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Your Chance to Learn From Short Game Coach Dave Pelz

By: Golfshake Editor | Thu 15 Feb 2024

If you've always fancied tapping into the knowledge of one of the world's most revered short game coaches, then Dave Pelz and his skilled team will be hosting a series of Scoring Game Schools at Hertfordshire's Brocket Hall between March and October.

The one, two and three-day sessions are aimed at golfers looking to improve their short game and putting techniques.

A former physicist, Pelz has dedicated a large part of his life to scientifically analyzing the golf swing and paying particular attention to the short game. He worked out that up to 68 per cent of golf shots for golfers of all abilities occur inside 125 yards and on the putting green, the area of the game he refers to as ‘The Scoring Game’.

From here, he developed his teaching methodology that first identifies mechanical issues in the swing before fixing them and from there, it starts to fine-tune, work on timing and rhythm in order to provide golfers with the tools they need to improve their short game - and ultimately lower their scores. Crucially the programme is designed for players of all handicap levels and to ultimately reduce their handicap.

Dave Pelz Scoring School

Brocket Hall, just 22 miles from the centre of London and easily accessible from the Home Counties, was selected by Pelz as the ideal location to host his Schools in England thanks to its combination of top quality facilities; a short-game practice area that is one of the finest in the south east, its two championship courses, impressive clubhouse, luxury accommodation and its award-winning Auberge du Lac Restaurant.

“We’re delighted to add Brocket Hall to our roster of exclusive destinations at which to hold our Scoring Game Schools,’ said Pelz. “The practice area is world class with a large bunker complex, extensive putting greens, and a dedicated area for pitching and chipping instruction. Added to this, the estate is one of England’s most complete golf destinations.”

The American has worked with the very best in the game - including Phil Mickelson - to complete beginners and every time believes he can improve a player’s short game.

The Schools offer tuition on a low 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio to ensure small group tuition and covers instruction on pitching, chipping, sand and putting skills in the practice area as well as time in the classroom to help students understand the teaching methodology. Pelz’s Scoring Game is designed to produce long-term improvement and participants leave with a toolbox and methodology that allows them to continue the learning process after attending the School.

Students opting for the three-day School will experience Pelz’s ultimate and most comprehensive short game and putting programme, whilst for those with less time, one-day clinics are offered, providing a focused and fun learning experience.

Brocket Hall Academy

Brocket Hall is an ideal venue to host Pelz’s series of Schools at every level. In the first instance, it boasts an extensive practice area with a comprehensive set of facilities. Within the estate, the property offers two championship golf courses, the Melbourne Course designed by former Ryder Cup golfers Clive Clark and Peter Alliss and the more technically-demanding Palmerston Course, created by Donald Steel alongside Martin Ebert who managed the design detail and construction.

In addition, Brocket Hall offers 16 beautifully appointed ensuite bedrooms in traditional country house style  in Melbourne Lodge, originally the Estate’s old coaching stables, and the highly feted fine dining restaurant, the Auberge du Lac, that is overseen by local chef, John Barber, which participants can book alongside the Schools.

Moreover the history of the Brocket Hall is both complex and enchanting. The neo-classical stately home, established in 1760 and now available for exclusive hire, looks out over the Melbourne Course, a magnificent ornamental lake the iconic Paine Bridge which forms an integral part of the layout whilst the rest of the estate grounds and buildings are a delight to wander around.

For further information, please see www.brocket-hall.co.uk or call +44 (0)1707 368700 or for the Dave Pelz Game Scoring Schools, go to www.pelzgolf.com

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