PUTTING UKE

God morgen alle sammen! Den uke har jeg putting trening for alle min gruppe og jeg begynner med VTG eller over 36 følge opp kurs fra kl18 i dag….det er ledige plass hvis du kan.

Perfekt putting grip, veldig traditional

Jeg fortsatt har junior trening på tirsdag og torsdag….vi har flere i gruppen i år men vi ønsker flere til å bygge opp et supert stemning. Bare forteller andre foreldre til å ta kontakt med meg hvis de har et barn som er interessert 🙂

Putting gate trening

Sesongen har startet så veldig positiv på Oppegård, flere nye medlemmer, mange leksjoner og en bane i fint forhold! Vi snakkes! Malc

Utvikle følelse i teknikken

VTG FOLLOW UP CLASSES

This class has been popular as it helps provide the missing link for golfers who have taken the VTG class but don’t feel ready for one on one lessons or don’t feel ready to play on the course yet.


Learning in a group can be more social and more relaxed for many new golfers.


As an experienced teacher and competitor I appreciate how important it is to inspire confidence and belief in your ability to improve at the game. Some of the worlds most famous teachers such as Butch Harmon are renowned for their “keep it simple” advice.


No doubt with the first Google or Youtube search for beginners golf tips will you be inundated with technique and
terminology. Personally I have seen many new golfers struggle and stress to play while trying to remember so many different pieces of advice.

My approach is to focus on what you can feel with your movement. I will always do my absolute best to avoid complex instruction.


What is far more important to me is getting to know you so that I can give you highly personalised advice. I always like to find out what you like most about golf, how long have you played, do you have any injuries and whether have you played any other sports before?


Please don’t hesitate to email or message me with any questions you may have before signing up 😋


*If you need to borrow equipment for the class please contact the shop the day before your class
**As a final note I speak fluent Norwegian now although having moved here in 2017 from Scotland, I still have a
lot of room for improvement!

What not to tell a beginner!

The things you should and shouldn’t say to your friends who are trying out golf ……

Thought this might be relevant as the new season approaches us in 2019! With an amazing win for Tiger at The Masters we expect the range to be busy!

If you’re a decent player and have a friend that’s picking up the game, you’re probably giving them mini lessons every time you’re at the range or course together. We love seeing golf infused with new blood, but we’re guessing you’re not a professional teacher. Which means, you could ultimately be doing more harm than good when it comes to your friend’s swing.

The worst thing you can say to a beginner golfer is rattle off all of these clichés:

  • Keep your head down
  • Keep your eye on the ball
  • Straighten your left arm
  • Keep your head still
  • Pause at the top
  • Swing slower

They create tension and are terrible swing thoughts when it comes to improvement. For some justification below is an example of a tour player breaking these cliches! Instead, we should tell beginners to make big swings and to use a tee anywhere they want.

Oh, and one more important thing: Don’t keep score.

TOUR PLAYERS!

  • Keep your head down – FALSE – Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, David Duval and Annika Sorenstam don’t.
  • Keep your eye on the ball – FALSE – as above!
  • Straighten your left arm – FALSE – Jordan Spieth, Jason Day don’t!
  • Keep your head still – FALSE- Ben Hogan, Rory Mcilroy have all done okay with some head movement no?
  • Pause at the top – FALSE – Have you seen how quick Tiger Woods changes direction?! The faster you can do this the more power you generate!
  • Swing slower – FALSE – Fred Couples, Ernie Els have long been known to have amazing tempos. They swing smooth whilst having amazing clubhead speed. Swinging slower doesn’t equal good tempo or more control. It is simply slower.

Trackman 4 🤙

Ready for some big news?! We now have Trackman 4 at the club! This upgrade to the latest model is the most significant yet and this investment in world leading technology offers our membership three fantastic new features to help you get better.

(Rory Mcilroy practicing with Trackman 4 below. So why do all the best players in the world use this? Unparalelled accuracy and the ability to see what the human eye cannot.)

New putting feature

In the words of Trackman

“Knowing your Tempo, Launch Direction, Speed, and Launch Direction are some of the most significant influencers on ones putting performance. Add Total Break, Skid, and good green reading, and you will have what it takes to make successful putts, repeatedly.

Besides providing actionable insights, these data points also help eliminate doubt, build confidence, and unleash talent – one stroke at a time.

Build talent and skill with actionable data.”

Want to read more? Here is the official Trackman PDF which covers all the features in detail: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6nqrdr7kwfs4um5/2018%20TMU%20Putting-compressed.pdf?dl=0

IMPACT LOCATION

“The system captures every little detail with astounding precision, and now also the ball’s exact impact location on the club face. Add another 30 data points, including full ball flight tracking, and you have the complete knowledge picture to analyze and understand any swing.”

Did you know that when you strike the heel or toe of the clubface it will twist and cause extra curve in the ball flight? With this new feature you can measure how good or bad each shot is. Jim Furyk may not have a pretty swing but you can be sure his impact location was always very good!

With this feature we can help you choose the right golf club or we can see if your swing has improved in the lesson.

SIMULATOR

Here in Norway many of us have no choice but to play simulator golf through the winter. You have probably experienced some of the following: strange ball flights, weird spin numbers and ugly graphics.

All of that disappears with the world class software produced by Trackman. Cutting edge graphics coupled with the accuracy of Trackman 4 means that you can achieve real value by testing yourself in various course situations.

Whether during a lesson or club fitting it can be really helpful to recreate situations that you are looking to improve at. For example a narrow fairway or a short iron over water!


OUR COACHING PHILOSOPHY

Golf coaching has been plagued by myth and cliche for many years. But thanks to Trackman and other scientific research we can now be much more precise. For us there is only one true measure of a better game – a better handicap.

We strive to choose the most important part of the swing to work on. The most functional. The one that creates a better ball flight. It is so easy to get distracted by the latest magazine article or by a comment from a playing partner.

Golf is difficult. Each day, even each shot can sometimes feel so different. This is why we provide honest, direct and very personalised feedback. No two golfers are alike!

A good lesson is not one where the teacher talks 95% and the student hits balls for 5%! But at the same time, we love to field your questions. A deeper understanding of why you are changing something can really help some golfers.


Autumn Lessons

As you know the seasons end is fast approaching!

This will be my first winter here so many have suggested I try langrenn skiing here at Oppegård. It could be dangerous for me 🙂

But before the season finishes in two or three weeks I thought I would see if you guys would be interested in any coaching events?

Many people will be playing simulator golf throughout the winter so I thought maybe some Trackman training would be good.

We could do some evening classes indoors on Trackman. If you plan to head to Spain for the winter this could be ideal preparation to get your game in shape.

What do you think?

We plan to do some events on improving:

  • hitting the centre of the clubface
  • controlling the height of the ball
  • controlling your distances

Thanks for taking the time to reply! If you have any ideas feel free to comment below or send me an email.

JUNIOR COACHING 2017

Hi everyone!

I’m excited to confirm dates and times for our second series of junior group lessons in 2017.

You can book individual sessions or confirm attendance of the whole course be contacting me.

It was fantastic to meet so many of the junior members in the training before the summer break. There are so many young golfers with potential to enjoy the game for years to come!

In the sessions I like to “play games” as much as possible. We like to train for a competitive spirit and enjoyment.

The sessions will mix between the driving range, putting and the short game area beside the 16th green.

Here are some benefits to junior coaching that we try to offer in every session;

  • The joy of group participation – friendship and teamwork
  • The importance of communication – different visual and verbal cues
  • Learning the game teaches self-discipline
  • To be active and spend hours outdoors
  • To learn movement and physical awareness
  • A positive attitude for dealing with success and failure
  • Teaches problem solving techniques and rewards creativity

My Norweigan language skills are improving daily but I have a long way to go. The juniors will certainly tell me when I’m wrong!

PRICES

The training is free for all members who are 12 years old and under. For an extra 600kr a junior may come to both sessions every week.

Juniors aged 13 and over cost 1000kr for the lesson series.

DATES

MONDAY GROUP

17.00 to 18.00 hours

7th, 14th, 21st and 28th August

4th, 11th and 18th September

THURSDAY GROUP

18.00 to 19.00 hours

10th, 17th, 24th and 31st August

7th, 14th and 21st September

If you have any questions about the training just contact me! (http://oppegardgk.no/pro)