Tip of the month

Alignment May 30, 2021 12:36 pm

Alignment. This is the one thing on the golf range that I never discuss with customers. That’s not to say it isn’t important. Far from it. But the nature of the golf range negates the need to check this. When you are in the bay, you have the mat, the netting and the structure of the range building. All of... View Article

balanced golf swing Balance May 4, 2021 8:29 am

A balanced golf swing requires focus both at address position and throughout the swing to the end. So let’s look at each section in turn. Firstly, at address. You should endeavour to feel the weight balanced equally between both feet. The exception to this is the tee shot where a slight bias to your back foot is preferred. The weight... View Article

Spine Straight Posture April 1, 2021 7:19 am

I am sorry to start this tip with a sexist statement, but by and large ladies are so much better at the golf posture than us men. They tend to stand straighter with their spine, whereas many of the men, particularly the taller breed, look a touch like Quasimodo when they are about to hit a golf ball. This error... View Article

interlocking golf grip The Interlocking Grip March 16, 2021 10:27 am

The most common cause of slicing the golf ball is the interlocking grip!!! There, I have said it….and I have proof. I have seen the effects of this for the past 40 years of golf coaching. Now the interlocking grip is not wrong. I interlock my fingers, Tiger Woods interlocks his fingers, Rory Mcilroy links his fingers. To be honest,... View Article

golf grip Back to basics: grip pressure January 5, 2021 3:48 pm

Prior to each shot, the very first thing we do is take hold of the golf club. Unfortunately, in most cases, we have already made a big error, by holding the golf club as if it were my throat!!! If you watch other sports, you can see how hard the protagonists work to reduce the tension in their action. Tennis... View Article

golfing accessories My favourite golfing accessories November 9, 2020 12:33 pm

Here are my favourite five golfing accessories. Bearing in mind I started playing in 1971, so some of these have been around a while. 1. The dual strap carry bag I have always preferred to carry my golf bag, even as a senior player. It’s actually more energy efficient. For example, you walk over tees and greens rather than around... View Article

Gentle fade golf shot What’s your ‘Go To’ Shot? October 13, 2020 5:15 pm

One of the biggest frustrations of this game is that you cannot play the same all the time. We are all looking for the same thing: consistency. Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but you will never achieve it. Sorry. Every golfer, no matter what their standard, gets fed up with their lack of consistency. But if you can... View Article

Reverse Pivot drill from Jon Woodroffe Reverse Pivot Drill September 4, 2020 10:26 am

This is a personal one as I have suffered with this swing ailment: the reverse pivot. To cure it, I have used the drill I am going to show you and found it to be very helpful. The reverse pivot is exactly as it sounds, pivoting well, but in the reverse direction to which you should be moving. Let me... View Article

Observing the golf swing Do it wrong, then do it right! August 5, 2020 9:59 am

One of the effects of the new restrictions for us golf professionals is that we now cannot grab hold of a golfer and pull them into the positions we want them to get in. When we do this, we can help a student feel what is required. It is a great way to learn. As I believe some clever person... View Article

golf slice Stop the slice NOW! July 5, 2020 12:45 pm

If you are unlucky enough to have suffered with a slice for a long time, here’s some advice to help you stop this common fault NOW. Consciously or not, you are probably compensating for the slice and accordingly making things worse. You will either be aiming left (for a right-handed golfer), or even more dangerous, subconsciously attempting on your downswing,... View Article