What my clients have to say
Generally, shots that are made outside of >100 yards from the green are considered to be part of the long game .
Think of the Short Game as being all shots less than <100yds into the hole. Topics covered would include Pitching, Chipping, Bunker Play and Putting.
Illustrations by Alex Hay
with the kind permission of David Hay
The drawings shown by Alex Hay from his book ‘The Mechanics of Golf ‘
I had the privilege to work and be mentored by Alex whilst on his PGA coaching staff at Woburn Golf Club 1989 – 2001 during his tenure as Head Professional and Managing Director.
The Rules of Golf are administered and governed by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA).
They are comprehensive and provide answers to the many issues that arise in a game that is played worldwide on many different types of courses by players of all abilities.
The underlying principle of the rules is fairness. As stated on the back cover of the official rule book
“Play the ball as it lies, play the course as you find it, and if you cannot do either, do what is fair.”
Golf etiquette covers everything from how you dress, to how you behave – the aim is not to belittle anyone but to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the game.
If you’re not certain of what to expect then please ring and ask…
‘Honesty’, ‘Integrity’ and ‘Courtesy’.
Have you ever wandered what a Birdie is or a Par? As for a Double Bogey? I’ll explain all you need to know during your first lessons – don’t be afraid to ask..
New to Golf - Frequently Asked Questions.
It’s exercise while socialising. Catch up with friends, and have a bit of friendly competition….Dec, of Ant & Dec fame, tells us why he’s so passionate about the game of golf. He first got into the game when he was in his mid-20s after going down a driving range to hit a few balls.
We advise that all new golfers arrive at Tehidy about 15 minutes before their lesson is due to begin. The Pro Shop is positioned at the front of the main Clubhouse. Register with one of the Pro Shop staff and they will advise you where the Practice Ground is located for your lesson.
It’s a game for all ages and abilities. Plus its unique handicapping system allows people of different abilities to play and compete together.
The team in the Pro Shop will guide you through a range of golf club options from new to second hand with choices to suit all budgets. Think of buying a set of golf clubs to buying a pair of shoes. There’s not just a one size fits all option and buying golf clubs should be treated as a considered purchase. The team at Tehidy are qualified to provide a ‘Club Fitting Service’ so you will be secure in the knowledge that you have been measured correctly for your set, at a price to suit.
Individual lessons are best booked in 40 minute slots and ideally spaced out no more than 7 days apart. Taking the lessons on a regular basis is particularly good for beginners as they don’t have the experience to practise effectively on their own.
Generally, after six lessons taken over 4-6 weeks a new golfer has practised the fundamentals required to play on a golf course. This would include set-up and swing and short game including chipping, pitching, bunker play and putting.
I encourage my pupils to get out and play even just a few holes as soon as possible. It’s important to experience the course to understand the joy of playing the game rather than just trying to improve the swing and hitting balls on a practice ground.
A blend of ‘Lessons Practice & Play’ is the ideal formula to take your game to the next level.
For further information contact…Pro Shop: 01209 842914
The handicap system in golf allows players of any age, experience or skill to play together and enjoy a competitive game.
There’s no better way to make friends in the sport than getting involved in the social life of the golf club. If you are new to the area or wanting to make a fresh start, you’ll find Tehidy Park Golf Club welcoming and full of potential new friendships. We have a busy social scene with quizzes, event nights and Captain’s Roll Ups in the summer as well as Mixed Golf competitions throughout the year.
For more information about membership at Tehidy Park Golf Club please contact the Club Secretary
Tel: 01209 842208
Yes, gift vouchers are extremely popular and help to kickstart golf participation. Please fill in the form below to receive further information.
Golf is a sport for the whole family as you can learn to play and compete together.
You can play competitive golf at club, county and national level and turn professional if you reach the grade?