Inside Golf : Inside Golf Feb 2017
game improvement 42 February 2017 | www.insidegolf.com.au Take your best shot at KDV Sport THERE comes a time in every golfer’s life when we must decide if we are happy playing mediocre golf or if we want to improve and take our game to the next level. If you chose the latter, then a good starting point is to make contact with Richard Woodhouse, director of golf instruction at KDV Sport Golf Academy at Carrara on the Gold Coast. Woodhouse is a highly skilled teaching professional, who has picked up a number of important awards in recent years including 2013 and 2015 Queensland PGA coaching professional of the year and 2016 PGA National Teaching Professional of the year. He’s also on the Golf Queensland state coaching panel and is a fitness and nutrition specialist. Woodhouse enjoys working with weekend golf enthusiasts just as much as he does with professionals so you have all bases covered. By combining the skill sets of having expertise in understanding ball-flight parameters and biomechanics of the body, Woodhouse can develop efficient improvement cycles for all golfers. He can identify and implement improvements that allow students to understand how a properly functioning body allows a player to swing a golf club in the most efficient way possible. Remember, a person’s physical limitations can adversely affect the golf swing and potentially lead to injury. In a short space of time, Richard will have your game on track. JUNIORS: KDV Sport Golf Academy also caters for juniors and has accredited and highly respected PGA professional and junior development coach Joel Mercieca running the program. It supports physical growth and development to improve and maximise golfing technique and ability in juniors. As the kids hone their skills, they also have a lot of fun and can’t wait to return for more tuition. Based on the Titleist Performance Institute ( TPI) junior golf performance program, it’s a detailed four-phase program developed for students 5 to 17. The Fundamental Phase is for students 5-8 years, the Play Phase (9-11 years), the Training Phase (9- 14 years) and the High Performance Phase (15-17 years). “ The program is designed to take a student through the various training blocks to maximise physical and golfing ability and strives to develop tomorrow’s champions by implementing a world- class long-term athletic development program,” Mercieca said. SHORT GAME: Meanwhile, a new addition to KDV Sport Golf Academy is the excellent short-game area. Everyone knows the importance of the short game and KDV Sport has designed the facility to ensure golfers can practice in a well-constructed, friendly environment. FACILITIES: There’s also a 40-bay driving range, a golf swing analysis and custom club fitting centre, an 18-hole mini-golf circuit with three levels of difficulty, tennis courts, gym, sauna, a heated swimming pool and an all-day bistro. KDV Sport on Nerang-Broadbeach Road at Carrara is without doubt your one-stop facility and it’s only 10 minutes to the Gold Coast’s golden beaches. For more information, telephone (07) 5596-0404, email email@example.com or go to the website www.kdvsport.com KDV Sport has an excellent and fun website. By the way, the guy with the French accent is renowned tennis legend Henri Leconte and he’s a hoot as he walks you through the facility. His name is Richard Woodhouse and he’s here to help your golf game.
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