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Your Game – Your Strategy

Your Game – Your Strategy

  A lot of these articles are fueled by actual situations or incidents that have happened out on the golf course or training grounds. Of course this doesn’t mean that everybody has the same difficulties in golf and so solutions...

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Controlling your Low Point

Controlling your Low Point

Although golfers will have undoubtedly suffered from a lack of form at some point in their golf games this article is not about the mental highs and lows we experience. It is about putting our attention on the lowest point...

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How to hit low shots

How to hit low shots

I was watching some of the preparations for “The Open” on TV the other day and Pádraig Harrington was being interviewed on the range and the question of “how he hits it low” was asked of him. His reply was...

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Practise Aids and Crutches

Practise Aids and Crutches

  There are many practise and training aids designed to help golfers improve what they are doing. Some may claim to be the great thing that is missing in handicap golfers, others are just very simple ideas that can assist...

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Consistency and Variability

Consistency and Variability

  “I would like to play consistent golf” is a phrase many of us may have used, it is definitely something we hear quite a lot when someone comes for a golf lesson. If I feel it is appropriate I...

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The Backswing Power Feeling

The Backswing Power Feeling

Hitting the ball further will always be a hot topic when it comes to looking at golf swings, but in this case I want to focus on one aspect that will help in getting our efforts to equal putting energy...

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Finding the rhythm to the putting stroke

Finding the rhythm to the putting stroke

 Rhythm is one of those skills in golf that is essential to underpinning any technique we use, whether it is a full swing, pitching and chipping or indeed a putting action. It is also one of the skills that...

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Basic wedge play pointers

Basic wedge play pointers

Basic wedge play pointers Here are some things that I would recommend you have in your technique when playing a fairly straight forward chip/pitch. First of all what I mean by a basic wedge shot is going depend on things...

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Choose your clubs wisely

Choose your clubs wisely

  It is common place to compare and try to copy others and this of course happens in golf. People take videos of their swings and try to compare them to tour players to copy their swings, although this can...

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Good Balance – Good Tempo

Good Balance – Good Tempo

What is the most important thing in a golf swing? Well I’m not sure if there is an exact answer to this question and for sure our golfing techniques have to have a number of things working reasonably well to...

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Set up your Putting

Set up your Putting

You have a putt that is about 6 feet long, dead straight and on as good a putting surface as you can have. The requirement from your putting technique is only to be able to strike the ball with enough...

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Backswing Shoulder & Hip Move

Backswing Shoulder & Hip Move

For the purpose of this article I shall reference the position of a right handed golfer. More specifically I am going to look at the position of the right shoulder and hip going into the backswing. Rotation as a general...

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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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