I’m giving myself a “hi 5″ for a second blog in less than 2 weeks, I think this is a first for me.
It has been a busy and productive week, I feel there isn’t enough hours in the day just now. Helping to get this academy up and running is exciting but long days. There is such a huge facility here with so much potential and being able to have such an input with how it progresses is really exciting. I am looking forward to getting some fellow golfers out here over the winter for some practice and training.
At the resort here there is an amazing gym and as I said last time we are planning on having elite packages that are fairly intensive for a week of golf and training so I have made myself the Guinea pig. Last week I met with Michele, the head trainer at AXN 100 and I had a full body composition test- I will not share the results because I felt a bit chubby after a few weeks of delicious Portuguese food and wine! He is now writing me a program to combine PT sessions, physical therapy, and nutrition. I love this side of sport and I think there’s no better way to tell people about the benefits than to experience it yourself so the plan in a few months time is that I will be stronger and fitter than ever.
The fitness side of things has come at a really good time for me as over this past week I have confirmed that I will be competing in at least 3 tour events in October/ November so it gives me some time to make the most of the facilities and the support here in every department. I have to say a huge thanks to my sponsor Eric Herd of Farmfoods, without his continued support it wouldn’t be possible to be playing all these events and I am so grateful.
Last week I finally managed to get on a golf course here! My first game of golf in Portugal! I had a playing lesson with one of the hotel guests at BoaVista and it was fab. A challenging start and the par 3’s were all really tough but it was such a nice course to play. Tomorrow I am playing at Espiche which is a fairly new course out here and it looks really good but really narrow so hopefully all this practice will save me loosing any golf balls
Time to get out and practice now. Now I have some events lined up there will be no stopping me, and certainly with the weather here that just makes you want to go out and practice, then have a wee ice lolly to cool down For any golf nuts, here’s a little video of my swing at the minute, it’s my plan to start posting some videos with some tips on here or on our “elite golf academy at Cascade” Facebook page. If you don’t already, then please like our Facebook page, and if you have any interest in sponsorship or questions about what we are doing out here and fancy a trip to the algarve, please just ask.
Thanks for reading,