2018

  • Grip Instruction: Get a handle on your game

    Wednesday, 22 August 2018

    Know how to use the club’s handle correctly and control of the clubface becomes automatic. These tips and drills will show you how... In the history of golf instruction there have been countless articles written on the clubhead and clubface control, but relatively few on controlling the handle. This is a little surprising, as the only way you can take...

  • Five Minute Dynamic Warm-Up

    Wednesday, 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

    Wednesday, 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

    Monday, 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

    Thursday, 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

    Friday, 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

    Tuesday, 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

    Wednesday, 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

    Wednesday, 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

    Monday, 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

    Monday, 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

    Tuesday, 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

    Thursday, 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

    Monday, 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 Monday, 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

    Thursday, 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...