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Laser Range Finders, any good ? I think so

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I have just tried  one of these new gadgets and yes I think they are good, no they are bloody great, our course is not mapped by the GPS company’s and there is now way I am going to step it out, so I tried one of these lasers and found once you learned trust the yardage rather than your eyes it was a great tool for all golfers.

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Some of the benefits as I see them are :-

1. There are no maps to download. Just keep it in your golf bag and pull it out when needed. 
2. There are no yearly fees or maps to buy. The only maintenance needed is a new set of batteries every year. 
3. You select the yardages you want hazards, bunkers, trees, doglegs can all be measured. 
4. Distances are exact, no approximate middle, front, and back. 
5. You can use it to get yardages at the driving range, improving your knowledge of your own game.  
6. You don’t have to wait for the company to map your course and make it available for your GPS unit. Any course will work as long as it has flags. 

 A tree, bush, yardage marker, bunker lip, blade of grass, all can be measured with a range finder. If it reflects light you can measure it. A problem arrises  for blind shots or when you are deep in the trees, but then again you probably shouldn’t be trying to hit the green from there anyway…  

The main drawback for me anyway seems to be the price, I think they are overpriced for what they are, saying that I think it wont be too long till I have one on order and in the bag.

One point make sure your golf club has a local rule in place covering the use of  devices or they may not be allowed in competition.

Update ordered one today a Bushnell 1500 Pinseeker V2

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Golf Tips : Psychology !

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Many people believe that most of your golf is played between your ears in the head. Once you have learned the physical skills of golf fairly well, your performance becomes as much a mind game as anything else.

    Here are some key pointers to help train your mind to maximise your performance.

1. Stay in the present. Only focus on the shot in hand, one shot at a time, not how your score is going or what hole comes next.2. Find a pre-shot routine and stick to it. It will help when the pressure is on. If you deviate from this or have any doubts about the shot, back off and start again.   

3. Visualise the shot you are about to play. It will give you more confidence when making the shot, which in turn will increase its likelihood of it happening.

4. Trust your swing – you have spent all that time practising, so let it happen, you do it every day on the range.

5. Think positive! Don’t think ‘I must avoid the water’ ; think more in terms of I must ‘hit the center of that  green’.

6. Try to enjoy your golf, after all that’s why we all play it, and tomorrow is just another round. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New section added “Meet The Pro”

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In this section I have decided to give you an insight into the Pro Golfer scene here in Tenerife. We have many different types and Nationality’s of Pro Golfers here many of whom I call friends.  I start the series off with an interview withFransisco” Paco” Millan the Head Pro at Golf Del Sur for the last 11 years.

Have a look at it here 

Tenerife Ladies Open Adeje : Tenerife

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This year the 2009 Tenerife Ladies Open  will be held at Golf Costa Adeje ( here) on the  24th – 27th September 2009. This years prize money will be some 300.000 Euro. Entry to the event is normally free for spectators and is a great day out,It also allows men to see how to swing a club properly whilst maintaining balance and projecting the ball some 300 metres, and of course some beautiful women into the bargain !

Play Golf at Golf Del Sur Tenerife and save 25% this Winter

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Aymerish Golf the owners of Golf Del Sur have just launched an International members card which entitles the user to 25% discount off green fees at all it courses, Golf Del Sur being one of them.You pay 85 Euro for membership which entitles you to a raft of benefits see here and then on presentation of the card they take 25% off the green fee rate, you can order the card before coming to Tenerife on their web site or alternatively you can buy the card at the Golf courses before play.

The card can be used at all Aymerich Golf facilities in the largest network of golf courses and academies in Europe, currently consisting of over 30 facilities mainly in Spain.

Aymerish Web Site is here

There your Balls !

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Love your Balls

Stroke your Balls

Show your Balls to close friends and family

Wash your balls regularly and make them shine

If you have really dirty balls, scrub them but not too hard

If you burst one of your balls see a Pro as soon as possible

Never Rack, bounce or crush your balls

Remember always to kiss your balls before driving or putting this is for luck

But remember never, ever Lick them…..