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Golf Tuition

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InSwing Indoor Golf are please announce PGA professional Andrew Baguley is joining the team at InSwing Indoor Golf

Andrew has been a Qualified PGA Professional for over 30 years with vast experience in all aspects of the game.

He has represented GB & I on two occasions playing against USA in the PGA Cup ( The Club Professional’s Ryder Cup ) also  England in the European Club Professional’s Team Championship.

He has qualified to play in the PGA Championship at Wentworth and won the Lancashire PGA Championship and the Lancashire PGA Seniors Championship.

Andrew has taught all levels of golfers from complete beginners to Professionals and believes there is more than one way to swing the club.

With Andrew’s assistance you can expect to develop a more consistent swing and have an understanding of what works best for you.

Combine the cutting edge technology found at InSwing Indoor Golf with the expertise of our golf professionals and you’ll see rapid improvements in your game faster than you ever thought possible.

We want you to enjoy your lessons and get the very most of your time with the Pros so you can tailor your lessons to suit your needs.

Call 07774024608 to Book


The Masters

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The Masters
The Masters 2021

The Masters Tournament will be the 85th edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of the men’s four major golf championships to be held in 2021. It will be held from April 8–11 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Participation in the Masters Tournament is by invitation only, and the tournament has the smallest field of the major championships. There are a number of criteria by which invites are awarded, including all past winners, recent major champions, leading finishers in the previous years’ majors, leading players on the PGA Tour in the previous season, winners of full-point tournaments on the PGA Tour during the previous 12 months.

At InSwing Indoor golf you can follow in the foot steps of your hero’s and play at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Come along with friends.

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Reopen Wed 14th of April

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We will reopen Wed 14th of April subject to no changes of current guidelines.

Inswing Indoor golf

Our simulator bays allow you to experience all the joys and challenges of the golf course come rain or shine. With the latest, state of the art golf simulators from ProTee you can experience the real thing on the world’s top golf courses


Does Fitness Influence Your Golfing Abilities?

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We often forget to talk about the important role that fitness can play in one’s golfing abilities. This is despite the fact there are actually a wide range of exercises on offer that are specifically tailored towards the needs of golfers to ensure that you perform to the best of your abilities both on and off the course. In fact, fitness and golf are more intertwined than you may have been led to believe! Of course, it is vital that these workouts are carried out properly as you could actually set yourself back with a nasty injury if you approach the process too fiercely.

Strengthening Your Core

You may be surprised to know that a lot of golfers, especially professionals, make yoga a part of their exercise regime because a strong core can do wonders on the golf course. Focusing on mobility and stability, strengthening your core with specific exercises like the plank, crunches and sit-ups can actually help you control your swing more efficiently and send the ball where you want it to go.

The Benefits

Whilst we aren’t encouraging you to spend hours in the gym toning your physique to perfection, it is hard to deny that fitness can have a noticeable benefit on your general wellbeing as well as your golfing abilities. Taking part in regular physical activity can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, strengthen your bones/muscles, help control your weight and even improve your mental health.

  • Injury Prevention

When it comes to golfing, a high level of fitness and warming up properly can reduce your risk of injury on the course. After all, there is nothing worse than being forced to take time away from the game in order to recover. A strong core with enough flexibility to swing your clubs without putting pressure on any of your joints serves as peace of mind that you can play to your strengths without risking your general wellbeing.

  • Powerful Swing

Another way that fitness can influence your play is with your swing. As we mentioned above, a strong core can help you control your swing more precisely and make more accurate strokes, however general fitness can also add power too. This will ultimately allow you to hit the ball further because strength and flexibility are both necessary components when trying to work on your swing and add enough power without risking a nasty injury.

The game of golf is not only a competitive sport but a brilliant pastime and exercise opportunity for people of all skill-levels. After all, statistics suggest that the average 18-hole golf course will have you walking between 3-4 miles on any given day. If you’ve recently knuckled down on your golfing fitness and want to put your core strength to the test, the data from a golf simulator will allow you to make direct before and after comparisons regarding your swing, ball speed and flight path. To find out more information, get in contact with the best indoor golf Manchester has to offer today!


Golf Simulators vs The Driving Range

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Every golfer knows that practice makes perfect in order to master the precision that is required to excel in the sport and shaking up your routine can be an effective way to iron out any creases in your play. After all, the average player tends to just take part in the odd competition and dabble in a few friendly games, and then there’s the driving range which is often thought to be a great place to work on those shots that rely on a powerful swing and a great deal of distance. With this said, the emerging popularity of golf simulator technology offers an intriguing alternative to put your skills to the test and practice with ultimate precision.

Statistical Feedback

When you are looking to focus on a specific technique, it can be beneficial to observe it from a multitude of different angles and find the approach that works best. Many golfers find that the driving range allows them to work on their swing, specifically those that revolve around distance and trajectory, without having to take part in a full game. The same result can actually be achieved with a golf simulator except the latter also provides statistical feedback on your play so you are able to see where appropriate changes can be made.

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

The weather is difficult to predict in the UK which means that many golfers will have an umbrella at the ready to protect their clubs, and sometimes a game may even be cancelled if the downpour is too heavy. This can make it difficult to progress on the driving range because you will be constantly battling against the elements whereas a golf simulator promises clear skies at every opportunity as the technology is enclosed indoors, allowing you to focus on specific techniques that can then be put into practice on the course.

It is no secret that the driving range will always be an effective practice tool in golf, however, it can also be utilised as a pastime too in order to take some time away from the nitty gritty aspect of the game. A golf simulator provides all the data a professional and/or amateur could ever need to excel, and even works as an effective team building exercise or birthday party activity. To find out more information about the differences between simulator technology and the driving range, get in contact with the best indoor golf Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the Inswing Indoor Golf team today!


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A Simple Guide to Golf Scoring Terminology

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Golf follows a different scoring system in comparison to popular sports like football, rugby and basketball which can be confusing for many beginners to grasp. After all, you ideally want to finish a game with a low score rather than a high score because this means that you took fewer strokes at each hole. Here at Inswing Indoor Golf, our simulators are designed to provide an immersive experience for golfers of all ages and experience levels, which means that being able to understand the scoring lingo can be critical to your play.

Explaining ‘Par’: Each hole on a golf course has a pre-determined number of strokes that are deemed ‘standard’ and this is known as ‘par’. It is a score that golfers will aim to match or outperform during a game. In a similar fashion, there is also ‘course par’ to contend with which is the number of strokes associated with the entire game itself over all 9 or 18 holes. In 1925, the Golf Unions Joint Advisory Committee of the British Isles was put together in order to assign Standard Scratch Scores (SSS) to courses across the country.

Birdie: A golfer obtains a birdie when they complete a hole with one fewer stroke than what is deemed standard, such as using 4 strokes on a par-5 hole or 3 strokes on a par-4 hole and so on. It is a shot often referred to as ‘one under par’ and is marked down as –1 on the scorecard.

Eagle: The names of golfing scores seem to follow a bird theme as completing a hole with two fewer strokes than par is called an eagle. In a similar fashion, it is referred to by golfers as ‘two under par’ who will write –2 on their scorecard. An example of an eagle is when a golfer uses just 3 strokes on a par-5 hole. 

Albatross (or Double Eagle): Using three strokes less than what is deemed standard for a hole is a score in golf known as either an albatross or a double eagle. A golfer who manages to obtain this feat will refer to it as ‘three under par’ and either used 2 strokes on a par-5 hole or just 1 stroke on a par-4 hole for example. It is denoted by –3 on the scoresheet.

Condor: Another bird-related score in golf is a condor and is theoretically achieved when a golfer uses 4 fewer strokes than par on any given hole. A score that is ‘four under par’ is incredibly difficult to obtain because the player would have to get a hole-in-one on a par-5 hole, meaning that most golfers who claims that they have made a condor could be telling a white lie or two. Nonetheless, it is typically marked down as –4 on the scoresheet.

Bogey: It is also possible for a golfer to take more strokes than deemed standard for a hole, and using one more is known as a bogey and referred to as being ‘one over par’. It is usually seen when the player uses 6 strokes on a par-5 hole or 5 strokes on a par-4 hole, for instance, and can be noted on the scoresheet as +1.

Double Bogey: In a rather self-explanatory fashion, a double bogey is referred to as being ‘two over par’ because the golfer uses two additional strokes than what is deemed standard for a hole. This score is noted down as +2 on the scoresheet. Rather than using different terminology, golfers will actually build upon the bogey score by referring to ‘three over par’ as a triple bogey and ‘four over par’ as a quadruple bogey, and so on.

Ace (or Hole-in-One): Achieving an ace in golf is an incredible feat, however the scoring terms themselves can actually intertwine at this point. Also known as a hole-in-one, this score is obtained when a golfer manages to get the ball into the hole in just one stroke from the teeing grounds, however this would also be known as an eagle on a par-3 hole. Traditionally, another golfer has to witness an ace for it to be considered valid.

There is a rich history surrounding the sport of golf and how it became the popular pastime it is today, and it is the spoils of 21st century technology that has allowed it to continue on this upwards progression. A simulator experience allows you to reap the full benefits of playing golf, perfecting your technique and fully grasping the lingo that every amateur golfer should know without the pesky problem of unpredictable British weather getting in the way. For all your indoor golf Manchester needs, get in contact with a member of the Inswing Indoor Golf team today.


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How to Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses in Golf

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A golfer who can admit which of their techniques need work whilst also being proud of their achievements is the best partner that any player could ask for. After all, every day is a learning day when it comes to this sport and even the very best who are at the top of their game will regularly practice in order to broaden their knowledge and ensure that they are heading in the most beneficial direction. Identifying your strengths and weaknesses is much easier than it sounds as you just have to be honest with yourself, and it is this authenticity that will put you ahead of your competition.
Honest Feedback
The most effective way to find out what your weaknesses are is to ask a fellow golfer to observe your play style and provide you with authentic feedback. After all, many of us struggle to see our shortcomings from a realistic perspective and become defensive when our skills are questioned without reason. The very best golfers will always be happy to help another player fulfil their potential by recognising their weaknesses with a rational explanation of the process. This is particularly helpful for beginners who may find the guidance of an experienced player to be quite welcome.
Practice Consistently
Whilst many golfers practice in order to work on their weaknesses and polish their strengths, the right approach can actually help you identify them too. If you pay close attention to the way that you address the ball, your swings and the outcome of a play each time the ball does exactly want you want, you should be able to recognise the aspects of golf that seem to come easy to you – these are your strengths! In a similar fashion, you can also use regular practice in order understand which mistakes may be bringing down your play and pinpoint them as specific weaknesses that need to be worked on. After all, it is impossible to refine your weaknesses and perfect your strengths until you identify them first.
Simulator Statistics
21st century golfers are lucky to have such innovative technology like simulators available at their fingertips, which provide real-time results and in-depth statistics that can help you figure out your strengths and weaknesses in no-time. From ball speed and swing path to the sweetspot position and ball flight, a golf simulator gathers a lot of data each time you swing your clubs and allows you to view it with ease and simplicity, which you can then use in order to understand what you are doing well and what could be worked on a little further. In fact, they are so realistic that they are an effective practice tool used by both amateur and professional golfers all over the world.
Every golfer should be able to honestly assess their gameplay as this is the most effective way to improve. Luckily, there are many different tools that can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses in the most positive way possible as it is important to avoid being too critical of yourself too. Golf simulators are a trustworthy and authentic solution that allow you to see your skill in more depth than ever before. To give our set-up a whirl, get in contact with the best indoor golf Manchester has to offer and speak to a member of the Inswing Indoor Golf team today!


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How Safe is Indoor Golf?

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Here at Inswing Indoor Golf, we’re talking about state-of-the-art simulators that provide both amateurs and professionals with the authenticity of a real course using immersive software, projectors and large screens without any of the distractions.
As per the rules of golf, a ball has a mass of no more than 1.620 ounces and a diameter of no less than 1.680 inches, however the speed that it travels at is typically determined by the golfer. After all, the power behind a swing and the type of club that is used will influence the velocity and trajectory of a ball significantly. In fact, clubhead speed can actually influence ball speed too, and an average speed of 109mph will typically result in the ball leaving the face of the driver at around 180mph. Of course, this is dependent on the clubhead speed of each golfer. Interestingly, the fastest drive in golf was achieved in 2013 by amateur golfer Ryan Winther, which reached an impressive 217.1mph.
It stands to reason that the sheer speed of a golf ball could put people in danger in an indoor simulator environment. After all, golfers on a course shout ‘fore’ after hitting an errant ball in order to warn unsuspecting players as being hit by a ball travelling as the speeds listed above is nobody’s idea of a good day! It is important to hit a golf ball with the same power as you would on the course in order to reap the full benefits of using a simulator which is why there are precautions and tools to prevent accidents taking place.
The simulator itself uses high-speed cameras at 40 frames per second in order track the ball as it makes impact with the clubhead to the minute that it hits the screen, and a heavy-duty fabric wave surrounds the exterior in order to stop flying balls in their tracks immediately. This ensures that they don’t bounce off any surfaces and put anybody in danger whilst still allowing the simulator to obtain all the information necessary about your swing such as the club speed, launch angle and impact position.
Safety is of the utmost importance here at Inswing Indoor Golf which is why our state-of-the-art set-up is designed with you in mind. After all, a powerful swing can leave a golf ball packing a real punch and it is essential that all of this energy is taken away as soon as the ball makes contact with the surrounding fabric and high impact screen. For the safest approach to indoor golf Manchester has to offer, speak to a member of the Inswing Indoor Golf team today!


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Why Practice Makes Perfect in Golf

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The average golfer spends very little time on the course honing their skills, and this really shows when the sport gets competitive. It really is important to consistently work on the areas that trouble you in order to become the very best, and this level of consistency and dedication is an attribute that can be found in many seasoned professionals. After all, there’s a reason why Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Dustin Johnson are some of the biggest names in the sport’s history.

As a general rule, you should spend twice the amount of time on the putting green as you do at the driving range because this gives you a dedicated block of time to focus on developing a consistent stroke and making short putts. There is a common misconception amongst golfers that playing the game is the same as practicing the game, but the former merely allows you to become comfortable with golf from a situational point of view: teeing off, navigating troublesome trees and figuring out how to play in adverse weather conditions are all well-known aspects of golf as a sport. Whilst this is all valuable practice, most golfers will hover around their average because they aren’t actively working on their weaknesses and perfecting their strengths.

By definition, practice is the act of ‘rehearsing a behaviour over and over’ and this is a valuable way to take your golfing skills from 0 to 100 because we often learn through repetition. In golf, practicing specific techniques like putting and chipping can help you learn the best way to approach a particular situation and obtain the best outcome, almost like trial and error.  After all, the main aim of the game is to get the ball into the hole in as few shots as possible.

Anybody who has ever watched The Open will know how long a professional golfer can spend deciding on their next move, and this is all down to skill and experience. It takes many hours of practice to develop confidence such as this and a lot of amateur and professional golfers will actually partake in drills in order to hone particular skills, hitting every ball with a purpose and a plan. After all, you have to practice like the best to become the best.

Sometimes it can be handy to perfect your golfing game with a simulator experience. Here at Inswing Indoor Golf, we have a state-of-the-art set-up that allows you to focus on developing your technique without the hustle and bustle of a busy driving range or the glaring eyes of the putting green. You can use your own clubs for familiarity and the simulator is just like being on a real course! To book your very own indoor golf Manchester experience, get in contact with a member of the Inswing Indoor Golf team today.


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October Specials

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Special offers on Saturday / Sunday throughout October

Golf Simulator 50% off first hour

Free 20 minute grip and swing check

50% off 1 hour tuition with Daniel Hendy

Golf Simulator 25 hour a package £125.00

Membership £199.00 50 hours, 3*30 minute golf lessons bring guests £5.00 per hour

Call 0161 8505947 To book October promotions