Day 6: Final Day
It was the final day of the Le Bureau Handicap on Track coaching trip to Vilamoura and even though the handicaps were fully under control it seems that it was the weather that lost the track a bit. Heavy rain woke up the group in the morning and as a result of the downpour the course remained closed for the day.
Le Bureau had to yet again employ their organisational magic to come up with an alternative programme. There was a conference room briskly organised and scene set for an improvised putt lab. The group worked with the Zenio putting device which uses the latest sensor technology to measure the key parameters of the putting stroke – impact, rhythm and face angle. They learned to understand their putting technique and how to improve it. The coach Graham Kaye then summarised the whole week and gave each participant good tips to concentrate on in the future which will help them develop the technique of their game further.
Posted on March 31, 2012 by admin@golfcomms
Day 5: Breezy day in the Algarve.
It was ladies’ day at Le Bureau´s Handicap on Track coaching trip to Vilamoura today. As the windy conditions continued on day five of the programme the ladies showed their mettle by carrying on with the practice sessions while some of the guys opted for the comparative calm of the clubhouse.
The scheduled course management session was postponed as coach Graham Kaye opted to make the most of the blustery conditions to concentrate on striking the ball in the wind. As the ladies practised it became clear that they were having more success in finding the fairways than the longer-hitting guys. As Graham pointed out, hitting less powerful shots results in less spin on the ball and lower trajectories which meant the ladies were finding the fairways more easily. He said: “In these conditions the ball has to be struck softly in order to take some spin of it so that it keeps the line of the flight better. Hitting harder in the wind adds spin and consequently the ball effect is increased.”
Posted on March 30, 2012 by admin@golfcomms
Day 4: Short game and putting
It was day No. 4 for the Le Bureau group on the exclusive “Handicap on Track” coaching trip to Vilamoura. The clients played the Old Course today and encountered windy conditions that were reminiscent of its namesake in St Andrews!
The stunning pine trees lining the fairway made clear to the golfers that it was certainly not a links course they were playing and placed a premium on accuracy from the tee. Learning to cope with the wind is an important part of golf and coach Graham Kaye was on hand to offer some tips such as keeping the ball flight lower and playing punch shots.
Posted on March 29, 2012 by admin@golfcomms
Day 3: Trackman
They say everything goes like clockwork in Switzerland and that was certainly the case for Le Bureau’s clients on a dream coaching visit to Vilamoura.
On the third day of the Le Bureau Handicap on Track trip the group every need was anticipated to make sure the golfers could focus on their golf and enjoying themselves. When the group came down in the morning their buggies were waiting for them to take them to the range where their clubs were cleaned and ready. They were greeted by Mencia with some refreshments before getting on with the golf.
Posted on March 28, 2012 by admin@golfcomms
Day 2: Short game
In the wake of Tiger Woods’s triumph on Arnold Palmer’s home course in Florida a group of lucky clients on Le Bureau’s Handicap on Track trip to Vilamoura in Portugal were taking on one of his designs today.
The group played the Victoria Course and in the warm but breezy conditions it was Rafaela Pantazopoulos who came out on top in a skins game where the prize money was only slightly less than Woods scooped at Bay Hill on Sunday night.
Posted on March 27, 2012 by admin@golfcomms
Day 1: Putting
It is day one of the “Handicap on Track” tour of the Le Bureau International Golf Series 2012. A truly impressive sight greeted the group in the morning when a rain shower which came from the desert in Morrocco left everything including the cars covered in a thin layer of sand. Well, not only sand as the picture shows!
It was off to the Oceanico Millennium Course for the group today to focus on one of the most important and often neglected parts of the game, putting. Graham Kaye, the former Swiss national golf team coach, explained the importance of being able to read the greens correctly and used elastic putting alignment aids to help the golfers visualise the ideal line of the putt.
Posted on March 26, 2012 by admin@golfcomms
Day 0: Preparation
Specialising in delivering extraordinary money-can’t-buy experiences, Swiss travel specialists Le Bureau have recently launched their new “Le Bureau International Golf Series 2012”. The Series features six golf trips offering some of the most exotic, luxurious and downright cool golf experiences known to man.
The first trip called “Handicap on Track” is about to get underway in the 5* Victoria Tivoli Resort in Villamoura, Portugal starting on March 24 and finishing on March 31. With five rounds of golf and close supervision of Graham Kaye, the former Swiss national golf team coach, this is going to be an intense golf practice week promising to bring any “Handicap on Track”.
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