Fear Factor

Fear Factor

On a recent trip abroad I picked up a book to read on the journey, it was called “Deep Survival” by Laurence Gonzales. It looked at some of the elements of why some people survived in certain situations and why...

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Are you Trying Too Hard!

Are you Trying Too Hard!

It is quite common these days to read or hear the phrase in golf “your trying too hard”. If understood this can be a very useful idiom about how our golf technique works best, however it is more often misconstrued...

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Are you Trying Too Hard!

Are you Trying Too Hard!

It is quite common these days to read or hear the phrase in golf “your trying too hard”. If understood this can be a very useful idiom about how our golf technique works best, however it is more often misconstrued...

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Centredness of impact

Centredness of impact

The question “how do I hit it further with my driver?” is a common query. In truth it comes down to a number of factors and most of these will be individual like ranges of motion, swing path, leverage influences,...

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Centredness of impact

Centredness of impact

The question “how do I hit it further with my driver?” is a common query. In truth it comes down to a number of factors and most of these will be individual like ranges of motion, swing path, leverage influences,...

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Pre -Shot Routine

Pre -Shot Routine

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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Shaping the Perception

Shaping the Perception

Perception is the process of how one interprets or analyses and takes in visual and sensory information. Perception is your way of understanding things and therefore what you are going to respond too. It may not be “the truth”, but it...

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Has your golf got bottle?

Has your golf got bottle?

The next time you have time to practise your chipping don’t forget to bring some water bottles with you. Although it’s generally a good idea to keep reasonably hydrated in sport you can also use the plastic bottles to check...

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Has your golf got bottle?

Has your golf got bottle?

The next time you have time to practise your chipping don’t forget to bring some water bottles with you. Although it’s generally a good idea to keep reasonably hydrated in sport you can also use the plastic bottles to check...

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Free flowing swing

Free flowing swing

Here’s a great little drill/exercise that can be done anywhere as it does not use a club or ball. The idea is to get the feeling of a free flowing synchronized swinging motion with the arms and the torso. Start...

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Free flowing swing

Free flowing swing

Here’s a great little drill/exercise that can be done anywhere as it does not use a club or ball. The idea is to get the feeling of a free flowing synchronized swinging motion with the arms and the torso. Start...

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Simple Take – Away Drill

Simple Take – Away Drill

It has often been said that the most important part to the swing after impact is the take away. Ben Hogan regarded it as one of the crucial moments in his swing. I think we would be fooling ourselves if...

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Simple Take – Away Drill

Simple Take – Away Drill

It has often been said that the most important part to the swing after impact is the take away. Ben Hogan regarded it as one of the crucial moments in his swing. I think we would be fooling ourselves if...

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Clubface & Swing-path

Clubface & Swing-path

It is easy to get wrapped up in swing thoughts, as a coach I’m always mindful of visiting that very conscious place in our heads to make swing alterations, in truth its very difficult to avoid for real substantial changes...

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One foot for Crisper Irons

One foot for Crisper Irons

Here is a really simple drill to help you get the feel of nice crisp iron shots, especially from those tight lies. Start off with a 6 or 7 Iron although this will work with all irons, the medium clubs...

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Golf’s Mental Challenge

Golf’s Mental Challenge

For me golf is a 100% mental and a 100% physical or in other words, for us to play our best both of these components need to be in place. In truth I consider these one and the same, the...

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Golf’s Mental Challenge

Golf’s Mental Challenge

For me golf is a 100% mental and a 100% physical or in other words, for us to play our best both of these components need to be in place. In truth I consider these one and the same, the...

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Golf’s Mental Challenge

Golf’s Mental Challenge

For me golf is a 100% mental and a 100% physical or in other words, for us to play our best both of these components need to be in place. In truth I consider these one and the same, the...

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Putting Aim

Putting Aim

One of the problems that are quite common in putting technique is a miss-aim of the putter face at set up. This leads to compensation during the stroke and although our bodies can develop a reactionary amendments this will have...

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Watch out for the Amygdala

Watch out for the Amygdala

I was watching the conclusion to the Seniors Open Championship played at Royal Birkdale the other day. An American golfer, Mark Wiebe had finished on 9 under and the great German golfer Bernhard Langer was 2 shots better on 11...

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