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Are you wondering about The Wee Wonders?

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The Wee Wonders is a type of Membership at The Whitecraigs Golf Club - the cost is £70 for the year which grants access round our Par 3 course, along with ​10 weeks of complimentary golf coaching.   The age range for Wee Wonders is from 5 to 11 years.The group coaching starts on ​SATURDAY 27TH APRIL ​and runs up until ​SATURDAY 6TH JULY​ with a choice of three classes:

12.00pm - 1.00pm

1.00pm - 2.00pm

2.00pm - 3.00pm

I will be hosting the classes and have a group of fantastic member volunteers who will be assisting with the coaching, as well as my Assistant, Fraser Scott - we have loads of fun games, technique advice and skills planned for the summer ahead!  What can you expect - well in one word, F U N !!

F for FUNDAMENTALS - how to hold a club, how to stand, how to aim properly!!

U for UNDERSTANDING - where to put your ball, where your target is, how to be safe!!

N for NO LIMITS - this is a GREAT game for us all to learn - especially kids!!

​The Par 3 course is a fantastic platform for anyone to learn golf - especially kids!!  The layout is great and the holes are short but tricky enough so if any parents want to accompany their kids, you are most welcome (subject to a small green fee). 

NOW'S THE TIME TO INTRODUCE GOLF TO YOUR CHILDREN'S LIVES .... fun, outdoors, fresh air, learning a new sport - what's not to like!!  In golf we also learn about respect, rules, etiquette and MUCH MORE!!

I'm hugely supportive of the development of junior golf and really look forward to welcoming ALL our WEE WONDERS to Whitecraigs this year!

We have membership forms in the Pro Shop - please don't hesitate to pop in to chat to us if you'd like more information!!

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There are no daft questions in golf ......

​My wife, Rona, has been learning to play golf very much on and off now for a few years but this year, she's decided it's 'game-on' and with that, comes a range of questions.  In particular, her questions relate to clubs and why we hit different ones from different parts of the course - mainly wedges. 

If you're learning to play then the chances are you'll hit the same clubs most of the time on each hole.  It's not until you have a handicap or are out playing on the course on a regular basis that you start to see the advantages (and disadvantages) to hitting different clubs.  For example, Rona will hit her 6 iron on most fairways - whether that's on a par 4 or 5 - because that's her go-to club.  She hits it well but with practice, could hit other clubs further which will, in turn, reduce her scores per hole.  Like many other beginners, at times, she struggles to hit woods/hybrid off the fairway - these shots will improve with PRACTICE AND PATIENCE.  My advice to her and to others is keep practising these shots - don't revert back to your irons as the shots will come in time.

So - there are no daft questions in golf - every player I know learns something new about golf every year!  Rona was intrigued to know why all the wedges in the shop have different degree of loft.  This sparked the question, when and why would you hit a 58° ​and not a 60° ​wedge.  This got me thinking that maybe other players will not know the answer!!  Hence my blog ...... here goes:

Most of us will have a Pitching and Sand Wedge in our bags BUT not every player will have the RIGHT wedges for your game.  What kind of wedges should you have in your bag?  The best answer I can give you is what's right for your own game.  Some players can't hit certain wedges and some favour different types of shots over others.  That's the beauty of being custom fit.  A lot also depends on where your ball is on each hole - if you're short off the tee, then you need a long iron to get to the green which can, at times, put you in trouble OR if you're longer off the tee and need a good wedge to hit from 100 yards and in - it will change again.  Even though we all play golf, we all play different games of golf and we all should get the most out of our clubs!!

What is important to me, as a Coach, is that you continue to ask the questions you're not sure of and if you're interested to be custom fit, the main objective would be to fill the gap CORRECTLY in your bag after the Pitching Wedge - and for all woods/hybrids too!



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Wedge Wednesday

Over time, every golfer will encounter a variety of conditions with their wedges which ultimately leads to groove degradation which compromises spin control and flight.  We should all evaluate our wedges, roughly, after 75 rounds of golf - this will ensure that we get the best spin performance and carry distance.

All wedges are the most important clubs in your bag with the short game accounting for more than 50% of your shots!  If you improve your short game, you'll improve your scores - no magic science involved!

I'll be hosting a 'Wedge Wednesday Clinic' for people who are interested in changing their wedges - during your 20 minute appointment, I'll be advising you on gapping yardages and will make recommendations based around your own individual game IF there are any gains to changing clubs.   All data output comes from TRACKMAN 4! 

It's a great opportunity to get some advice on yardages and to try THE NO. 1 WEDGES on Tour.

Appointments can be booked from 11.30am until 2.30pm on ​WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH ​at The Whitecraigs Golf Club! 

Places can be booked by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling us on 0141.639.2140





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