Alison Nicholas - Golf Newsletter April 2017

Date: 20th April 2017

April 2017 Issue

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Alison Nicholas talks about her book Walking Tall and her golf career

Alison Nicholas Walking Tall
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Use the Quiet Eye when putting to improve performance

The quiet eye is a measurement when the eyes stop moving and become laser focused on a particular target. Dr Joan Vickers has undertaken research using the quiet eye in putting and has found that a change in gaze control appears to help a player self-organise the putting stroke without overt coaching. Players that fix their gaze on the back of the ball for two to three seconds and also a specific target perform better. Poor putters do not fixate on a specific target but direct their gaze to a number of locations on and around the hole as well as all around the ball. They have a shorter quiet eye duration because they are unable to keep their gaze quiet as they stroke the ball. Adopt a better routine to access the quiet eye successfully to improve your putting performance.

Routine: Pick a specific target where you want the ball to go and look at this location for two seconds and visualise the ball tracking on that line or see it go in the back of the hole if it is a straight putt. Smoothly shift your gaze without interruption from the target to the back of the ball. Fixate your eye on the back of the ball for two to three seconds and maintain this quiet eye during the backstroke and forward stroke through contact. Only after you have done this can you take a look do not peek!!

2017 PING Junior
Solheim Cup


The first 6 places of the European team will automatically be picked from the PING Junior Solheim Cup ranking following the European Girls” Team Championship and European Ladies’ Team Championship on the 12th July 2017. The 6 remaining players will be Captain’s pick which will be chosen by the PING Junior Solheim Cup panel.


Updated 18th April 2017 following the French International Lady Junior Championship

1   Amanda Linnér SWE 94.5
2   Frida Kinhult SWE 93.0
3   Letizia Bagnoli ITL 87.5
4   Beatrice Wallin SWE 78.0
5   Alessia Nobilio ITL 50.0
6   Julia Engström SWE 40.5
7   Line Toft Hansen DNK 40.0
8   Carolina Caminoli ITL 38.0
9   Mathilde Claisse FRA 31.0
10 Sara Kouskova CZE 24.5
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Playing or Individual Golf Lessons with Alison Nicholas MBE


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EL ROMPIDO, SPAIN 22nd - 29th APRIL 2017

Looking forward to playing again at Precise Resort El Rompido in the Tarleton Ladies Pro-Am with my team from Scotland – Rae, Moyra, Susan, Sheila, Sarah and Anne.

Tarleton Ladies Pro-Am 22-29 April 2017
2nd Place in the Tarleton Mixed Pro-Am at El Rompido, Spain 22nd - 29th March 2017
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