Sunday, 11 September 2011

GTB Ryder Cup Announced

November 1st - 4th 2011
Penina Resort, Algarve, Portugal.

Are you up for a challenge?

Golf Tuition Breaks have just put together the first annual Ryder Cup event.

I would like to invite you to join my team. We will be taking on Adrian and 6 of his clients on a 3 rounds challenge at Penina in Portugal.

Each day we will be offering an hour of indivudual coaching plus a playing lesson whilst competing against Team CAFARO!

You will be taking part in our inaugral running of the Ryder Cup, dont miss out on a chance to hold the academy bragging rights for the year!

Places will be first come first served and there are only 6 spots available.

4 days of compeition, fun and plenty of time to work on your game in a world class venue that has hosted the Portuguese Open on multiple occasions.  Penina boasts one of the best practice facilities in the Algarve.

Package includes:
Flights to Faro
Transfers to and from Resort
3 rounds on the Chapionship course
3 nights B&B - Sharing twin rooms
Daily Coaching
3 Playing lessons
Team Prizes
Ryder Cup Style Format


Monday, 5 September 2011

Congratulations to Stewart Farrell - Golf Monthly Power Play WINNER!

Golf Monthly PowerPlay Masters round-up

Golf Monthly PowerPlay Golf
Golf Monthly PowerPlay Masters. Photography: Tom Miles

Last Wednesday, 44 intrepid Golf Monthly forumers and staff got to sample golf's new PowerPlay format for themselves in a special event at The Grove in Hertfordshire, the only English course to have hosted a WGC event.
This new format is played over nine holes using Stableford scoring with a couple of crucial differences - a second ‘black' flag on each green usually in a tougher position, and extra points on offer for success when playing to the black flag.

Each player must use three black flag PowerPlays in the first eight holes with an optional fourth available on the 9th. Nett birdies or better score double Stableford points, with no downside until the 9th where if the gamble goes wrong and you score nett bogey or worse you lose three points.

Great fun was had by all trying to work out where best to use their PowerPlays with lower handicappers generally favouring the lower stroke index holes in search of nett birdies rather than gross birdies elsewhere.
At the end of an exciting nine holes, the master strategist turned out to be 11-handicapper Stewart Farrell, who chose his PowerPlays wisely, making nett birdies on all four to boost his score by 24 points. His winning tally of 33 eclipsed runner-up Tim Burnett - who converted three of his four PowerPlays - by three.

Unluckiest man in the field was Gary Mitchell who racked up an amazing five gross birdies in nine holes... but only one of them on a PowerPlay hole - the tough 5th - where he amassed 8 PowerPlay points. His 27-point return did at least give him the consolation of 3rd place.


Congratulations Stewart, always great to hear that my clients are doing well.