Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Why I Take a Golfing Holiday Each Year

Every year I visit the city of Melbourne in Australia for one reason, to play golf. Although this sounds like an odd place to visit I also have relatives there so I can pretend as if I am there to see them. Melbourne has some fine sand belt golf courses that require more than brute force to master, which is perfect for a short hitter like me. Most courses are open to the public and are the green fees are quite reasonable. There are literally hundreds of courses within a few hundred kilometres of the city, which means that I can play a different one each year.

Some of my friends have been known to visit other exotic golfing locations, such as Thailand or Hawaii. Their stories about these far away lands had me intrigued and I am planning on joining a group of friends for a golf break in Thailand later next year. I'm sure my family in Melbourne will miss my visit, but less family time means more golf! One place I have always wanted to visit is St. Andrews. Not only because it is the home of golf, but because my childhood idol Peter Thomson won his second Open Championship there. The best thing about visiting the United Kingdom is that there are hundreds of courses I would love to play. If Thailand is a success maybe I'll research golf breaks UK for 2013! Let me know in the comments your favourite golfing holiday destination.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Getting help with your game

Golf is a challenging game that requires a high degree of skill to master. Of course, anyone can play the game and have a great time, but if you really want to reduce your handicap you need to improve your all-round game. This is where attending a golf school can really help. These schools are like a specialist training camp where you can attend the school for a short period of time to work on your game. There are many advantages to this style of learning, but one of the most important for those wanting to improve their game is a professional coach. In many circumstances you will receive hours of one-on-one training aimed to improve your skills. There is nothing better than one-on-one coaching because the professional can focus on your strengths and weaknesses to help you with your individual game. Some of the best golf schools even provide video recording services to analyze your swing!

Most people assume that a golf school costs a considerable amount of money to attend, but in most cases the package deals work out to be quite reasonably priced. Even if you are on a tight budget a short package is very affordable. There are golf schools located all around the country, from schools in Florida to golf schools in myrtle beach, so whether you want a quick escape or a full blown getaway there will be an option available to you.

Why not consider attending a golf school for your next vacation? You will come away with some great tips for improving your game, but also some great memories and lifelong friends.