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Golf Performance Center Student Makes Second Hole-in-One!

A golf student from Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center recently made his second hole-in-one during Andrews High School team practice.

Two solid golf shots were hit by players on the 3rd hole at Cherry Hill Country Club in Andrews, SC but it was 14-year-old Robert Higbe IV who found his ball at the bottom of the cup.

“I couldn’t find my ball, I hit it good and over the tree-line, but I didn’t see it anywhere,” Higbe said. “When Christian walked up to the hole, my ball was in the hole.”

The 9th grader has also been an active member of the First Tee Program; Andrews High School Coach Poston expects great things from the young Higbe.

Dale Ketola, Golf Performance Center’s Director of Instruction and Clubfitting said about his student,

“Robert is a great young player with tons of power for his size. Currently, we are working on attacking the ball from a more shallow angle and more from the inside.”

From the results of his lessons with Ketola, it looks as if Higbe has been paying attention in class!

Read more about the Andrews High School Golf Player from South Carolina.

Contact Dale Ketola to schedule a private lesson and check out a few of the Instruction Programs offered by Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center.

Biomechanics and 3D Motion Capture Help Improve Efficiency in Golf Swing

Mark Bull, Ph.D., an expert in Sports Rehabilitation Science, biomechanics, 3D motion capture & movement science, recently stopped by Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center to show players how to improve efficiency in their golf swing.

Golfers learned the influence the body has in the golf swing using sensors, wires, and biofeedback.

“Real-time position and orientation of various parts of the body (head, shoulders, arms, hips, hands, club, etc.) are recorded as the golfer swings the club – all in three dimensions,” describes the Bull 3D website.

With a video feed analysis, golfers have seen a skeletal image of themselves swinging a club!

We’re always hosting new events! Check the Grande Dunes Performance Center Events Calendar for upcoming golf instruction and club fitting dates or contact us for more information.

Passport Golf Clinic Provides Instant Access to Instruction

A Passport golf clinic was recently conducted as appreciation for its current members. Presented by local Executive Director and Regional NGCOA Representative Tracy Conner, and conducted by Dale Ketola, Director of Instruction and Club Fitting at Grande Dunes Golf Performance Center, the Passport golf clinic was both informative and fun for the entire group.

Dale discussed pre-swing fundamentals with a full crowd of about 20 students; topics included where the clubface should be in the swing, proper grip, posture, balance, how golfers should learn a skill, make changes in a swing over time and how to practice with a purpose. There was a lot of information passed onto willing students!

Where the first part of the golf clinic focused on the basics, part two was dynamic, with students set-up at bays, hitting golf balls while Dale observed each and every golfer, helping them overcome their most obvious errors.

Everyone who attended learned something new about their golf swing and what is needed in order to improve their golf game.

After the golf clinic, the group met in the clubhouse for a question and answer session conducted by Dale as well as a cold drink.

Keep an eye out for our next golf clinic! Contact Dale Ketola directly for private lessons, group lessons and for club fitting assistance.

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