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T2C is the learning platform that members of Team Naga Munchetty and Team Sir Clive Woodward are using for a challenge to see which team has the best percentage overall handicap reduction by the end of the year. Following Naga's article in Women & Golf magazine a few readers have enquired how we're getting on, so here's an update.

The weather has been awful over the last few months, so for all of us, it hasn't always been easy to get out on the golf course or practise as much as we'd like. However, we've gone back to basics and to begin with, we uploaded pics and videos of our pre-shot routine and grip for our instructor, Dan Grieve, to scrutinise. Following his comments, it was back to the range - for me, right hand needs to be slightly stronger, more molded, and hands slightly forward at set-up. I always have a practice swing just behind the ball when I'm set up, but that's got to stop as you should have a practice swing away from the ball and then walk into your set-up.

This is a whole new world to me - I've never really been one to practise, let alone think about what I'm actually doing! Sounds ridiculous, I know, as I should have been ... so now I'm enjoying this new focus, especially with other members of the team - observing and trying to help each other, and in fact, if it wasn't for other team members, I probably wouldn't have been at a golf course in the first place becasue it has been so cold. I've laughed at how often I now talk about the mechanics of the golf swing and we haven't progressed from basics yet! 

Last week we uploaded pics on posture and I'm a happy pupil as I got 8/10 - although need to stand slightly further away, hips out a little so weight should move into the balls of my feet and lift my chin an inch. So much to think about and that's before swinging the club!

Watch this space ....

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The weather Gods were shining for me this week because as we know most days have been been wet, wet, wet! But on Monday the sun shone for part of the day and it also stayed dry for a Women & Golf instruction shoot at the Foxhills Resort in Surrey.

It's a while since I've been to this venue, which is ultra friendly, and with a hotel and health facilities, there's a relaxed buzz about the place. Our instructor, ex LET Tour player Lauren Blease, is an assistant PGA pro at Foxhills and she was a joy to work with, along with the photographer, Paul Severn, who I've now worked with on many shoots. Look out for Lauren's tips in the magazine and on the website over the coming months. As you can see below, we also had a lot to laugh about! There was only one problem ... because it was such a lovely day, the first one in a while and the last before the rain arrived again, both courses were packed. We'd set up on the fairway, only to turn round and see another fourball on the tee, so there was a lot of hanging around. 

And now it's Major time, first the women's ANA Inspiration and then the Masters - I love it. These events always kick off the 'real' golf season, so come on, get out there, even if it is raining!



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From the cold to the Bahamas, it was a good time to escape the British weather for a few days. This was my first visit to The Abaco Club which is an hour's flight to Marsh Harbour airport from either Fort Lauderdale or Miami. You might have seen this place promoted by Darren Clarke, who owns a house at this exclusive venue, that's perfectly suited for his love of deep sea fishing.

You can really lose yourself and relax here - I enjoyed an early morning walk along the two and a half mile private beach, although beware the 'no see 'ems' (sand flies) if you're prone to bites. I was a little late using insect repellent and came home itching and looking like I had chicken pox!

The golf course is dramatic, especially the closing holes and even more so when the wind blows. As you can see by the picture below - the waves crashing behind me on the 18th green.  This is a very special place and I was privileged to visit, and I cannot forget to mention the amazing seafood. My only complaint - four days wasn't long enough.


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The Beast from the East nearly disrupted Women & Golf's indoor instruction shoot. It was touch and go, but special thanks to Sarah Smith, who is based at Saffron Walden Golf Club - she was a trouper as she made the journey to the studio in East London with wheels spinning in the car park on arrival, and photographer Tom Miles who travelled from Kent. In relation to these two, I had it easy as I could boycott my car and travel by London underground. 

It was a fun, despite us being freezing cold for the majority of the day as we could only turn on a heater briefly in between shoots as noise of the main heating system interrupted our videos! Thanks again to Sarah as I insisted she wore some summer outfits, which she did with a smile, probaby through gritted teeth.

Anyway, there will be lots of content for you to enjoy over the coming months, both in the magazine and on the website - we hope that you improve your game.

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Last Thursday evening I attended the second England Golf Awards dinner, along with 500 other guests at London's Royal Lancaster hotel. It was a glamorous affair and I was also lucky enough to be seated next to the evening's host, BBC's Dan Walker, who as a keen golfer did a great job, making the awards both entertaining and heartfelt. I didn't mind being an unofficial photographer for the evening, taking a few pics of Dan with fans that approached him at the table! It was interesting to see his tight schedule for the evening as awards were presented between courses. He couldn't run over as the beef might become overcooked and dessert was due to be served at 9.31pm precisely! I certainly didn't want anything to spoil my sticky toffee pudding with icecream.

The stars of the evening were of course the ten award winners, like Jean Hooper, pictured below, who scooped the Volunteer of the Year Award for her efforts at Bramley Golf Club, near Guildford in Surrey, where she goes above and beyond to support the juniors. Stoke-by-Nayland's Lily May Humphreys won the aptly named Rising Star Award and this 15-year-old young lady is definitely one to watch, having won five championships last year.

I love occasions like this, celebrating achievements and hearing inspirational stories - that's what golf's about.


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