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club face How do you hit the golf ball longer? August 10, 2018 7:20 am

By Jon Woodroffe –  Master Professional, World of Golf London One of the questions we get the most is, how can I hit the golf ball further? Basically, nobody is ever happy with the distance that they hit a golf ball, and in most cases, they are not hitting as far as they could. Here is my answer to that question.... 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

Good posture in golf is the key to success A natural swing starts with good posture March 10, 2018 5:43 pm

By Jon Woodroofe –  Master Professional, World of Golf London I firmly maintain that swinging a golf club is the easy bit in this game. The holding of the club and the standing to the ball correctly, is where all the problems are. In other words, good posture is the key to success. Here is a really good drill to show... 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

A drill for good posture Posture at set up. Try this drill on the range. January 16, 2018 9:52 am

By Jon Woodroofe – Master Professional, World of Golf London In my experience, it’s a fact that the ladies are nearly always brilliant at achieving a  good posture at set up. While the men, particularly the taller men, are often extremely bad at this. Indeed, watching some men set up, I sometimes feel they have taken their cue from Quasimodo! The... View Article

top of the backswing Laid off or Cross Lined at the top of the backswing November 10, 2017 9:05 am

By Jon Woodroffe, Master Professional at World of Golf London These may be terms you have not heard in relation to the golf swing before. They refer to the direction that the shaft of your club is pointing when you reach the top of the backswing, in relation to the target that you are aiming to hit at. Before I... View Article

keep your head still Practice drills for keeping your head still October 9, 2017 12:29 pm

By John Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London  You will always hear from everyone willing to offer well chosen words of wisdom and advice, that it is imperative that you keep your head still. Every time you hit a bad shot, chances are it is because you moved your head. So here are two really good drills to... View Article