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  • How to play a downhill golf chip shot

    Written by Steve Astle on Tuesday, 5 October 2021

    How do I play the downhill golf chip shot? Here are four simple tips on how to play one of golf's most daunting shots - the downhill chip - with more confidence and less hesitation. Duffing a chip shot is a fear all golfers have, and when your ball winds up on a downslope – the ground and grass higher behind the ball –...

  • To get better at golf, have an end result in mind

    Written by Karl Morris on Thursday, 12 August 2021

    Tweaking your golf swing without having an end goal in mind is a recipe for disaster. Judging by the bulging diaries my PGA professional colleagues have been showing me, it seems like the entire UK golfing community emerged from lockdown by taking a lesson. No harm in that, you might think. And yet, it has set the alarm bells ringing. Lessons, of...

  • Mark Crossfield: Let me fix your golf short game

    Written by Mark Crossfield on Wednesday, 23 June 2021

    Fix your short game for lower golf scores with the help of PGA Professional and YouTube superstar, Mark Crossfield. One of the first online golf coaches, PGA Professional Mark Crossfield set up his YouTube channel in 2007. Since then his unique blend of straight talking, powerful, effective content and sense of humour has won him a legion of followers. To date, the channel...

  • Jon Rahm: Master golf's short game with my lessons

    Written by Nick Wright on Monday, 21 June 2021

    US Open champion and World No.1 Jon Rahm shares the short-game lessons that helped him to the top. A razor-sharp short game is the key to really low scores and saving a bad round. From pitching to bump and runs and splashing shots out of bunkers, Jon Rahm is brilliant at it all. RYDER CUP 2020: The ultimate Whistling Straits preview We visited World...

  • Should golf tour pros really be our role models?

    Written by Karl Morris on Thursday, 27 May 2021

    They are heroes to millions, but golf tour pros don't always make the best role models... Has Bryson DeChambeau struck the longest ever drive on the PGA Tour? Actually, he’s barely halfway. American Carl Cooper hit one 787 yards in 1992. And yes, there was a cart path involved. Genuine feats of power are not exactly new to golf either. Some of...

  • How to stop fatting your golf irons

    Written by Andy Gordon on Friday, 7 May 2021

    Too much hip rotation in the golf downswing is a common cause of heavy (or fat) iron shots. Here’s how to avoid it... 1. Top of backswing The best golfers shift the lead knee and hip towards the target even before the club starts changing direction into the downswing. The weight is moving forwards before you’ve really completed the backswing. RELATED: Best Golf...

  • How to lower your golf scores in five easy steps

    Written by Duncan Lennard on Thursday, 22 April 2021

    Using Shot Scope data, golf pro Adrian Fryer reveals where amateurs lose the most shots and shares simple drills to help you play better golf and lower your scores. We all have ideas about how we play golf, and where we lose shots… but how accurate are they? Thanks to modern shot data technology, we now know. RELATED: How to shoot your lowest-ever...

  • Me and My Golf: Lower your scores with our best-ever golf tips

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 8 March 2021

    Me and My Golf, You Tube's most-popular golf coaches, share their best-ever tee-to-green tips and fixes to help make this your best season on the course ever. When they’re not busy coaching European Tour star Aaron Rai, Piers Ward and Andy Proudman spend their days filming content and fixing the swings of everyday golfers. JUMP TO TIPS: Long game | Iron Play |...

  • 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 find ourselves in 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: Me And My Golf's best-ever tips Improve your line and...

  • 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. RELATED: Me And...

  • 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. RELATED: Best Home Golf Practice Nets 1. Add a kink to the lead wrist Place your gloved hand to the side...

  • 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...

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