Archive for May, 2010

Zach Johnson Wins at the Colonial

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Zach Johnson wins again at the Colonial shooting 64 – 64 over the weekend to break the tour record at Hogan’s alley to beat Englishman Brian Davis.  His record breaking 21 under par had two amazing stats apart from the score of course, He only had 3 bogeys over the whole weekend and he hit 85% of greens in regulation.  You have to say well done Zach but hard luck Brian who was chasing his first US tour win. 
Zach’s swing is an interesting action seldom seen on the PGA or European Tour these days.  His swing plane is flatter than most also in the Hogan style if anything.  In the video below taken of Zach and his coach Mike Bender taking about the swing plane (sorry about the quality)  The interesting point in my view is that regardless of  flatter, neutral or steep action the club always points at the target line.

Closehouse Golf Academy Coming Soon.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Closehouse Hotel and Golf in the North East of England is looking forward to using their GASP Coaching Studio at the end of this week.  Not only are we installing the GASP lab video system  Closehouse Golf Academy have a force Plate which is integrated directly into the GASPlab Pro software capturing important weight shift with video footage.

For the short game they have also invested into a SAM Puttlab for dynamic putting information. Training and biofeedback.  So for those golfers wanting a top quality lesson in the North East Closehouse Golf Academy is certainly worth a visit.

Closehouse

Gleneagles Golf Academy

Friday, May 21st, 2010

We have just upgraded the Gleneagles Golf Academy from their existing Dartfish Coaching system to the Gasplab system in both of their studios.  This includes the GASP Lab video software along with the 3D biomechanics systems from K-Vest enableing Gleneagles to offer not just quality video lessons on their golf range and studio’s but also do a full screening of their customers and pupils with the K-vest.  For anyone interested in getting a first class analysis of their golf game you would need to look no further than Gleneagles.

Not only will Gleneagles be able to have quality instruction with the latest technology they will also be able to view their lessons by mobile phone and GASP systems ebook solution which will help pupils stay in touch with their coaches.

Gleneagles Golf Academy

Gleneagles Golf Academy

Rory McIlroy storms to victory on the PGA Tour

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

We all know on this side of the pond that Rory McIlroy has class but his finishing round of 62 to win his maiden PGA tour event by 4 shots from Phil Mickelson at the notoriously difficult Quail Hollow Classic has certainly raised a few eyebrows.  With 17 birdies and eagle over the weekend there was no one to touch him.  Rory remarks that he felt in the zone in the last round and long may it continue.

This result has catapulted him up the Sony world rankings to ninth joining Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood in the top ten.

With Tiger Woods missing the cut and Phil Mickelson winning at Augusta and second at Quail Hollow to gap at the top of the world ranking is getting tighter.  Will Tiger recover from his off the course issues.

1.

Woods

11.17 

 

 2.

Mickelson

9.66 

 

 3.

Stricker

7.75 

 

 4.

Westwood

7.44 

 

 5.

Furyk

7.06 

 

 6.

Poulter

6.18 

 

 7.

Els

5.92 

 

 8.

Casey

5.87 

 

 9.

McIlroy

5.53 

 

 10.

Kaymer

5.11