BY MALCOLM ISAACS – OCTOBER 2015
2015: WHAT A SEASON!
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NEWS FROM THE TOUR
The bi-annual President’s Cup finished last week to mark the culmination of intense season on the PGA Tour. For the uninitiated it’s played in a Ryder Cup format – Team USA versus the Internationals! This year it was played on a stunning Jack Nicklaus designed course in South Korea. USA have been dominant in recent years – and again managed to scrape a victory – winning on the last hole of the last match. The drama of team matchplay creates a very different atmosphere to the individual battle of the regular season. Social media was awash with requests for more matchplay events for the world’s best golfers. Do you enjoy watching matchplay on TV?
Before the Presidents Cup Jordan Spieth captured the Fedex Cup at East Lake in Atlanta by winning in commanding fashion. His short game was unbelievable in testing conditions. His up and down percentage was over 85% for the week!
Bad weather and a very long course with only two par fives nullified a lot of the advantages usually available to the longer hitters. Spieth amassed $22million in prize money this year – the numbers per shot are staggering – over $3,000!
His talents are not as breathtaking on TV as a powerful drive may be from Day or Mcilroy but his strategy and focus bring only a young Tiger to mind. Whose game do you admire the most?
We also can’t ignore the emergence this season of Jason Day. Along with Spieth and Mcilroy he has established himself as the world’s best. Like Mcilroy he possesses a power game we all envy. In winning the PGA Championship he astounded viewers with a number of drives over 350 yards and his immensely high ball flight.
GOLF ACADEMY NEWS
I recently wrote a blog summing up my own tournaments this year. I decided to write a little about my end of season swing change too. For those of you working on your games now you might find it an interesting read.
MALCOLMS LATEST BLOG: http://meandmiblog.com/end-of-season-review/
The summer has flown by at Gamola with so much clubfitting and coaching. It has been great meeting enthusiastic golfers from all over the area. We occasionally get international visitors too – from places as far flung as Dubai, Dublin and Dundee!
Flightscope is ball tracking radar that we use in our sessions. It’s accuracy and detail provides a comprehensive picture of impact. In a lesson it will show improvement through efficiency measurements or swing direction consistency. In a fitting in can provide a fantastic snapshot of dispersion or fastest ball speed. Why not pop in to test some equipment or receive some analysis on your technique? Just email me email@example.com to book.
THE LOCKER ROOM LATEST!
Recently Gamola & The Locker Room were delighted to host Karen Young of Spear Physiotherapy for an introduction to golf fitness event. It proved a hit and we look forward to further events beginning in the new year. Read our review of the night below:
FITNESS NIGHT BLOG: http://www.gamolagolf.co.uk/blog/fitness-night-gamola-the-review/
Starting this month the popular Winter league returns for its fourth series upstairs at The Locker Room – Virtual Golf Simulators! A rolling event for the winter you can play anytime Tuesday to Friday from 12pm to 9pm and includes a FOC main meal! The Format is a 9 hole stableford with your best six scores to count.
CLICK THE LINK TO FIND OUT MORE: http://www.lockerroomaberdeen.co.uk/golf/Winter-League.html
This summer I have been delighted to do a couple of short events for our corporate guests. Using the fantastic virtual facilities I talk through and demonstrate some of the fundamentals that professionals apply to their games. From warming up to shaping shots it is fun to field questions from the crowd!
(CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT IN ACTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swjC4PKlByY)
TAYLORMADE M1 SERIES
At Gamola we have always been a big supporter of TaylorMade and their constant innovation. This autumn has seen them launch the new M1 series and the PSI iron. The effect the movable weights have had during my custom fits has been impressive. Changing your ball flight has never been easier! Watch our video review by clicking below!
TITLEIST 716 IRONS AND HYBRIDS
Titleist have made a big effort to offer extra forgiveness with the new range. Over 25% extra tungsten has been added to the AP1 and AP2 series to provide more stability and power on off centre hits. Tungsten even makes its way into the CB series long irons to help improve launch conditions.
Titliest have managed to create a hotter AP1 by thinning the face – creating more spring for distance and forgiveness.
The new T-MB series combines a blade style look with the extra forgiveness and two piece construction of tungsten.
So much of my club-fittings now are designed to optimise the gap between your fairway woods and mid irons. The majority of iron set’s we sell at Gamola begin at 5 iron. Titleist have launched the new hybrid in conjunction with the irons to help fit that gap better. The H1 and H2 have very different sized heads to match the required launch conditions of the golfer. Its grey appearance and fantastic shaft offerings mean the golfer can look forward to and not fear, that approach on a long par four or demanding par three.
But don’t take my word for it! The demo’s have just arrived in store – why not book a fitting to see if you can gain ball speed or improve dispersion!
UNDER ARMOUR GORE-TEX
Under Armour has partnered with leading outerwear technology specialist Gore-Tex for the launch of their latest waterproof suit.
The Under Armour Gore-Tex Tips waterproof suit is being heralded as the next generation in golf rainwear by being the first three-layer, full-stretch Gore-Tex rain suit for golfers.
This has been achieved through two key design features found in both the UA Gore-Tex Tips Jacket and UA Gore-Tex Tips Pant:
- The three-layer bonded fabric delivers a durable, smooth outside and a soft, brushed interior, keeping the garment 100 per cent waterproof but incredibly breathable.
- 10 per cent stretch fabrication applied across the whole suit gives golfers 25 per cent more stretch than other Gore-Tex rainwear for golf.