Long, straight drives are something we all strive for. True, if you can consistently hit a long ball and find the fairways, you’re in business. However, many of us would benefit more by spending a few hours on the putting green. It was Ben Hogan who described putting as ‘the game within the game’. For […]
When you’re on the golf course, you should always expect the unexpected – as proven by the weekend’s events. Six spectators were injured following two lightning strikes at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, USA. Sadly, this is far from an isolated incident. In 2017, one of our policyholders, 60-year-old Philip Shard, lost his life after […]
Becoming older doesn’t mean you become a bad golfer – just look at Tom Watson and Gary Player. However, if you’re a senior golfer you need to make minor adjustments to maintain a good distance and strong overall game. Here are Bernard Gallacher’s top tips for senior golfers to help increase their distance. Use technology […]
It’s most golfing parent’s dream for their kid to take up the sport – and it’s easy to see why. Golf will teach your children patience, perseverance, and discipline, while also giving them some exercise and fresh air away from TV screens and video games.
Concentrate on the fundamentals The four key fundamentals are the grip, aim, stance and posture. These should be at the top of any amateur golfer’s checklist. Professionals take their grip very seriously and never underestimate how important it is in binding the swing together, whereas most amateurs go wrong by not placing enough attention on […]
Every golfer is faced with a number of common risks as soon as they step onto the tee, and it’s good to be reminded of these from time to time. This way, we can take the necessary precautions to avoid injury and that other painful outcome – financial loss! Here are 7 common risks you […]