I last wrote that I had booked a golf lesson with Dan Grieve at Woburn, one that had previously been cancelled due to snow. Going from one extreme to the other, I was then fortunate to enjoy the lesson during one of the hottest February days on record.

I've now introduced a wrist hinge (apparently it's easier to introduce hinge rather than take it away) and am also working on a better impact position. I'm hoping that my swing will become more efficient and I'll gain a few more yards - at the moment there's a lot of wasted energy! This lesson has inspired me to practise the drills that Dan suggested including swinging a stick to get a noisy 'swoosh' and I'm really enjoying it. I've been to the range on a few occasions, although those of you who take lessons will know - it's hard to switch off all the swing thoughts when you're on the course, but I'm working on that too! It's the first match between Team Naga and Team Clive next weekend at Lambourne Golf Club, so we'll see - I want to persevere, but I also know that I can't expect miracles overnight!

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Last weekend I attended the drive-in at Batchworth Park Golf Club. This was a lovely informal affair with an early shotgun start of mixed golf - I played with three nice guys who I had never met before so it was a great way to interact with other members. After the drive-in a buffet lunch was served with a few glasses of Prosecco of course, a magician entertained us, and speeches were kept to a minimum, so a great day was had by all! Even better, I won the prize for nearest-the-pin - something must be working with my new swing!

At least it looks like the windy and wet weather is behind us - I do hope so as I've got an instruction shoot booked with Lauren Blease at Foxhills a week on Monday. 

Happy golfing until next time.