Jones looks to get back into swing of things
Nick Jones has turned to Ron Jones to improve his golf swing as the Bermuda professional prepares for his return to the Florida circuit.
The 23-year-old has been working with with his namesake, who was an International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) instructor, for the past two months on his swing mechanics to rectify problems in his technique.
Jones has also worked with fellow Bermudian Mark Phillips previously.
Taking a break from competitive golf for the time being, Jones is fine tuning his swing to prevent any injuries or knock-on effects to his game further in his career.
“I’ve been working with Ron Jones, a golf instructor who used to work at Hilton Head in South Carolina in order to focus on what is needed for me going forward to improve my game,” Jones said.
“I haven’t been playing much tournament golf lately as I’m working on swing technique with a new coach.
“I’ve been struggling a little bit with the technical things in my game so he is here to help me sort this out. Before it was my short game and now I have to sort out a few things with my overall technique to make it a bit smoother.”
Jones was previously working 4,400 miles away from his coach who was still residing in Florida while he was in the UK competing last year, and had to send video footage via various sources to be critiqued.
Acknowledging what his game has been lacking and trying to resolve the issue sooner rather then later, Jones is ready to hit the course and compete again in roughly six weeks time if all goes according to plan.
“My full game hasn’t been good over the past six months so my short game had to have been that much better. Once my full swing gets better it will all come together,” he said.
“It will take me a little while to get back into the full swing of playing golf again, but by the time I do all of this stuff I’m currently doing I’ll be okay and hopefully improving every game going forward.
“Getting back on the course isn’t on the horizon right now. We will practise for another six weeks and then get back on the competitive circuit.