If your Christmas shopping list includes a golfer, you are lucky because it gives you a big head start – you know you can get them something golf related. But many golfers are very particular about their clubs and putters, a set of golf balls just isn’t exciting enough so what is the perfect Christmas gift for the senior golfer? Any golfing gift which will assist the senior golfer to enjoy the game has to be a winner!
The Greenstick is the perfect Christmas Gift!
Greenstick is the perfect Christmas gift for the senior golfer, not only is it going to be the must have golf accessory for 2014, it also helps the senior golfer enjoy the golf course!
The Greenstick was born out of the desire to help the senior golfer and the golfer with spinal problems and lack of mobility enjoy the sport and participate fully in the preservation of their green by the correct and simple repair of their pitch marks using The Greenstick.
Every golfer wants to be able to take pride in the condition of their home course but using a traditional pitch mark repairer can be difficult and needlessly time consuming for the less agile golfer. Repairing pitchmarks is excellent golfing etiquette and is essential in order to maintain a smooth, true putting surface and The Greenstick makes this easy for the less agile but considerate golfer.
- The Pitchfork (or Divot Tool)
- Telescopic Shaft with Twist-Lock Mechanism
- Golf Ball Pick-Up Cup
- Comfort-Grip Handle
- Mounted Flex-Clip
- Colours: Tour-Bright Pink, Clubhouse Blue, Ever Green, Pro-lite White
Read more about the technical features of the Greenstick here.
To purchase your Greenstick Call us on 01270 877432
Frankly there is a lot of hype and gimmicks in the golf marketplace, the Greenstick isn’t one of them. This is truly a thoughtful gift which any considerate golfer will appreciate. If you have any questions please contact us on the number above. The Greenstick will be available to purchase online soon!
Golf should be a sport that is enjoyed by everyone regardless of age, gender and physical ability. The Greenstick was born from a desire to help the senior golfer and the golfer with spinal problems and/or lack of mobility through disability.
There is no reason why the sport should not be enjoyed by all, including those with disabilities. There are many organisations for disabled golfers throughout the world offering opportunities for disabled athletes to learn the game, to play and to compete
Disabled Golf Organisations in the UK.
“The Disabled Golf Association aim is to bring together all disabled golfers, irrespective of gender, age or ability, and help them enjoy golf on a level playing field, or in our case a level golf course!”
England Golf contributes towards the development of the England Golf Partnership’s strategy to address the issues of equity, equality and inclusion of disabled people, within golf. We are committed in supporting the implementation of the Whole Sport Plan, taking into account the wide range of issues that affect disabled people, with the ultimate aim that more people are encouraged to play golf and are better represented within the game.
The Launch of British Disabled Golf took place at Acanthus Golf Centre on August 3rd 2012. It was an open day where disabled and able-bodied golfers could play alongside each other as and when they wanted.
The R&A and the USGA have produced A Modification of the Rules of Golf for Golfers with Disabilities. This publication contains advice and permissible modifications to the Rules and they provide a means by which disabled golfers may play equitably with able-bodied golfers or golfers with other types of disabilities.
The rules can be downloaded at the website here .
How the Greenstick golfing accessory can help the disabled golfer.
Depending on the disability the Greenstick can help the disabled golfer to look after the green and avoid unnecessary bending to repair pitch marks, impact marks and pick up golf balls.
1. The Greenstick has an adjustable telescopic shaft. This ensures that the considerate golfer can make swift and accomplished repairs to any ball marks on the green without bending.
2. With your Greenstick, you can pick up your golf ball from the green or the cup without stooping, and with little or no bending of your back.
3. It is precision engineered to pick up your golf ball in one easy motion.
4. The Greenstick has an ergonomically shaped comfort-grip handle, is responsive, and offers great control in all weather conditions.
5. The Greenstick is designed to fit onto the outside of your golf bag making it easily accessible when you need it.
Golf has many health benefits both physically and mentally so if you enjoy playing golf there is no reason to stop in your senior years. But the senior golfer may have some challenges to overcome or adjust to as the years keep on rolling by! If you play for competition, social interaction or exercise there are steps you can take to keep your game at the top level.
Senior Golfers must warm up!
Every golfer should warm up before a game no matter what the age but for the senior golfer to avoid injury its vital. Take a short brisk walk to increase the heart rate and take a few practice shots on the range so you are fully stretched and ready before you get on the course.
In very simple terms, as we age our posture changes. We become more curved in the upper part of our back, detrition often occurs in our spine, we can be carrying a bit of extra weight around our tummy and our leg muscles aren’t as strong as they used to be.
Simple strength and stretching programmes you can do off the golf course will help you to open up the muscles in your chest and shoulder area. Ask your physiotherapist for more information.
Strength and Flexibility
Advancing years can affect our strength and flexibility, distance and accuracy inevitably suffer. A good exercise routine will keep you as fit and strong as possible as well as adjusting your game to the body you have now, not the one you used to have. It could just take minor tweaks such as a simple change in foot position to make your hips turn move easily through the ball. Speak to your local PGA professional who will be able to advise on the correct adjustments for you.
As your body changes so should your golfing equipment. There is a wide range of equipment on the market designed for the senior golfer. The Greenstick featured on the website was designed with the senior golfer in mind allowing him/her to repair ball marks and retrieve golf balls without having to bend over. There are a wide range of clubs like high launch drivers and hybrids that have allowed much more forgiveness and helped increase distances hit compared to older clubs. Again speak to your local PGA professional who can advise on the correct equipment.
A good tip below in the video explains how adjusting your grip on the club can create greater leverage when our movement is restricted.
Making tiny adjustments in your game, seek the correct advice from the professionals and buying the correct equipment can see you enjoying the golf course for many years to come, no matter what your age!
Practical, functional and innovative, The Greenstick has undergone rigorous testing and has been manufactured to the very highest standards. Its the must have golf accessory for the considerate golfer who wants to look after the golf course.
This two pronged professional pitchfork has been specially designed to effortlessly repair any impact damage to the putting green caused by the golf ball’s landing. Ball marks or pitch marks are the bane of smooth putting surfaces and healthy greens on golf courses all over the world. Avoiding making ball marks is impossible but the considerate golfer must always look to repair these depressions often made when the ball descends from the sky onto the green.
Repairing ball marks isn’t just good golfing etiquette, it’s our obligation as golfers to look after the golf course, so if you have the time repair not just your ball marks but anymore that you spot, even if they are not yours!
A ball mark repair tool or pitchfork is an essential piece of kit for every golfer, traditionally these are hand held tools. The challenge for the senior golfer is of course bending down. The adjustable telescopic shaft on the Greenstick ensures that the considerate golfer can make swift and accomplished repairs to any ball marks on the green and pick up their golf ball, without the need to bend down or stoop over.
How to repair Ball Marks or Pitch Marks
There is a right and a wrong way to repair ball/pitch marks on the green. Its important that you insert the prongs at the edge of the depression made by the ball not the centre! Insert the prongs at the edge of the depression working your way around using a gentle twisting motion. Many golfers make the mistake of inserting the prongs at an angle and ‘lifting up’ the centre of the depression, unfortunately the only thing you will achieve using this action is to rip up the grass roots, killing the grass. Use the prongs to push grass at the edge of the depression toward the centre. When you have worked your way around the rim of the depression, pushing the grass towards the centre, gently tamp down the repaired ball mark with your putter or foot to smooth the putting surface.
With adjustable handle on the Greenstick you can extend the tool making it perfect for your height, avoiding any unnecessary bending over.