Tag: Yarra Bend Golf

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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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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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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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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What’s in a Name?

December 11, 2015 0 Comments
What’s in a Name?

Think of the most recent time you went to the driving range. If you were to give yourself a rating out of 10 for how well you practiced, with 10 being extremely productive, planned and led to noticeable improvement, how would you score yourself? If you marked yourself honestly – and who really marks themselves […]

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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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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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