My favourite golfing accessories November 9, 2020 12:33 pm Here are my favourite five golfing accessories. Bearing in mind I started playing in 1971, so some of these have been around a while. 1. The dual strap carry bag I have always preferred to carry my golf bag, even as a senior player. It’s actually more energy efficient. For example, you walk over tees and greens rather than around... View Article
What’s your ‘Go To’ Shot? October 13, 2020 5:15 pm One of the biggest frustrations of this game is that you cannot play the same all the time. We are all looking for the same thing: consistency. Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but you will never achieve it. Sorry. Every golfer, no matter what their standard, gets fed up with their lack of consistency. But if you can... View Article
Reverse Pivot Drill September 4, 2020 10:26 am This is a personal one as I have suffered with this swing ailment: the reverse pivot. To cure it, I have used the drill I am going to show you and found it to be very helpful. The reverse pivot is exactly as it sounds, pivoting well, but in the reverse direction to which you should be moving. Let me... View Article
Do it wrong, then do it right! August 5, 2020 9:59 am One of the effects of the new restrictions for us golf professionals is that we now cannot grab hold of a golfer and pull them into the positions we want them to get in. When we do this, we can help a student feel what is required. It is a great way to learn. As I believe some clever person... View Article
Stop the slice NOW! July 5, 2020 12:45 pm If you are unlucky enough to have suffered with a slice for a long time, here’s some advice to help you stop this common fault NOW. Consciously or not, you are probably compensating for the slice and accordingly making things worse. You will either be aiming left (for a right-handed golfer), or even more dangerous, subconsciously attempting on your downswing,... View Article
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect June 3, 2020 5:20 pm I am a big fan of sports psychology. Once you have got the basics of any sport, then how the mind plays really can impede your ability to achieve your potential. Alternatively, if used correctly, it can give you an edge over the competition. As golf is such a solitary and slow game, with so much time to talk yourself... View Article
Hit the South Pole of the ball May 12, 2020 6:17 am This month’s tip is unashamedly aimed at the beginners and is true for them whether they are on the golf course or on the golf range. While you are starting this game there are so many things you are trying to think about. It really is like trying to rub your tummy, tap your head and play the harmonica at... View Article
Minimum Airtime March 5, 2020 7:05 pm A great phrase to remember to improve your score on the short game is: “Minimum Airtime”. In other words, if you do not need to knock the ball up into the air, don’t. If possible, use the other phrase: a bad putt works better than a bad chip. It’s a bit negative I guess, but it’s also true. If you... View Article
Park the Driver February 20, 2020 3:16 pm Understanding the risk According to the physics of the game, the driver, or number 1 wood, is the club that will hit the golf ball the furthest. It’s the correct choice when you want the ball to go the maximum distance. One cannot argue with the mathematics. It has the longest shaft and the least loft. So, the result, of... View Article
How wide should your stance be? January 1, 2020 9:29 am Happy New Year Everyone! Here’s a great question to set you up for improving your game in 2020. How far apart should your feet be when hitting the golf ball? The answer is dependent on the club you are using. Put simply, the longer the golf club you are swinging, the greater the centripetal force your body is experiencing and... View Article
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