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Pressure in Putting

Pressure in Putting

  “A systematic approach to improving with the short stick”   Whilst in a waiting room recently I was idly scanning through one of the magazines and came across a page that was entitled “easy steps to baking a cake”....

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Punch to go low

Punch to go low

  Golfers can spend a lot of time at the range hitting long shots trying to master their usual full swing, but it is important to remind ourselves that when playing golf we will be called upon to play a...

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Champagne Bunker Shots

Champagne Bunker Shots

I once heard the Scottish golfer Colin Montgomerie give some tips on chipping and one of the comments he made went something like “one of the first rules of chipping is make sure your next shot is a putt”. This...

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Learning Golf can be as easy as PIE

Learning Golf can be as easy as PIE

How people learn and start to improve can be broken into three simple steps. Without this sort of structure to our learning process we can often encounter less productive and unsuccessful outcomes. The first thing we must do is find...

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Smash your drives

Smash your drives

Who doesn't want to know how to smash their drive? “What things help get a golfer to get to a really good level?” If you asked a number of elite level golfers this question then of course you are going...

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Why you should improve your alignment

Why you should improve your alignment

  Alignment is understood by most as the foundation to controlling the direction of our golf shots, in other words if we point ourselves at the target we have a good chance of hitting the ball in that direction. This...

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Interaction of 3 Short Game Components

Interaction of 3 Short Game Components

Interaction of 3 Short Game Components     Sometimes thinking about the different areas of our game holistically and not getting into too much detail is going to a useful way of improving the way we play golf, however I...

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What Controls Direction

What Controls Direction

How far we hit the ball and in what direction are very simply and obviously what this game is all about. However behind this simplicity can be a whole lot of complicated physiological & psychological reasoning to any individual’s golf...

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What Controls Direction

What Controls Direction

How far we hit the ball and in what direction are very simply and obviously what this game is all about. However behind this simplicity can be a whole lot of complicated physiological & psychological reasoning to any individual’s golf...

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Downhill Putts

Downhill Putts

I was asked a question recently about fast downhill putts. This particular golfer had been told that it was a good idea to hit the ball off the toe part of the putter face on downhill putts as the ball...

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Are you really inconsistent?

Are you really inconsistent?

Are you really Inconsistent?   Probably most golf coaches will tell you one of the most common complaints or pieces of feedback that golfers give is that they are inconsistent. This of course is very understandable, I guess it is...

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Are you really inconsistent?

Are you really inconsistent?

Are you really Inconsistent?   Probably most golf coaches will tell you one of the most common complaints or pieces of feedback that golfers give is that they are inconsistent. This of course is very understandable, I guess it is...

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Skills every golfer needs

Skills every golfer needs

  In its simplest form our movements we make in our golf swings are just about creating some energy we can give to the ball and how we can best control that energy. These movements will certainly be influenced by...

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Rotate – Don’t Sway

Rotate – Don’t Sway

There are going to be a number of things in a full golf swing that could be highlighted as been one of the more important factors in its efficiency. A simple comparison of a number of great swingers will show...

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Rotate – Don’t Sway

Rotate – Don’t Sway

There are going to be a number of things in a full golf swing that could be highlighted as been one of the more important factors in its efficiency. A simple comparison of a number of great swingers will show...

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What makes a difference in putting?

What makes a difference in putting?

I saw a golfer out on the practice putting green with a practice aid that helped guide the golfers putting stroke path and he also had something on the face of the putter that told him where he was striking...

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Wedge it close

Wedge it close

  To be honest good players are generally competent in all areas of the game and they tend to work on all areas whether they see them as strengths or weaknesses. The stats may tell them where they are in...

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Things in the right order – Part 2

Things in the right order – Part 2

In the first article on “things in the right order” I mentioned the importance of the transition part of our swing. We defined the transition as, when part of our body first changes direction from backward movement to forward movement...

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Things in the right order – Part 1

Things in the right order – Part 1

Things in the right order - Part 1 There are many examples at the top levels of golf of individual quirks in golf swings but for me the purpose or goal of our swings in general remains consistent and that...

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Putting Pace

Putting Pace

Great golfers don’t just build good techniques through hard work and practise they also develop skills as well. One of the skills that these type of golfers have been shown to be have a good control of is the ability...

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