MATT CONNER: Halley’s words of wisdom

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Just before Chris Halley flew off to the PGA Europro Tour Championships at Desert Springs Spain this week, I caught up with him to ask what advice he had been given that has made a real difference to his game.

“The year I won the Yorkshire Amateur championship and won nearly every Yorkshire order of merit event I played in I had been given a piece of advice from a Yorkshire Team member for when I was hitting my approach shot onto a green.

Chris Halley

Chris Halley

“Choose green, amber and red.

“If the flag was set up in the centre of the green this is green for go and I need to attack the flag with my shot.

“If the flag is on the left this is an amber flag position as I like to draw my shots so I can aim in the centre of the green and draw the ball into the flag.

“Finally if the flag is placed on the right of the green this is a red danger flag position so I need to play safe and aim to the centre of the green as this doesn’t suit my natural shot.

“I still use this tip now and this year I was in a six-hole play-off in a PGA Europro event at Princes Golf Club, Kent.

“I stuck to my game plan attacking when I could and playing safe when I needed to.

“Unfortunately I lost out because of a three putt but I was happy with my course management.”

I have had a few readers get in touch over the past couple of weeks with their best tips.

If you would like to share any tips that you have been given that have helped with your game please get in touch.

Email me at mattconnergolf@hotmail.com