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Pitch shot set-up

July 21, 2016
Pitch shot set-up

The way you set up has a huge influence on the likely outcome of every full shot you play.  The same is true for your pitching. The easiest way to develop a good pitching technique is to begin with the correct set-up.  There are a number of things about your pitch shot set-up which are different […]

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Over-acceleration Kills Chip Shots

March 10, 2016
Over-acceleration Kills Chip Shots

Over-acceleration is one of the most common errors in chipping … and pitching … and putting, actually, in most shots.  Regardless of whether it’s because you feel you need to help the ball into the air or because you’ve heard you should accelerate the club to the target, stop it! Your clubhead gains pace as it […]

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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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Your Path to Great Putting

August 12, 2015
Your Path to Great Putting

Putts make up about 40 percent of your total score.  Finding ways to reduce that number can have a significant impact on your score.  Aside from stroke technique, you need to have good stroke dynamics and be able to read greens well. It’s still funny being asked if I coach putting, because there seems to […]

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Creative Chipping

May 5, 2015
Creative Chipping

You probably know the standard advice for chip shot strategies which is to get the ball running as soon as possible and land the ball on a relatively flat surface.  This advice works for the majority of chip shots around the green. What do you do for an exception to this rule? This is where […]

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Ball Position for Pitching

December 22, 2014
Ball Position for Pitching

Ball position for pitching influences angle of attack, trajectory and other aspects of your swing and ball flight. The tendency for many players is to play the ball nearer their back foot than the centre of their stance. If you do this, then it’s important to realise that you are reducing the chance of contacting […]

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Lay-up Shots: Great in Theory, but…

December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Lay-up Shots: Great in Theory, but…

Ever heard of the concept of lay-up distances for pitching? The notion that you should attempt to hit your pitch shots to the green from a preferred distance? Great idea in theory.  In practice forget about it. I know this advice goes against an extremely popular course strategy concept; that if you hit your pitch […]

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Over-acceleration kills chip shots

November 27, 2014 2 Comments
Over-acceleration kills chip shots

Over-acceleration can cause thin and fat chip shots (among other nasty results). The secret to improving your contact is to feel that your downswing speed is 25-50% of its normal speed. Here’s why…     Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut To Homescreen.×

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Pitch shot set-up

August 18, 2014
Pitch shot set-up

When you set up correctly for the pitch shot you give yourself the best chance of hitting it close to the pin. Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut To Homescreen.×

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Slow hands for great bunker shots

July 14, 2014
Slow hands for great bunker shots

Here is a way to keep your club head speed high when you are playing bunker shots.  It is not a way that you would normally think to try…   Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut To Homescreen.×

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