Playing a Greenside Bunker Shot from Wet Sand - Tip of the Month: Through the next couple of months or so if you end up in a greenside bunker there is every likelihood that the sand is going to be wet and as such takes on the same sort of consistency as concrete. This makes a difficult shot under normal conditions an absolute nightmare.
Golfing predictions for 2017 - By Jon Woodroffe – World of Golf Master Professional As I dust off my crystal Titleists, it seems the times they are a changing for the 2017 season. The year that can only be described as the ‘Rise of St George’, will see the breakthrough of the next wave of English talent. Tyrrell Hatton, I confidently... View Article
Non-Gender Specific Tees - By Jon Woodroffe – World of Golf Master Professional Last autumn I had the pleasure of escorting a party of 14 of my customers on a golf coaching trip to Marbella in Spain. One of the courses, Rio Real Golf Club, had a format for teeing off that I have heard about before, but never... View Article
Golf Business and Industry Convention 2017 - World of Golf CEO, Grant Wright, will be the keynote speaker on the opening morning of the Golf Business and Industry Convention, which starts in Harrogate on January 17th. The conference will highlight and discuss all the major issues facing those operating in the industry today. For more information and the full agenda: http://www.golfbic.com
Our golfing highlights of 2016 - By the World of Golf London Professional team The inevitable passing of time means that each year we lose some of those who contributed so much to our sport. 2016 will, of course, be remembered as the year we lost that great godfather of the game, Arnold Palmer. As well as Arnold, we also lost... View Article
Poser Penny - Introducing our fifth and final female character we occasionally bump into on the range: Poser Penny. Also referred to as ‘All the Gear, no Idea’, Poser Penny has only recently taken up golf and has already invested in some high end clubs, bag, shoes, Calvin Klein clothing and the latest electric cart which sits snugly... View Article
Christmas and New Year Opening Times - We’re open all over the festive period (except Christmas day) so come on down to burn off some of those extra Christmas calories, by hitting a few balls!
Down Slope by the Edge of the Green - Tip of the Month: We have all heard the old football cliché “We are just going to take it one game at a time” and as with many of these there is a huge amount of truth in this approach and we golfers should follow the same mantra.
Tight-Arse Tim - Introducing our fifth and final male character who we encounter from time to time, down at the driving range: Tight-Arse Tim. This is the guy who likes to get total value from a bucket of balls. Every duff shot that makes it less than a meter on to the outfield is, within seconds, skilfully hoiked back... View Article
Clubs should welcome 54 handicappers with open arms - By Jon Woodroffe, World of Golf London Master Professional As a long-standing critic of the handicap system in the UK, I welcomed the introduction in January of this year, the ‘Club Handicap’ which allowed clubs to grant handicaps of up to 54 for adults as well as juniors. This option came with a caveat: handicaps... View Article