Winter Coaching

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2020 has proven a challenging year for golfers. With many courses shut, it was difficult to get into form and play one’s best golf. However, after the season is before the season and I am offering coaching throughout the winter period. Currently, due to COVID restrictions, all training is indoor. I will inform you once this changes. Coaching is available …

COVID-19

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As I am sure you are all very aware, all golf facilities in Switzerland are closed due to the restrictions set by the government. This in turn also means that all face to face coaching is also prohibited. Time will tell how long it will be until the restrictions are lifted. But, in the meantime, I feel this is a …

The Masters Tournament 2019

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Having already been to The Masters Tournament in 2018, Richard was very excited to take three clients to The Augusta National Golf Club this year. And this year proved to be very special. Having arrived in Atlanta, the group made their way to The Reynolds Plantation at Lake Oconee, via a stop at a PGA Superstore! Despite heavy overnight rain, …

The Masters Tournament 2018

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The first time I watched The Masters Tournament was in 1987, I remember it as if it were yesterday. Larry Mize springing into the air with joy after chipping in on the 11th hole to defeat Greg Norman in a playoff. I was spellbound by the beautiful golf course and how it produced such amazing sporting drama. Since then I …

Change of Status

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Since turning professional in 1998, I have been committed to improving my knowledge and skill set as a PGA professional. Therefore, I was delighted to be awarded Advanced PGA Professional status by The PGA of Britain and Ireland. Having already been awarded a similar status by the Swiss PGA, it was fantastic for my achievements, as player and coach, to …

Search for the Perfect Swing

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In the 1960’s Alastair Cochran and John Stobbs were commissioned to undertake a research into how to best swing the golf club. This entailed putting together a team of scientists of different fields of expertise. From physics, ballistics and anatomy, to bio-mechanics, ergonomics, and cybernetics. Naturally, his was done without the use of powerful computers.. This year celebrates the 50th …

Welcome to swordsgolf.ch

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Dear Golfers Thank you for visiting my new website. I hope the website will make it easier for you to see my availability and for you to find a convenient time and date for your golf lessons. You will also see the services I offer, together with the dates and details for my upcoming golf weeks. Please browse around the …