Tip of the month

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

Golf is not a game of perfect Golf is Not a Game of Perfect June 3, 2020 5:20 pm

I am a big fan of sports psychology. Once you have got the basics of any sport, then how the mind plays really can impede your ability to achieve your potential. Alternatively, if used correctly, it can give you an edge over the competition. As golf is such a solitary and slow game, with so much time to talk yourself... View Article

hit the bottom of the ball Hit the South Pole of the ball May 12, 2020 6:17 am

This month’s tip is unashamedly aimed at the beginners and is true for them whether they are on the golf course or on the golf range. While you are starting this game there are so many things you are trying to think about. It really is like trying to rub your tummy, tap your head and play the harmonica at... View Article

chipping from just off the green Minimum Airtime March 5, 2020 7:05 pm

A great phrase to remember to improve your score on the short game is: “Minimum Airtime”.  In other words, if you do not need to knock the ball up into the air, don’t. If possible, use the other phrase: a bad putt works better than a bad chip. It’s a bit negative I guess, but it’s also true. If you... View Article

Use of the driver Park the Driver February 20, 2020 3:16 pm

Understanding the risk According to the physics of the game, the driver, or number 1 wood, is the club that will hit the golf ball the furthest. It’s the correct choice when you want the ball to go the maximum distance. One cannot argue with the mathematics. It has the longest shaft and the least loft. So, the result, of... View Article

Golf stance How wide should your stance be? January 1, 2020 9:29 am

Happy New Year Everyone! Here’s a great question to set you up for improving your game in 2020. How far apart should your feet be when hitting the golf ball? The answer is dependent on the club you are using.  Put simply, the longer the golf club you are swinging, the greater the centripetal force your body is experiencing and... View Article

Taking aim is not difficult November 10, 2019 11:55 am

Many amateur golfers fret about the importance of taking aim. If they don’t get it exactly right, then that’s why their shots are misdirected. I’m not convinced. Sure, you should aim where you want the ball to go, but it’s a little like firing a rifle. I am by no means a marksman, but if I take aim the bullet... View Article

Stay in the moment, not in the scorecard October 10, 2019 12:59 pm

It’s a classic schoolboy error on the golf course, but we all do it. The question is why? When you are on the course, you know whether you are playing well or not. So do you really need to work out how many over par, or under par you are after every hole? How many stableford points you have scored... View Article