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5 Tips to Avoid Paralysis from Over Analysis

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5 Tips to Avoid Paralysis from Over Analysis

The pressure is on. You are about to play an important shot. What should you think about? How much should you think? Golfing nirvana (apparently) is where you don’t think about anything as you are playing a shot.  In Caddyshack, Ty Webb had this to say, “I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s […]

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Smart Practice and Bonus e-book

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Smart Practice and Bonus e-book

Most players don’t really practice…they just get exercise swinging a club. To make your practice productive and allow you to take that good form to the golf course, you need to follow the Rule of Thirds in practice.  The principles are that you need to do technique work, variety practice and competitive practice with your […]

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Left Hand for Clubhead Control

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Left Hand for Clubhead Control

Holding the club correctly in the left hand will allow you to control the club head. If your left hand is correctly positioned it will make it easy for you to hinge your wrist correctly. It will also make it easier to place your right hand on the club correctly.  The exact position of your […]

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Right Hand is the Control Hand

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Right Hand is the Control Hand

Holding the club correctly in your right hand (for the right handed golfer) doesn’t seem to come easily.  This is because it feels stronger to hold the club more in the base of your fingers.  Unfortunately this costs you clubface control and even distance.  This video will show you how to hold the club correctly.  […]

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Learn in Small Focussed Steps

Learn in Small Focussed Steps

When you learn golf, do you prefer your coach to provide specific and detailed information or would you rather the concepts described in more broad, even metaphoric terms?  If you are a coach, what is your coaching approach? The two ends of the learning spectrum are either considering the swing as a whole motion, where […]

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Build a golf swing habit

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Build a golf swing habit

There is a persistent myth that it takes 21 days (some writing says 30 days) to form a habit.  In a study at the University College in London, 82 participants were asked to make a modification to their eating, drinking or some simple behaviour.  They then carried out the new activity each day for 12 […]

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What’s your Routine?

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What’s your Routine?

Mention the word ‘routine’ and a lot of golfers claim it inhibits their natural flair, yet the most instinctive and creative golfers all have routines.  You should too… If you enjoyed this video, then watch 4 Types of Concentration    Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut […]

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The Value of Friendly Advice

The Value of Friendly Advice

At Yarra Bend Golf course in Melbourne I work with the team of highly skilled coaches.  Most of us have more than 10 years professional coaching experience.  If we are truly honest, we will admit that the first five years of coaching were where we cut our coaching teeth. Golf is a lot like chess;  you […]

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Dale Lynch: is coaching an art or science?

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Dale Lynch: is coaching an art or science?

I recently interviewed world-renowned coach Dale Lynch and talked about how his involvement in coaching began and what led to him being the coach to dual Australian Open winner Aaron Baddeley and US Open Champion Geoff Ogilvy. His thoughts when we discussed the art and science of golf coaching are interesting listening.  Also find out […]

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Pitch shot set-up

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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