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Why does Ryder Golf School provide Three & Five - Day Instruction Program?
Do you completely change a person’s golf swing?
Will I continue to improve after I complete the course?
My problem is time, which I find difficulty in scheduling myself to join your 3- Day program. Can you help me?
I do not own a set of golf equipment, will the school recommend me to purchase?
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Question & Answers

Q. Why does Ryder Golf School provide Three & Five - Day Instruction Program?

A. We Strongly believe you cannot learn a sufficient amount in less than three days. Our program gives you more time to play golf and try out what you have learned in your daily class. The three & five day continuous long hours of instruction allow us to build your swing platform which is so very important to the development of a Sound and Effective golf swing. That’s why broken intervals of golf lessons are greatly discouraged in our school for total beginners. Think of constructing a 78-storey building without a strong foundation. Can you imagine what will be the ultimate consequence?

Q. What is the difference between Ryder Golf School and other Training institutions?
A. Majority conduct lessons at Driving Ranges, but the game of golf is meant to be played on a golf course. Unlike a driving range, it has water, rough, sand -traps and grass bunkers. From our experience we have found that people learn faster and retain more when instructed under actual playing conditions.

Q. Why Classes are conducted at Resorts outside Singapore?
A. Golf is not an easy game to master. In our stressful society, one cannot concentrate to learn the game and yet half the mind thinking of work. Golf is fun, learning should be too. At the Ryder Golf School, we found that a relaxed yet professional environment is what works best.

Our two Exclusive private resorts provide not only excellent training sites and golfing facilities but with exceptional lodging, meals and service. Quiet atmospheres where no outside disturbances while you are learning the final
mechanics of golf. In actual fact there is no such training school in Singapore offers similar program.
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Q. Why the course fee is so much higher compared to others?
A. The question is what are you comparing with? If you are comparing with the similar retreat program in the United States of America, then our fee is far much cheaper. But if you are comparing with golf clinics in Singapore as well as Hong Kong, which offer, 8 hours of golf instruction broke into several weeks with no limit of teacher and student ratio. We believe our pricing still considered extremely attractive. Our school maximum per class teacher and student ratio is 5 to1 inclusive of a trainer assistant. That provides sufficient attention to each and every student. Not forgetting your fee covers with 21 hours of golf instruction for the 3 Day School and 30 hours for the 5 Day school all conducted in actual playing conditions, it includes a 2-way transfer by motor vehicle or ferry ride to the selected resort, 5/4, 3/2 nights lodging with breakfast, lunches and sumptuous dinner each day. Refreshment throughout training, unlimited range balls, free storage and cleaning of golf-clubs equipment, competition with prices, own take video analysis with key instruction points and last but not least a Proficient Certificate (only for beginners) after completion of the course. Confidently, the package promises you full satisfaction or money refund. Would you take the challenge?

Q. How good are the teachers in Ryder Golf School compared to others?

A. We cannot claimed ourselves the same class with renowned teachers like David Leadbetter and Peter Kostis, but one thing for sure is each and every teacher in Ryder Golf School has gone through thoroughly in the teaching process and mastering the fine art of imparting golf knowledge to many beginners and experienced players. Our proven structured program brought golf instruction to an understandable dimension that is easy to learn and practice. Our alumnus of over four thousand students over the years has proven its point.

Q. What do I expect during the 3-day or 5-day at Ryder Golf School?

A. Be prepared for extensive golf instruction. We want you to have fun and fun comes from improvement.

Q. Do you completely change a person’s golf swing?
A. No, Our philosophy is to improve your game, working with the natural abilities you have.

Q. Will I continue to improve after I complete the course?
A. Yes, you’ll be part of Ryder Golf School alumni, which offers free advice to ex- graduates as long as you keep playing and practicing golf.Private hourly refresher lessons with special discounted rates are also available to you exclusively.

Q. Do you utilize videotaping in your school?
A. Yes, We have found that video photography is the best method for detecting faults in the swing. In addition, your videotape is an important part of your golf maintenance program. Each student leaves with a personal videotape, which shows his/her progress during the school and ways to continue improvement.
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Q. How much improvement can I expect?
A. This depends on a number of factors; such as your current ability level and how much practice time you are able to commit to practicing. Time, Talent and Technique are the three keys that determine how well you will ever play this game.

Q. My problem is time, which I find difficulty in scheduling myself to join your 3- Day program. Can you help me?

A. Yes, we can help you. Once and for all, organize your time to attend the school if you are really interested to take up this game seriously. Don’t try to seek alternative ways to suit your time. All it takes only one weekend covers Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the 3 Day School and Wednesday to Sunday for the 5 Day school to start you on a right footing to learn this game. Give yourself a treat. No regret.

Q. I do not own a set of golf equipment, will the school recommend me to purchase?

A. If you do not own a set, please do not purchase right now because you have not developed your ideal addressing posture, which allows consistent pre-set routine to prepare the start of a golf swing. After completed the course, you should establish the basic fundamentals then, we are in a position to recommend the correct clubs for your own requirements. If you are attending school without equipment, we can provide you with free loan clubs.

Q. How far ahead should I make reservations?
A. We recommend 10-12 weeks ahead should be assured of the week you request.

Q. Can my corporation or myself buy all of the spots in a school?
A. Yes, if you would like to discuss purchasing an entire school, please contact us by email for availability

Q. Do you offer commissions to travel agents for booking reservations?

A. Yes, provided the travel agents or individuals officially appointed by our school as affiliates to promote Ryder Golf School.

Q. I reserved a spot in a school and now need to cancel. What do I do?
A. Please contact the golf school if you need to make any modifications to your existing reservation. Please see our cancellation policy listed on our website.
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Ryder Quick Tips
Listed below are some of Ryder Golf School‘s favorite tips covering all types of shots and situations found in golf.
From The Tee
  • Driving with an Ideal Tee Height

    To promote powerfully hit, accurate shots, tee up so that half of the ball is above the top of the clubface and you'll hit the ball squarely on the upswing.

  • Quick Fix for Senior
    Senior players with limited strength and flexibility can increase your turning power, club head speed, and driving distance by letting your left heel lift and wrists hinge sooner on the back swing.

  • Intended Fade Shot
    To promote an outside-in swing path and a fade shot off the tee, play the ball closer to the heel of the driver face.

  • How to correct Skip Tee Shots
    If your tee shots hit the ground before rising into the air, you've got a downswing problem. How to cure it is keep your upper body and head behind the ball through impact. Staying back allows the arms to extend while the club sweeps the ball cleanly off the tee on a level path

  • Powerful Recall Memory
    The next time you panic on the first tee, recall a powerfully hit accurate drive you once made. That mental image will allow you to make a tension-free, technically sound swing.
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  • Two ball solution
    If you're not hitting the ball as far as you should with your fairway woods, you're probably not accelerating the club through the impact zone. To promote a powerful follow-through, imagine a second ball a couple of inches in front of the one you will actually hit. Try to hit that second ball and you'll hit the "real" one more powerfully than ever before.

  • Ball on Higher Ground

    In playing long iron or fairway wood shots off hilly fairway lies, always play the ball closer to the higher foot. In other words, on downhill lies, closer to your right foot; on uphill lies, closer to your left foot.

  • Ball Below your Feet

    Flex your knees more to achieve good balance and toe the clubface in slightly to compensate for exaggerated left-to-right flight.

  • Ball above your Feet

    Choke down on the grip and toe the clubface out slightly to compensate for exaggerated right-to-left flight

  • How to handle a Mid Iron from Deep Rough

    Play the ball back in your stance, with your hands a couple of inches ahead of it. Open the clubface and swing the club back on an exaggerated upright plane, allowing your wrists to cock quickly. On the downswing, pull the club down hard, smacking the back center portion of the ball with the sweet spot of the clubface.

  • How to Play Low Shot under Branches

    To hit a greenside shot under overhanging branches, select a low-lofted club. Keep the lower body quiet while swinging the club back and through fluidly, with your arms controlling the action.

  • How to Play High Iron Shot

    Set up with the ball off your left instep and most of your weight on your right foot.

  • How to Play Low Iron Shot

    Set up with the ball just behind the midpoint in your stance and most of your weight on your left foot.

  • Grip Pressure for every shot

    To reduce tension of your body, start with a light grip of your hands. Imagine you are gripping a toothpaste without the cover.

  • Well Balanced Finish

    To make you more consistent, perform every swing whether practicing or playing with a well-balanced finish.

  • How to fix short Backswing

    Just allow your left heel to lift off the ground.

  • Freezing Over The Ball

    Use a forward press action to trigger the swing. For example, rotate your right knee inward, and then start your swing.

  • Sand Panic

    To reduce the tension, just imagine a tee is beneath supporting the ball. Your job is getting the tee out and the ball will land nicely on the green

  • Hit through The Hula Hoop

    Most players get nervous when confronted with a tight fairway with hazards on both sides and often making a poor swing and mishitting a shot. To change that mindset, just imagine a big hula hoop about five feet in front of you and you are going to hit the ball through. This task is a lot simpler and super relaxed than focusing a target some 180 meters away and you will get the job done much easier.

  • How to handle Strong Long irons

    Promote a full back swing by turning your left shoulder over your right knee. Promote a powerful hit and fluid follow-through by turning your right shoulder under your chin.

  • How to Handle Wet Fairway

    Take one more club than you would normally hit from the same distance. This will promote a smoother, more compact swing. Furthermore, it will allow you to sweep the ball and not dig the club into the wet turf.

  • Cure for Reverse Pivot

    To cure this problem, turn your left shoulder behind the ball.

  • Quick Draw Shot

    Just aim your body to the right of the target (where you want the ball to start its flight). Aim the clubface at your final target (where you want the ball to end its flight). Swing normally. The ball will fly to the right of the trees, and then curve sharply left toward the green.

  • Comfort Zone
    Here's a little trick that will help you hit a solid shot off a tight fairway lie: If you think you can hit the shot with a 3-wood, select a more lofted 4-wood. Giving yourself that one-club safety margin will give you the confidence you need to execute this tough shot

  • How to Handle Crosswind
    Always let the ball rides the wind. For example, a strong wind blowing from right to left, just aim right and let the wind carry the ball back into the center of the fairway or intended target
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  • How to Play an Uphill Chip

    The steeper the slope, the less lofted club you should play.

  • How to play a Downhill Chip

    The steeper the slope, the more lofted club you should play.

  • A Sensitive 40 Meters Pitch

    The most common faults among amateurs often hitting this shot with a long back swing and letting the club decelerate through impact. The remedy is when facing this type of pitch shot, make a compact back swing and hit through with authority

  • How to Handle Slow Green

    Move the ball forward in your stance and this will encourage you to hit the top portion of the ball and impart over spin to it.

  • Severe Uphill Putt

    To encourage yourself to reach the hole, imagine that the hole is about five feet farther away.

  • Severe Downhill Putt

    To guard against hitting the ball too far past the hole, imagine that it is closer to you. The steeper the slope, the closer you should imagine the hole.

  • How to read Green

    On very tricky greens only, read the putt from four angles: (1) From behind the ball, (2) From behind the hole, (3) From the left side and (4) From the right side.

  • How to Chip from Sand

    If the lie is good, the bunker's lip is low, and you have ample green to work with, you can chip instead of exploding. Play the ball back in your stance with your hands ahead of it. Now just make a pure pendulum stroke, allowing the big muscles of your arms and shoulders to control the action.

  • Soft Pitch to a Hard Green

    Open the clubface of a lofted wedge, swing the club back outside the target line, and swing across the ball coming through.

  • Stand Tall for Long Putts

    If you use too much wrist action and miss-hit long putts. To remedy your problem by standing taller to the ball and not bending as much from the knees. You will encourage a pendulum stroke, controlled mainly with the arms.

  • How to Play a Super Lag Putt

    Imagine the hole is enlarged with a three feet diameter and the flagstick in the middle of it. Hit the ball into that big circle and you will have a great lag putt.

  • Palms Parallel

    Whether you use a weak, neutral, or strong grip, make sure that your palms are parallel to each other.

  • Be A Good Student for Chipping

    Before chipping, study the line and breaks on the green, just as you would when getting ready to putt.

  • The Texas Wedge shot - Your Putter

    When the fairway grass fronting the green is cut fairly low, there's no reason to chip. Instead, use the "Texas wedge" shot with a putter: Play the ball a little farther back in your stance than you would normally when putting. Make your normal stroke; however, swing a little harder to allow for the fairway grass slowing down the speed of the putt.

  • Nail that Thumbtack in

    To achieve good solid putt, imagine your putter is nailing a Thumbtack straight into the ball.

  • Putting with Steady Head

    You'll make a more consistently good stroke and hit more on-line putts if you keep your head perfectly still on the back swing and downswing. Don't watch the putter head as it swings back and through.

  • Missing Short Putts?

    You're probably looking up, or "peeping," before impact. Next time you putt, wait to listen for the ball to clang the metal cup before looking up.

  • Diagnose every missed putt

    Was it due to poor technique, poor aiming or poor line reading? To be able to understand and correct the fault, you will be a better player.

  • Tick Tock

    For every putt and chip try whispering to yourself the old pendulum clock timing "Tick Tock" to promote better consistency and result. Tick on the backswing and Tock on the forward swing.

  • Bench Mark Putting

    For every putt made try rehearsing a Bench Mark distance feel for a couple of times and commit to it on the actual stroke. This will help to eliminate your mind disturbance.
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  • How to Cure Body Sway

    If your body sways and you miss-hit shots, set up with your right knee flexed more and pointed slightly inward. Keep that position throughout the back swing.

  • Confused About Ball Position?

    If you're new to the game, you probably don't know whether to play every shot off your left heel, opposite your left armpit, or to move the ball back progressively as the clubs increase in loft. The best way to figure out "your" ball position is to swing a club and note where it touches the grass. Make a few swings. The spot in the grass where you've worn it thin is the spot to play that particular iron club. Go through your entire bag and for each club, figure out where the best place to position the ball is.

  • Know Your Course Like a Book

    To give yourself the best possible chance of shooting a low score on your home course, you must know it. So, before the club championship, put together a little notebook, noting trees, traps, water hazards, yardages to landing areas, and common pin placements.

  • How to handle Pressure

    To get accustomed to putting under pressure, try playing an 18-hole match against a friend or fellow club member for a small little bet.

  • Is It Okay to Be Unorthodox?

    If you putt successfully with the heel or the toe of the putter off the ground, don't change your action to match that of your favorite pro. Putting is the most individualistic aspect of golf. Don't worry about what others think about your unique style. Do your thing-if it works!

  • Keep the Same Mind-Set

    You'll find you'll shoot a lower total score if either a birdie or a bogey doesn’t overexcite you.

  • Back and Through

    To promote consistent swing timing, try whispering these three little words “BACK AND THROUGH” while swinging your club. Remember the center word “AND” should be slight pause at the top of the swing before the forward swing begins.

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