Tag: short game

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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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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Creative Chipping

May 5, 2015
Creative Chipping

You probably know the standard advice for chip shot strategies which is to get the ball running as soon as possible and land the ball on a relatively flat surface.  This advice works for the majority of chip shots around the green. What do you do for an exception to this rule? This is where […]

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Ball Position for Pitching

December 22, 2014
Ball Position for Pitching

Ball position for pitching influences angle of attack, trajectory and other aspects of your swing and ball flight. The tendency for many players is to play the ball nearer their back foot than the centre of their stance. If you do this, then it’s important to realise that you are reducing the chance of contacting […]

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Over-acceleration kills chip shots

November 27, 2014 2 Comments
Over-acceleration kills chip shots

Over-acceleration can cause thin and fat chip shots (among other nasty results). The secret to improving your contact is to feel that your downswing speed is 25-50% of its normal speed. Here’s why…     Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut To Homescreen.×

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Pitch shot set-up

August 18, 2014
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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Slow hands for great bunker shots

July 14, 2014
Slow hands for great bunker shots

Here is a way to keep your club head speed high when you are playing bunker shots.  It is not a way that you would normally think to try…   Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut To Homescreen.×

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How to Create Backspin

July 8, 2014
How to Create Backspin

Most players look for backspin by using clubs with more loft.  It’s not all about the loft.  Here’s how you can achieve backspin… Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut To Homescreen.×

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Shave Shots off your Score

June 30, 2014
Shave Shots off your Score

Your short game makes up 60% of your scoring shots.  This drill will make a big impact on your ability to shoot lower scores. Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut To Homescreen.×

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