Practice makes almost perfect for county's worst golfer
THE county s worst golfer is getting in the swing of things in her bid to lose that unenviable crown. WGC woman Angela Giblin featured in the WHT last summer having won a competition to find Hertfordshire s finest hackers. Her prize was a year of golf les
THE county's worst golfer is getting in the swing of things in her bid to lose that unenviable crown.
WGC woman Angela Giblin featured in the WHT last summer having won a competition to find Hertfordshire's finest hackers.
Her prize was a year of golf lessons at Redbourn Golf Club.
Now halfway through the course, under the expert eye of club pro James Blake, Angela is well on her way to becoming an accomplished golfer.
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She hopes she will now be able to join her family to play golf on a Sunday rather than being left behind preparing the lunch at their Panshanger home.
Angela said: "The lessons have been lots of fun.
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"I expected it to be a lot harder but James has made it really easy to understand and fun.
"I've really got into my golf. In fact I spent both my birthday and Christmas at the driving range with my family."
She added: "I have learned so much in a relatively short space of time. It's amazing seeing the amount that I've improved."
Angela has gone through an extensive look at her game, including video analysis where James recorded her swing and compared it to the world's top golfers.
James said: "I was surprised at how well she's been doing.
"We've been out on the par-3 short course and she's been doing brilliantly.
"She really gives the ball a good whack, listens to what I've been saying and puts it all into practice."
He added: "Angela certainly doesn't look like Herts' Worst Golfer anymore - she hits a great drive and has a great swing.
"She doesn't lack any power, we've just got to work on the accuracy a little."
Over the next six months Angela will be working on the short game and shots around the green before going out onto the main 18-hole course.
Angela said: "I can now hit the ball well - I just need to work on judging distances.
"I can't wait to get out on the course with my dad, brother Russell and son, Alex.
"I don't necessarily want to beat them; I just want to be able to get around the course.