– Helping you Break Par!

With the Winter months now in full swing (pun not excused!) it’s mainly practice rather than playing and some people even put their clubs into hibernation! For those who continue to focus on their game in the off-season then you should consider checking out! They have some fantastic products to add that little bit more of an edge to your next practice session or golf lesson, the Swingbyte 2.0 and the ES12 Launch Monitor systems along with the RukkNet Golf Net.

Swingbyte 2.0 analyses your swing in real time and provides the following swing feedback for you:

  • A full 360 degree view of your swing
  • Club Head speed and acceleration
  • Your club’s true plan from address to impact
  • Club face angle relative to swing path
  • Static and dynamic loft and lie at address and impact
  • Angle of attack and club path
  • Swing tempo

To use the Swingbyte system you need to connect it to your phone/device via Bluetooth and it is recommended to install the App on your smartphone or android device, links as follows:

The ES12 Launch Monitor gives you details of Ball speed and Distance which will help you getting a proper understanding of exactly how far you hit each club, essential for when those tournaments come down to the wire over the closing holes and you need to trust how far you hit each club.

The ES12’s integrated scorecard function allows the user to log their scorecard in real time, save it for future comparison, and even share it on Facebook, Twitter and by email with your family and friends. Other features include:

  • Digital scorecard
  • Social media sharing capabilities
  • Ability to track strokes, putts, fairways hit and green in regulation (GIR)

You can also analyse your swing with the ES12. Use different coloured lines to highlight and view your stance, arm extension, shoulder turn, head placement and more! The ES12 smartphone app leverages your phone’s video camera’s capabilities, allowing you to capture your swing for frame-by-frame analysis. Features include:

  • Recall video from your camera roll for analysis
  • Different line colours for analysis drawings
  • Save analysis for review and comparison
  • Share through Social Media
  • Compare single or compare side-by-side videos

To use the ES12 Launch Monitor properly it is recommended to connect it to your device via Bluetooth and install the app for your smartphone or Android device, links as follows:

The RukkNet Golf Net is simple to set up and also fast to take down, generous in size, durable, light-weight, and versatile. It pops-up instantly to let you practice anywhere. Use it indoors or outside, in backyards, basements, garages, on patios, or at wherever you can fit in hitting a few shots!


​The RukkNet is ideal for perfecting your swing when you can’t make it to the driving range or the practice ground at your local golf course. The ball returns after each shot so no more bending down or having to carry a bucket of golf balls. Stay in position and find your groove., it’s also a great tool for warm ups before a round.

The RukkNet is made from high quality netting and a durable spring steel frame (no more fiberglass poles). The net is double stitched and built of the heaviest materials available. In other words it is built to last. Carrying case is thick canvas with double zippers for long life, capable of carrying a hitting mat, golf balls, attachments and a golf club, it also has a thick comfortable shoulder strap for long hikes to your favorite practice spot. Very portable at 14 lbs.  Folds flat into a 32″ diameter. ​The RukkNet now comes with a 4 ply knot-less ball returning net. No more mesh like cheaper golf nets. Knot-less netting allows the power from each impact to disperse efficiently and will not wear out or get holes. An added benefit of the heavier inside netting is the ball is returned with more force.

Take a closer look on the website as they have some great offers at the moment for the Christmas period, it you want to practice better then it is well worth checking them out!


Golf Management Seminar takes place in Ghana

The first ever Golf Management Seminar of its kind in Ghana took place on Saturday 30th November  2013 at the African Regent Hotel, Accra. Many of the Golf Clubs around Ghana were in attendance while there were also representatives from the Ghana Golf Association, Ladies Golf Union, Quest Tour and the Ghana PGA. The event was supported by the Ghana Golf Development Board, who are also at the forefront of the Ghana Golf Development Project through stakeholders the GGA, The R&A, Paul McGinley Golf Design (Africa) and Tullow Oil. WIN HMS, who provide products and services for the Hospitality Industry, were the event partners.

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The Ghana Golf Development Board

Speakers included Dr Felix K Frempong, President of the Ghana Golf Association, who gave the Opening & Closing Address; Yaw Assam Sam, Mark Cofie & Richard Boateng of The Quest Tour who gave some background on their vision for Professional Golf in Ghana and also outlined their plans for 2014 and beyond; Desh Morris, of Sheeltech Design, who spoke on the important of having a functioning Website; Frank Boahene of Green Grass Technology who gave all attendees some fascinating insights into Golf Course Maintenance; and Tom Kennedy, Director of Golf Ghana, who presented on Golf Operations, Sales & Marketing, Golf Revenue, Junior Golf Programmes, Clubhouse and Food & Beverage, and Caddy Programmes. The delegates contributed immensely with some great interaction and, based on feedback from them since the Seminar, rather than seeing it as an annual event in the future they have put forward the plan to make it a Quarterly Seminar!

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Any queries on the Seminar or the Ghana Golf Development Project can be directed to Tom Kennedy, Director of Golf Ghana, via You can also keep up with the latest news for Golf in Ghana by liking Golf in Ghana on Facebook, following Golf in Ghana on Twitter, joining the Ghana Golf Group on LinkedIn or by subscribing to the Golf in Ghana Newsletter.