Everyday Golf Coach series launches new Power app

Everyday Golf Coach, the best-selling coaching app for iPad and iPhone has returned with a new app that will help golfers increasetheir power – hitting longer and straighter shots.

Everyday Golf Coach Power follows on from the original comprehensive coaching app that has been downloaded more than 100,000 times worldwide, and takes golfers through the mechanics of power, utilising a comprehensive new coaching package to help them increase their ball striking power.

This new coaching package, provided by the creator of Everyday Golf Coach and pioneering PGA Professional Noel Rousseau, delivers a library of high definition coaching videos as well as a unique interactive SwingSequence feature that combines Rousseau’s coaching insight and clear delivery with the advanced capability of the Apple software to provide the user with a visually outstanding and fun training tool.

Filmed using the latest super slow-motion Phantom HD camera, the Power app gives users a unique insight into the different aspects of the golf swing that enable the professionals to generate extreme swing speed, power and more distance.

The SwingSequence feature covers the key body movements of the golf swing in super slow motion, allowing the user to learn the concept of power and the dynamic relationship between all the moving parts of the golf swing.

“When this is performed in the right sequence it can generate more power and thus create extra distance,” said Noel Rousseau, who regularly features in best-selling golf magazines. “During the SwingSequence, 11 hot spots appear on the model golfer – the user simply taps on a hot spot to view an in-depth coaching video explaining therelevant movement. Alternatively, manual mode allows the user to scroll through the entire swing under the fine control of the swipe of their finger.

“The Phantom camera is so technologically advanced the user can scroll through the swing to reveal every minute detail of the movement in crystal clear definition.”

As with it’s predecessor Rousseau delivers high quality coaching to accompany the videos with comprehensive and easy-to-understand notes, making it clear and simple for every golfer to follow.

As you would expect from a PhD student, Rousseau’s content is well researched. It also contains a fascinating interview with sports scientist Dr Matt Bridge that explains the concept of kinematic sequencing through his presentation ‘The Science of Power’.

Judging by the first reviews on the app store, users have been extremely pleased with what they see and appreciate the honest and personal approach to golf coaching.

Pjlawson said: “Fantastic app. Really clear insights into how to create a powerful swing. The interaction between the library and theswing sequence section is seamless and really impressive to use. The best teaching app out there!”

Steven Terence added: “If you are looking to buy your first golf tuition app then go no further and buy this. If you already have some,delete them all and just use this. Simple, informative and put together verywell. There is no better golf app out there.”

Everyday Golf Coach: Power is available now on iTunes for both iPhone (£3.99) and iPad (£4.99). For further details visit www.everydaygolfcoach.com.

The National Golf Centre Academy at Woodhall Spa is now open to all

The National Golf Centre Academy at Woodhall Spa
The National Golf Centre Academy at Woodhall Spa

The public has been given full access to the same world-class facilities previously enjoyed by the country’s elite golfers as The National Golf Centre Academy at Woodhall Spa launches a comprehensive ‘open-to-all’ teaching programme.

In a move to change the standard of teaching currently available to all UK golfers, The National Golf Centre Academy at Woodhall Spa, a facility that is responsible for consistently developing world-class talent, including Tour stars Luke Donald, Justin Rose and Nick Dougherty, has announced it is to open its doors to the public.

Under the leadership of its newly appointed Head Coach, Neil Harvey, visitors to The National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, will be able to take full advantage of the facilities through a series of new programmes specifically tailored for beginners, juniors, and those seeking 1:1 tuition or residential golf breaks.

The most visionary aspect of The National Golf Centre Academy – the aim of which is to provide ‘a coaching centre of excellence for golfers of all standards’ – is a four-acre area devoted to the development of short game skills.

The National Golf Centre Academy at Woodhall Spa key features:

  • Eight target greens to aim at, offering shots of all lengths up to 100 yards
  • A range of individually styled bunkers with varying grades of sand
  • A large, high-quality putting green.

Head Coach, Neil Harvey, said: “This is an important step for The National Golf Centre Academy and fantastic news for people looking to sample the game for the first time or golfers seeking to improve their skills surrounded by some of the best practice facilities in the world.

“The Academy already has a strong reputation for nurturing great golf talent under the management of the English Golf Union’s Director of Elite Coaching, Peter Mattsson, and I will work alongside Peter to offer the general public a similar opportunity. We can’t promise to make every visitor a Tour star, but we do guarantee a first-class, highly personal and memorable experience for all.”

A floodlit, 18-bay, driving range takes centre stage at The National Golf Centre Academy. It looks out onto an area designed to replicate the challenges golfers face when on the course. Trees and woodland areas have been retained and greens are strategically located to assist and develop a golfer’s shot-making skills.

One of the key objectives for The National Golf Centre Academy is to encourage people interested in the sport to try golf for the first time. In its new Get into Golf programme, visitors will be given the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of the game, under the expert guidance of Neil and his team, PGA professionals Scott Emery and Alison Johns.

Richard Latham, Director of Operations at The National Golf Centre, Woodhall Spa, commented: “We are committed to growing the game of golf in the UK. I strongly believe that by opening up our facilities to the wider public we will encourage more people to play golf whilst helping existing players improve their skills through 1:1 tuition and an enjoyable residential golf programme.”

The residential golf breaks are key to the success of The National Golf Centre Academy and specifically tailored to give golfers a truly memorable game-improvement experience. They combine time on Woodhall Spa’s Bracken and world-renowned Hotchkin course, currently rated 20th in the World Top 100 Golf Courses ranking compiled by Golf World Magazine.

The National Golf Centre Academy at Woodhall Spa example packages:

‘Get into Golf’ Adult golfers’ programme

The emphasis of the Get into Golf program is on flexibility, effectiveness and enjoyment in the lessons pupils choose to take. The program offers pupils a chance to bias their learning towards their own needs, and focus on areas of their game that require the most improvement. There is a choice of lesson types, including ‘Ladies Only’ and ‘Mixed Sessions’, and for a monthly fee, pupils can sign up to unlimited sessions covering all aspects of the game.

Get into Golf covers four levels of achievement, starting at Beginner level, and working up through Improver, Player, and finally Golfer. By the end of the program, pupils will have the confidence, skills and knowledge to be able to play golf to a handicap standard.

Prices: As an introduction, people can sign up to a taster session for free to get a flavor of the program. If they then choose to continue, the cost is £49.99 per month.

Residential Golf Schools

Golfers can choose from a two or three-day program, each of which is relaxed, yet professionally structured, to ensure they enjoy the maximum benefit from their time at Woodhall Spa.

The golfer’s needs come first and each participant will receive as much one-to-one tuition as possible from our coaching team. Each Residential Golf School has a limit of eight visitors per group.

At the end of the two-day school, the golfer will be presented with their own personally tailored coaching plan that they can work on at their leisure – to ensure their game continues to improve.

Prices: from £215, excluding accommodation, of which the golfer has a choice.



Golf SwingAnalyser now available to Smart Phone users

Everyday Golf Coach Mobile App
Everyday Golf Coach Mobile App

Everyday Golf Coach, the leading golf game improvement app, has introduced a free update for Smart Phone users to download its highly acclaimed SwingAnalyser suite.

The SwingAnalyser – previously only available on the iPad’s Everyday Golf Coach HD version – allows users to upload videos of their own swing and compare them to the model professional, European Tour player David Griffiths; alternatively they can upload videos of some of the world’s most famous golfers like Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

The upgrade cements Everyday Golf Coach’s place as the complete game improvement app. Golfers can now view the 32 easy-to-follow videos and learn key techniques and principles. They can then put these into practice, filming their own swing on their iPhone before checking their progress in the Analysis Suite, which allows users to view their action at four different speeds, frame by frame aided by a number of graphics.

The app covers all aspects of the game, broken down into seven sections looking at the core fundamentals, the swing, balance and timing, ball flight, putting, chipping and on-course challenges. It boasts a wide range of videos, including tee shots, playing from sloping lies, shots from the rough and an array of short game skills, all created with the philosophy of ‘no gloss, no cheap tips, just an expert package that will ultimately improve your game.’

Experienced Hertfordshire-based PGA professional Noel Rousseau, who designed, produced and presents the app, guides users through the SwingAnalyser, showing them things to look out for through the eyes of the professional.

Noel, a PGA professional for 12 years and accomplished coach who has worked with European Tour players, said: “The SwingAnalyser has been a great success on Everyday Golf Coach HD and I have received a lot of positive feedback from users who have been able to learn from the coaching videos and then compare their swings to golf’s top players.

“Now I want to help Smart Phone users benefit from the analysis suite with a free upgrade so they can view their swing, compare it to the professionals’ and, with the help of the coaching videos, become better players.”

Everyday Golf Coach has been downloaded more than 50,000 times on Apple iTunes since its launch, in March 2010, and both iPhone and iPad versions have consistently received five-star ratings and enjoyed glowing customer reviews on the iTunes App Store.

The imminent release of the next generation iPad is set to enhance Everyday Golf Coach HD even further, with the introduction of a built in camera making it much easier for users to record their swings.

The app can be downloaded to Smart Phones for £3.49 or £3.99 for the iPad version.

For further information visit www.everydaygolfcoach.com.

Special Golf Course for Ladies in Marbella

La Quinta Golf Academy New Programme designed especially for ladies
La Quinta Golf Academy New Programme for Ladies

La Quinta Golf Academy in Marbella, Spain directed by Manuel Pinero presents the New Programme designed especially for ladies. Their professionals are ready to teach, develop and improve all aspects of the game for ladies of all levels.

La Quinta Golf Academy will offer ladies the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and techniques of the swing, the short game, putting, the basic rules and etiquette in an easy and entertaining way.

The new programme will start in February every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00am, 1 hour daily. It will be required a minimum of two ladies and will be organised in small groups.

La Quinta Golf Academy
New Programme for Ladies Prices

2 days a week               120 euros/person (8 hours)
1 day a week                 65 euros/person (4 hours)

For more information call +34 952 762 390 or visit the La Quinta Golf website.

Keep warm with Urban Golf this Winter

Urban Golf operates three stunning indoor golf venues in London’s Kensington, Smithfield and Soho
Urban Golf - 3 indoor golf venues in London

Urban Golf has launched a package of golf lessons and practice sessions aimed at ensuring golfers don’t let their game suffer during the winter months.

The Winter Warm Up package costs £225 and consists of:
6 x ½ hour lessons with a qualified Urban Golf Professional
Free use of Urban Golf’s simulators during off peak times (Monday – Friday between 10am and 6pm) in January, February and March.

Founded in 2004 Urban Golf operates 3 indoor golf venues in London in Soho, Smithfield and Kensington. Each venue is fully licensed and house at least 6 golf simulators on which guests can play 50 championship golf courses. Services offered include golf lessons, golf club fitting, corporate and private events and freeplay sessions.

Urban Golf’s Managing Director; James Day, came up with the package as a way for golfers to beat the expected harsh winter.

James says: “In 2010 there were courses up and down the country that shut due to the snow and frost, often for over a month at a time. What I wanted to do was give golfers the chance, not just to keep their eye in but make sure they’re practicing the right stuff with tuition from our expert professionals.”

Urban Golf operates three stunning indoor golf venues in London’s Kensington, Smithfield and Soho.
James Maclean @ Urban Golf

Steve Smith, Urban Golf’s head professional says “Each spring I get inundated by clients wanting a last minute tune up before the season begins in earnest. If you’ve not played or practiced for 3 or 4 months there’s no way you’re going to be at your best when you step out onto the first tee. Our Winter Warm Up package is a great opportunity for golfers to steal a march on the competition and make the 2011/12 season the one where they reach their golfing goals.”

To book your place on the Winter Warm Up package or call Urban Golf on 0207 248 8600.