Getting Back to Golf
I’m sure you’re all looking forward to getting back out onto the golf course on March 29th and we can’t wait to open our doors and welcome you back again on April 12th.
I bet the grooves on your clubs are dirt-free, and your electric golf trolley has had some love and affection from the pressure washer. You’ve probably even picked up a new outfit in the post-Christmas golf sales to make sure you look and feel great when you step out onto the golf course for the first time in 2021.
Here at the North London Golf Academy, we think 2021 is going to be a great year for golf, and we’d like to help you get the most out of your game. If you’re not ready, here’s our simple get back to golf checklist.
Clean Your Clubs
There’s nothing like looking down on a clean and shiny set of clubs, knowing that they’re going to help you get the best out of your game. Dirt-free grooves help you impart maximum spin and control, especially with your irons.
If you want to check your ball up next to the hole when you’re chipping, make sure your wedges are as clean as possible. Your putter face needs to be spotless too, as even a speck of sand can send the ball slightly off course, no matter how well you’ve read that putt.
Maintain Your Golf Grips
This is also important, as poor grips can make you hold your clubs too tight, restricting your movement and power. If your clubs have been left in a shed or the boot of your car over the cold winter, you may find the grooves have gone shiny.
To clean your grips, use some soapy water and a washing-up scourer. If they’re still shiny, you can remove a very thin layer of rubber by gently rubbing them with fine sandpaper. If they’re still not providing you with enough traction, get them regripped before the season starts.
Check Your Trolley
If you’ve got an electric trolley, make sure it’s working. Make sure the battery is fully charged, as you don’t want to have to push it on your first game back. Give your trolley a good clean too, especially between the frame and the wheels where debris tends to get stuck. Any unneeded traction here will slow your trolley down and drain the battery quicker.
Stock Up on Golf Balls
Lots of our golfing buddies have already booked the week off work when golf restarts and, if you’re planning to play a few rounds, make sure you’ve got plenty of golf balls. Your swing may be a bit rusty after a break, so you might need a few more balls than normal.
If you’re taking golf seriously in 2021, treat yourself to some new equipment. Here at the NLGA, we offer custom fitting and can recommend clubs that will improve your game. After being locked up for three months, we think we all deserve to be playing with the latest Titleist or Mizuno clubs. If we can help you in any way, contact us today.
When the NLGA reopens, pop-in and get some invaluable practice on our state-of-the-art golf simulators and Trackman facilities. If you’re looking to take your game to the next level, I’m also taking bookings for private golf tuition.
Remember to practice with enthusiasm – as ENTHUSIASM FUELS IMPROVEMENT!