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A [icture of a bunker shot Distance Control on Bunker Shots September 9, 2019 8:15 pm

With every golf shot you play; you control the distance of the stroke by the length of the backswing. Just as you would do if you were throwing a ball. But, to every rule there is an exception. In this case it is the greenside bunker shot. Now, I am very strongly of the opinion that there are 3 levels... View Article

Look at the hole when practicing putting Look at the hole when practising your putts August 12, 2019 9:34 am

I learn a lot by watching the best golfers in the world on the TV. That brings me to this month’s tip on putting.   I consider myself to be a poor putter. After watching some of the top players, I picked up this little tip.  It is related to judgement of distance while putting, certainly the hardest of the... View Article

Kids Golf Camps Free Summer Kids Golf Camps May 30, 2019 7:01 am

We are running a series of FREE Kids Summer Golf Camps on weekdays, throughout July and August. What better way to keep the youngsters entertained over the school summer holidays! All sessions are run by PGA qualified golfing instructors, in our brand new, exclusive Kids’ Camp area. Relax in the knowledge that your kids are in safe hands and take... View Article

Ben Hogan: one shot at a time Stay in the moment April 10, 2019 3:07 pm

By Jon Woodroffe, World of Golf London Master Professional Remember the old football manager’s cliché: “we are just going to play one game at a time”? This sentiment is just as valid in golf. How many times have you been near the end of a round and thought “all I need to do is finish with a couple of 5’s... View Article

Old Habits Die Hard January 4, 2019 3:42 pm

By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional at World of Golf London This month’s tip is aimed at anybody who has taken golf instruction in the last year to correct a fault and found it has worked. This instruction may either be a formal lesson, or a tip found on YouTube, but if it worked, then this is for you. I... View Article

finish position Finish on the course, like you do on the range November 10, 2018 5:05 pm

By Jon Woodroffe, World of Golf London Master Professional “I can do it fine when I am on the golf range but I cannot do the same when I am on the golf course”. Does this sound familiar? This is the biggest comment I hear from customers on the golf range. After weeks coaching our Tuesday morning Seniors class on... View Article

Better Bunker Play: Point the belt buckle October 10, 2018 7:46 am

By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London A favourite tip for better bunker play is to avoid them in the first place.  Sadly, this is unlikely to be of any practical use, so we better come up with an alternative. Firstly, you need to practice more in bunkers. Most players are not very good at getting out of... View Article

Vicky Dowie Meet Vicky Dowey – student turned kids golf teacher September 11, 2018 7:21 am

The World of Golf London summer golf camps for kids were another cracking success, with excellent numbers getting their first taste of the great game. One of those who made it all possible was Vicky Dowey, who herself was introduced to the game through our free beginners programme, just a few years ago. We caught up with our student turned... View Article

uphill lie How to play from an uphill lie July 13, 2018 12:25 pm

By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London Though this may surprise you, playing from an uphill lie is probably one of the easiest shots in golf. When your ball is positioned, as you see in picture 1, the thing to remember is that you do not need to change your golf swing. All you need to do... View Article

Take away in golf Take Away Check June 10, 2018 5:46 pm

By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London After you have got your address position and grip correct, the next stage where things can go pear shape, is on the take away from the ball. As golf professionals we like to video our students’ take away. When we play it back to them, it is easy for them... View Article