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  • 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. Leaving approach shots shy of...

  • 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...

  • 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: "Think smarter to play better golf"

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 20 January 2020

    Race to Dubai winner 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, 25-time European Tour winner Lee Westwood shares seven of his best tips to help you get better at golf.  Related: Lee Westwood - My 25 Years on...

  • 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...

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