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Birdie golf definition

 

“He finished with a birdie two on the 18th”

You take a deep breath; hands are steady as you make just enough contact on the ball with a strong follow through. You look up to see the ball silently roll across the green. You wait to see it disappear and then you finally hear that great sound of it dropping into the cup. A grin comes across your face because you just made an 8 foot putt. The best part about it, it was for a birdie. Your mates tip their hat to you. One of them sarcastically says

“Lucky shot.”

It’s ok though he is still spewing about his 3 attempts out of the bunker to the left. That is one term Golfers do not want to hear. “Lucky shot.” When you step onto the course you like to be confident that you know what you are doing. This is especially true as you walk back to the cart to slot that Scotty Cameron putter. It will sit patiently until the next hole, when you will need to pick it up to hear “tweet, tweet” again. The ability to be consistent in your golf game comes with hours of practice and dedication. Whether you have the top of the line equipment or just about to use your first set you found on gumtree, the equipment does not matter unless you know how to use it.  

Chicken wing, dead hands, weak wrists, slice, skull. These are all golf terms we do not want to be carrying with us in our golf bag. We have all been there. We practice and try to calm our mind and figure out why we keep slicing to the right. Are you dropping your left shoulder? Maybe it’s not transferring your weight from your right leg to your left. Or is it as simple as your grip is incorrect?

I know for me it was all of the above. I have never claimed to be a good golfer nor will I start to now, however the difference is I have a better understanding of the technicalities of a swing. I have more respect for the game. These corrections did not come from reading magazines, watching YouTube videos or re watching recorded PGA tournaments. It came from finally realizing,

“I have no idea what I am doing, I should take a lesson.”

I needed a coach for Rugby, soccer and baseball. It only makes sense I should have had someone try to teach me to golf. It is funny how I never took the time to approach a coach as I always thought,

“It can’t be that hard to hit a stationary ball with a club.”

I was never so wrong in my life. I have such a high level of respect for those who make the game look easy. The mechanics in a swing alone is enough for a weak minded person to walk away. This game produces an extremely tough athlete. You can spend hours practicing that chip shot but a split second of a break of concentration can cause you to come up short on the “easy” par 3 on the front nine.

“Success in golf depends less on strength of body more on strength of mind and character”- Arnold Palmer

Nothing is more frustrating that not being able to identify why something is not working correctly. If your car was not running ok you would call a mechanic. If you did not feel well and were concerned, you would go see a doctor. If something is off with your golf game, wouldn’t it make sense to see a coach? If you are a player with an impressive handicap or someone who is new to the game, it never hurts to seek out a professional coach. Have an open mind and realize no matter what your level is, there is always an opportunity to learn something new.

The result of a lesson may not be putting on a green jacket, but I tell you what, that beer your mate will be paying for on the 19th hole will taste that much sweeter.

Paul Jennings

Assistant Manager PGC

Mini-Golf-Child-Lesson-Sydney

“A treasure of a place to putt putt, is Pirates Mini Golf in Warriewood. It has two large courses, both themed, one being ‘Caves’ and the other ‘Shipwrecked’, complete with pirate ship to play through.”

Weekend Notes is a website listing “Fun and interesting things to do in your town or city”.

The section of their site dedicated to finding “the best Putt Putt Golf in Sydney” features Pittwater Golf Centre’s 36 holes of Mini Golf as the favourite attraction!

Click here to read the section yourself!

Mini Golf Sydney Northern Beaches Pittwater Best
While a couple of other golf centre’s are included in the feature, we are proud to be the first off the rank and hope to be your first choice for both mini golf and the driving range on the Northern Beaches and for greater Sydney.

Our 36 holes sit only a couple of minutes walk from the bus stop, whether you’re travelling from the north or south by public transport. If you are driving we have plenty of parking on site, and if that happens to be full, there is another couple of hundred spots within a minutes walk of Pittwater Golf Centre.

We also have a cafe and pro shop on site, as well as our golf club fitting friends Cool Clubs.

Call 9913 7991 for more info or see here for trading hours.

Whether you’ve never hit a golf ball in your life or golf is your life, our professional golf trainer Nick Griffin can offer you his services.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular at Pittwater Golf Centre looking to improve your golf game or a golfer in Sydney that could just use a few pointers on posture adjustment and swing. Like us on Facebook and enter your details below and this 60 minute lesson with a PGA Certified Trainer valued at $120 could be yours! 

If you already follow our Facebook page and are part of the PGC community you can still enter the draw by inviting a friend! Every friend that joins us will count as an entry to your name.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
1 No purchase necessary to enter the competition.
2 This competition is open to residents of Australia, aged 13 years or over. Employees of Promoter, its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates or other parties, including but not limited to Pittwater Golf Centre, in any way involved in the development, production, or distribution of this competition, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee and/or authors, are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.
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6 The winner will receive a 60 minute golf lesson with Nick Griffin valued at $120.00
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Night golf lessons at pittwater golf centre

Our expert PGA certified coach Nick Griffin will be available to teach Tuesday and Thursday evening lessons until 9pm for your convenience. Our PGA teaching professionals are guaranteed to improve your game!

Up to date with all the latest in coaching technology, you can see your swing faults via video analysis or simply learn the ‘tricks of the trade’. Our academy consists of an undercover teaching centre. So, rain, hail or shine, we’re committed if you are!

To book a lesson or see a complete list of camps and clinics click here
or CALL 9913 7991