Golfer finds right swing guru
By TONY WHITE
COACHING gurus and swing changes don't always go hand in hand with improved scoring on the golf course.
Just ask the likes of Australian professionals Greg Norman, Ian Baker Finch and Englishman Nick Faldo who suffered during their careers after under taking a swing change.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. A little tinkering here and there can be beneficial but not always to all golfers.
Former leading Grafton junior Peter Hall has found similar problems.
After heading to Queensland to further his chances of turning professional, Hall was a member of the Queensland Academy Of Sport and underwent some drastic swing changes, coaches deemed correct to improve his overall game.
However, the changes didn't work for Hall and his handicap blew from one out to three and with it a loss of confidence.
Since coming under the care of Virginia professional, Miles Richardson, where Hall is currently based as a trainer, there has been a marked turn around in fortunes.
At Grafton District Golf Club on December 3 Hall showed a welcome return to form winning the A-Grade stroke with a one under par 70 then the following day at Coffs Harbour won a 27-hole colts/juniors tournament shooting 73-34 (104) to win the overall.
And back at his home club Virginia this week, Hall shot two under, appears right back in the groove and back to a one handicap.