Golf lessons

finish position Finish on the course, like you do on the range November 10, 2018 5:05 pm

By Jon Woodroffe, World of Golf London Master Professional “I can do it fine when I am on the golf range but I cannot do the same when I am on the golf course”. Does this sound familiar? This is the biggest comment I hear from customers on the golf range. After weeks coaching our Tuesday morning Seniors class on... View Article

Better Bunker Play: Point the belt buckle October 10, 2018 7:46 am

By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London A favourite tip for better bunker play is to avoid them in the first place.  Sadly, this is unlikely to be of any practical use, so we better come up with an alternative. Firstly, you need to practice more in bunkers. Most players are not very good at getting out of... View Article

Vicky Dowie Meet Vicky Dowey – student turned kids golf teacher September 11, 2018 7:21 am

The World of Golf London summer golf camps for kids were another cracking success, with excellent numbers getting their first taste of the great game. One of those who made it all possible was Vicky Dowey, who herself was introduced to the game through our free beginners programme, just a few years ago. We caught up with our student turned... View Article

uphill lie How to play from an uphill lie July 13, 2018 12:25 pm

By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London Though this may surprise you, playing from an uphill lie is probably one of the easiest shots in golf. When your ball is positioned, as you see in picture 1, the thing to remember is that you do not need to change your golf swing. All you need to do... View Article

Take away in golf Take Away Check June 10, 2018 5:46 pm

By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London After you have got your address position and grip correct, the next stage where things can go pear shape, is on the take away from the ball. As golf professionals we like to video our students’ take away. When we play it back to them, it is easy for them... View Article

Swinging two club together Warming up to play golf May 10, 2018 3:20 pm

By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London Now we all know that Rory Mcilroy has a detailed and extensive warm up routine before he goes out onto the golf course. Indeed, all tournament professionals do. Any top sports player will have some form of knock up, warm up or kick about, to prepare themselves to play. This... View Article

tee peg drill for keeping your chin up Chin up! April 10, 2018 1:43 pm

By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London There is one phrase in golf that makes my blood boil more than any other. It’s when you hear this after a poor shot: “You lifted your head.  Keep your head down”. What a heap of rubbish that advice is! On their next shot, all that happens is the player... View Article

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