So ive been a bit quiet recently and for good reason .
2018 is the year i launch my youtube channel The Everday Golfer Tv and over the last few weeks i have been getting to grips with the art of shooting content for videos and editing etc ..
so now ive finally got a new laptop after first getting the wrong one and found a good editing software after a few trial and errors !
also i now have the eqiupment to shoot with and have planned a few videos in the first series all about the fundermentls .
However its not been easy with the good old british january weather to get outside to film and i want these videos to be of decent quality to upload .
so with this weeks weather also looking very poor the first video all about the grip will have to be shot inside .
Also i have to say that recording isnt easy to do and so many things to think about such as sound , filming angles and outside disturbances so im kind of learning as i go but im very confident that the content will be good quality, informative and easy to follow.
Each instructional video will give you the tools and ideas to work on improving your game in 2018 and beyond .
That really is the aim of my channel is to help improve either your whole game or just certain aspects of it .
all the best .
So as we now get 2018 under way full of excitment and plans for the year ahead .
what kind of goals have you set yourself this year ?
better posture ? Better putter ? Better course management ?
well all three are great goals and my new youtube channel will give you great tips and drills to achieve these and many more goals this coming year .
For me personally its a mixture of excitment and scary on how the channel will be received but im positive that it will be informative and be of great value to you .
so see you soon on the channel and lets make 2018 the best yet .
happy golfing .
winter golf tips
so as the cold months roll in and winter takes hold how many of you actually play golf in the winter ?
Surprisingly not many do and normally the weather in the uk this time of year isn't great we do have the odd day where it's a crisp sunny cold day and a excellent chance to sample winter golf and the challenges it presents .
So a few tips to help your game in winter
1. Allow for less roll on wet or soft winter fairways compared to hard summer ones .
2. Be mindful that the golf ball doesn't fly as far in cold winter than in warm sunny days , a recent study showed that the difference being around 2 yards of carry for every 10 degrees drop ( cold air is denser than warm for science geeks ) .
3. Consider changing to a softer ' lower compression ball in winter as it's easier to compress a softer ball .
4. A random one this but to keep golf balls warm ( and last check it was legal ) put them in a pot a hot water for 30 minutes then dry them and put them into a insulated food bag ( I personally haven't tried it myself but may for research purposes ) .
5. A common tip from the tour is keep gloves dry is to put them in a sealed bag and also hang the glove on the rods under the umbrella to stay dry .
6. Simple one to keep a towel dry hang it off the umbrella but keep a spare in the bag too .
7. Rough in winter especially when wet is tough so swing a little harder to get out .
8. As beautiful as a crisp winter day can be to avoid disappointment do except that scoring won't be as good .
9. Greens will be slower when wet and soft .
So these top tips will help you enjoy winter golf more and the different challenge it poses to summer golf , course management and mental toughness will be tested as will ball striking .
Don't let all of this put you off tho from getting out on the course , even just 9 holes can be very beneficial to your winter practise programme .
Enjoy and happy golfing !
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