Every Saturday morning, Gard goal takes you to the 4 corners of the Gard to find emblematic or, quite the opposite, little-known actions. But all the time unique and genuine. We take you to Uzès to check R-Golf: golf as its title suggests however with a racket to softly familiarize your self with this self-discipline.
The thermometer reads greater than 35°C once we set foot on the compact of the Golf of Uzes. I’m a part of the Orange staff and I play alongside Camille, Clément and Montaine from Bagnols-sur-Cèze. Apart from Camille, who’s the granddaughter of the proprietor of the golf course, none of us have ever practiced this exercise. Opposite, there may be the Yellow staff with Dorian, in his twenties, the brothers Aaron and Noah in addition to their cousin, Mélissa, kids from Lyon on trip in Uzège.
Our information is Alain Brioland. He has been providing R-Golf periods on the Uzetian web site for a yr now. Specializing in “outdoor sports and leisure”, he additionally offers classes in Nîmes-Vacquerolles. There are solely 4 websites in France the place you’ll be able to apply R-Golf: two in the Gard and two others in Montpellier and Fabrègues, in the Hérault. ” The R stands for racket. It was Bob Lazure who invented the R-Golf idea and filed a global patent eight years in the past“, explains Alain Brioland.
A great way to start out golf with out getting discouraged
So what is that this hybrid self-discipline? It follows the identical guidelines as golf, with one distinction. As lengthy as we don’t attain the inexperienced, the ball is superior with a racket and never with a membership. This means that you can progress extra shortly in the direction of the opening, even when you’re a novice. ” Bob Lazure has discovered that if you’re new to golf, it may be very technical. The clubhead is small, we regularly miss the ball and that results in frustration. Thanks to the snowshoe, we overcome this issue“, continues our coach of the day, absolutely sharing this imaginative and prescient. The R-Golf is for him “ a playful springboard to actual golf and a resolution to keep away from early discouragement.
This various has had little success since its launch in Uzès, particularly amongst younger individuals. The exercise may be very standard with works councils searching for cohesion and a bond between their workers, after a interval marked by covid-19. Before setting off on the monitor, place 20 minutes of coaching. We first apply taming the putter. It’s not simple to measure your power, to focus your trajectory whereas considering the slope of the terrain. I direct my marker in the direction of the opening. I place my toes on both aspect of the ball. I swing my membership in a pendulum movement. The ball hits the opening. Shame. We will attempt to do higher throughout our little event.
“Ha, you’re too right but the dosage was good”
Before that, we take a look at a few throws with the racket, which is definitely the one used for squash. The ball can be totally different: we take a lighter one that may solely journey 30% of the space of a actual golf ball. Question of safety… The providers are all the time accomplished “in spoon”, usually in profile. Some pictures from my male comrades are significantly highly effective and method the opening in one shot a hundred meters away.
The actual sport begins. Our staff achieves a by on the primary gap. On the others, we’ll make at the very least 4 strokes. Each spherical, all 4 members shoot their ball. We solely maintain the most effective one and everybody raises from the identical place. We once more take the most effective ball and so forth till the purpose. ” Ha, you are too proper however the dosage was proper“, feedback Alain Brioland on the time of my second shot on gap n°2. My bullet goes via the fairway and roll once more to tough.
I do higher on the third gap by avoiding the branches due to a “hare ball”, shorter and tighter. My performances are very uneven, usually various between too robust and “small arms”. But the vital factor is that everybody can simply hit the ball and transfer at their very own tempo with out getting discouraged. We are having a good time, even when the Yellows have received us by one level. If the warmth wasn’t so robust, I believe we might have taken our revenge.
You can take a look at R-Golf in Uzès or Nîmes-Vacquerolles by contacting Alain Brioland by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at 06 84 95 95 42. Adult value: €20, college students underneath 25: 15 € and younger individuals aged 10 to 17: €10. Mandatory reservation.