That's How to Play the 8th

Ian,Lee and Tony. Now we presume that is your 2nd shot . Next time try to be below the pin ,you'll soon find out if don't know the reason. Some find this green difficult and can use other "words". "Anything that makes us think about it, talk about it and dream about it is all to the good and prevents the game becoming dead" Alister MacKenzie ,The World's most influential Golf Architect. In his book he goes on to describe his best works were always described to be as"unfair"


A consistent golfer is someone who hits fairways and greens in regulation. First of all, a good golfer starts with good fundamentals (good grip and good posture).

Left hand grip: Firstly in a neutral grip, the club is held mainly in the fingers. It should run diagonally across from the pad at the base of the little finger to the index which means it must feel the club more in the fingers as shown in picture 1.Secondly you must see at least two knuckles as from the index to confirm that it has been held properly on the fingers as shown in picture 2. And thirdly the complete left hand grip has the thumb placed on the top of the shaft so as on the backswing; the club is well positioned on the top.
Right hand grip: The life line is placed against the left hand thumb. In contrast with the left, the right holds the club almost exclusively in the fingers. The ‘V’ created by your thumb and forefinger should be between the right shoulder and the chin as shown in the picture 3.Now imagine that rubber grip is like a bird or an egg so as it permit you to relax the muscles and helps you to turn right to left easily.

In our next newsletter, you will find out the basics fundamental of the posture. For any queries, don’t hesitate to contact our golf professionals.
Anil Neyhaul
Golf Professional
Le Touessrok Golf Academy
Trou D’eau Douce, Mauritius

The first golfer as Dawn breaks at Sharpley

The first golfer 'John' on the second tee at Sharpley Golf at the start of a New Year. Perfect condition on this day the 1st January. After all the rain of the old year, the new one has started with dry, cool sunny weather, perfect for Winter Golf . The vista of the Sunderland, Seaham coastline as you play of most tees at Sharpley and the signature hole on the 11 th . What a great way to start a the New Year.

Sun rising over Sharpley Golf

The Start of a New Year at Sharpley Golf with a magnificent Dawn shining over the course. Happy New Year 2013.