Learning to improve your golf swing is something that every golfer, whatever their level of ability, hopes to achieve. Huge leaps in technology in recent years have developed to the point that, just like here on webgolfcoach.com, you can take a ten second video of your swing (with a suitably pixelated digital camera), upload your footage, drop it in your locker then, in two days time, have had it assessed by a pro with advice (if needed) on how to correct it. All you have to do is to remember to move the vase that your mother-in-law ‘blessed’ you with when you’re going through your golfing motion.
No matter how fantastic a development this is, you cannot beat the real thing – out there on a European Open golf course with an eight-time Order of Merit champion standing (well) back as you show off your golf swing. Does that sound a little too far fetched? Well think on.
If you’re not doing anything between ay 18th-20th May, London Golf Club is hosting this year’s Golf Live on its grounds on the very golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, with Colin Montgomerie the ambassador for the three day event. The video swing analysis by a Top tour coach is just one of the weekend’s events, with a recording of the coaching session e-mailed back to you once the event has ran its course.
To run in conjunction with Golf Live are several hospitality events, The Heritage Package, for a very reasonable £375, is perhaps the highlight of them. As well as going head to head for a hole with The Ryder Cup captain, you can actively take part in a straight drive competition and a closest to the hole punt, as well as the afore mentioned swing analysis.
You’ll have to be quick, though. There’s a limit of forty Heritage Packages maximum per day and the value only gets better. The Tour pros are on active duty again in a relaxed Q & A session and those lucky enough to get a hold of one the packages are also extended priority seats at the master class and theatres. All meals (breakfast, buffet lunch and afternoon tea) are included plus access to the all-day complimentary bar.
Jeremy Dale, Paul Barrington and Joe Miller are al involved in their star disciplines of trick shots and drives and Gary Player has also confirmed his attendance, with other top names from the world of golf expected to attend, too. Perhaps they’re flocking to this golf exhibition to indulge manufacturers (and themselves, of course) in the latest technology for the driving range, which is due to be showcased over the weekend on the Golf Club’s driving range – across all thirty bays!
If the price of £375 is a little beyond your reach or, more likely, all The Heritage Packages have been snapped up, entry is free for U18s if they register on the Golf Live website, beforehand, whereas adults will be asked for a mere £20 to attend the unmissable event. While you’re here, why not have our pros assess your golf swing online to get a bit of practise in beforehand?