La Manga Club – Golfing World

• 27 May 2011 •

After making it through the screen test with the Golfing World crew…phew, we needed to get to work and record some material for the next few months.

As one of the golf fitness experts on the show I’m hoping to give golfers of all standards a good idea of exercises that really can make a difference to their games! I’ve been training for many years and it wasn’t until I really focused on the more rotational golf specific exercises that I saw an improvement out on the links.

A few weeks of discussion with regards to location and I finally convinced everyone that the sunshine and setting at La Manga Club would make the clips all the more attractive, especially if I happened to be having a bad hair day!

This was my virgin visit to La Manga Club and I didn’t quite know what to expect, it certainly surpassed any possible expectations I could have had! The resort is 3 times the size of Monaco with 3 championship golf courses, 28 tennis courts and 4 full size football pitches. La Manga Club pretty much has every facility you could imagine and all at a 5 star standard….not bad, not bad at all ;)

I stayed in the main hotel and was lucky enough to play the North course a couple of times, I played some of the best golf I have in months so I have to say I kind of fell in love with this stretch. The fairways were literally like carpets and the greens were a dream (just a little faster than the greens us Norfolk folk are accustomed to).

La Manga Club very kindly lent us all of the gym equipment we needed for filming and let us have a free reign when it came to picking the most picturesque spots, my favorite being the first tee on the North course…beautiful, not a bad office!

Liz from the Golfing World team was in charge of the filming and Ashley was in charge of lugging the weights around, I thought this seemed fair…sorry Woolfie!

We managed to record 12 different exercises over the two days, some stretching on the tee, focusing on strength and some based around flexibility in the swing…you may even see me strike a few bad boy drives!

I somehow found a little time to enjoy the pool and the piano bar, definitely worth a visit. It shouldn’t be too long before I hit your screens so be sure to keep your eyes peeled and let me know if you have questions.

I can’t wait to go back and film the next instalment. Miss La Manga Club already!

Horn x

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