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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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Left Wrist Action … It’s not that Hard!

March 16, 2016 0 Comments
Left Wrist Action … It’s not that Hard!

The illusion that your hands have to hinge, unhinge, release and roll makes it seem like hand action is really complex.  There is a little more to the movement of your right hand (for a right handed golfer), but the left doesn’t need to do too much at all. At address there is already an […]

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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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Address v Impact: What’s the Difference?

February 17, 2016 0 Comments
Address v Impact: What’s the Difference?

Many players set up as they expect to be positioned at impact.  They shouldn’t because address position and impact position are very different. Just because address is a static position, that doesn’t make achieving a solid address position easy.  In fact it is the thing that we coaches spend the most time developing. Holding the club […]

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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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Stop Flipping your Wrists

February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Stop Flipping your Wrists

What do you think is the most common swing error?  I’m not talking about shot types, which would include hitting the ground before hitting the ball or catching the middle or top of the ball, but these shots are the result of this error. The club should swing around your hands and arms during the […]

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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 #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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