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‘Mike Probert talks Golf  (Sponsored by Costa Blanca Green Fee Services).

Here on the Costa’s golf is one of the biggest leisure time activities for both tourists and resident alike and with this in mind we have secured the services of Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services to provide a weekly round up of local golfing events and topics and in conjunction with us at THE LEADER will provide discounted golf prices to all of our readers and run our golf competitions.

Contracted Professionals

In the early days of the European Tour the best young amateurs would be offered FREE clubs, hats, clothes and golf balls by well known manufacturers such as Titleist, Mizuno, Calloway, Ping, Nike etc so that when they turned professional and hopefully became successful their BRAND would be seen on TV’s across the land when any large golf tournaments were played.

When they did turn professional these players would also be rewarded with a contract to play a certain brand of clubs or clothing and for the better players this could be worth more that the average player could earn in a year giving them a head start in the professional ranks and for the vey best players this could be a six figure sum.

Now this didn’t always work out as expected and I remember that at the end of 1987 Ian Woosnam was world number one and had been 242 under par for the year playing Mizuno clubs and switched to a new manufacturer called Maruman (who no one had heard of) and started 1988 playing that badly with the new clubs that he actually had a set of Mizuno club made but stamped with the name Maruman.

Things have now changed significantly and may of the worlds best players now prefer not to be contracted to one manufacturer, no matter how big they are and the result is that many have a mixture of woods, irons, wedges and putters from different manufacturers that best suit their games and the likes of Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood and Patrick Reid are just a few examples.

They do of course make a whole bunch of money from winnings and other endorsements and appearance money so don’t have to be beholden to one manufacturer.

How times have changed!

We at THE LEADER are committed to providing to our golfing readers affordable golf without the need to join a club or apply for a card but simply contact the number below to have instant access to discounted golf prices, many of which are exclusive to us:

The deals shown in the table are some of the best currently available to you:

Golf Course Price Comments
Alenda €158 Two Players and Buggy
Alicante €146 Two Players and Buggy
Altorreal €120 Two Players and Buggy
Bonalba €116 Two Players and Buggy
Don Cayo (Altea) €88 Two Players and Buggy
El Plantio €146 Two Players and Buggy
Font Del Llop €92 Two Players and Buggy
GNK Golf Courses €150 Two Players and Buggy (El Valle,Riquelme & La Torre)
La Finca €150 Two Players and Buggy
La Manga West €75 Single Green Fee
La Marquesa €60 Single Green Fee
La Serena €47 Single Green Fee
Las Colinas €172 Two Players and Buggy
Las Ramblas €112 Two Players and Buggy
Lo Romero €136 Two Players and Buggy
New Sierra Golf €82 Two Green Fees and Buggy
Roda €135 Two Players and Buggy
UGolf Courses €153 Two Players and Buggy (Mar Menor & Hac.Del Alamo)
Villamartin €130 Two Players and Buggy
Villaitana Poniente €57 Single Green Fee and Buggy
Vistabella €122 Two Players and Buggy

For Bookings and more information contact Mike at info@costa-blanca-greenfees.com or direct on 966 704 752 or 661 345 931 quoting reference LEADER.

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How To Improve Your Golf Game

Golf is a tricky sport but can also be a lot of fun if you’re good at it and can hit the ball well. Be glad to know there are tips you can use to help you improve your golf game and make sure you’re performing well each time you’re out on the course.

As you get better over time, you’ll feel more confident and eager to go play with friends or coworkers when they ask you to a round of golf. Most importantly, have fun with this challenge and enjoy the process of trying to get better at this sport.

Enhance Your Eyesight

You can improve your golf game by getting your eyes checked out and making sure you can see the ball well.
You can improve your golf game by getting your eyes checked out and making sure you can see the ball well.

You can improve your golf game by getting your eyes checked out and making sure you can see the ball well. If you do need glasses, then consider getting a stylish pair of new Calvin Klein eyeglasses that you can wear so you can see what you’re doing more clearly on the course. The ball is small and if you have bad eyesight to begin with, then you’re going to want to have a solid pair of glasses that will help you to improve your golf game.

Find A Mentor

One of the best ways to get better at and improve at a sport is to learn from others who are talented at it. Enhance your golf game by finding a mentor who can teach you the proper techniques and show you what you’re doing wrong. Go out and play with this person and have conversations about what changes you can make to how you play so that you can improve your score as time goes on. Choose someone who you not only look up to because of their skill but who will be patient with you as you learn and make mistakes along the way.

Practice Often

Most importantly, it’s a wise idea to get out on the course as much as possible and to practice if you want to become a better golfer. Practicing is a great opportunity to work on problem areas and to commit errors without all the pressure that comes from playing an opponent. Go out by yourself and take your time so that you can improve your swing and become a more consistent golfer. In addition to playing a round of golf on the course, head to your local driving range and hit a bucket of balls often so that you can make the necessary modifications to your swing.

Be Mentally Focused

Golf isn’t only about your swing and the physical talents, but it’s also about how mentally focused you are on the course. Therefore, work on clearing your mind and managing your stress so that when you do get out on the course you’re able to concentrate on what you’re doing. Meditating in your free time is a great way to accomplish this goal and will help you to focus better once you are playing a round of golf and need to pay attention to what you’re doing.

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