OCTOBER 2009 PRO SHOP NEWS - WIN A SET OF PING G15 OR i15 IRONS Steven Tomkinson, PGA Professional, Otley Golf Club Dear Golfer, Welcome to our October newsletter where we are once again giving you the chance to win brand new equipment from PING. As usual we’ll also show you some of the great products we have available in the pro shop. This month we take a look at shoes and how important it is to have the correct footwear going into the winter months. With the winter nights now drawing in, it’s the perfect time to put in some practice on the range and iron out some of those bad habits that may have sneaked into your game over the summer. To help we take a look at some drills to eradicate those painful shots like the fat, the thin, the hook and the slice that can cause card ruining holes. As always, if there is anything about your game or your equipment you would like to discuss, please pop into the pro shop at any time and we’ll be happy to talk to you. Enjoy the news! Win A Set Of PING G15 or i15 PING Irons In this issue Win A Set Of PING G15 or i15 PING Irons Is your footwear ready for winter? Footjoy SNYR-G Shoes Adidas Tour 360 3.0 Shoes Ecco Ultra Performance Golf Shoes 'Scoring Zone' - Which New PING Iron Fits Your Game? Hot on the heels of launching the new G15 and i15 Drivers, Ping has now launched the irons to complete the set, and we are giving you the opportunity to win a complete set of irons, as well as a tour of Ping’s European headquarters in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. The technology of the G15 irons provides the high-launching, maximum forgiveness attributes that bring consistency to your iron play. The stainless steel iron’s cavity design features a new Custom Tuning Port (CTP), which expands the perimeter weighting and increases the moment of inertia (resistance to twisting). Weight savings from a thinner face are repositioned to the toe for added forgiveness on mis-hits and its wider sole produces a higher launch angle. Stronger lofts combine with a centre of gravity located low and farther from the face to produce longer shots without sacrificing the higher trajectory required in a maximum forgiveness iron. The i15 irons are geared towards the better player who prefers an iron set that offers the control to play a variety of shots. Created as a progressive set, the longer irons are larger for more forgiveness. The mid and short-irons are smaller to ensure workability and control on approach shots. The stainless steel iron features a tungsten toe insert to add forgiveness to the midsize design. A stabilising bar and CTP provides the feel and sound attributes preferred by better players. For your chance to win a set of custom fit irons and tour of Ping’s European headquarters, just answer this simple question. What does CTP stand for? Please email your answers with your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org and the closing date for entries is Friday 30th October. Please note: This is a TGI Golf group wide competition. For further details on the new G15 and i15 irons and help on answering the question above please click here. Eradicate those bad shots CLUB NEWS & DATES Please click on www.otleygolfclub.co.uk for club news and important dates PROSHOP We have various demonstration clubs available for trial on the Practice ground. Please call in and ask for more details THE PGA CUP 2009 The US continued their transatlantic domination of team golf by retaining the Llandudno Trophy in emphatic fashion achieved on the back of a record 8½ 1½ victory in the singles. The singles result left the US clasping the trophy with a winning margin of 17½ - 8 ½ points achieved over the three days. GB&I captain Gary Alliss striving at the second attempt to get his hands on the Llandudno Trophy, admitted his team had been soundly beaten. "The US were very strong, they didn't make any mistakes, holed some putts at crucial times and they were a shot and hole better all week". Is your footwear ready for winter? With the nights drawing in and the cold and wet weather fast approaching now is a good time to take a look at your golfing footwear and making sure you have the right shoes to battle the winter elements. The first thing to check on your shoes is the spikes, or cleats. A golfer’s footing is the foundation for the swing, if there is doubt in the footing, or worse, slippage, the swing plane will alter, which in turn will affect the ball striking and ball flight. Next make sure your shoes are in good condition, and there’s no chance of any To view the final day result please click here. leakage. Nothing will disrupt your round of golf more than wet feet because water has got in to your shoes. This will also affect your swing as your foot will slip within your shoe. We have a wide variety of golf shoes in the pro shop, why not pop in at any time and take a look, we’ll be happy so show you the best shoes for your game and budget. Here is the pro shop pricing for re-spiking your golf shoes; SSP: From £6.99 Footjoy SNYR-G Shoes USA RETAIN THE WALKER CUP The United States have claimed the Walker Cup for a third consecutive time with an emphatic 16.5-9.5 victory over Great Britain and Ireland at the Merion Golf Club in Pennsylvania. FootJoy’s new SYNR-G takes golf shoe performance to a new level, achieved through the exclusive Tri-Lateral Stability Frame combined with a perforated alloy mid-foot support bridge to cradle the foot and provide a stable hitting platform. Designed and developed for golfers seeking maximum support and a solid foundation, SYNR-G is the most stable shoe FootJoy has ever produced. The SYNR-G also incorporates ECL™ or "Extreme Comfort Leather". This is a proprietary waterproofing system developed with Pittards® of England, it is a membrane-free leather with a 1-year waterproof warranty. ECL Advanced Waterproof Leather is 30% softer than previous generation FootJoy performance leather. SSP: £129.00 To view the full FootJoy range please click here. The biennial amateur contest was sealed after just three of the final afternoon's 10 singles matches when Peter Uihlein defeated 20-year-old Stiggy Hodgson 3&1. That gave the hosts an unassailable 13-6 advantage and ensured their non-playing captain Buddy Marucci would lift the trophy for a second consecutive occasion after he masterminded the USA's narrow success at Royal County Down Golf Club two years ago. To view the final result please click here. Adidas Tour 360 3.0 Shoes The adidas Golf flagship for stability. Tour-proven 360WRAP surrounds the midfoot for enhanced upper stability and increased leverage. 3D molded heel counter-locks the foot and eliminates unwanted heel movement. THiNTech low-profile technology gets you closer to the ground for additional stability plus improved footwork and better balance to promote more solid ball striking. POWERBAND CHASSIS optimizes power transfer and delivers unparalleled perimeter support. A 3D FitFoam inner which combines three different base and cushioning layer foams that provide ultimate support from heel to toe, absorbs shocks and adapts to the individual contours of your foot for a personalised fit. SSP: £99.00 To view the full Adidas range please click here. Alfred Dunhill Links Championship St Andrews, Carnoustie & Kingsbarns Scotland October 1-4 Madrid Masters Centro Nacional de Golf Spain October 8-11 Portugal Masters Oceânico Victoria Golf Course Vilamoura Portugal Ecco Ultra Performance Golf Shoes October 15-18 Castello Masters Costa Azahar Club de Campo del Mediterráneo Castellón Spain October 22-25 Supportive leather uppers with metal detailing give this sporty shoe highperformance appeal. A closer fit to the foot provides enhanced performance, greater overall support and improved stabilisation, while the anatomically shaped, 5mm insole unit enhances performance. Its unique, three-component sandwich combination includes polyester, ECCO CFS and an EVA shell. The triple density, lightweight, multi-coloured TPU outsole has stability islands for extreme traction and grip, while the Stinger III cleat with Q-Lok receptacle system provides outstanding torsional stability. The shoe has a water-repellent, Hydromax-treated, leather upper. SSP: £129.00 To view the full Ecco range please click here. Barclays Singapore Open Sentosa Golf Club Singapore October 29-November 1 'Scoring Zone' - Eradicate those bad shots Turning Stone Resort Championship Atunyote Golf Club New York October 1-4 The Presidents Cup Harding Park Golf Course San Francisco October 8-11 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open TPC Summerlin Golf Course Las Vegas Nevada October 15-18 Frys.com Open Grayhawk Golf Club Raptor Scottsdale Arizona October 22-25 Viking Classic Annandale Golf Club Madison Mississippi October 29-November 01 Know someone who might want to receive this email? Forward to a friend If you no longer wish to receive these emails: unsubscribe This month we take a look at the best ways to eradicate those nightmare shots from your game – the slice, hook, fat and thin shot. Follow these simple drills at the range and say goodbye to those score-ruining shots. The Slice There are many things that may cause a slice, but the most common is arm rotation – or lack of it. When swinging the club your arms should turn over through the moment of impact and into the follow through, like hitting a tennis shot. Feel that your arms are working with your body turn. A good drill to get you used to turning your arms is to use a split grip and swing the club like a baseball bat – this will get you used to turning your arms. Try to replicate that feeling and movement when you go back to your full swing. The Fat A fat shot is where your club has reached the bottom of its arc before it hits the ball. This will result in you taking a huge clump of earth before the ball, and your shot will hardly travel. In order to lose the fat, place a bit of rope or string approximately eight inches behind the golf ball, concentrate on striking the ball and missing the obstacle. If you hit the wood or rope, your swing is bottoming too early. Avoid the obstacle and you’ll soon be back on the path of striking the ball long and true. Remember ball then divot. The Hook Tiger Woods has described this drill as the most irritating, but most effective drill he ever practiced. The idea is to work on your timing and eradicate those hook shots. Set up to the ball and swing, but when you reach the top of your backswing, stop, and in your head slowly count ‘one…two’ before starting your downswing. This drill slows your lower body and the rotation of your wrists through impact. By stopping at the top, you’ll be forced to properly time the downswing sequence in order to hit a good shot. Without properly sequencing your downswing, starting with your weight shifting slightly to your lead foot, followed by your hands dropping down as your body uncoils, you’ll never be rid of that hook. The Thin The thin shot is usually brought on by your body shifting slightly upwards before impact. By focusing your eyes on a specific shot during the swing, you can reduce the amount of spine movement. For this drill place a tee an inch or so behind the ball and address the tee, not the ball. Focus on the tee before starting your swing, and keep your eyes focused on the tee until after impact. This will force you to make a more solid impact with the ball and with some practice you’ll be able to maintain your spine angle throughout your swing. If you would like to discuss any part of your game please drop by the proshop to book a lesson time.