Friday, December 19, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Playing floodlit golf at the Golf Day &Night at "CARYA GOLF CLUB"




My son Lewis played at the floodlit golf course at the  "CARYA GOLF CLUB" in Turkey last week, he said it was quite an experience. Lucky fella!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Training for the Nice to Monaco half marathon





I will be running the Nice to Monaco half marathon on the 1st of February 2015 so I have quite a tough training schedule over the next few weeks.

Below are some great tips that really help when I go for a early morning run.

  • Give your blood sugar levels a little pick-me-up prior to running by eating half a banana, 6-8 ounces of juice or a toast and jam 15-20 minutes prior to your run.  Your body will tell you what it can handle and what it prefers.  It may mean waking up a few minutes earlier, but it will pay off because your mind will wake up and you will have plenty of energy to get you through your run. 
  • If you normally consume coffee or tea in the morning, consider drinking a half cup or so to provide an additional boost for your run.  Research studies have shown moderate amounts of caffeine to be an effective performance enhancer pre-run.
  • Walk for at least 5 minutes to properly warm your body up before you run.  It takes a little longer to warm up in the morning so start with an easy walking pace and gradually increase it to a brisk walking pace.  Walking for five minutes will make all the difference in allowing your body to more efficiently prepare for the transition to running. 
  • After the five minute walking warm up, run easy for 5-10 minutes.  Your body will reward you with a strong performance if you gradually bring it up to speed.  Like warming up a car in the winter, your body needs time to wake up, warm up and run!  You won't believe the difference!  If that doesn't help, alternate running for a minute or two and power walking for a minute before you hit your running tempo.  Run-walking works wonders in transitioning to running, especially in the morning.
  • Develop an iPod playlist that starts out slowly and builds with your favorite motivational tunes!  Music is a very effective way to motivate even in the hardest of times during your runs.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lewis Wallace PGA




Our son Lewis just back from Morocco where he has been working for the PGA magazine 'Practice'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Home at last

After a quite a bit of coaching/traveling its good to be home and out running with the wife








Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Lewis by night




Our son Lewis sent me this great photo of him using a laser light attached to the end of his club head. Its for series of articles that will be published in 2015.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Rebecca Wallace winner of the 1st Sainte Maxime grand Prix

We are very proud of our daughter Rebecca who is the winner of the 1st ever 
Sainte Maxime Grand Prix




















Saturday, June 7, 2014

Only 9 days to go before the big ride

I have been on some really great rides recently and my fitness is improving. We are very fortunate to live an area where cyclists are spoilt with such varied terrain, consequently I  have been mixing up speed runs, hill climbs and long distance treks.
Only 9 days to go before this summers bike adventure Click here for the Facebook page
















Friday, May 16, 2014

Excellent training ride today


Excellent training ride today along the coast including the Esterel Massif. The last twenty km were tough  due to quite a strong Mistral headwind. Sainte Maxime - Saint Raphael - Train to Nice and then cycled back - Nice airport - Cagnes - Antibes - Cannes - Mandelieu - Saint Raphael - Sainte Maxime - Distance: 96k Calories: 4300

Thursday, May 15, 2014

My summer bike adventure 2014




This summer my French bike adventure will take me down the Loire valley to Provence. It will begin on the 17th of June in Nantes, follow the Loire river to Never, shoot up the Canal du Centre to Chalon-sur-Saône, head down the Rhône valley through Lyon and then finally on to Provence. It will be a distance of approx 1300k and take about 15 days.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Weight step drill



A fantastic drill to feel the weight shift on to the front foot during the downswing. From a normal address position move the front foot back against the back foot. Start the downswing by moving the front foot back to its original position, allow the arms to drop down and release through impact. NB: This drill can be used with or without a ball.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Post impact drill




This is a great drill to feel the perfect post impact position. From the address position push the ball forward keeping the triangle between the shoulders, arms and hands intact. The hips should open and the weight should shift on to the front foot. NB: Be careful to avoid any wrist manipulation.