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Truth about Arm Movement in your Golf Swing

August 4, 2016
Truth about Arm Movement in your Golf Swing

Watch a full golf swing and it looks like there is a lot of arm movement.  Not only does there appear to be a lot of arm movement, but it also appears your shoulders require a swimmer’s degree of flexibility to make a correct golf swing. It’s all very deceptive because in relation to your body, your […]

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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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Four Step Set-Up Routine

June 9, 2016
Four Step Set-Up Routine

There is no better feeling and setting up to a shot completely confident that you’re standing correctly to the ball and lined up to your target. The opposite is also true.  Doubts about the distance you’re standing from the ball or whether your clubface and body are lined up to your target, is often the beginning of what […]

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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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A New Way to Consider Hip Turn

May 18, 2016
A New Way to Consider Hip Turn

The correct movement of your hips is critical for helping you retain your posture during the swing, generate power and stay balanced.  Clearly quality hip movement is essential for a sound golf swing. To illustrate how your hips work as a base for your upper body, imagine a paper spike with your hips representing its […]

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How to Turn your Upper Body

May 11, 2016
How to Turn your Upper Body

Most of the thought given to upper body turn relates to the amount it is turned.  The impression being that more is better.  That’s not necessarily true. While ideally you’ll have a good amount of upper body rotation in your backswing – for a full swing – it is important for your swing that your […]

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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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Swing Principle: Double Pendulum

April 7, 2016 0 Comments
Swing Principle: Double Pendulum

Thinking of a pendulum reminds me of old hypnotists swinging a watch on a chain in front of your eyes to induce a trance.  Putting and chipping technique is often described as being pendulum-like.   Not sure what the connection is: who would think that golf could alter your mental state! The reason for the pendulum […]

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The ONLY Reason you Slice

March 24, 2016 2 Comments
The ONLY Reason you Slice

Slicing is a shot that is the bane of huge numbers of golfers.  Maybe you too. Suggestions for fixing a slice are far more numerous than the number of causes for your slice.  There is, in fact, only one reason you slice; the clubface is open to the path of the club at impact. This […]

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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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