Saturday, 8 July 2017

Short Game Practice - 40 Yard Pitching Challenge

I've posted a new video on my youtube channel (Three Off The Tee Youtube Channel) which is the start of some serious short game work in a bid to kick start the Quest For Single Figures in 2017. This is focusing on pitch shots from 40 yards. It's a real problem area for me. Not a full swing, all feel based and I find it hard to commit to the shot and find a swing speed an length of swing to work effectively on a regular basis

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You'll notice a change in technique part way through back to the linear method. I've done loads on this blog about this technique but let me give you a couple of links to click on and take you to these to refresh your memory

I plan to repeat the 40 yard challenge again and again until I hit a target. On the youtube video I said 2/9 holes but I'm wondering if 3/9 (or 33%) is not more aggressive and as a mid-handicapper off 14 would be a pretty tidy number and would smart a few score cards up. 

Once I hit my 40 yard target I'll move around, to 30 yard, an area I find even harder, and then back to the 50, 60 and 70 yard area. I'll also be doing a nine hole bunker challenge too. That should be interesting! Lots of hard work to do and I hope it starts to really make a mark on my game.

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Take Two - Volvik Vivid Golf Ball Review (Again)

Welcome back to the blog. I've done another video review on the Three Off The Tee Youtube channel on the Volvik Vivid Golf ball which can you can watch here (Volvik Vivid Second Review). Please check it out and don't be afraid to subscribe to the channel. It's free to do and there's plenty on there including video updates on "The Quest For Single Figures" some great product reviews, a video giving a mid handicapper view on the Aimpoint green reading system and there's a lot more coming including what I hope will be an enjoyable and regular feature called "Mouthpiece".

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The reason I've done the second review is because the first one I did (and you can check that video here - The first Volvik Vivid review) was done during a recent heatwave in the UK and the course was bone dry and the greens were firm and not receptive. In hindsight I might have been a little unfair in my initial summary. I did put a full and honest review on the blog as well and in case you missed it please feel free to check it out here (Volvik Vivid Blog Review). As a result I decided to repeat the test once we had some rain and the course had calmed down a bit and the greens were able to take a full shot in. As per the original test, I did it at my home course, Royal Ascot in Berkshire, England, and as per the first review, it was done on a par three, par four and a par five.

On the day, I rushed to the course after hectic day at work and so while the golf may not have been of the highest order, it's representative of a mid handicap golfer who is capable of some good golf and can then chuck some weird and wonderful swings in for good measure as well.

I'll let you enjoy the video and the initial review in your own time. As I said, please subscribe. Once I hit 100 Youtube followers there will be a competition coming so it's well worth doing. If you've played the Volvik Vivid golf ball, please comment at the bottom of this blog or at the bottom of the video and let me know if you agree with my view on how it performed or whether you think my comments are out of kilter with your own findings. Enjoy and I'll see you on here for more stuff coming soon. Play well!