The Australian Masters 200- My trip

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Yesterday I held a clinic at Twin Creeks Golf Club in Sydney's western suburbs. The day went extremely well and the feedback from the participants was very encouraging.

We had a 2 hour session at the range talking about the golf swing and demonstrating my thoughts and beliefs about the main ingredients that we as golfers should strive for to reach our maximum potential. I ran through some drills that I use to help assist the player and showed everyone the importance of the why and how these drills will assist them to build their golf swing.

We then adjourned for some lunch and talk before we hit the links for 9 holes. I played 3 holes with each group and offered some extra pointers on the way around. I was pleasantly surprised how well the participants understood and accepted my thoughts and put them into their game immediately.

I believe if a golfer is armed with the right information and a practical way to pursue it then vast improvement is right around the corner. I look forward to hearing back from the attendees in the future and hear their stories about the work they are doing to better themselves.

The weather in Sydney has been marginal since my arrival, but yesterday turned out to be quite nice for the clinic and our golf, so that was a great sign and stroke of luck that we were presented with such conditions.

Today the sun is hiding behind the grey clouds but that won't stop myself and my caddie heading out to play The Australian Golf Club. This course south of the city was re-designed in the mid 70's by none other than Jack Nicklaus and is a great test of golf. It has been the venue of many Australian Open Championships and should offer a great warm up round for me to continue my progress for a tilt at the title again in next week's Australian Masters in Melbourne.

I hope everyone is enjoying their golf no matter where they are in the world.....I will add more in a few days time.


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I was out playing golf with one of my friends from my golf club in South Carolina about 3 months ago. I really hadn't been playing much because of my work and teaching. My friend said "You are playing so well, you need to go play some tournaments"... to which I replied.."I would love to to but by not playing the past few years I don't have any status anywhere now. The only tournament I could probably get in would be The Australian Masters because I have won it"..... His response was.."Well let's go. I have always wanted to go to Australia. I will come down and caddie and you can play an event again and see how your game shapes up".

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Posted by on in Bradley Hughes

The Zone- that airless floating indescribable place we wander off to when we seem to have our best rounds of golf.  What is the zone? And HOW can we visit it more often in our journey to better golf?

Let’s change the word “Zone” to the word “Comfort” instead….because that is what it really is.

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