What can we learn from the Ryder Cup 2012?

What can we learn from the Ryder Cup 2012?

A few key lessons from Ollie and Team Europe #RyderCup

1. Determination is key.

For the third Ryder Cup in a row, Ian Poulter was Europe’s top scorer. The matchplay maestro had to rely on a wildcard selection, but his passionate performance was the heartbeat of the European team. His five birdies to finish and win his Saturday match gave Europe momentum going into the final day, showing that no matter the situation, if you put all you’ve got into your performance, you can still reap the rewards. Team Europe also showed pure desire on that final day to make sure Ollie and the memory of Seve were not let down, and that extra incentive proved to be the difference. Without Ian Poulter’s determination to win in the Ryder Cup and the passion showed from the European contingent,  I have a feeling the photos from Sunday night may have been missing a certain trophy…












2. Short but accurate can beat the big-hitters.

Davis Love III wasn’t shy to make changes to Medinah, removing trees, shortening the rough and widening fairways throughout the entire course to suit the long drivers of Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Keegan Bradley. However, a combination of wild tee-shots from Team USA and some deadly accurate shots from the Europeans made the recent success for power-hitters look like a thing of the past. One main aspect of our driver and wood fitting sessions here at PG is to optimise distance with the lower lofted clubs in your bag while ensuring accuracy is maintained, why not give it a go?

 3. When it comes to golf, nothing is predictable.

Whether it be the wind, weather, lie, bounces, putt line or personal form, we all know far too well that golf is never the same whenever you step onto the golf course. Justin Rose’s incredible putting, Tiger’s performance and the entirety of Sunday are just a few examples of the unpredictable events that happened last weekend. The secret is trying to make sure you have as much under your control as possible. Whether it be having hours and hours of practice under your belt, clubs that are specifically designed for your swing or undertaking lessons, the more you put into your golf, the more you will get from it.

 4. The less serious side..

Never write an article on Saturday of the Ryder Cup, claiming the competition is already over… It may come back to haunt you. Turns out Team USA’s lead wasn’t “as close to insurmountable as trying to climb Mt. Everest wearing a T-shirt, cargo shorts and flip-flops”. If you haven’t heard about this, read the article here – http://customf.it/VKnmJx


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