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Several Advances on my Golf

I really ought to work a lot harder at ensuring I post more frequently on this blog! It has been far too long but here is my update which should bring you up to speed with everything I have been doing over the past couple of months.

I have broken 80! Yes, you read that right! This is a huge milestone for me and one that I didn’t really plan for in the near future. I would have given myself at least another year but I have to thank my Optishot 2 golf simulator for that one! Working seriously hard on my golf swing has finally started to pay off and if you have the space in your home then I have to recommend looking into a setup that you can use for practice – it makes all the difference. There are a few different golf simulators to choose from and you can read some reviews right here to find out which one is recommended depending on your home size and budget. I can tell you that it will make a huge impact in your game giving you the opportunity to practice hard on your swing with full feedback on screen to help eliminate errors. I think it may take a few months before I see a repeat of that score but I will keep trying!

Christmas was a blast, I ended up playing a load of golf as well as chilling out with my friends in various different clubs and house parties. I am still in Cape Town, for anyone that is interested, and the weather was superb right throughout the Christmas season making it one of the most memorable seasons. It is hard to beat the cape weather to be honest, and I have been to many different countries globally,  CT also comprises some of the top golf courses, especially along the southern cape coast, which makes it the perfect spot for me to spend my time. As much I as I had thought about moving on I am finding it hard to make that move as I just love the place and surroundings. I may make the move to the UK in the summer as I have an option to work and play golf at a small course down in Sussex but we will see if that works out or not.

Finally, I have been working on my health with a little bit more effort and that includes my diet as well as the amount of exercise I get. You may be thinking that playing a lot of golf constitutes exercise but it really does not. I am talking about serious cardiac stuff! I even bought myself a brand new juicing machine so I can prepare healthy meals every morning that are full of nutrients. I am hoping that will help me to lose a little bit of weight in conjunction with the workout plan. Time will tell, I guess, but I will make a big effort to keep my progress documented on here to provide inspiration to others as well as some info for my family.

 

 

 

 

Golf Simulators are Worth It!

As I mentioned in my previous post I spent some time with a friend of mine in London who had a golf studio all setup in his house which enabled me to spend time working on my golf swing in the middle of winter. The simulator he had is known as an Optishot and with a current price of around $360 you can see it is well worth it. You can check out http://golfingsimulators.net to read a full review and check out ordering information. It is important to note that you would also need a decent catch net and computer so that will obviously inflate the price a little bit.

You can check out this video from someone on YouTube who has a similar setup.

 

As you can see it is very easy to fix simple swing problems with one of these as it gives you immediate feedback after each shot. Some of the statistics you can get are as follows.

  • Swing Speed
  • Face Angle at Impact
  • Swing Path
  • Shot Distance

Just these few important details can help you identify simple swing problems that may be causing you trouble. Most of us cannot get to the driving range as often as we like and it becomes more of a problem during winter. With a simulator setup at home you can practice as much as you like day or even during the night!

I have noticed a marked improvement in my swing since spending the time there are I highly recommend you consider this option if you take your golf seriously.

Golf and a good party make up the main focus of my lifestyle right now and I need every advantage I can get on the course!

You can see some images below of the display system for the golf simulator.

As you can see the graphics are simply amazing and this adds to the realism and fun. Obviously, as a simulator you can choose to play on many different courses and even challenge your mates for a bit of fun!

A projector completes the experience and is recommended if you have enough space and the budget to set one up! It is not the same if you just use a LCD screen but it does work.

Now I just have to find someone in this part of the world with a similar setup so I can carry on with my swing improvements! Not easy when you travel around the world, especially in Southern Africa! In fact most of the simulators I have spotted in this area are the usual Launch Monitor which is fine for shops and golf clubs selling clubs but not much fun for the home user!

Keep checking out my site for more updates on my thoughts, partying, traveling and playing golf in Africa!