Tip of the month

top of backswing Quick fixes for topping the ball August 3, 2023 9:02 am

This is more the domain of the novice golfer, but it can happen to anyone and is very debilitating to your score. Here are my quick fix tips for topping the ball.  I advise doing them in the order suggested till the problem stops. Stand closer to the ball. Let your arms hang vertically down from your shoulders and then... View Article

Fix a golf hook Quick Fix for Hooking July 1, 2023 10:11 am

If I open with the statement that I like hookers, I might get in trouble! Let me qualify that by saying, I like people that hit their golf balls to the left with curvature. For left handers, this would be …. to the right with curvature. Why do I like them? Well, these rare beasts are simple to cure as... View Article

Pat Gilham physio Warm up before you tee off June 21, 2023 6:18 am

Why should you warm up before you tee off? Well, you might be interested to know that 86% of low-handicap players warm-up before they hit balls, compared with only 29% of high-handicap players?  Not only will a warm-up reduce your risk of injury, it can increase your carry distance by 4 yards, and driving accuracy by 6 yards. That could... View Article

golf watch How to use your golf watch May 1, 2023 3:30 pm

The wearable technology these days is magnificent. Even a dinosaur like me is getting to love it. In my day, you had to hope that the 100, 150 and 200-yard marker posts at the edge of the fairway hadn’t disappeared to have any idea of the distance to the flag. Nowadays the golf watch is making choosing the club so... View Article

Fitter and stronger Being fitter and stronger means better golf! April 1, 2023 7:49 am

There’s a reason why the majority of touring professionals now work very hard on their gym fitness – it leads to significant performance improvements! It’s simple – the more force you can produce and the quicker you can produce it, the further and more accurate you can hit the ball. For every 1mph of clubhead speed you can produce, this... View Article

Fix for the slice Quick Fixes for the Slice March 1, 2023 3:16 pm

As 85% of golfers in the world suffer from the slice, I know I am onto a winner with this one. When you look at it there are only 2 reasons the golf ball will bend away to the right. Firstly if the clubface is aiming that way when you hit the ball and the other is if you are... View Article

Pat Gilham physio How to be smarter on the range to prevent injury! February 3, 2023 12:45 pm

This month we feature some more helpful tips from our resident physiotherapist at World of Golf London, Pat Gilham – Warm-up before you hit. – Avoid large spikes in the number of balls you hit per practice or the time you hit for. Be gradual week after week. Start with 50-80 balls or 30-45min, and build each week. – Don’t... View Article

Putting drill with a tee peg Putt to a small target January 23, 2023 9:34 am

As we move through another winter, it’s a good time to consolidate with some putting practice. Here are a few of my favourite exercises to improve the most important aspect of your putting: distance control. The main intention is to practice putting to a smaller target so that when you are aiming at the 4 and a quarter inch golf... View Article

taking the clubhead back The ‘must get’ stocking present for all golfers November 1, 2022 9:09 am

Though winter is now upon us, hopefully you can still pop up to the range to keep your golf swing going through these dark months. The best golf book I have ever read When you’re not at the range and if you are partial to a good golfing read, then let me give you a recommendation: the best little golf... View Article

Pat Gilham More flexibility means more rotation October 1, 2022 12:55 pm

Did you know that the pelvis and torso rotate to approximately 49˚- 98˚ in the backswing? If this isn’t achieved, it can lead to a shorter backswing. Compensations include lifting the arms more, standing out of posture, more wrist cocking, or bending the lead elbow. This can reduce the quality of contact on your ball, as well as reducing your... View Article