Brian Huggett. Brian, who is resident in Ross on Wye area, finished tied for runner-up at The 1965 Open at Royal Birkdale, and won many European Tour events. He played in six Ryder Cups and featured in ...
MOT your golf game before the season
6 February 2020 4:53 pm
Was 2019 a golfing year to forget ?? Or did you hit your goals both on and off the course?? Let the THSG professionals REVIEW your game and give you a comprehensive plan for 2020. We see Jan/Feb as a key time of the year to analyse our all round game and a great time to help our pupils hi...
Play with the Pro - February and March
6 February 2020 4:39 pm
Dear All, dates have now been set for February and March to play 9 holes with the boys in the Pro Shop. Dates are as follows ... Tim ...
Memories of 2019
9 January 2020 11:53 am
What a year 2019 was. Here are my highlights! Well the year started down under caddying for Becky Morgan in the Vic Open at 13th Beach. What a experience ...
Play with the Pro - January and February
9 January 2020 1:38 pm
Dear Member..... Dates for the January & February have now been released. What better way to learn to play better golf than watching and pla...
Gold, Frankincense and Leett: Your ideal gift this Christmas
27 November 2019 2:10 pm
Stuck on stocking fillers for your golf-loving dearest? Even pondering what to treat yourself with for 2020? Well this year, Leett Putting Hub has a consummate package designed not only for your improvement and progress, but for your convenience and time-management too. The package entail...
Group Clinics - What is Proper Practice?
29 November 2019 9:14 am
What is a good practice plan for you as an individual? The key word we can assess there is individual. We are a species of singularity - with our own routines, habits and views of success. In golf, we can personify these habits into a good practice plan. For putting and for the wi...
A week of education with David Orr - and how you can benefit from it.
31 October 2019 6:23 pm
David Orr is a putting coach from the USA - and one which I'm very fortunate to know and learn from. He's been a coach for 25 years, and specifically a putting coach for 12 of these. He's coached over 50 PGA professionals including Justin Rose and Hunter Mahan and Suzanne Petersen. The la...
Seniors away day and stay - Nailcote Hall
1 November 2019 9:39 am
Last week myself and 13 ROWGC seniors had fun up north on a 2 day, short game focused coaching trip...... An early morning start as we headed to the lovely Redditch GC for coffee and our first coaching session dialing in our numbers. ...
Celebrating 7 Years at the THSG
4 October 2019 6:02 am
It's tough to know where to start with this blog. Time certainly flies! I think it would be a good chance to commemorate the good work of the THSG and Ross-on-Wye Golf Club in my time here so far by taking a look back over the past seven years. Tim joined the club in the April of 2012, me...
Ross on Wye Golf Club Final's Day 2019 Fixture List
5 September 2019 1:12 pm
Ross on Wye Golf Club Final's Day Sunday 8th September 2019 Good luck to all competitors in this years Final's day! Please come down and support them all on Sunday! ...
13 Years of Nightmares and Stopping the Putting Yips - A surreal few days in Conwy
28 August 2019 7:57 pm
Last week I played in the Welsh Pro’s event for the first time in three years. It was my first pro event since Esme was born, and I was really quite apprehensive and nervous because of it! Held in Conwy Golf Club in North Wales, I went up with my best mate Steff who was caddying f...
THSG Juniors enjoy British Open experience
9 August 2019 8:07 am
Last week I was fortunate enough to be at Woburn Golf Club with British amateur champion Emily Toy at the Open Championship. After her big win last month, Emily, from Carlyon Bay golf club in Cornwall, was invited to play in this prestigious event to compete against the best golfers in th...
‘The average 16 handicap golfer 3 putts, 40% of the time from 20ft’
24 November 2017 12:01 pm
Playing with as many members as possible through out the year the above stat really stood out.... The main excuse I hear is that the green speed is not consistent out on the course and on the practice putting green. Well this is just not true. Certainly at ross on Wye GC as I have...
The 2019 THSG Short Game Weekend
10 July 2019 1:50 pm
Its one of the most anticipated weekends of the coaching calendar for THSG pupils, yes the Short game weekend is back and this year…..BIGGER and BETTER. We are so excited to bring you the very latest theory behind making all shots from 100 yards and in easier for you!! Don't forget the average ...
LPH pupils Niall and Matty dominate club majors
11 July 2019 8:27 am
'Young Guns Dominate Club Majors' The annual blue ribbon event in Ross Golf Club's programme for handicap category division 1 men members is the Mike Lane Trophy played over 36 holes on a gross medal basis in honour of the late Mike Lane, a highly accomplished and fondly remembe...
Do you practice and learn in the Wild or the Zoo?
11 June 2019 12:42 pm
I heard this theory from someone on a podcast a few months ago. Unfortunately I can’t remember for the life of me who it was.... But it’s a theory that has really stuck with me and one I enjoy sharing with you. So thankyou to who ever it was!!!! ...
Cam starts the season in fine form
9 May 2019 10:36 am
Cam Haines has started the season in good form with a top 3 finish in the Aston Vase in Bristol last weekend. Competing against the top amateurs in the county, Cam showed his worth with a 36 hole score of +4 on a tough set up course. We have continually worked hard improving Cam’s Putti...
What I learnt at the Masters that can help you hole more putts
18 April 2019 7:36 pm
Last week Tim and I had a fantastic week away with Ross on Wye GC members. In next weeks newsletter Tim is going to give you the full low down on the week. Firstly I share with you what I learnt watching the worlds best players putt and how that can help you hole more putts........
LPH Group Clinics at Ross on Wye GC
19 April 2019 6:33 am
I'm excited to announce that the LPH Group Clinics are back with exciting new content. The group sessions are great fun with ROWGC members integrating in a learning environment with a passion to improve their putting. Each session is 1 hour and costs £10pp ...
ROWGC Members and THSG/LPH pupils rise to the top
14 March 2019 8:34 pm
It has been a fantastic start to the season for the golfers in this blog. They are all different shapes and sizes and they all play golf in their own and unique way. However they all do have one similarity. They are all looking for continuous improvement in their game by t...
A great experience caddying at the Vic Open
13 February 2019 10:43 pm
Last week I was fortunate enough to caddy for Becky Morgan in the Vic Open at 13th Beach in Melbourne, Australia. It was a fantastic experience to get a taste of what it's like on tour. This was my first time of being a caddy. The Vic Open is a unique professional tournament that ...
2018 in Pictures
18 January 2019 8:58 am
Here are my highlights from 2018. Winners, Memories and Education. Get well soon Barry - our thoughts are with you ...
Oli turns his hand to caddying in the Vic Open
18 January 2019 10:06 am
This week I arrived in Melbourue for a family holiday. I love Melbourne, it's one of my favourite cities. I'll be playing lots of golf on fabulous courses, like Metropolitan GC.... ...
Penina Coaching Holiday 2018
6 December 2018 10:23 am
Last week James and I returned from a fantastic week at Penina golf resort, on the Algarve; with 12 awesome ROWGC members. The group bonded really well and lots of fun was had by all. The pictures below, show you our week pretty well; involving Coaching, Playing and eating good fo...
Buy the gift of better golf this christmas
6 December 2018 11:18 am
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LPH Training Week
29 October 2018 2:18 pm
Last week, I had a fun week traveling in Europe on a quest to 'continue to improve' my coaching skills. I am finding that the more I learn the simpler my lessons are becoming. On an early start on Wednesday I set off to Gatwick airport to meet up with Charles, a fellow putting coach from ...
LPH Pupil Becky Morgan Wins on European Tour
1 November 2018 11:33 am
Words can not describe how happy I am for Becky Morgan! She secured her first professional title with a two shot victory in the Hero Womens Indian Open. In her 18th year on tour and after rounds of 72, 72, 68 and 69, for a total of 281, seven-under-par, she could ...
Cure the dreaded Yips in 1 lesson
4 October 2018 7:57 am
The Yips in putting is a strange thing. The yips is when there is a sudden change of club face angle just prior to impact, at impact or just after impact caused by an involuntary fast twitch coming from the players arms, forearms or hands. There are hundreds of articles ...
Which winter programme is right for you?
3 October 2018 3:36 pm
Start your 2019 season with a bang and book in your LPH Winter programme today! Putting is nearly 50% of the game. Do you give your putting enough focus and attention? Are you wasting shots on the green? Do you want to reduce your handicap? Here are some interesting facts that I h...
LPH Tip of the week - practice well before you play
4 October 2018 8:18 am
Most golfers I see practice their putting for 5 minutes (at best!) before they tee off. They drop three balls on the green and putt from hole to hole on 15 - 20ft putts. In a way I think this type of practice can be damaging to your putting, for two reasons; ...
Do you want to putt as well as a professional golfer?
6 September 2018 9:01 am
LPH Pupil and LPGA player Becky Morgan averages 72 shots per round The average golfer at Ross GC scores 86 shots per round Did you know that half of those shots are wasted when on the putting green? Let me show you in more...
LPH pupils shine on finals day
6 September 2018 9:49 am
What a fantastic day it was at ROWGC last Sunday for the annual Final's Day. All golfers performed extremely well and should be very proud of themselves for qualifying to play in this event. Top...
Are you using one of the worst putting tips?
7 August 2018 6:55 pm
Are you using one of the worst putting tips? This tip is given out to thousands of golfers on a daily basis and genuinely I think it's messing up most of them. 'Get your Eyes over the ball' This is the tip that has ruined many...
Niall and Alex start new chapter in America
8 August 2018 8:07 am
What a summer it has been for LPH pupils Niall Powell and Alex Giles. Niall Powell is now settling down in his new home across the pond at New Mexico State University County champion Alex Giles has just landed in Florida at the Seminole state College starting her US journey. ...
ROWGC Junior qualifies for national final at St Andrews
9 July 2018 6:00 pm
9 year old ROWGC and THSG Junior Cameron Hughes has excelled once again and has qualified for the Wee Wonders grand final at St Andrews for the second year running. The Wee Wonders Open Golf Championships was founded in 1995 in by Alasdair Good at Foxhills Golf Club, he is currently Head ...
Niall continues to improve and gains a NCAA Division 1 scholarship
11 July 2018 10:58 am
Niall Powell, 21, is an aspiring young golfer who is developing his professional skills at Ross-on-Wye Golf Club. But recently Niall, who is looking to “100% pursue a career in golf,” has spent two years in Iowa, U.S.A.It's been great to have Niall back at the club and the THSG. Niall...
Barry's 'Best that I can be' success
14 June 2018 8:42 am
With 91 Seniors in the field for their first honours board event of 2018, Barry came out on top to win the Keene Cup with a fabulous 42 points. Barry is one of my favorite success stories in my coaching career and he has worked so hard on his game he deserves this Win. 3 years ago...
The Past Month in Pictures
14 June 2018 10:22 am
The Bibby's are back in town It was great to have Challenge and European Tour player Liam Robinson in for a couple of lessons in the Hub ...
LPH continues to improve and learns from one of the best putting coaches Phil Kenyon
16 May 2018 8:31 pm
Phil Kenyon is regarded as one of if not the best putting coach in the world. He coaches Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Tommy Fleetwood to name a few. Phil has worked as a putting coach on tour for over 20 years and has gone from strength to strength. He is also at the head...
LPH Success Stories
16 May 2018 8:36 pm
Esme Leett hits the golf course for the first time Callam Morris Wins the Clwyd Mens Welsh Open ...
LPH Pupils rise to the top
19 April 2018 3:02 pm
It has been a fantastic start to the season for LPH pupils, I am one happy and proud coach. Mixed Social Golf – Florida Scramble Friday 13th April 2018 Results 1st - 39 Points Sally Fycun, Julie Jones, Timmy Fycun & Scott Thompson ...
LPH Seniors Away Day at Enville GC
22 April 2018 10:42 am
Last week I ventured with 10 ROWGC Seniors to the midlands for an Away Day at Enville Golf Club. We had great fun with a mixture of playing and coaching. The first day started with bacon rolls and a short game clinic with the main focus being how to use the bounce of the wedge....
The 2018 THSG Short Game Festival
22 April 2018 11:40 am
This is your chance to get the early bird booking on this very special weekend of short game learning. We are so excited to bring you the very latest theory behind making all shots from 100 yards and in easier for you!! Don't forget the average golfer takes around 75% of his/her shots from 100yar...
My biggest loss turned into my biggest Victory
19 March 2018 10:42 am
My biggest loss turned into my biggest Victory From my experience of being a Professional I would say most golfers worry too much about losing. This article I’m sharing with you is an experience I had when I was 20 years old, playing in the welsh team championships for my Home club ...
Jumping out of a plane
21 March 2018 2:26 pm
I did a skydive for my 30th birthday. Click here to watch the video I felt myself getting a little anxious approaching the venue. Then a little more when getting instructed on what to do. After training we were led ...
Do you want to putt as well as a Professional golfer?
4 July 2017 10:34 am
LPH Pupil and LPGA player Becky Morgan averages 72 shots per round The average golfer at Ross GC scores 86 shots per round Did you know that half of those shots are wasted when on the putting green? Let me show you in more...
Huge improvements for Ruth
21 March 2018 2:56 pm
Ruth came to me last week struggling a little with her putting. The hardest thing for her was starting the ball on line, especially on those dreaded 3 foot putts! After a few putts on the SAM Putt Lab 6 software it was obvious that her forearms and hands were getting involved and causing ...
Simple improvements for huge gains
23 February 2018 9:23 am
I wanted to share with you a great lesson I had with Hartpury student Ellie, last week. We saw huge gains from a simple set up change. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO Ellie is a good putter and a good golf...
NIGHT GOLF - Perfect for AimPoint Express
23 February 2018 11:21 am
IT"S BACK!!!! NIGHT GOLF @ ROWGC THURSDAY 8TH MARCH We are fortune enough to have Night golf back at Ross. The tree lined fairways are going to illuminated for a FUN 5 hole Texas scramble Prizes will be awa...
March/April Group Clinics
23 February 2018 11:46 am
Sick and tired of missing putts? Do you try different things and get in a muddle? Let us help you with our March and April group clinics Thursday 22nd March - 10am Hole those knee knocking 3 footers I'm sure we have all b...
LPH INVESTS IN 3D
25 January 2018 1:11 pm
Welcome to the world of 3D introducing the 4D Motion 4D MOTION is a revolutionary wireless 3D Full Body and Club Motion Capture system. The sensors, smaller than a poker chip, capture your movements i...
FEBRUARY GROUP CLINICS 2018
26 January 2018 9:29 am
We haven't had much luck with the recent poor weather in running the LPH Group Clinics but I am sure spring is around the corner, so join us in February for these 3 engaging clinics to improve your putting and start 2018 Holing Everything! The clinics are...
25 January 2018 12:44 pm
**CALLING ALL MEMBERS** Our February MOT 5.0's are in their 5th year and never before have they been so important and advanced. We have learnt so much from previous years, we now believe we have the perfect pre season model to offer all our THSG Pupils. We see February a...
NEW PING VAULT 2.0 PUTTERS
25 January 2018 2:06 pm
The next generation of PING’s 100%-milled putters are crafted and engineered to provide tour-caliber touch and performance through proven innovations like precision-milled, patented True Roll Technology (TR), plus a new custom-weighting system. The new system offers sole weight options in steel...
Get 2018 off to the right start with a LPH Putting Assessment
19 December 2017 3:48 pm
Start your 2018 season with a bang and book in your LPH January Putting assessment today! And if you book before the end of the year you will get this years prices! Putting is nearly 50% of the game. Do you give your putting enough focus and attention? ...
2017 in Pictures
19 December 2017 4:52 pm
Welcoming Esme Leett and Walter Hall to the world is defiantly our highlight. When they met for the first time was pretty cool too Local Professional Ross Langdon has worked hard on his putting this yea...
LPH Invests in new technology
22 November 2017 3:35 pm
The sam putt lab is without doubt one of the best coaching tools I have, I love it. Well it’s just got even better. The new easy to understand software and improved data helps reinforce changes. It helps us to compare and analyse with new video integration which i find was missing with...
LPH on Tour with Orr and AimPoint
25 October 2017 2:26 pm
David Orr - Flatstick Academy - Amsterdam October 2017 What a fantastic 3 days that was in Alkmaar, Amsterdam with tour putting coach David Orr. As I write this on a early Wednesday ...
LPH pupils Sally, Hannah and Harry shine to the top
25 October 2017 3:53 pm
It has been a great few weeks for students of the game Sally, Hannah and Harry Sally Fycun Sally has had a fantastic year and has two wins and a 3rd in her last 3 starts. Four years ago Sally had never played golf before. After I visited her son, Timmy's primary ...
Our first ever Adult/Junior Open
25 October 2017 4:49 pm
Local professional Ross Langdon continues to improve
27 September 2017 4:19 pm
Ross Langdon of Brickhampton golf club shines on local scene after LPH lessons. After a tough year on the course, Ross had a good end to the season winning the Gloucester and Somerset PGA event at Brean...
Cam shines at the home of golf
30 August 2017 8:55 am
Young ROWGC member Cam Hughes represented us extremely well in the Wee Wonders finals at St Andrews The Adidas / Taylormade Wee Wonders celebrated its 24th year at the home of golf last week. It is the only tournament with fully national coverage for children in t...
The past few weeks in pictures
30 August 2017 9:42 am
Emse Leett is doing great Oli has a change of...
LPH BABY HAS ARRIVED
31 July 2017 10:13 am
On Friday 21st July our darling little girl was born. Esme Kathryn Leett At a healthy weight of 8lb 5oz it took a while for her to join us but I am happy to let you know that mum and baby are home safe and well. ...
LPH August group Classes
9 May 2017 2:49 pm
In August we are continuing with the successful group sessions. They are a nice way to learn in a friendly environment. They are open to all members and LPH pupils. The clinics are 60 minutes long and cost £10 per person Click here to si...
The past month at LPH in pictures
2 August 2017 11:25 am
Welsh Celebrity Mark Roberts visited the hub for a lesson ...
The past few weeks in pictures
4 July 2017 12:07 pm
Walter Hall's first day at the THSG. Walter came in for the day to learn the Vardon grip, how the body sequences using the K Vest and analysed his putting on the Sam Putt Lab ...
LPH Tip of the Week - Practice before you play
4 July 2017 9:47 am
Most golfers I see practice their putting for 5 minutes before they tee off. They drop three balls on the green and putt from hole to hole on 15 - 20ft putts. In a way I think this type of practice can be damaging to your putting, for two reasons; 1...
Confidence rises as Julia wins the Rose Bowl
7 June 2017 11:44 am
With over 60 Ladies taking part in the annual Rose Bowl, Julia Wilde came out on top, winning the Gross and Nett prize with a score of 88 / 71. Julia is a real student of the game and works hard to continually improve. She digests the information recieved during coaching sessions extremel...
Oli achieves Level 3 AimPoint Express certification
8 June 2017 8:08 am
Last Friday I was fortunate enough to spend the day at the beautiful Woburn Golf Club with tour coaches Mark Sweeney and Jamie Donaldson to achieve my Level 3 AimPoint status. Mark is the founder and developer of AimPoint Golf, inventor of the AimPoint Virtual Putting Line and the AimPoin...
THSG Juniors hit top form
8 June 2017 9:12 am
Its been a great week for junior trio Ted Williams, Matty Dobbs and Liam Greig. Started off by Matty Dobbs who won The Collins Flag medal beating over 80 members with a Nett 69 A handicap cut of two shots down to 24 handicap was well deserved for Matty who is a integral ...
Niall wins three in a row and heads to national final
9 May 2017 11:11 am
Last week Tim reported that Niall hit form with back to back wins. This week Niall has gone a step futher and won the regional championship at Veenker memorial golf club, Ames, Iowa. Powell fired a 1 under 71 on Sunday to edge Wes Bantenbach of Iowa central by one shot for the ind...
Roger's success after a putter fitting and lesson
9 May 2017 12:20 pm
After playing for many years Ross-on-Wye GC member Roger Alford had never had a putter fitting or taken a putting lesson. Last month Roger approched me struggling with his putting. After a short disussion he booked a putter fitting gold package which is great value at £50 for a 2 hour se...
9 May 2017 1:40 pm
Two weeks ago myself and colleague Rob Aldred took six Ross on Wye GC members down to Cornwall to play in the annual PGA Cornish Festival. Its a great event that we have played in the past two years playing three fabulous courses St Enodoc, Trevose and Carlyon Bay GC My team - Ben...
LPH pupils start the season with great success
13 April 2017 6:41 am
Pat Watkins Ross on Wye member Pat Watkins has started the season in fine style winning the Nett and Gross of the Little Weston Shield on Tuesday. Pat has worked hard on her short gam...
JAMES HAS A SOLID START TO THE SEASON
11 April 2017 6:21 pm
The Berkhamsted trophy is a top amateur event with the top 100 amateur golfers playing and James was on good form with a top 20 finish. James has decided to turn professional at the end of the summer so he is really looking forward to his last season as a amateur golfer. ...
THSG/LPH Short Game Festival
11 April 2017 6:07 pm
We have an action packed weekend coming up that if your serious about improving, can not be missed. Our THSG short game festival which runs from Friday 21st April - Sunday 23rd April is your ticket to improvement in 2017. Myself and the team have designed an improvement ...
THSG Golf Day 2017 - The Results
13 April 2017 6:13 pm
Members... On Saturday we held our 3rd THSG Golf day with 32 teams playing in what turned out to be a great day at the club. Like previous years we ran the day to help raise funds for junior development at the club. Thanks to the generosity of the members and the fantastic togetherness at...
May LPH Group Clinics
13 April 2017 8:09 pm
In May we are continuing with the successful group sessions. They are a nice way to learn in a friendly environment. They are open to all members and LPH pupils. The clinics are 60 minutes and cost £10 per person Sunday 7th May - 1pm Pre Shot Ro...
Cure the Yips in one lesson
15 March 2017 11:49 am
The Yips in putting is a strange thing. The yips is when there is a sudden change of club face angle just prior to impact, at impact or just after impact caused from a fast twitch in the players wrists. There are hundreds of articles of research into why it happens. Some...
The importance of putter custom fitting
15 March 2017 10:31 am
Most golfers pick up a putter from the shelf hit a couple of putts, like the feel of it and buy it. Feel and looks are extremely important when buying a new putter, but it's not the big picture………. What is a fact is your putting stroke will not be the same with two putters...
Re-Launch of the LPH Hub Club
15 March 2017 12:09 pm
As of March 27th there is going to be a change of structure to the Monday night LPH HUB CLUB. This session will run every Monday (unless stated otherwise) at 5pm - 6pm between March 27th and mid October and is open to LPH pupils at a discounted rate of £5 per session. T...
LPH catches up with David Orr
15 February 2017 10:56 am
LPH catches up with David Orr David Orr has coached over 60 tour players worldwide and has over 9 years experience in putting research. He also has a Flatstick Academy that allows coaches to pass his accreditation. In October 2016, I attended and p...
So the read doesn't matter?
11 February 2017 9:26 am
As I am sure you are aware I am proud to be a AimPoint Express Coach, 1 of 6 coaches in the UK, in good company with tour coaches Jamie Donaldson and Phil Kenyon. AimPoint Express is the worlds fastest and most accurate Green Reading system in the world and is used worldwide by over 200 t...
LPH March Group Clinics
15 February 2017 11:39 am
In the March group Clinics we will be covering the 3 main skills of Putting - Read - Start Line - Speed Each clinic is sure to help you save strokes on the green Wednesday 8th March - 4pm Read - A taste of AimPoint Express Find out...
20 January 2017 10:57 am
CALLING ALL MEMBERS........ Our February MOT 4.0's are in their 4th year and never before have they been so important and advanced. We have learnt so much from previous years, we now believe we have the perfect pre season model to offer all our THSG Pupils. We see February as a ke...
20 January 2017 9:51 am
Myself and Kathryn are delighted to announce that we are expecting our first baby in July. 14 weeks in we are only 8 weeks behind Tim Hall and partner Vicky!!! 2017 is set to be LPH and THSG's finest year with two new members of staff on the way. ...
FEBRUARY GROUP CLINICS
20 January 2017 11:16 am
The LPH group clinics have been in full flow through the winter months and I have prepared 3 crucial sessions for you in February that are not to be missed!! Sunday ...
2017 Play with the Pro Dates and Leaderboard
16 December 2016 12:49 pm
Our THSG Winter Play with the Pro Series is in full flow with some great scores being posted In the lead is head professional Tim Hall with members Sandra Hampson, Kim Hampson and Hugh Elliott, who scored a fantastic 46 points in the Bowmaker 2 from 4 format over 9 holes. In second is Jam...
LPH Live Lesson
16 December 2016 1:45 pm
Please watch the Live Lesson Video with the new Sam 3D Putt in Action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEc7KGI55NM&t=14s In this video I talk about 2 key areas that we focused on to improve Geoff's pu...
January Group Clinics
16 December 2016 6:32 pm
Early this month we held 3 group sessions looking at 3 different aspects of putting. They where very well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by members who attended Heading into the new year we strongly believe this is the time to make a difference to your game and seek improvement. ...
Exciting new technology at LPH
21 November 2016 5:10 pm
Putting analysis in the 3rd dimension The SAM 3D-Putt is a brand new addition to LPH and allows you to see all putts in realistic 3D graphics and motion. You can view a realistic putter movement from different angles, Automatic live replay after each putt in Training mode and disp...
LPH December Group Clinics
21 November 2016 5:51 pm
Heading into the off season we strongly believe this is the time to make a difference to your game and seek improvement. Group clinics are a great way to learn about different areas of putting with like minded golfers in a relaxed environment What we have planned for December ...............
Great success for LPH and AimPoint Express pupils on finals day
22 September 2016 3:53 pm
The annual finals day held on the 4th September 16 at ROWGC proved a great success for LPH pupils. A huge Well done to goes to… Amanda Marshall – Ladies Club Champion During...
Dave Hart Seniors Club Champion
22 September 2016 3:50 pm
A week after his first ever putting lesson Dave went on to win first ever seniors championship in a thrilling 22 hole play off against Charlie Walker. Dave came to me after having a few problems on the putting green, a little lost with his ways and consistent process in place. Giving Dave...
Have you even thought about the way you look at the hole?
22 September 2016 3:45 pm
Most golfers I coach have never thought about the way they look at the hole before they hit each putt, but through research and personal experimentation I have found that the way we look at the hole can influence our set up, stroke mechanics and mental attitude. ...
Great SAM Putt Lab Results
26 August 2016 10:01 am
I have had a few great lessons this week on the SAM Putt Lab that I would like to share with you. First pupil is ROWGC Junior member Matty Dobbs who has seen some great results recently in our academy junior comps and is getting close to his first men’s handicap. From the SAM Pu...
Cam Goes from Strength to Strength
26 August 2016 9:51 am
ROWGC Junior member Cam Haines has been in some great form recently winning The Bristol Junior Open, which was a Jeff Hall competition. Scoring a great gross score of 74 he won by a shot and has qualified for the Telegraph BMW Junior Golf Championships where the finals are in Portugal at the Quin...
Richard James Wins his 1st Professional Tournament and Puts it Down to AimPoint
26 August 2016 9:38 am
Turning pro at the start of the year Richard James of Aberystwyth got his card to play on the EuroPro tour. This tour is a very high standard and is two steps lower than the main European Tour, with known golfers playing such as Phil Price, Paul Broadhirst, Chris Lloyd and Mathew Cort. A ...
Linking TPI with Putting
28 July 2016 3:21 pm
Timmy shows us how to perform the TPI Torso Rotation test. We are looking for two main physical components: mobility and stability. Mobility: Thoracic spine mobility and thorax to pelvis separation is needed to properly rotate during this test. We are looking for a smooth...
Becky Morgan continues to improve
28 July 2016 3:12 pm
Last week Becky returned to Ross golf club, she is back home to play in the Scottish Open and The Open at Woburn. Since April Becky and I have been working on improving her putting. We have focused on: Reading the greens – AimPoint Express Stroke and ball start line – S...
Why use AimPoint Express?
28 July 2016 2:40 pm
Over the past few weeks I have had some great feedback from members who have attended the AimPoint Express Course: "I now know where to aim every putt" "I can't believe how simple it is to learn" "It's so q...
Is your putter fit for you?
28 July 2016 2:30 pm
Many golfers I speak to have a putter that they just bought in a shop, they liked the feel of it, tried it out and holed a couple of putts. Is this you? There are so many aspects to consider when custom fitting a putter – Learn how we custom fit: Aim It is...
Play Pro Leaderboard
1 July 2016 8:58 am
It’s been great over the past few weeks to get out onto the course with the members playing in our Summer ‘Play with the pro prize’. The format is 2 out of 4 scores to count over 9 holes. The course is looking in fantastic condition and I feel that we are privileged to play on such ...
Masterclass Proves Successful
1 July 2016 9:07 am
In last months LPH newsletter you may have noticed that we had 3 Putting Masterclasses through the month of June, and I must say they have been a great success. With a full class of ROWGC members attending we covered the 3 important parts of putting: Reading the Green ...
Langland Bay Pro AM
1 July 2016 9:12 am
Last week it was competition time as myself and 3 ROWGC members Richard Tromans, Peter Lawrence and Sally Lawrence headed over the valleys to play in a Pro AM at Langland Bay golf club in Swansea. The weather was looking a bit grim but we avoided the rain and had some lovely sunshine as y...
Fancy a Game?
3 June 2016 5:07 am
Last few Summer play with the Pro Dates It’s been a great summer so far playing in the Play with the Pro games. One of my 2016 goals was to play 9 holes with 3 new members every week and I have pretty much managed it. The fun format for this competition is 9 holes with 2 from 4 scores t...
Should you accelerate the putter?
2 June 2016 10:28 am
I believe no. My research into this topic has been fascinating because a high percentage of golfers I coach try to accelerate the putter through impact. Or believe that when a putt is left short of the hole its because of a deceleration. In fact almost all top putters decelerate the putter at imp...
5 May 2016 12:46 pm
This week I have been on a Welsh Tour with AimPoint coaching the Express read. Travelling a few hundred miles around the beautiful countryside from Llandudno, Nefyn, Aberystwyth, Ferryside, Tenby and Cardiff. I started off in North Wales but unfortunately due to snow, yes SNOW (it is May!...
Can you help me reach one of my 2016 Goals?
5 May 2016 12:41 pm
One of my 2016 Goals is to play with 3 members each week. It’s been a very busy start to the year so I haven’t quite succeeded thus far, however I’m keen to change this. Please see below a list of dates that I am available 30/05 @ 6pm 09/06 @ 9am ...
Hub Club Update
5 May 2016 12:32 pm
My weekly Hub club sessions that I hold each week have been a great success and great fun! The weekly session on a Monday evening is 1 hour coaching session FREE for anyone who has attended an AimPoint Express course with myself. ...
Success Story: Niall Powell
5 May 2016 11:03 am
It’s been a great week on the course for ROWGC Member and THSG Team Niall Powell. A successful outcome winning the Ross-on-Wye Golf Club Gordon Blake Trophy shooting an impressive level par round in tough conditions. The next day he played in the Duchess Salver, 36 holes at Cotswold Hil...
Success Story: Becky Morgan
5 May 2016 10:58 am
Becky has played in two events since we started working together on her putting. After using the SAM Putt Lab, AimPoint Express and the LPH measurable practice, it’s fair to say she’s happy with the progress of two solid results on the LPGA. 52nd at LOTTE Championship Presented by HER...
Success Story: Harrison Ottley-Woodd
5 May 2016 10:46 am
Harrison has had a good start to the season playing in the Fairhaven Trophy with a 6th place. A huge achievement considering the elite field of European and British players! Harrison like Niall has been set a similar programme to improve his game. At the young age of 16 and a handicap of ...
Success Story: Freddie Unthank
5 May 2016 10:50 am
It’s also been a great week for one of ROWGC youngest members Freddie. He has won his first ever competition with a fantastic score of 18 points over 9 holes in our weekly Junior Development Competition. Here at the Tim Hall School of golf we have worked hard growing the game in...
Bored of putting practice?
7 April 2016 1:25 pm
I'm sure you will all agree with me, putting practice can be extremely boring! Far too often on the putting green, I see players putt with 3 balls putting from hole to hole. This type of practice does not help us prepare for the reality on the course as we only g...
Why take SAM putt lab lessons?
7 April 2016 1:24 pm
Lois Price, a ROWGC member approached Oli looking to improve her putting. Firstly I used my SAM Putt Lab to analyse the mechanics of her putting stroke. This analysis showed us that Lois was failing to produce a square clubface upon impact with the ball. Secondly I videoe...
Cornish Festival preparation
7 April 2016 1:20 pm
On the 19th April my ROWGC team and I are heading down to Cornwall to play in the annual Cornish Festival, which is hosted by the west region PGA. It's a fantastic event, played over 3 days on 3 wonderful courses; St Enodoc, Trevose and Carlyon Bay. We are fortunate this...
Local LPGA and European Tour player returns to Ross
7 April 2016 1:12 pm
Last week we had the privilege of Becky Morgan’s visit to the club. Becky was a member of ROWGC as a junior, in the 1990s, and currently plays on the European and American pro tour which she has done for the past 15 years. Becky wanted some help with he...
Putting Success with Oli
25 March 2015 12:00 am
Hello and welcome to this week LPH Blog. It’s been another great week and I feel we are a step closer to some better weather at last! I held a very enjoyable AimPoint Express course last week with two visitors to the club. Extremely pleasing for me was the fact...
AimPoint Express Success
16 March 2015 12:00 am
Hello everyone and welcome this weeks LPH Blog. Last week I started my AimPoint Express courses. As I’m sure you are aware, I am one of just 6 coaches in the UK qualified to teach AimPoint Express coaching sessions. The first session was a great success with the players fully un...
The Importance of Aim (Part 2 of 2)
4 March 2015 2:54 pm
In last week’s blog (Part 1 of 2) I talked about how important it is to aim the golf club at the hole, highlighting that if your club face is merely 1 degree out at impact on a 10 ft putt you will miss the hole (with all other variables being neutral) . The advice I gave you to improve where yo...
Oli in Dubai
28 February 2015 3:00 pm
This weeks blog comes in a form of pictures from Dubai. I’m out here doing some research and personal calibration using AimPoint Express at the Els Club. I’ve also been doing some Science and Motion Putt Lab training at the lovely Montgomery Course as well as having a nice relaxing time and p...
How important is Aim (Part 1 of 2)
19 February 2015 3:03 pm
How important is Aim? (Part 1 of 2) If your putter club face is 1 degree left or right from the centre of the hole at impact on a straight 10 foot putt, it will miss the hole completely. Completely! So, how accurate are we at Aiming the club face at set up...
Ross Ladies on Top Form
11 February 2015 3:04 pm
Hello all and welcome this weeks LPH Blog. This week I’m keen to share with you the progress of a couple of successful clients who returned this week for follow up lessons. Ross ladies, Hannah Whibley and Rosemary Williams were struggling with consistenc...
8 February 2015 3:06 pm
Hello and welcome to this weeks LPH Blog. This week we have a great success story for you coming from LPH student and ROWGC member Kim Hampson. Kim came to see when he was struggling with his putting. Playing off a handicap of 26 he felt that his lon...
26 January 2015 3:08 pm
It’s not a great time of year for putting on the course but it’s the time to practice your stroke in the warmth of your home. A small commitment of 5 minutes practice a day will help you improve your feel and stroke technique. While practicing indoors, design a small challenge wit...
Process v Process
19 October 2016 9:43 am
Process or Process? It’s become apparent, the more and more I coach, that most golfers do not have a consistent Pre Shot Process before every shot. Inconsistency in what we do is ultimately going to make the result of the ball path be consistent with putter ...
LPH Meets PGA Tour Putting Coach David Orr
20 October 2016 6:52 am
This week I have been fortunate enough to spend the week in Portugal and Spain learning with a number of leading putting coaches. David Orr - Flatstick Certification From Sunday to Tuesday I was with David Orr who is a well known putting coach in the USA and Worldwide. H...