Royal Troon Trip

Play the 2016 Open Venue!

Following on from successfully arranging the luxury St. Andrews Old Course trip for May`14, I am now in the process of putting together a trip to play the 2016 Open venue Royal Troon in September this year. The dates are confirmed as 8th – 12th Sep´14 and the cost is only £995 pp based on 2 people sharing. Click on the links (excuse the pun) and check out the quality of these courses and the Gailes Hotel.

A summary of the proposed trip is listed below.

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Room Gailes Hotel irvineIf you are interested in this trip then let me know, we only need 7 of you to make it happen. Flights are not included but regular direct flights to GLA or PIK are easily available at that time of year. Looking forward to seeing who wants to come?

Want to make more Putts in 2014?

11 Jan

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AimPoint Express is going viral!

The new AimPoint Express method is a one-step process that all golfers can use to get a scientifically accurate read with only minutes of training. The Express Read allows golfers of any ability to read their putt within 5 seconds and establish an accurate AimPoint.

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AimPoint Express Level 1 (X1) is learned in a 1 hour clinic and costs only €50. At the Level 1 Express Clinic you will learn – Single Direction Breaks – Putts Up To 20 Feet

• Feeling Slope
• Break Direction
• Short Putts (<5′)
• Medium Putts (5′ to 20′)
• Choosing Correct AimPoints
• Capture Speed

* If you have already attended an AimPoint Clinic with me you can attend an Express Level 1 Clinic for only €30

AimPoint en español

11 Jan

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Hay 2 maneras para aprender AimPoint. Express y MidPoint

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El AimPoint Express es el equilibrio perfecto entre sencillez y precisión. Esta manera de leer la caida se puede aprender en minutos y le dará lecturas fiables con poco tiempo invertido. Perfecto para cualquier golfista que quiere una mayor precisión con una solución de carácter no técnico. Duración del Clinic: 1 hora – Precio: 50€ por persona. Si eres profesional de golf y acudes con uno de tus alumnos al curso, tendrás un 50% de descuento y, si acudes con dos, gratis.

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El AimPoint MidPoint es la lectura última en términos de precisión. Esta lectura se utiliza en todos los tours de golf profesionales más importantes del mundo y ofrece una precisión excepcional. El MidPoint está diseñada para los golfistas que quieren el máximo rendimiento de sus putts. Materiales incluidos – AimChart© La utilización del AimChart© está permitido en torneos. Duración del Clinic: 2,5 horas – Precio: 120€ por persona. Si eres profesional de golf y acudes con uno de tus alumnos al curso, tendrás un 50% de descuento y, si acudes con dos, gratis.

Para más información, contactar con peter@mallorcagolfacademy.com

AimPoint Express Read arrives in Scotland

3 Jan

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AimPoint Technologies, the worldwide leader in green-reading research and education, has developed and released a new green-reading method that provides the ultimate balance of simplicity and reliability. The new AimPoint Express method is a one-step process that all golfers can use to get a scientifically accurate read with only minutes of training. The Express Read allows golfers of any ability to read their putt within 5 seconds and establish an accurate AimPoint.

Here is a video of Peter Ledwidge in Marbella at the European AimPoint Instructors Conference during the actual birth of the AimPoint Express read, 15th Nov´13.

AimPoint Express Level 1 is learned in a 1 hour clinic and costs only *£40.00. At the Level 1 Express Clinic you will learn;

Single Direction Breaks – Putts Up To 20 Feet

• Feeling Slope
• Break Direction
• Short Putts (<5′)
• Medium Putts (5′ to 20′)
• Choosing Correct AimPoints
• Capture Speed

This way to read a putt does not replace the more exact MidPoint read but is designed for players that dont want an AimChart and prefer something really easy and extremely quick that will give them a reliable read every time.

* If you have already attended an AimPoint Clinic with me you can attend an Express Level 1 Clinic for only £20.00

If you want to be one of the 1st in Scotland to learn the Aimpoint Express Read then email Peter NOW for details on how to reserve your place. Monday 3rd or Tuesday 4th Feb 2014 at Glasgow Golf Centre – Great indoor venue, perfect for learning AimPoint!

Gift Vouchers

20 Dec

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Give the gift of better golf this Christmas!

Gift Vouchers available from only €30 – valid until end June ´14

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AimPoint Express arrives in Scotland

20 Nov

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AimPoint Technologies, the worldwide leader in green-reading research and education, has developed and released a new green-reading method that provides the ultimate balance of simplicity and reliability. The new AimPoint Express method is a one-step process that all golfers can use to get a scientifically accurate read with only minutes of training. The Express Read allows golfers of any ability to read their putt within 5 seconds and establish an accurate AimPoint.

Here is a video of Peter Ledwidge in Marbella at the European Aimpoint Instructors Conference during the actual birth of the Aimpoint Express read, 15th Nov´13.

AimPoint Express Level 1 is learned in a 1 hour clinic and costs only £40.00. At the Level 1 Express Clinic you will learn;

Single Direction Breaks – Putts Up To 20 Feet

• Feeling Slope
• Break Direction
• Short Putts (<5′)
• Medium Putts (5′ to 20′)
• Choosing Correct AimPoints
• Capture Speed

This way to read a putt does not replace the more exact MidPoint read but is designed for players that dont want an AimChart and prefer something really easy and extremely quick that will give them a reliable read every time.

* If you have already attended an Aimpoint Clinic with me you can attend an Express Level 1 Clinic for only £20.00

If you want to be one of the 1st in Scotland to learn the Aimpoint Express Read then email Peter NOW for details on how to reserve your place. Monday 3rd or Tuesday 4th Feb 2014 at Glasgow Golf Centre – Great indoor venue, perfect for learning AimPoint!

Improve Putting Distance Control

23 Oct

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How I DONT teach distance control.

by Peter Ledwidge – Master Mind Factor Coach & Level III Senior Aimpoint Instructor

I have seen many videos and read many an article on this subject. I was motivated to write this particular article because in the golf circles I move in it is something of a “hot topic”. We can teach players how to improve their technique, we can even predict very accurately what the ball will do once we set it in motion and we can teach players how to do this for themselves. If only we could figure out a way of teaching them how to control the distance they hit their putts? A sound technique and a great read are not enough, we need to hit the putt at the correct speed to make it, or at least get it to gimmie range.

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In Nov ´12 I attended the Aimpoint Instructors Conference where we (arguably a collection of europe´s best green readers) were challenged by Mark Sweeney to come up with a way to teach distance control in putting. A couple of weeks later I became a Master Mind Factor Coach after spending time in the company of europe´s leading mind coach Karl Morris. I have been testing my theories and drills with students of all ages and abilities ever since. Complete beginners to tour players, the results continue to convince me that I am doing it the right way.

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Human beings are already fantastic at controlling distance, we have an innate ability to control distance that we are born with. We dont need to teach players how to control distance because they are already brilliant at it! We need to help them understand that and trust it. I do this by chipping away at all the accumulated “debris” that is hiding the fact and let them see it for themselves.

I start by asking them a couple of questions like;

  • When was the last time you crashed into the car in front of you?
  • What other sports do you play?
  • How is your distance control with them?

I then get them to throw a golf ball to me as I vary the distance between us, without exception every client throws the ball the correct distance every time.

The tennis player is not thinking about controlling distance when he throws the ball up to serve. The cricketers or baseball players can throw a ball to each other with amazing accuracy. Basketball players can find a hoop with regularity, WHY? Basically because the resistance of the air is pretty much the same wherever they play. The ball is pretty much the same whenever they hold it in their hands. Nothing varies much except the distance they need to throw or pass the ball through the air and the air resistance is always pretty much the same.

Putting is different, there is a variable involved in putting that we dont encounter in the other examples – THE GREEN. Your brain NEEDS information about the green. In particular the speed of the green and the slopes the ball will encounter on its journey. Once the brain has been supplied with the information it needs it will quickly process it and get on with doing what it does best, controlling distance.

To give the brain the information it requires on the speed of the green and to start convincing them that they already have what it takes to control distance I do the following two drills with my clients. ALWAYS using only ONE ball.

  1. Putt to a hole (20ft or so), close your eyes after hitting the ball and then call it Long or Short. Open your eyes and check the result.
  2. Putt to the center of the green, close your eyes after impact and call out loud NOW as the ball comes to a stop. Two people are required for this drill as the player needs to be told if they call early or late.

These two drills serve to help give the brain the information it needs about the speed of the green for that day. Other information that the brain needs is about the line of the putt. This is where Aimpoint Express comes in, stop guessing and learn to read the green properly based on facts. It is a fact that the putt only breaks because the ball is tilted to one side or another. If you can assess the % of slope that is tilting your ball then that you can predict very accurately what the ball is going to do.

I DONT teach players how to control distance when putting, I teach them how to read greens properly, how to tune their “feel” to the speed of the greens they putt on and convince them that they already have the ability to control distance and encourage them to trust in it.  It works!

Ladies Group Coaching

26 Sep

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LOGF – Ladies Only Gentlemen Forbidden

Starting in October ´13 we will be extending our popular Ladies Only group classes “Coffee & Golf” to every Fri & Sat at 10.00h. You can come along to SPII on a “pay as you play” basis. Initial registration is required by email so that we can keep you informed of any schedule changes. Once you are registered there is no need to book just turn up and join in. These classes are designed for ladies to have fun while practicing and improving their golf under the supervision of PGA Professional Peter Ledwidge. Some experience of golf is required to get the maximum benefit from these classes, if you are a complete beginner you should first complete a Beginners Series of classes in a group or individually.Ladies Only Groups

This winter we will have the 1st ever Coffee & Golf Competition on SPIII over 9 holes on Sunday 22nd December at 10.00h. 

Classes cost €20 per person which includes the coffee. We start on Fri 18th & Sat 19th October ´13 (range balls when required are NOT included).

Contact us to register or for more information.

Peter on TV

25 Apr

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Mallorca Today is an english language TV programme on spanish Canal 4. Screened every weekday at 19.00h there is a special golf feature once a week usually on a Wednesday. Golf Caddy Pro is the name and Peter Ledwidge is the presenter.

Aimpoint Schedule

16 Mar

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Aimpoint Green Reading Clinics

Fundamental Clinics:

Wed 2nd Oct – Golf Santa Ponsa II – 16.00h
Sun 20th Oct – Golf Santa Ponsa II – 10.00h

More information English (link to pdf)