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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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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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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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Instant Confidence

September 10, 2015
Instant Confidence

Whenever I ask a group of golfers which aspect of their game they would like to improve the most, the majority mention a mental/emotional skill.  The most common response is a desire to increase their confidence. Your confidence levels change according to how you are performing, which is quite normal.  The more you have a […]

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Left Hip Bump & Turn

August 5, 2015
Left Hip Bump & Turn

Struggling with balance, power or shot control?  The answer could lie – in part – with learning how your hips work in the swing.  Improving your lower body turn can make all the difference to the power and control you have with your shots.  It doesn’t matter whether that shot is a chip or a […]

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What’s this about wrist hinge?

July 29, 2015 0 Comments
What’s this about wrist hinge?

Depending when you first started golf, you would have been told either to “swing the club back as wide as possible” or “hinge your wrists early in the backswing”.  I was taught the wide version and while players like Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman were two players whose ‘wide’ golf swings worked really successfully for […]

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How to make rhythmic putting strokes

July 1, 2015 0 Comments
How to make rhythmic putting strokes

When you watch exceptional dancers or athletes, you are able to appreciate the elegance of rhythmic movement.  You might not know what it is that makes it looks so beautiful, but you recognise it anyway. Rhythm, as it applies to putting strokes is the amount of time it takes in the backstroke compared to the […]

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How Hard Should you Hit your Putts?

June 18, 2015
How Hard Should you Hit your Putts?

Speed control in putting is key to reducing the total number of putts you have per round and your ability to increase the number of putts you hole. There are differing schools of thought about how far past the hole your ball should finish if it misses the hole.  However if you hit the ball […]

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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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A Solution to the Yips

April 29, 2015 0 Comments
A Solution to the Yips

You’ve hit a good drive, then a great second shot leaving you with a short birdie putt.  Rather than being excited at the possibility of making a birdie, you are instead dreading the thought of the putt you will be facing.  Your hope is that you will avoid three-putting more than making one-putt. My sympathy […]

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