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sloping green putt Miss on the Professional Side of the Hole February 9, 2018 9:13 am

By John Woodroffe, World of Golf London Master Professional On a sloping green, you often see club golfers miss the hole on the low side. We call this the amateur side of the hole. This slightly derogatory term relates to the fact that missing on the low side of the hole, means the ball never had a chance of going in.... View Article

Keep a grip of your cash Keep a grip on your cash to avoid over-swing August 7, 2017 7:38 am

By John Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London  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... View Article

Don’t get drawn to the hole when putting April 12, 2017 2:52 pm

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 that they need to aim... View Article

Junior golf Easter Junior Golf Camps March 31, 2017 7:11 am

Is your child the next Rory McElroy? Find out by booking them onto a World of Golf London Easter Camp. Junior golf camps are running every day between 12.30 and 2.30pm throughout the Easter Holidays at World of Golf London. Suitable for ages 5 to 14, these camps are a great fun way for kids to experience the thrill of... View Article

non-gender specific tees Non-Gender Specific Tees January 16, 2017 6:54 am

By Jon Woodroffe – World of Golf Master Professional Last autumn I had the pleasure of escorting a party of 14 of my customers on a golf coaching trip to Marbella in Spain. One of the courses, Rio Real Golf Club, had a format for teeing off that I have heard about before, but never experienced: non-gender specific teeing areas.... View Article

Tight Arse Tim Tight-Arse Tim November 28, 2016 2:42 pm

Introducing our fifth and final male character who we encounter from time to time, down at the driving range: Tight-Arse Tim. This is the guy who likes to get total value from a bucket of balls. Every duff shot that makes it less than a meter on to the outfield is, within seconds, skilfully hoiked back to the mat. ‘We’ll have... View Article

Glam Glenda Glam Glenda November 19, 2016 12:56 pm

By Jon Woodroffe Introducing the fourth our our female characters that we occasionally bump into on the driving range at World of Golf London: Glam Glenda Glam Glenda seems to get just that bit more attention from the pros wandering the range because….well because she’s very attractive. Those practising tend to clock her early too.  Whichever bay she chooses, there... View Article

Perfect Pete Perfect Pete November 12, 2016 12:45 pm

By Jon Woodroffe Introducing our fourth male character that we occasionally bump into on the range at World of Golf London: Perfect Pete. Pete is so desperate to perfect the perfect swing, that he spends more time swishing the club back and forth across the mat, than actually hitting a ball.  He comfortably holds the record for the amount of... View Article

Dapper Di Dapper Di October 31, 2016 12:13 pm

By Jon Woodroffe Introducing our third lady character from the range: Dapper Di Di is the pro shop’s favourite because she is fully prepared to pay full price for the current season, top of the range apparel. Her swing may be awful, but boy to does she look good on the range.  Di frequently pauses her practice to reapply lipstick... View Article

Getting ready for the 2017 Season October 26, 2016 6:15 pm

Hopefully your golf has improved through this season and now we come to the time of year to tick along until the sun comes out again and the evenings draw out, here are a couple of tips to help get you ready to hit the ground running for 2017.