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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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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A Grip on your Golf

A Grip on your Golf

During this article I will reference the grip from a right handed golfer’s perspective, so the top hand will be left and the bottom or trail hand will be the right. When I first took up golf I seem to...

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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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Where to Position the Trail Foot at Address

Where to Position the Trail Foot at Address

For the purpose of this article I shall use the reference of a golfer playing right handed so their trail foot will be the right foot position. So let’s start with the question - how should the right foot be...

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Pre–Game Warm-up

Pre–Game Warm-up

Have you ever considered the ideal pre-game process that suits your game, your body and of course your lifestyle. One thing is for sure is that there probably isn’t the perfect answer for all of us but it’s worth considering...

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The Trail Arm

The Trail Arm

For a right handed golfer the “trail arm” is the right arm and the “lead arm” is the left, however this definition like other terminology in golf can be a little misleading. It can easily be interpreted that the lead...

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Make your Golf Stable and Mobile

Make your Golf Stable and Mobile

We all have strengths and weaknesses in our game and there is definitely a logic in playing to our strengths when we are out on the course. But if we think of our golf swings as “body movements creating energy...

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3 chips – 3 finishes

3 chips – 3 finishes

  In very general terms controlling the loft that is on the club at impact as well as the vertical angle we approach our chips, will give us the chance to control the height we hit the ball (other factors...

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Make Putting a Real Strength

Make Putting a Real Strength

When “club” golfers are asked about their games and what are the strengths and weaknesses, a large majority will refer to their putting as strength and of course in most cases this will be true relatively speaking. In other words...

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Cover up your Irons

Cover up your Irons

  Swing path control Clubface direction control Clubhead speed Distance control Trajectory control Strike quality   If I ask the question “what’s the most important thing in hitting good Iron shots from the above list”? It certainly wouldn’t be unreasonable...

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The Real Value of a Practice Swing

The Real Value of a Practice Swing

In earlier articles I have written about the benefit of having a routine with our golf shots and how each phase can be beneficial in leading us to the point where our execution of the shot is in auto –...

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Thoracic spine

Thoracic spine

Thoracic spine A key to longer drives is making a bigger, more powerful rotation with your torso, first away from the target and then toward the target. To do that, you need to learn where that rotation should come from...

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Thoracic spine

Thoracic spine

Thoracic spine A key to longer drives is making a bigger, more powerful rotation with your torso, first away from the target and then toward the target. To do that, you need to learn where that rotation should come from...

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Left Heel Downswing Trigger Drill

Left Heel Downswing Trigger Drill

In the early part of Jack Nicklaus’s career his backswing was a very full big turn and he had quite a prominent left heel lift. He said the way he started his downswing was triggered by the putting of the...

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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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Trying to do everything at once

Trying to do everything at once

We all want to get better, but often we try to get better at everything at once. This often leads to either no improvement or even worse, we can see our game deteriorate because of confusion and no real plan....

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Trying to do everything at once

Trying to do everything at once

We all want to get better, but often we try to get better at everything at once. This often leads to either no improvement or even worse, we can see our game deteriorate because of confusion and no real plan....

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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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