Justin Rose Olympic Champion My golfing hero is… Justin Rose - By World of Golf London teaching professional, Harry Scott English golfers have done very well over the last few years, none more so than Justin Rose. But it wasn’t always that way for him. I first became aware of Justin Rose, like most people did I guess, when I watched him hole an unlikely shot... View Article
Keep a grip of your cash Keep a grip on your cash to avoid over-swing - The dreaded over-swing fault is very common with golfers. Either they are trying to belt the ball too far, or just don’t realise how much swing they are making. This results in great inconsistency and in fact, a loss of power. One of the things that then happens, as you see in the first picture. is... View Article
Expected Result. Unexpected Method - By World of Golf London Master Professional, Jon Woodroffe We all thought that with a 3 shot lead and only eighteen holes to play, there was no earthly way that the reliable Jordan Spieth would do anything other than take the Claret Jug home to the US. Fair do’s, he did win, but how? In... View Article
My golfing hero is… John Daly - By World of Golf London Teaching Professional, Kevin McDonald His nickname was “Wild Thing” and I loved his carefree, gung-ho style of playing. The game of golf was brightened up dramatically when he burst onto the scene, sneaking into the 1991 USPGA Championship at Crooked Stick Indiana, as a last-minute reserve. He drove through the... View Article
Ernie Els My golfing hero is…Ernie Els - By World of Golf London Teaching Professional, Andrew Hillman I learned my craft as a junior at the Grahamstown Golf Club back in South Africa. As a young golf enthusiast, I remember admiring the traits and skills of many past major champions, from Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Tom Watson to Fred Couples and Seve Ballesteros.... View Article
How to get backspin: 6 things you can do - By World of Golf London Master Professional, Jon Woodroffe I am often asked: “how do I get backspin on the ball when I am chipping onto the green?” My answer is always the same – hit the ball properly!! Every single shot you hit, that gets airborne, has got backspin on it. Even with a driver.... View Article
My golfing hero Tony Jacklin My golfing hero is…Tony Jacklin - By World of Golf London Master Professional, Jon Woodroffe  Tony Jacklin was in his pomp at the time I began playing in 1971 and was a huge influence on the game and on me. He had won The Open in 1969 and followed this by winning The US Open the next year, the first British... View Article
Rotate arms Work the Arms Through Impact to Stop the Slice - By World of Golf London Master Professional, Jon Woodroffe Do you suffer the dreaded slice? Most golfers do. Here is a quick way to reduce or even stop the problem. Through impact most people suffer what we quaintly call the “chicken wing”, which is where the left arm lifts, the elbow sticks out and the... View Article
tips for a booking a golf holiday Seven tips for the perfect golf holiday - By World of Golf London Master Professional, Jon Woodroffe There is no better way to enjoy our great game than with a bunch of friends or like minded people, on a golf holiday in the sunshine. Especially when the weather at home is horrible! In this respect, a golf holiday during the autumn or the spring can be... View Article
Don’t get drawn to the hole when putting - By World of Golf London Master Professional, Jon Woodroffe One of the most regular errors I see when putting, particularly with newer golfers, is missing the hole on the low side, or the amateur side as we often describe it. All too often I believe people see the slope that the green has and know... View Article