Tag: practice

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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Perfect Pitch Control

July 24, 2015 0 Comments
Perfect Pitch Control

Pitch shots seem so simple; you don’t need power to hit the ball to the pin and the target is reasonably close.  As you know from hitting lots of pitch shots on the course, the most challenging part of good pitching is controlling the distance you hit the ball. Distance control is a combination of […]

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Hole more Putts inside 2 metres

June 24, 2015 0 Comments
Hole more Putts inside 2 metres

What percentage of putts do you expect to hole inside 2 metres?  If you are like most club golfers, you probably expect to hole almost all of them.  Tour average from 8 feet is 50%.  That is the statistic from the best players in the world. Realistically then, the average player probably needs to reassess […]

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I’m a Beginner, How Should I Practice?

April 7, 2015 0 Comments
I’m a Beginner, How Should I Practice?

Whether you are a beginner or not, the likelihood is that you are impatient that you aren’t improving quickly enough.  Even though I’m addressing beginners in this article, the ideas apply to all golfers. Let’s define a beginner, not as someone who has just picked up a golf club for the first time in the […]

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The Fun of Competitive Golf Practice

February 17, 2015 0 Comments
The Fun of Competitive Golf Practice

Imagination and fun is for pros as well as juniors.  Yet somehow that seems to get lost in the seriousness of competitive golf. Royal Melbourne is the venue for this week’s Women’s Australian Open.  The course has hard, fast and undulating greens which provide the players with the types of challenges that they may only […]

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Learning from a Maestro

January 30, 2015
Learning from a Maestro

I use the flight time on my regular trips between Australia and Taiwan as reading time.  I picked up a book a few days ago go called Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy.  My mistake was to begin reading the book because once I started I couldn’t put it down. The book has lots of messages particularly […]

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Instead of Setting Goals do this…

January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Instead of Setting Goals do this…

How are your New Years resolutions going?  I know we are only half way through the first month of the year, but if research around New Year’s resolutions, (which are goals) is even close to the truth, then most of you reading this article have already given up on them.  Maybe that’s a good thing. […]

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Keep your Golf Posture

January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Keep your Golf Posture

The right foot back drill is excellent for helping you learn to maintain your golf posture during your swing.  Most players posture at impact is very different to what it was at address … even if they get address posture correct. A bonus with this drill is the challenge to your balance and the feeling […]

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Pia Nilsson: World’s Leading Female Golf Coach

January 8, 2015
Pia Nilsson: World’s Leading Female Golf Coach

When Swedish golf was in its golden era, the coach at the helm was Pia Nilsson.  Since then she has been at the forefront of golf coaching.  Pia is recognised as the world’s leading female golf coach and has a knack of finding out what is required for players of all levels to improve their […]

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Smart Practice and Bonus e-book

December 14, 2014 0 Comments
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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