Equipment Features

  • Give your clubs an MOT

    Written by Luther Blacklock on Thursday, 6 March 2014

    So many golfers turn up to the club with a set of clubs that are the equivalent of a 20-year-old Lada that would have zero chance of passing an MOT. If you’re going to get the best out of your golf, it’s essential that your clubs are in good running order – fit for you and fit for purpose. Your PGA...

  • Get the right loft

    Monday, 3 March 2014

    It wasn’t all that long ago that choosing a new driver was a relatively straight-forward process. But things have come a long way in the last six or seven years. And TaylorMade Brand Director (EMEA and Pacific) Jason Howarth is quick to champion the invaluable role of custom-fitting. “Golfers should be professionally fitted to optimise the most important club in the...

  • How to blend distance and accuracy

    Monday, 3 March 2014

    It’s a common clubhouse debate; what would regular club golfers prefer? Distance off the tee or accuracy. In the past, the wrong combination of loft and shaft might have given you great distance but dubious accuracy, or vice versa. Essentially, you were sacrificing something. But Paul Rymer, Ping Fitting Centre Supervisor – who has over 15 years of fitting experience...

  • Pure your woods

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Monday, 3 March 2014

    Try this drill to encourage a more penetrating ball flight. HEEL STARTS THE PROBLEM Lifting your left heel during the backswing prevents you making a powerful return over a stable base. This leads to a breakdown in your spine and shoulder angles in the downswing and through impact. SPINE ANGLE NOW SUFFERS As a result of this initial fault, your spine will...

  • Tune loft for distance

    Written by Mark Crossfield on Monday, 3 March 2014

    More loft equals more distance. It’s a nice soundbite, but it’s not always the case. While the majority of golfers don’t have enough loft on their driver and would benefit from more, for the others and those using differently designed driver heads, more loft can in fact lose them distance. So let’s delve a little deeper into driver loft and how...

  • Time for new golf gear

    Written by Mark Crossfield on Monday, 3 March 2014

    Buying a new set of clubs has never been easy and with so many models out there, your brain can get frazzled before you’ve even started. But if I was in the market for a new bag or irons, or a driver, here’s how I’d go about it. First of all, do your research. Read Today’s Golfer, go online, ask your...

  • Make the most of lessons

    Written by Luther Blacklock on Friday, 28 February 2014

    Any teaching professional must share with his pupil a total desire to make the lesson work. When a pupil gives me five purple pictures of Her Majesty the Queen, I want them to go home fully believing improvement is possible and sustainable. While I cannot always judge the timeframe required by the pupil, experience tells me what their potential is; I...

  • How to swing

    Written by Luther Blacklock on Friday, 28 February 2014

    When amateurs go to golf lessons they often have a pre-determined idea of how they should be swinging the club. Unfortunately, they are usually wrong – and these golfing myths are actually harming their performance. Myth 1: ‘Slow your swing down!’ I rarely tell a pupil directly to “slow down” their swing; in my experience, all that happens is they swing slow...