Tag: golf

Train your Right Arm

January 18, 2016
Train your Right Arm

The right arm movement in your golf swing is very similar to your right arm movement when you are throwing a ball.  Or at least it should be. If you have played any sports where you need to throw something, you will have an advantage over those who haven’t. One of the clues to throwing well, […]

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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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Impact Drill #3: Clubface Control

December 20, 2015 0 Comments
Impact Drill #3: Clubface Control

This is the third lesson in the Essential Impact series.  The first two videos showed you how to ensure solid impact and have the club moving on the correct path.  This video shows you how to control the clubface. Shots which start off line are often struck near the heel or toe of the club, […]

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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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Putting Set-up: Side-on

December 3, 2015 2 Comments
Putting Set-up: Side-on

I’ve heard from plenty of commentators on putting that it is an individual art.  That may be true for some elements of set-up and routine.  However there are more things in common for a ball find the bottom of the cup when you are putting. The ball will start on a line square with the […]

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Putting Set-up: Face-on

November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Putting Set-up: Face-on

Very few golfers claim to be good putters.  Or maybe it’s just that their voices are drowned out by those bemoaning the number of 3-putts they have.  One of the frustrations of players who don’t putt well is that many have heard the idea that you are either born with a putting gene, or you are […]

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Perfect Grip for Putting

October 28, 2015
Perfect Grip for Putting

Accurate putting is only achievable with a perfect grip for putting.  This is because putting accuracy is completely dependent on controlling the putter face. Your hands need to sit on the putter grip so that they can work in harmony with your arms and body.  Ironically, the better you hold the putter, the less work […]

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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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