Short Game Coach & Advanced PGA Professional- Stuart Smith

Short Game Coach & Advanced PGA Professional- Stuart Smith

Without question this is the magical part of golf, and not the game destroyer that most golfers see the short game as. Nothing better than splashing out a bunker shot with spin to stop the ball right next to the hole, or hitting a delicate chip over a bunker and rolling up to the hole, and YES this and much more is achievable by you!

How? 

By gaining more knowledge, as knowledge is what lets golfers down. To have a good short game it just takes you to understand things like – 

The lie and what type of shot is achievable

What can go wrong

What is the correct set up and technique for each shot

Likely outcome

And much more 

Understand the above and you will have a fantastic short game, guaranteed!

So why am I different to other coaches?

I have never had a short game lesson, everything I teach is how I taught myself and my short game allowed me to play in a 72 hole tournament, hit only 25 greens in regulation and finish level par for the tournament! that is how confident I was around the greens. 

And over the years I developed a coaching method to pass my knowledge of the short game over to my students, which I believe will be like a light switch going on in your head, enabling you to surpass your expectations. 

The four areas I coach are – Putting, Chipping, Bunkers and Pitching.

I will teach you the full understanding of –

What the shot is

What you are trying to achieve 

What can go wrong (vital)

Correct set up

Correct technique

Correct equipment

I can run sessions on an individual basis or group sessions, and please go to the events page to see what’s on and where.

For any questions please call me on 07766 733560 or email stuart@stuartsmithgolfacademy.com

I look forward to improving your short game soon.

Stu

Murcia – April/May 2020

Murcia – April/May 2020

This resort is absolutely stunning, and I would say is the best hotel to date that I have organised a golf trip to. The hotel is recently fully refurbished with stunning pool facilities, and within a stones throw of the club house.

This resort has an 18 hole golf course, 6 hole academy course, 2 tier driving range with a grass tee, Chipping/bunker green and 2 putting greens which makes this a perfect venue.

You have the choice of two very different weeks, or you can choose to come along for both and enjoy the benefits of both weeks. The nearest airport is Region de Murcia International Airport – RMU

A non refundable deposit of £150pp is require to reserve your place

WEEK ONE – Pre Season Game Tune Up

This week will see you you split into two groups each day, with one group playing 18 holes on the Hacienda del Alamo course in the morning and tuition in the afternoon and the other group vice versa. The tuition over the week will cover all areas of the short game and with some tuition on driving, fairway shots and course management. (Full itinerary below)

WEEK TWO – Short Game Masterclass

This week will have a very different feel about it as you will play three times on the Hacienda del Alamo course and three times on the Saurines GC. Tuition wise, this will be an advanced week focusing mainly on Chipping and Pitching with little bits on Bunkers and Putting. (Full itinerary below)

WEEK ONE – April 24th – May 1st

Friday 24th April – Travel to resort

Saturday 25th April

Group A – Tee off 18 holes from 9.00am – 2.30-3.15pm Driving, 3.15-4.00pm Fairway shots.

Group B – 9.30-10.15am Driving, 10.15-11.00am fairway shots, 12.15pm Tee off 18 holes.

Sunday 26th April

Group A – Tee off 18 holes from 9.00am – 2.30-3.15pm Bunkers, 3.15-4.00pm Putting.

Group B – 9.30-10.15am Bunkers, 10.15-11.00am Putting, 12.15pm Tee off 18 holes.

Monday 27th April

Group A – Tee off 18 holes from 9.00am – 2.30-3.15 Chipping strike, 3.15-4.00pm Understanding your run values.

Group B – 9.30-10.15am Chipping strike, 10.15-11.00 Understanding your run values, 12.15pm Tee off 18 holes.

Tuesday 28th April

Group A – Tee off 18 holes from 9.00am, 2.30pm 6 holes course management.

Group B – 9.30am 6 holes course management, 12.15 Tee off 18 holes.

Wednesday 29th April

Group A – Tee off 18 holes from 9.00am, 2.30-3.15 Pitching, 3.15-4.00pm Chipping from the rough.

Group B – 9.30-10.15am Pitching, 10.15-11.00am Chipping from the rough, 12.15pm Tee off 18 holes.

Thursday 30th April

Group A – Tee off 18 holes from 9.00am, 2.30pm 6 holes course management.

Group B – 9.30am 6 holes course management, 12.15pm Tee off 18 holes.

Friday 1st May

Travel home.

WEEK TWO – May 1st – May 8th

Friday 1st May

Travel to resort

Saturday 2nd May

Group A – 9.00-10.00am Pitching strike, 11.00-11.30am Bunkers.

Group B – 10.00-11.00am Pitching strike, 11.30am-12.00pm Bunkers.

12.30pm Tee off 18 holes.

Sunday 3rd May

Group A – 9.00-10.00am Chipping strike.

Group B – 10.00-11.00am Chipping strike.

11.15am Coach to Saurines GC.

12.15pm Tee off 18 holes.

Monday 4th May

Group A – 9.00-10.00am Three different chips, 11.00-11.30am Where to use what chip from where.

Group B – 10.00-11.00am Three different chips, 11.30am-12.00pm Where to use what chip from where.

12.30 Tee off 18 holes.

Tuesday 5th May

Group A – 9.00-10.00am – Pitching ball flight control.

Group B -10.00-11.00am – Pitching ball flight control.

11.15am Coach to Saurines GC.

12.15pm Tee off 18 holes.

Wednesday 6th May

Group A – 9.00-10.30am Short Game on course tuition.

Group B – 10.30am-12.00pm Short Game on course tuition.

12.30 Tee off 18 holes.

Thursday 7th May

Group A – 9.00-9.30am Putting, 10.00-10.30 Awkward lies in a bunker.

Group B – 9.30-10.00am Putting, 10.30-11.00am Awkward lies in a bunker.

11.15am Coach to Saurines GC.

12.15pm Tee off 18 holes.

Friday 8th May

Travel home.

Elba Palace Fuerteventura 5* – February 2020

Elba Palace Fuerteventura 5* – February 2020

Short Game Experience Holiday in Association with Mizuno

5* Elba Palace – Fuerteventura 2020

You have two 1 week options or one 2 week option with unlimited golf at this fantastic resort.

One week options are – 12th-19th February or 19th-26th February

Two week option is 12th-26th February

One week price ex flights

Twin  £1150pp

Single £1480pp 

Two week price ex flights

Twin £2250pp

Single £2900pp 

7 or 14 nights at Elba Palace 5* Half Board

Unlimited Golf at Fuerterventura GC including trolleys

1 range token each day

All tuition

2 x entries to the relax area

MAX 24 GOLFERS

As the resort is only 10 minutes in a taxi from the Fuerteventura airport I have priced this trip to be without flights. Please wait for my confirmation that I have received your booking and deposit before booking your flights. Depending on airport flights are looking between £140-£200 return.

The course does not offer electric trollies but do have buggies and I would need to know ASAP if you require one. This is an ideal location for the time of year with temperatures of around 23 degrees, making this perfect winter golf destination.

Itinerary Week one – 12th-19th February

For coaching you will be split up into 2 groups so please say upon booking if you prefer to be in the early or later group.

Wednesday 12th

Depending on your arrival time you might be able to get 9 holes in

A talk about wedges in the evening

Thursday 13th

9.00am-9.45am – Chipping set up and correct weight/core movement and flail

9.45am-10.30am – Chipping set up and correct weight/core movement and flail

10.30am-11.00am – Flail stage 2 (flail is chipping technique)

11.00am-11.30am – Flail stage 2 (flail is chipping technique)

12.10pm – Tee off 18 holes

Friday 14th

9.00am-9.45am – Learn how to manipulative the ball when chipping

9.45am-10.30am – Learn how to manipulative the ball when chipping

10.30am-11.00am – Landing zones

11.00am-11.30am – Landing zones

11.30am Tee off 18 holes

Saturday 15th

9.00am-9.45am – Understanding what club works best from where, when chipping

9.45am-10.30am – Understanding what club works best from where, when chipping

10.30am-11.00am – Bunkers

11.00am-11.30am – Bunkers

11.50am Tee off 18 holes

Sunday 16th

9.00am-9.30am – Reading the grain and putting strike

9.30am-10.00am – Reading the grain and putting strike

10.00am-10.30am – Pitching set up and correct weight/core movement

10.30am-11.00am – Pitching set up and correct weight/core movement

12.10pm Tee off 18 holes

Monday 17th

10.00am-10.45am – Ball flight control for pitching

10.45am-11.30am – Ball flight control for pitching

12.10pm Tee off 18 holes with 2 or 3 holes on course tuition per group

Tuesday 18th

9.30am-10.15am – Chipping re cap

10.15am-11.00am – Chipping re cap

11.30am Tee off 18 holes with 2 or 3 holes on course tuition per group

Wednesday 19th

Return home

Itinerary Week two – 19th-26th February

For coaching you will be split up into 2 groups so please say upon booking if you prefer to be in the early or later group.

Wednesday 19th

Depending on your arrival time you might be able to get 9 holes in

For two week people a rest day

A talk about wedges in the evening

Thursday 20th

9.30am-11.00am – (Whole group together) A talk about chipping and what things I look for when playing any chip, how I set up, what I’m trying to make the ball do, and then a look at set up fundamentals.

12.10pm – Tee off 18 holes

Friday 21st

9.00am-9.40am – The lob/pop shot

9.40am-10.20am – The lob/pop shot

10.40am – Tee off 18 holes (Stuart walking 2/3 holes with each group)

Saturday 22nd

9.00am-9.45am – How to generate backspin when Pitching part 1

9.45am-10.30am – How to generate backspin when Pitching part 1

10.30am-11.00am – How to generate backspin when Pitching part 2

11.00am-11.30am – How to generate backspin when Pitching part 2

12.00pm – Tee off 18 holes

Sunday 23rd

9.00am-9.30am – Bunkers

9.30am-10.00am – Bunkers

10.00am-10.30am – Finding your stock chip

10.30am-11.00am – Finding your stock chip

12.00pm – Tee off 18 holes with 4 holes on course tuition per group (this will be with either Owen or Stuart and both will be playing)

Monday 24th

9.00am-9.30am – Reading the grain and putting strike

9.30am-10.00am – Reading the grain and putting strike

10.00am-10.30am – Driving

10.30am-11.00am – Driving

12.10pm – Tee off 18 holes with 4 holes on course tuition per group (this will be with either Owen or Stuart and both will be playing)

Tuesday 25th

9.30am-10.00am – Chipping strike check

10.0am-10.30am – Chipping strike check

11.30am – Tee off 18 holes with 4 holes on course tuition per group (this will be with either Owen or Stuart and both will be playing)

Wednesday 26th

Return home

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