Instruction Features

  • Five Minute Dynamic Warm-Up

    15 August 2018

    Go to the course prepared by using this five minute dynamic warm-up So you've been sitting down all day, starting at a computer screen, waiting for the moment you can leave and play some golf. It finally arrives, so you sit in a car for 20 minutes getting to the course. Sure enough, on the 1st tee you've as creased and rigid...

  • 5 shots you need for links golf and how to play them

    04 July 2018

    5 Shots you need for links golf and how play them...  In order to conquer links golf, you need to play several shots consistently well – clearing the lips in the traps, driving the ball under the wind, approaches from slopey lies and chipping from tight lies. Below, Carnoustie Head Pro Colin Sinclair will show you how to play five different shots...

  • Why you should make better use of the course for practice

    18 June 2018

    Here's how to make better use of the course for practice, and why it will help your game This tip comes from TG Top 50 coach Simon Payne, Cowglen GC, Glasgow Golf is one of the few sports where its players tend to make practice significantly easier than the actual game itself. Whether it's hitting balls from a constantly at artificial surface,...

  • Build your game around three key elements

    17 May 2018

    Build your game around three key elements to boost your performance and improve your scores At the start of a new season, you might expect performance coaches like me to rattle on about goals and goal-setting. But in my experience, setting targets to aspire to is an individual thing: some people respond to the challenge while others feel pressured by it,...

  • 5 Ways to get your game in shape

    11 May 2018

    Get off to the best possible start using smart versions of golf’s five most enduring drills  These tips comes from TG Top 50 teacher Simon Payne, a UKCC Level 3 coach and PGA Fellow pro at Cowglen GC, Glasgow. There are almost as many golf swing drills as there are golfers, and over the years TG has covered pretty much all...

  • Lee Cox: The making of a long drive coach

    24 April 2018

    Lee Cox is a specialist in helping people hit the ball far. In most cases, really, really, really far... This is how he does it.  There are lots of ‘speciality’ coaches in golf. Ex-NASA scientist Dave Pelz has carved out a reputation as a short game guru through his work with Phil Mickelson. Southport’s Phil Kenyon is a putting maestro, with...

  • Hit More Greens: A 5 Step Guide

    18 April 2018

    A 5-Step Guide To Help You Hit More Greens Hitting a green in the regulation is deemed so important to your score that there's even a formula that connects the two. The USGA has determined that if you take your GIR number for a round, double it and subtract the total from 95, you'll near-as- dammit arrive at your round total.

  • Make The Most Of Your Talent

    18 April 2018

    This tip comes from Karl Morris, who has worked with major winners including McDowell and Oosthuizen Natural athleticism, hand-eye co-ordination, an eye for a ball or just plain, simple talent. It doesn't matter what we call it, the fact is the gods did not see fit to dispense it equally. You'll know a golfer at your club for whom the game seems...

  • Power Up Your Game With Six of the Game's Best Power Players

    26 March 2018

    WITH HELP FROM SIX OF THE GAME'S BEST POWER PLAYERS... TIGER, JON, RORY, DJ, JASON AND JUSTIN If you needed any proof of the importance of power in the modern game, just look at the world rankings. Nine of the world's top 10 averaged over 300 yards throughout 2017, and in 2018 World No.1 Dustin Johnson currently ranks 13th with...

  • 12 ways to help easily improve your game

    19 February 2018

    With help from our TG Top 50 Coaches, here are 12 things you can improve easily in 2018 to help with you consistency and get your handicap down.  If you improve just one thing this year, make it one of these. Lower scores need not mean blistered hands on the range. Here are 12 things you can improve easily, by our...

  • Mind Games: Stop snapping under tension

    06 February 2018

    There is only one place to improve your ability to deal with tension and that's on the course.  When you work on them mental side of your game, you are also working on the physical. There are all kinds of ways your brain affects how your body works, and for golfers the most obvious and serious example is tension. The desire to...

  • No More Card Wreckers

    01 February 2018

    Get rid of weak drives, duffed chips, the shanks, leaving it in the sand and terrible putts with our latest instruction guide.  As much as we'd like to hit more fairways and find more greens in regulation, there are also days where we'd settle for a round where we didn't get frustrated or feel humiliated by a simple shot gone wrong.  The...

  • Your Swing Versus: A 9 Handicap vs Rory McIlroy

    29 January 2018

    We all know we don't quite swing it like our heroes on tour. But what are the fundamental differences between an elite action and, well, ours? And what can we do about it? This new series is designed to provide some answers. "Here, we pitch nine-handicapper John Dudley against Rory McIlroy, a player of similar build," says former European Tour winner and TG Top...

  • Secrets of the Tour Stat Leaders

    Written by Kevin Brown on 08 January 2018

    What you can learn from the European Tour's best drivers, green-hitters, scramblers and putters Stats play an increasingly important role in the world of a professional golfer. They reveal what players are good at, what they're bad at, how they compare to the eld and – crucially – areas they can improve. Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell told us: "My...

  • 20 ways to shoot your best score

    04 January 2018

    Our tee-to-green guide will help improve each area of your game. One of the great things about golf is the sense of anticipation that accompanies every walk to the first tee. TOP STORIES NEW GEAR: TaylorMade's new M3 and M4 Drivers, Irons, Fairways, Hybrids Sergio Garcia signs for Callaway How to exercise like a Tour Pro Cavity irons vs Blades Will this be...

  • Master every club in your bag

    04 December 2017

    To get more out of your clubs, tailor your approach to each. TG Top 50 coach Chris Ryan shows you how... While we tend to group golf technique into one desirable set of rules, the fact is that your set of clubs consists of a range of weapons, designed to achieve differing objectives and demanding different key skills. Here, TG Top 50...

  • Should I tee up with a wedge on a par 3?

    29 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to settle the debate- should you tee it up with a wedge on a Par 3? You know all that stuff about it being better to hit your short irons off the ground on par 3s because the ground is where you practise hitting them from? Well, renowned golf coach Dave Pelz isn't...

  • David Leadbetter: How to improve your consistency with 3 simple drills

    06 November 2017

    We can all hit good shots; it's hitting them regularly that matters. How do you achieve more consistency? David Leadbetter knows...  Legendary coach David Leadbetter says he hasn't come across the perfect swing yet, and doesn't think he ever will. "If we were all built the same, maybe you could find the perfect swing," he explains. "As it is, everyone is different...

  • Martin Kaymer: 10 Rules for lower scores

    03 November 2017

    Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer shares his best tips, from driver to putter In this tutorial, European Tour Professional Martin Kaymer gives you his top 10 tips. This piece comes from our sister magazine, Golf World. For subscriptions - click here 1. Go to your comfort shot to find the fairway If I absolutely have to hit the fairway, I ask myself what do...

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