David Brooks


The Short Game Day

The short game works perfectly as the theme for a corporate coaching day. It will often be something completely new for your guests, because even established golfers rarely seek coaching on their short game skills. We can also coach your guests together, whatever their golfing experience. It lends itself to any timescale, with the coaching element taking the entire day, or just a morning to be followed by a round of golf in the afternoon.

Derived from the highly successful 1 and 2 day short game schools available at the academy, a typical schedule for your day would look like this.

9.30 a.m. Why does the short game cause so much trouble?
  • How the way golfers learn to play golf makes the short game challenging
  • Why being able to hit short game shots inside six feet can dramatically improve your scores
10.00 a.m. Putting
  • Understand what you need to do to make a good putting stroke
  • Hole more breaking putts by reading putts effectively
  • Reduce the number of three putts by improving your ability to "lag" putt
10.45 a.m. Chipping
  • Strike the ball consistently by controlling the low point
  • Hit shots closer by managing speed in your short game
  • Take the confusion away by choosing the right club and landing area
  • Deal effectively with unusual lies around the green
11.30 a.m. Refreshment Break
12.00 p.m. Pitching
  • Eliminate common faults within the pitching action
  • Understand your wedges and when to use them
  • Practise effectively to improve your feel for distance
12.45 p.m. Bunker play
  • Understand the role of 'bounce' on your SW
  • Make the adjustments to your set-up required for effective sand play
  • Understand the effects of different sand conditions
1.15 p.m. Light Lunch and Refreshments
2.00 p.m. 9 or 18 holes of golf on The Warren or Bunsay Golf Course
5.30 p.m. Presentation
6.00 p.m. Evening meal or depart