Pre -Shot Routines

Pre -Shot Routines

I’m sure most of you who play golf have come across the term “pre-shot routine” a number of times. It is common place to read about it in magazines or to hear it mentioned by commentators on the TV. Some...

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One Handed Chipping Drills

One Handed Chipping Drills

Getting the right feel or action in our golf technique can be difficult at times. Sometimes the best way to achieve this is find a drill can highlight or exaggerate a certain part of the swing we want to improve....

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A Picture of Impact

A Picture of Impact

As inventions that have had a major impact on our lives the mobile smart phone will certainly rank at the top end of the list. Technology is now used in golf in many ways from equipment research and design to...

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Do you Chip like This?

Do you Chip like This?

Recently in a small group coaching session I asked the question “what did they think was important in chipping?” The first thing that I noticed about their response was none of them considered the lie of the ball or the...

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Golf’s Mental Challenge

Golf’s Mental Challenge

Watching Shane Lowry win the Open in Portrush was one of the great moments in golf. Having known Shane since his late teens and seen him progress into a major winner now has of course put perhaps an obvious question...

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Be Positive about NOT 3 Putting

Be Positive about NOT 3 Putting

I’m sure you are aware of the idea that parts of our thoughts won’t distinguish the difference between negative and positive. If you say to someone “don’t think of an orange – it is likely they will think of an...

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How good is your “B Game”

How good is your “B Game”

Many years ago I remember hearing the wonderful coach John Jacobs say “golf is not about how good your good shots are but how good your bad shots are!” In some ways this is perhaps the reflection of consistent performances...

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Accuracy off the Tee

Accuracy off the Tee

Accuracy off the Tee...... How important is it? When referring to “off the tee” I mean shots hit on par 4’s & 5’s, holes that are predominantly played with longer clubs particularly the driver. On a “typical” 18 hole course...

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9 Ball Flight Windows

9 Ball Flight Windows

1I hope it’s fair to say in broad general terms that if you went and asked those golfers hitting balls on the range “what are you working on?” A common reply would be along the lines of “trying to hit...

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Some Check Points for Distance

Some Check Points for Distance

Watching any golfer competing at the best levels should show you that mastery of the short game is still one of the most important elements that need to be in place to be successful in the game. However Stats are...

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Self Confidence

Self Confidence

If you look at all the different components as to what makes us play well, one of the major elements that will be included by most sports persons is Self Confidence. Confident beliefs influence how you feel, think, motivate yourself...

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Build good chipping around this skill

Build good chipping around this skill

Are certain things more important than others when trying to improve our game? Using a simple example – is long driving distance more important than accuracy? Obviously this is going to depend on a good number of factors for any...

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The Bigger & Smaller picture

The Bigger & Smaller picture

Sometimes it is hard to understand why we hit shots one way and then what appears to be the same thought process the shot comes out different the next time. It can be one of the most annoying things about...

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Another Way to Improve

Another Way to Improve

These articles are trying to offer a few ideas that may stimulate some thought on how we could improve areas of our golf games. Some of these concepts will apply to a certain type of golfer more than others, however...

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“Why does my ball do that?”

“Why does my ball do that?”

“Why does my ball do that?” Ultimately the efficiency of our swing movements and effectiveness of our skills will be shown up in those 400 micro seconds of the club making contact with the ball at impact. During the time...

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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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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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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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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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Our Tactical Considerations

Our Tactical Considerations

Our Tactical Considerations Golfers in general terms are going to play most of their golf over one or two courses, their home club. This often leads to playing the course out of habit; our tactical thinking very rarely comes under...

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