At this time of year we are all making wish lists of what presents we would like and possibly looking at what resolutions we can make in the New Year. For most golfers improving their game and getting their handicaps down would be pretty high on the list. It is all right to be thinking about it but what would be the best way of achieving that lofty aim.
If you look in the various golf magazines there are numerous products that claim to help the average golfer improve their scores. Would the latest driver crammed full of space age technology be the answer or would a new putter dramatically produce results? Unfortunately whilst there is no doubt that new clubs can help, they are certainly no guarantee of success no matter what they cost or the manufacturers claim.
Without doubt golf is a very difficult game and there are many different ways of swinging a golf club successfully. You only have to look at the different styles on the PGA Tour its hard to believe that Bubba Watson and Jordan Speith are playing the same game when you look at how they swing at the ball. However they have exceptional well above average hand and eye co-ordination and are probably not the role models that we should follow. If the prospect of standing on a wet and windy practice range trying to improve doesn’t appeal why not consider going to warmer climates to learn the game properly. There are many outstanding golf schools at resorts in Spain and Portugal equipped with the latest technology and highly qualified professionals just waiting to help you improve your game. Thomas Johansson has a golf school La Manga in Spain. Jack Nicklaus has an academy at the wonderful resort of Finca Cortesin near Marbella and US open champion Michael Campbell also has an academy near there. In addition La Cala has excellent practice facilities and there are many other resorts in Spain and Portugal that your game would benefit from visiting.
The costs would surprise you and what could be better than enjoying a few days in the sun and then coming home with a better golf game.