An amazing end to the St.Jude Classic this week on the PGA tour, Robert Garrigus only needed a double bogey to win and lipped out for a treble.I must admit he gave a good post interview to David Feherty after the disastrous end to his round.Then the drama continued into the playoff where no one seems to want to win. Finally Lee Westwood went onto win in extra time.
Robert Karlsson, regaining his form at the St. Jude Classic this week though,interestingly his longest holed put was 16 feet in the 72 holes, he must have struck the ball well to get round on -10 to get into a playoff with Lee Westwood.
He has returned to his coach Mark Blackburn from Alabama starting at Dubai this year and it seems to have paid dividends.After a great season in 2008 finishing high up in all 4 majors and topping the European Tour Order of Merit, 2009 however was not the best of years primarily through illness. Mark originally from London has setup a number of Golf Academies in the US and not only coaches Robert Karlsson but Heath Slocum and a number of talented NCAA students.
Let’s take a look at Robert Karlsson’s swing in High speed.
Another European GASP lab studio is the Aegean Golf Academy at the Crete Golf Club where they boast a GASP lab Multi camera Video Studio and Sam Puttlab. A great place to work on your game and catch some sun and this great golf complex.
The developers of the K-vest have just released the K-trainer which offer coaches, trainers, physiotherapist and other medical professionals another dimension to their equipment and service.
The K-trainer allows your customers to use the K –Trainer technology just like a personal trainer.Coaches can set drills for students including reps and programs which will utilise the auditory and biomechanical feedback that the K-trainer offers.Each session can be customised to suit individual needs.
For those golfers with a DIY gene, take advantage of the do it yourself install and Tim Nijenhuis a Golf professional in Lochem in the Netherlands is one such Golf Professional.After purchasing his studio equipment for us he implemented the install on his own.To find out more about Tim’s Golf School Go to his website.http://www.nijenhuisgolf.nl
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 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.
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.
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.
Lee Westwood playing his left to right shot at high speed a safe shot, but with Lee’s action as good at ball striker as he is, finds it not impossible but more difficult to get it going from right to left. But there is something to be said for knowing where the ball shape is going and there are plenty of great players over the years playing from left to right.
Great effort at the 2010 Masters wish it was a win. Your sponsers UPS and Ping Golf certainly got value for money from you this week.
With Anthony Kim managing to win in a playoff at the Shell Houston Open all eyes turn to the US Masters that start this week. It also sees the return of Tiger Woods who was seen at the course today ahead of the official practise day at Augusta. It will be interesting to see if he will answer any more questions about his alleged extra marital affairs and how he will be able to cope with the extra pressure.
From a golfing stand point it’s great to see him back and also to find out if any of his fellow professionals have been able to bridge the gap especially in the Majors. It’s also good to see the likes of Nike Golf still supporting him he has certainly helped promote their brand over the last decade or so.
Take a look at his swing in in high speed from last year