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
Get ready for the winter season September 21, 2018 8:52 am By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London Wow, what a summer that was. Hottest and driest for a very long time and consequently the golf courses have suffered. However, now we are heading into the wet season and I would recommend you change the type of practice you do at the golf range to reflect this change of... View Article
How do you hit the golf ball longer? August 10, 2018 7:20 am By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London One of the questions we get the most is, how can I hit the golf ball further? Basically, nobody is ever happy with the distance that they hit a golf ball, and in most cases, they are not hitting as far as they could. Here is my answer to that question.... View Article
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 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
Warming up to play golf May 10, 2018 3:20 pm By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London Now we all know that Rory Mcilroy has a detailed and extensive warm up routine before he goes out onto the golf course. Indeed, all tournament professionals do. Any top sports player will have some form of knock up, warm up or kick about, to prepare themselves to play. This... View Article
Chin up! April 10, 2018 1:43 pm By Jon Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London There is one phrase in golf that makes my blood boil more than any other. It’s when you hear this after a poor shot: “You lifted your head. Keep your head down”. What a heap of rubbish that advice is! On their next shot, all that happens is the player... View Article
A natural swing starts with good posture March 10, 2018 5:43 pm By Jon Woodroofe – Master Professional, World of Golf London I firmly maintain that swinging a golf club is the easy bit in this game. The holding of the club and the standing to the ball correctly, is where all the problems are. In other words, good posture is the key to success. Here is a really good drill to show... View Article
Miss on the Professional Side of the Hole February 9, 2018 9:13 am By John Woodroffe, World of Golf London Master Professional On a sloping green, you often see club golfers miss the hole on the low side. We call this the amateur side of the hole. This slightly derogatory term relates to the fact that missing on the low side of the hole, means the ball never had a chance of going in.... View Article
Posture at set up. Try this drill on the range. January 16, 2018 9:52 am By Jon Woodroofe – Master Professional, World of Golf London In my experience, it’s a fact that the ladies are nearly always brilliant at achieving a good posture at set up. While the men, particularly the taller men, are often extremely bad at this. Indeed, watching some men set up, I sometimes feel they have taken their cue from Quasimodo! The... View Article
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