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  • How to score better on par 5s

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 5 November 2020

    Improve your performance on golf's longest holes with our comprehensive shot-by-shot guide to play better on par 5s, in association with Callaway. Anyone who watches a lot of profefesional tour golf could be forgiven for thinking par 5s represent the easy holes in golf. Callaway's Tour staff routinely make their score on these holes over the course of a tournament, with...

  • Best home golf practice tips

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 2 November 2020

    As we head towards another coronavirus lockdown across England, we bring you the best tips to help you practise your golf in the comfort of your own home. We've gathered leading coaches to provide golf tips that can be done in your house, covering the golf swing, the body and the mind.  RELATED: Andrew Cotter: "I can't understand the rationale behind golf courses...

  • Make a better start to your round of golf

    Written by Karl Morris on Friday, 9 October 2020

    Always make a bad start to your round of golf? Our psychology coach shares his expertise to help you avoid making a bogey or worse on the 1st hole this weekend. I was recently sent a scorecard by an eight-handicap club golfer. He’d shot 83, but the total was not the point. From the 7th hole onwards he was two over.

  • Putting coach Phil Kenyon saves you six shots

    Written by Michael Catling on Wednesday, 16 September 2020

    Phil Kenyon, one golf's most sought-after putting coaches, shares the seven simple drills that will improve your putting and save you up to six shots per round. Let me introduce myself. My name is Phil Kenyon and for 20 years I’ve been working as an elite putting coach, offering advice to amateur golfers as well as to superstars such as Rory...

  • How to play golf: Tour pro strategy lessons

    Written by Rob Jerram on Friday, 21 August 2020

    European Tour, PGA Tour, Major and Ryder Cup winners share their golf strategy secrets to help you play better golf, lower your handicap and win those matchplay clashes with your mates. As amateur golfers so many of us fail to lower our handicaps or enjoy matchplay success because, despite physically knowing how to play golf, we drop silly shots due to...

  • Hole more putts with the claw grip

    Written by Steve Astle on Thursday, 13 August 2020

    The claw putting grip has evolved to become a viable golf hold in its own right, used by Ryder Cup stars Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia and Webb Simpson. Once a perceived crutch to twitchy putters, the grip has become far more accepted having helped so many European Tour and PGA Tour players to big victories. RELATED: Putting coach Phil Kenyon...

  • The mind game myths damaging your golf scores

    Written by Karl Morris on Tuesday, 11 August 2020

    Play better golf by avoiding these four common mind game misconceptions. Competitive golf,” said the great Bobby Jones, “is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course... the space between your ears.” “Don’t ever try to tell me golf is not 99.9 percent a mental game,” said Jack Nicklaus. “I believe my creative mind is my greatest weapon,” said Tiger Woods. Related: Why the harder you try,...

  • Austrian Open champion Marc Warren: Everything I know about putting

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 13 July 2020

    Marc Warren shares the putting philosophy that helped him to a fourth European Tour victory. After a six-year wait, the 39-year-old Scotsman secured victory at the Diamond Country Club as the European Tour and Challenge Tour season returned from a four-month break due to Coronavirus, thanks largely to an exceptional performance on the greens with his Odyssey Prototype iX #1 and...

  • Why the harder you try, the worse golf you play

    Written by Karl Morris on Friday, 10 July 2020

    Why trying harder may be making you worse at golf – and how to fix it In most sports, trying hard is easy to see and its benefits obvious; consider a midfielder working to close down his opponent, a bowler steaming in to gain speed or rugby backs getting off the line fast to counter an attack. It is culturally wired...

  • Masters champion Dustin Johnson: "How to create driver power"

    Written by Dustin Johnson on Monday, 29 June 2020

    World No.1 and Masters champion Dustin Johnson reveals the secrets to his huge driver distances – and what you can copy from his golf swing. As you can imagine, I’m often asked how I’m able to hit the ball so far off the tee. Most people assume it’s all down to swing speed, but there’s more to it than that. Swinging the...

  • Four simple steps to the perfect golf grip

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday, 22 June 2020

    Knowing how to grip the golf club correctly is one of the game's fundamentals and crucial to creating a good golf swing that will help you lower your scores and handicap. Follow this four-step process to ensure your golf grip is better than ever. 1. Add a kink to the lead wrist Place your gloved hand to the side of the grip, the...

  • How to turn in the golf swing

    Written by Chris Ryan on Tuesday, 7 April 2020

    How to turn in the golf swing All you have to do to build a better top-of-the-backswing position is move your upper body in two different directions. When you understand both, you can start to build a backswing that will give you better balance, rotation and power. Related: Lower your scores with strategy tips from the world's best golfers 1. Bend sideways Stand upright, with your...

  • The key move all good golfers make (and you can practise it at home)

    Written by Chris Ryan on Tuesday, 24 March 2020

    Good golfers all possess their own, individual swings. But there is one, vital move they ALL make. Anyone can do it... but most of us don't. We'll show you how.  There is no such thing as the perfect golf swing. The evidence smacks us in the face every day. Compare the fluid, elastic action of Dustin Johnson with the shorter, fast-twitch pounding...

  • Lee Westwood shares his tips to help you think smarter and play better

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 20 January 2020

    British Masters host Lee Westwood on how his experiences can help you think smarter and play better From advice on how to master the basics to more specific pointers on putting and short game, Lee Westwood shares seven of his best tips to help you get better in 2020.  Related: Lee Westwood - My 25 Years on Tour Tip #1: Most golf swing...

  • Eight ways you can use your towel in practice

    Written by David Armitage on Wednesday, 8 January 2020

    Help improve stability, rotation and train your movement with these eight drills One of golf's best training aids is dangling off the rim of your bag. From tee to green, here are eight ways you can put your bag towel to better use. Related: Lower your scores with strategy tips from the world's best golfers These tips come from TG Top 50 David Armitage:...

  • 9 Strategy mistakes we all make and how to avoid them

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 11 December 2019

    There are nine strategy mistakes we all make on the golf course: Here's how to avoid them We all have ideas about how we play the game, and where we lose shots... but how accurate are they? Thanks to modern shot data technology, we now know. Leaving approach shots shy of the green may be an accepted, common strategic error, but...

  • Eight simple and effective ways to improve your mental attitude on the golf course

    Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    Use these eight quick pieces of advice to help improve your mental game on the golf course As part of our fast fixes series, we asked the Mind Factor's Dr Karl Morris to give us his most simple and effective tips to help improve your mental attitude.  Here, he talks us through eight quick mental strategies that alter how you react on...

  • 50 fast fixes for your golf game

    Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    Get better in a hurry with our hand-picked selection of simple and effective tips and drills... for your swing, your brain and your golf bag It's generally accepted that in golf, to make genuine strides forward with your game you have to invest a huge amount of time, effort and expense. Nonsense. Any coach will tell you that five minutes...

  • The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Golf

    Written by Rob McGarr on Saturday, 9 November 2019

    Avoid embarrassment and costly mistakes as a beginner with our invaluable guide to becoming a fully fledged golfer. So you want to take up golf? Good for you, and welcome to a lifelong relationship with a sport (and before you say it, yes, golf is a sport, it’s in the Olympics and everything…) that will bring you joy and despair, highs...

  • Become a better bunker player with this five-point plan

    Written by Oliver Morton on Wednesday, 6 November 2019

    Get on top of bunkers once and for all with this targeted five-point plan. According to the statisticians, bunker shots constitute a relatively small proportion of the total shots we play during a typical round. But this doesn’t tell the full story. The mere sight of a heavily-trapped green or a particularly deep bunker can strike fear into the poor sand...

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