Tip of the month

Impact tape on a golf club The centre of contact July 13, 2019 8:57 am

Two of my most frequently asked questions are: “how can I hit the golf ball further?” or “why do all my shots go the same distance?” This fixation with extra length is understandable, but my usual response is the following caution: accuracy and consistency always trump length Let us look at what determines the distance that you will hit a... View Article

highlights the importance of the mental side of golf The mental side of golf: What you say affects what you do June 10, 2019 11:53 am

I guess we are all guilty of the odd expletive on the golf course. After all, this is probably the most frustrating past time ever invented. But we are also aware that sudden explosions of emotion and verbiage affect our play… and not in a positive way! Do we think that “getting that off our chest” releases the frustration and... View Article

Play to the Back of the Green May 9, 2019 4:20 pm

This is a subject that I have touched on in the past. With the advent of the golf watch, it is now even easier to get this principle across. Essentially, it’s about how often amateur golfers playing into the green, end up short of the pin or even more often, short of the green. Now with the modern watch technology... View Article

Ben Hogan: one shot at a time Stay in the moment April 10, 2019 3:07 pm

By Jon Woodroffe, World of Golf London Master Professional Remember the old football manager’s cliché: “we are just going to play one game at a time”? This sentiment is just as valid in golf. How many times have you been near the end of a round and thought “all I need to do is finish with a couple of 5’s... View Article

Stop Flicking the Chips March 8, 2019 11:33 am

By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London One of the most common errors in the short game is where people try to aid the flight of the ball by sliding the club under the ball. This is done by flicking the wrists and is wholly ineffective. In fact, it just makes things worse. So, trying to keep... View Article

New golf rules Rule in your favour February 10, 2019 7:08 am

By Jon Woodroffe – World of Golf London Master Professional The new rules brought in this January, are an excellent step in the right direction to making the game quicker and more appealing. My favourite new rule is allowing the flag to be left in when putting on the green. Here is why. It will aid speed of play, without... View Article

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

winter golf Get ready for the winter season September 21, 2018 8:52 am

By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London Wow, what a summer that was. Hottest and driest for a very long time and consequently the golf courses have suffered. However, now we are heading into the wet season and I would recommend you change the type of practice you do at the golf range to reflect this change of... View Article

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