Coaching

Your Best Golf Year … Ever!

January 11, 2016
Your Best Golf Year … Ever!

The golf courses in Australia are all very busy at this time of year.  This seems especially so at Yarra Bend Golf Course in Melbourne.  A combination of warm weather and free time makes for enthusiastic golfers. Golf provides an endless challenge and also the opportunity of continued improvement.  The feeling of hitting a sweet shot […]

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Throw your Club Properly

October 15, 2015
Throw your Club Properly

Throwing a golf club isn’t something I would ordinarily encourage, but when it’s a drill to help understand how your body, arms and club need to work together, then it’s a different story. The lowest point of your iron shot swing should be ahead of the ball – after you have struck the ball – […]

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Better Golf: Centred Contact

June 9, 2015 0 Comments
Better Golf: Centred Contact

Nothing will give you a faster charge of confidence than hitting a ball out of the centre of the club face.  Most players would, in fact, rather make solid contact even if the ball travels slightly off-line than a miss-hit shot which makes its way toward the target. The video below discusses a few of […]

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Better Golf: Attack Angle

June 3, 2015 0 Comments
Better Golf: Attack Angle

If you sometimes hit shots fat (too far behind the ball) or thin (hitting the ball with the bottom of the club), it is most likely you are not striking the ball with the correct attack angle. For any shot where the ball is sitting on the ground, which is every shot except for tee […]

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A Winning Philosophy

March 4, 2015 0 Comments
A Winning Philosophy

It was our first training session as members of the Melbourne Football Club’s scholarship team in 1977.  We had received our Demon’s uniform a few days earlier so identifying the other scholarship holders was pretty easy.  One thing we all had in common was the sense of awe we felt as we entered the bowels of […]

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Rob Neal: Making Great Golf Swings

February 6, 2015 0 Comments
Rob Neal: Making Great Golf Swings

The science of biomechanics, like other aspects of coaching and technology has made huge advances over the past decade.    Dr Rob Neal is a sports biomechanist specialising in golf and has been at the forefront of bringing improved understanding to coaches around the world.  This is a far cry from the past where our […]

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Golf Swing: Why You Must Decelerate

February 2, 2015 0 Comments
Golf Swing: Why You Must Decelerate

Deceleration has suffered too much in conversations about the golf swing.  It should be placed on a pedestal and learned correctly as it is central to transfer of momentum and power in your golf swing. In this video I’ll explain how it all works, plus how you should use an impact bag.  Hint: you don’t […]

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Learning from a Maestro

January 30, 2015
Learning from a Maestro

I use the flight time on my regular trips between Australia and Taiwan as reading time.  I picked up a book a few days ago go called Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy.  My mistake was to begin reading the book because once I started I couldn’t put it down. The book has lots of messages particularly […]

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Instead of Setting Goals do this…

January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Instead of Setting Goals do this…

How are your New Years resolutions going?  I know we are only half way through the first month of the year, but if research around New Year’s resolutions, (which are goals) is even close to the truth, then most of you reading this article have already given up on them.  Maybe that’s a good thing. […]

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Pia Nilsson: World’s Leading Female Golf Coach

January 8, 2015
Pia Nilsson: World’s Leading Female Golf Coach

When Swedish golf was in its golden era, the coach at the helm was Pia Nilsson.  Since then she has been at the forefront of golf coaching.  Pia is recognised as the world’s leading female golf coach and has a knack of finding out what is required for players of all levels to improve their […]

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