Practice

Compass Putting Drill

June 2, 2016
Compass Putting Drill

How do you know whether or not your putting is improving?  For most players this is counting up the putts they had over the entire round.  If it is less than the last time they played, their putting is improving. The total number of putts per round is one measure, but whether it is a […]

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Sweet Putts

April 28, 2016 0 Comments
Sweet Putts

Hitting a driver out of the middle of the clubface is a fantastic feeling that as golfers we can never get enough of … and usually don’t do anywhere near as often as we’d like to.  But let’s face it, we’d like to have that feeling every time we hit a shot. A centred strike […]

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Chipping Ladder drill

February 10, 2016 0 Comments
Chipping Ladder drill

Do you find it easier to control the direction of your chip shots than control the distance?  I thought so, because it’s true of virtually all players … including me. Improving your distance control is one of the most productive things you can do to reduce the number of shots you take around the greens […]

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Essential Impact Drill #2: Swing Path

December 13, 2015 0 Comments
Essential Impact Drill #2: Swing Path

This is the second in the short series of three drills to improve the contact you make with the golf ball. The first video was about keeping your hands quiet and catching the ball with a descending blow. This video shows how you can check that your club is travelling on the correct path.  In […]

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What’s in a Name?

December 11, 2015 0 Comments
What’s in a Name?

Think of the most recent time you went to the driving range. If you were to give yourself a rating out of 10 for how well you practiced, with 10 being extremely productive, planned and led to noticeable improvement, how would you score yourself? If you marked yourself honestly – and who really marks themselves […]

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Essential Impact Drill #1: Check Finish

December 8, 2015 0 Comments
Essential Impact Drill #1: Check Finish

This is the first of three videos which show essential components of making square solid contact with the golf ball. I can’t overstate the importance of doing a lot of the drill in this video as it will help enormously with you reducing your hand action – most of which is unnecessary anyway. It will […]

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Attack the Ball … Correctly

October 23, 2015
Attack the Ball … Correctly

Reverse golf logic strikes again!  Almost half the students I ask think that – with an iron shot – the ball should be struck either at the bottom of the swing arc or slightly on the upswing. As a previous video shows, a correctly struck iron shot should be hit with a slight descending blow. […]

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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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Read Putts with your Feet

October 8, 2015
Read Putts with your Feet

When you play on courses with lots of hills and undulations, your visual perception on the greens can be distorted.  Have you ever thought a putt broke uphill?  That’s what I mean. Of course you know logically, a ball can’t turn and roll uphill, but sometimes it really looks like it does. One way to […]

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Perfect Pitch Control

July 24, 2015 0 Comments
Perfect Pitch Control

Pitch shots seem so simple; you don’t need power to hit the ball to the pin and the target is reasonably close.  As you know from hitting lots of pitch shots on the course, the most challenging part of good pitching is controlling the distance you hit the ball. Distance control is a combination of […]

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