Sunday, August 26, 2012

Owen Dawson Golf Instruction Fall Newsletter

2012 Fall Newsletter
Hello From The Lesson Tee!!
The summer is almost over and I hope everyone has enjoyed it. The career change I made this year to full-time Director of Instruction has been a good one - it's been a record year for me. The support and interest in my golf programs, lessons, and instructional website has allowed me to be successful at what I enjoy doing most - teaching golf. I look forward to continuing to improve the teaching program here at the Country Club of Maryland.
I'm gearing up for after-school junior clinics and adult clinics this fall.  There is something for everyone and hopefully you can find time in your schedule to join me on the course or lesson tee.

Golf Tip of the Month
When setting up to hit a chip-shot make sure your spine is vertical (shoulders level) and 75-80% of your weight is in your left leg.
Players, in an attempt to put more weight left, actually bump their hips to the left and their spine tilts away from the target, dropping their right shoulder.

Try these 5 steps the next time your practicing your chipping:
1. Vertical Spine (level shoulders)
2. 75-80% of weight in left leg
3. Weight stays left until finish
4. Short backswing with minimal wrist set
5. Finish with club head below knee level


On-Line Scheduling is EASY!
Click HERE to register and select a lesson type, then pick a day to see available times and book your lesson. Pay on lesson day.

Fall Adult Clinic Schedule
Thursday, Sept. 6th - Short Wedge and Chipping


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Monday, Sept. 10th - On-Course Clinic 1.5hr


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Wednesday, Sept. 12th - Learn how to practice your putting

Monday, Sept. 17th - On-Course Green Reading and Distance Control
(Approx. 45minutes will be spent on practice putting green learning practice drills to improve your green reading and distance control skills. 45minutes will be on-course to see how to apply those techniques.)


After School Junior Golf Clinics

(Members & Non-Members Welcome)
$100/ Per Junior
8 & Older (4:45-5:45pm)
September - 4th, 11th,18th and 25th

(Click here to register 8 & Older)
8 & Older (4:45-5:45pm)
September - 7th, 14th,28th and October 5th

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8 & Older (4:45-5:45pm)
October - 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd

(Click here to regist er 8 & Older)

8 & Older (4:45-5:45pm)
October - 4th,11th,18th and 25th
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Owen Dawson Golf Instruction

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Recent Junior Tournament Results

I just wanted to recognize a few junior golfers for outstanding play in recent junior tournaments.

Congratulations to Trent Geritz from the Country Club of MD for posting a 31 to win the 10-11age group at Turf Valley's Junior Tour of Maryland Golf Event.  Trent also won the U.S Kids Golf event at Compass Point with a score of 35.

Paul Schwing from Calvert Hall finished 3rd with a 77 in 76th annual Flattery Tournament held at the Hunt Valley Golf Club.

Kevin Devine from the Country Club of MD won the JTOM  Boys 18 hole division  held at the Turf Valley Resort  with a score of 77.

It's great to see all your hard working paying off!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Golf Clinics at the Country Club of Maryland

The Country Club of Maryland offers Adult, Junior and "Women-Only" Clinics. Clinics are primarily structured around short game skill building. Students will learn techniques for putting, chipping, and pitching. *Customized Clinics are available upon request. If you are new to the game or want to introduce your kids to the game of golf, the Country Club of Maryland offers you a pristine learning environment. All Adult, "Women-Only" and Junior Clinics (excluding Junior Camp) are 4-1 ratio, so each student will get the attention they need to improve their game.

Golf Instruction at the Country Club of Maryland

Golf Instruction at the Country Club of Maryland
The Country Club of Maryland offers you one of the Top Golf Instructors in your state.
We offer golf lessons for Women, Men, and Juniors of all levels. Whether you are a low- handicap seasoned amateur, just starting the game, or have a junior playing in tournament level golf, we have lesson options available to best suite your instructional needs. Adult and Junior Golf Instruction at the CC of MD is the place to be to improve your game. If you would like to discuss golf instruction at the CC of MD, please contact Owen Dawson Golf Instruction at the CC of MD.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

How hand should work in the golf swing

One handed chipping drill