(ASSUMING YOU WANT TO SHOOT LOWER SCORES…)
By Dr Paul Hurrion
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SHOT ON LOCATION AT DESERT MOUNTAIN, PHOENIX, ARIZONA, USA.
I have recently returned from Phoenix, Arizona where I presented some of my research on putting at the World Scientific Congress of Golf. Here, I have summarised some of my findings in order to give you what I hope is valuable advice as you look forward to a summer season. Time to put in some quality putting practice – that’s if you want to reduce your handicap!
2/ NEW PUTTER GRIP
3/ GET CUSTOM FIT
4/ PALMS TOGETHER
5/ ENERGY TRANSFER
6/ THROUGH THE GATE (TIGER DRILL)
7/ COIN DRILL
8/ PACE CONTROL
9/ PUTT TO THE FRINGE
Golf International : 10 ‘MUSTS’ for the start of the golfing season… June 12 : Please find below a PDF file ’10 Musts’ – To download the article please click on the following links GI_110_Hurrion_Page_130-131 & GI_110_Hurrion_Page_132 Golf International – June 2011 pp130-132
'The Academy', Putting Biomechanics, Robert-Jan Derksen
Daan Huizing cruised to victory in the St Andrews Links Trophy today and set a new record low score for the tournament.
The 21 year-old Dutchman finished on a 23 under par total of 264 after rounds of 65 on the New Course and 64, 68 and 67 on the Old Course. He shaved nine shots off the previous record score in the 72 hole tournament and finished 14 shots clear of 2009 champion Alan Dunbar from Rathmore in second place.
Huizing became the first player to win the St Andrews Links Trophy and the Lytham Trophy in the same year following on from his 11 shot victory at Royal Lytham.
The only blemishes in two near faultless rounds on the Old Course today were twice putting his second shot at the first hole into the Swilcan Burn. Having led the tournament from start to finish, Huizing did not let these mistakes bother him and went on to birdie the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 14th and 15th holes on his way to a final round five under par 67.
“This afternoon I hit my second to the first a bit fat but after that had a lot of birdie chances through good wedge play to the first ten greens,” he said. “I was hitting them close and didn’t hole many big putts. I have improved my attitude this year and have been concentrating on distance control.”
Daan Huizing is one of many members of the National Golf Holland amateurs who use the Robert-Jan Derksen ‘Academy’ within Nunspeet Golf Club. ‘The Academy’ works closely with the NGF to improve their structure in coaching putting to the Dutch top amateur golfers. The Academy is based on the technique that Paul uses in his own ‘Hurrion Quintic’ putting laboratory, located in Birmingham, England. By using multi high speed cameras, Quintic Ball roll, Force platform and special computer analysis software allow the coach to observe even the smallest detail in your putting stroke, which the naked eye can not see…
“I am extremely proud of our Academy and assume that we will soon all together will witness the enhanced level of our putt-Dutch top golfers”, says Robert-Jan Derksen.
Robert-Jan Derksen, THE ACADEMY, Sophiaweg 412, 6523
NJ Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Telephone +31 (0) 24 360 3418, Telefax +31 (0) 24 388 8576, GSM manager Jan Derksen: +31 653 15 09 21
THEACADEMY@robertjanderksen.com : www.theacademy-rjd.eu