Inventive golf pro devises daily drills to combat course closures

Inventive golf pro devises daily drills to combat course closures


Somerset-based PGA pro Katie Rule has devised a series of simple drills golfers can practise at home to hone their games while courses are closed during the coronavirus lockdown.

Entitled Lock-Down Lessons, Rule videos the drills at her home, uploads them to YouTube and emails the link to the members of Mendip Spring Golf Club, Congresbury near Bristol.

Rule, a PGA Professional attached to the club, plans to produce the daily drills for the duration of the lockdown and has come up with 15 so far.

“I’ll be uploading one every weekday so that will cover three weeks,” she said.

“Not all of them require golf equipment – swinging a club in the house can endanger furniture and lampshades if you’re not careful!

“The first, for example, utilised a table tennis bat to demonstrate club face control.”

And just as the 27-year-old is being inventive in dreaming up the drills, Mendip Spring members are reciprocating.

“One emailed me to say they didn’t have a table tennis bat so used a saucer instead,” she explained.

“The feedback from members has been really good and there has been a lot of friendly banter.

“As well as offering some helpful tips golf-wise, the drills encourage people to keep in touch when they’re self-isolating.”