November

  • The Drills To Help Your Slice

    Thursday, 29 November 2018

    The drills to help you fix your slice: Why you should start with the face, fixing how you start the downswing and the drills you need to know.  This tips come from TG TOP 50 Coach Gareth Johnston, PGA Professional and Director of Golf at Calcot Park In the vast majority of cases, all attempts to cure a slice should begin with...

  • The Gear To Help You Fix Your Slice

    Thursday, 29 November 2018

    The gear that will help you fix your slice: From “draw” drivers to softer balls, you can buy your way to straighter shots PART 1. The Drills To Help You Fix Your Slice PART 2. Fault Fix: The Cost Of A Slice In Shots, Data & In Your Head 1. DRAW WOODS Draw woods are nothing new, but draw drivers in particular have made a...

  • Fault Fix: The true cost of a slice in shots, data and in your head

    Thursday, 29 November 2018

    THE TRUE COST OF A SLICE... IN DATA What launch monitor TrackMan tells us about slicing Slicing off the tee, the curse of the weekend golfer. We all know why it happens. After all, I'm sure your playing companions on a Saturday or Sunday morning are keen enough to point it out. Common explanations range from "you lifted your head" or "...

  • Fix your slice with drills, gear and a better strategy

    Thursday, 29 November 2018

    Never mind the ball arcs! Get to the heart of what's causing your slice with this simple guide to curing golf's most hated shot Despite the pages and pages of content written on the slice, there is in fact nothing complicated about it. If we remove strike point from the equation – yes, a heel strike can make the ball slice...

  • Tour Pro Masterclass: Short Game

    Monday, 26 November 2018

    Lowry and Kjeldsen Masterclass: Your two-for-one guide to chipping, wedge play and bunker shots Soren Kjeldsen doesn't fit the mould of your typical European Tour player. Quiet and unassuming, he's also one of the shortest pros on tour – both in size and vigour. Standing at 5ft 7 inches the 40-something Dane averages under 275 yards off the tee and is...

  • Shot 6: Tight Lie Chip & Run

    Friday, 2 November 2018

    Sometimes, missing the green can leave you in a spot where the lie feels too tight for a lofted iron, but too far from the hole for the shorter-shafted putter. In these situations, the hybrid’s rounded head and longer shaft make finding the needed contact and power much easier. Broadly copy your putting action and this shot becomes safer and easier. VERTICAL...

  • Shot 5: The Chip From The Collar

    Friday, 2 November 2018

    The hybrid is perfectly equipped to deal with this frustrating situation. Clean apron in front of the ball allows a shot that hugs the ground, while the thicker grass behind it makes it impossible to predict contact with any loft. While the rounded head brushes through the grass well, it still pays to minimise contact with it. Follow this three-...

  • Shot 4: The Fairway Trap Escape

    Friday, 2 November 2018

    "Wood in sand, wood in head" was the old motto... but that was before the advent of the hybrid. Its curved, rounded sole acts like a sand wedge's bounce, skipping the head forward rather than digging down; and its slim profile and low-down weight promote the easy launch and height you often need from fairway traps. Build these tips into your...

  • Shot 3: The Semi Rough

    Friday, 2 November 2018

    While the straight edges and sharp angles of an iron tend to get snagged up in longer grass, the rounded shape of the hybrid allows it to sweep through. Yes, the longer grass will take some heat out of the impact, but if you can maintain your balance and rhythm you should be able to get the ball 150 yards...

  • Shot 2: The Poor Fairway Lie

    Friday, 2 November 2018

    The hybrid can of course be used for all fairway shots, the technique broadly similar to the tee shot. But the club is especially useful when the ball is sitting down. Its low profile and low weighting means you can get reasonable launch and carry even when squeezing the ball out of a poor lie. In terms of technique, you...

  • Hybrids: One Club, Six Shots

    Thursday, 25 October 2018

    One Club, Six Shots: Hybrids aren’t solely for long shots – they come in handy all over the place When the R&A adopted the 14-club rule 80 years ago, little did they know that a club would be coming along that would make a mockery of it. With the searing power of a 2-iron, the easy launch of a 6-iron, the...