New way to play


In any given situation most club golfers know which type of shot to play – including how to set up, which club to use. In this article we take a look at some alternative shots to practice and use on the course, with some surprising results when we get some golfers to try them out.

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Hybrid Flight

hybrid-flightOver recent years Hybrids have pretty much replaced long irons, largely due to the higher ball flight you can achieve. However there are still certain situations such as strong winds or off the tee when you need penetrative trajectory, so learning to control your Hybrid strike is essential.

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gripsFor years every golfer has been told that they should have exactly the same grip as everyone, which as it turns out is just not the case.

Learn how to make your unique grip work for you and your scorecard, plus how to change your own grips by clicking on the image and downloading this article.

Driving Turn

driving-turnAccuracy and power should go hand in hand when it comes to golf which is why it is so important to turn behind the ball correctly. When done right it really can help you get the most out of your driver, but when it’s done incorrectly you’ll lose your accuracy and strike consistency. Follow these instructions to perfect your technique.

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Play Yourself Better


Everyone wants to improve their game, but what should you do if those hours of practice and perfect technique at the range don’t translate to the course? Don’t panic, there are plenty of ways to advance your game whilst you’re actually playing and putting these into action will mean a better scorecard in the end. Whatever problems you face on the golf course, you’ll find a way to counter them here.

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Bye Bye Slice

bye-bye-sliceA slice happens when the clubface is open to the path of the club. You can improve you score and say goodbye to your slice with these helpful tips. This easy to understand article will make it simple for you to find what’s causing your slice and fix it!

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Downward blow on the tee

A nice simple tip to help you apply a nice downward blow when you’re on the tee, when you’ve got a tough tee-shot in front of you and you need to focus on something, it’s important that we get some ball speed.

Ball speed comes generally from controlling loft on your club. And you want maximum speed, you want to reduce a little bit of loft on our club, to get the ball squeezing and popping off the face nice and fast.

Well the way to reduce loft is one way through angle of attack. And angle of attack comes from hitting the handle forward and getting the club to stay low to the ground post impact.

What I’ve done is a pop a tee peg on the ground, about a club heads width in front of the golf ball and that’s giving me something to focus on and stop me trying to pick the ball off the top of the tee peg and get me to squeeze down and keep the club nice and low. Giving me maximum ball speed and distance control.

So, for maximum compression and control of that impact area, just pop a little tee peg a club heads length in front of the golf ball.

Control your swing path

I just want to give you something very simple to think about in the downswing to help you keep the pressure between your left arm and your chest.

The reason for that is to help you control your swing path. Now, my clients and the golfers I work with and golfers I see on the golf course lose control of the path due to the fact that their arms disconnect from their chest and then from that, the club moves in all sorts of different lines through impact.

So, I want you to think of something very simple. I just want you to get the ruffles of your shirt, fold them underneath your armpit and get the feeling in your downswing that you keep the pressure underneath your left arm.

Now what you’re going to see is when the arm starts its downswing, it is aligned out to the right of the target. That then just helps keep the club on the right arc as it comes in to impact, rather than the arms being thrown out in front. You can see in the video that my left arm is aligning way left of the target, we then lose control of what’s going on down here.

To help keep that pressure underneath your left arm, just feel from the top of the backswing down that we’re keeping the ruffles of our shirt in that armpit, the arm will then be aligned out to the right of target, and you’ll keep control of that swing path through impact.

Position the ball in your stance

I want to give a very simple insight in where to position your ball with reference to angle of attack and swing path.

It’s quite a cloudy subject but modern inclusion of TrackMan has helped us simplify this impact condition. Now, if you’re a fader of the golf ball, you hit it left to right, people will say pop that ball off your front foot. That’s absolutely fine but by the time the driver has made contact with the golf ball, not only is it working up, it is working very leftward.

So trying to actually hit up on it is actually promoting a faders movement. Consequently if you flip that around the other way, if you want to draw the golf ball, that ball needs to come back in your stance so you can catch on the inside.

Now PGA Tour stats would say that on average, driving on tour they hit downwards by 1.5 degrees, so that tells you that a driver, when being used on tour is actually generally being drawn.

I’m going to show you where to position the ball in reference to your stance for whether you want to hit a draw or a fade.

Drawer, we want it underneath the left armpit. So take your stance, move your left foot out so the ball is a couple of inches inside your left heel. Then take your stance, it will then be easier to hit it on the left-side.

To hit a fade, take your stance, do your little set-up routine, have the ball more forward, you’ll find it much easier to hit it on the outside.

Do it exactly the same the opposite way. Take the left foot out, ball more forward, it’s easier to hit the fade.

So in simple terms, hitting upwards is a faders movement, hitting downwards is actually a drawers movement. Make sure you put the ball in your stance in relation to the shot you’re trying to hit.

Sequence the body parts into impact

Today, I would like to talk to you about how to sequence the body parts in to impact in the correct manner, and that’s scientifically called the ‘Kinematic Sequence’.

Anything where we have to ballistically hit a ball in a certain direction requires the right sequence if you’re going to do it efficiently and powerfully.

Now if we think of a baseball player, when he’s ready to hit the ball, he will step and hit into his left side and then unwind. If you think of a cricketer when he’s bowling, steps, there’s a movement laterally and then there’s rotation.

The same thing applies in the golf swing. What we want to effectively do is move ourselves up to the top of the backswing, and then before any pull-down of the arms, there is a lateral rotation. So there’s the lateral move and then we rotate.

I like to pop a little cane down to show my students that the weight first of all moves in to the left foot, the left hip bumps over the left ankle, and then we can rotate around that lovely posted left-side.

I’m going to show you in this video how to move into that left-side correctly, so you can get the kinematic sequence right and fire those balls much further than you have been. So, get yourself set-up; you go up to the top of your backswing and the feeling before you pull-down with the arms is a lateral move and then we rotate and unwind.