Tip of the month

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

Impact tape on a golf club The centre of contact July 13, 2019 8:57 am

Two of my most frequently asked questions are: “how can I hit the golf ball further?” or “why do all my shots go the same distance?” This fixation with extra length is understandable, but my usual response is the following caution: accuracy and consistency always trump length Let us look at what determines the distance that you will hit a... View Article

highlights the importance of the mental side of golf The mental side of golf: What you say affects what you do June 10, 2019 11:53 am

I guess we are all guilty of the odd expletive on the golf course. After all, this is probably the most frustrating past time ever invented. But we are also aware that sudden explosions of emotion and verbiage affect our play… and not in a positive way! Do we think that “getting that off our chest” releases the frustration and... View Article

Play to the Back of the Green May 9, 2019 4:20 pm

This is a subject that I have touched on in the past. With the advent of the golf watch, it is now even easier to get this principle across. Essentially, it’s about how often amateur golfers playing into the green, end up short of the pin or even more often, short of the green. Now with the modern watch technology... 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

Stop Flicking the Chips March 8, 2019 11:33 am

By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London One of the most common errors in the short game is where people try to aid the flight of the ball by sliding the club under the ball. This is done by flicking the wrists and is wholly ineffective. In fact, it just makes things worse. So, trying to keep... View Article

New golf rules Rule in your favour February 10, 2019 7:08 am

By Jon Woodroffe – World of Golf London Master Professional The new rules brought in this January, are an excellent step in the right direction to making the game quicker and more appealing. My favourite new rule is allowing the flag to be left in when putting on the green. Here is why. It will aid speed of play, without... 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