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  • A-Z Putting (H): Hosel

    Monday, 24 June 2019

    Hosels: Find out how that shaft-head join affects performance There's almost as many different hosel designs nowadays as there are putters. Each offers not only a rent look, but alters toe hang and gives varying amounts of off set. Here, we use TaylorMade's comprehensive line-up of flatsticks to showcase the most common hosel set-ups you'll find on a putter rack, and...

  • A-Z Putting (G): Grips

    Monday, 24 June 2019

    Looking for a new golf grip? Consider one of these... FLAT CAT - £29.95 www.flatcatgolf.com Favoured by Justin Rose, Flat Cat comes in five sizes. The brand say the wide, at surfaces of the grip (which can be positioned either square or at 90o to the face) puts the putter face in the palm of your hand. They say it gives a...

  • A-Z Putting (F): Fitting

    Monday, 24 June 2019

    Putter Fitting: Why finding the right length of putter for you is so important This tip comes from Chris Trott, Director of Global Tours, Taylormade Putter fitting has come a very long way in the last few years. Much of the progress can be attributed to the latest crop of high-tech launch monitors and software which enable engineers, scientists and club fitters to...

  • A-Z Putting (E): Easy Two Putt

    Monday, 24 June 2019

    Become a better lag putter to give yourself easy two-putts more often This Tip comes from top 50 Teacher gareth Johnston Calcot Park, Berkshire PGA Professional and Director of Golf at Calcot Park The ability to lag putts dead from distance is far more about learning to trust your senses of sight and feel than gaining any specific technical skill. The drill...

  • A-Z Putting (D): Drills For Pure Putting

    Monday, 24 June 2019

    Drills for Pure Putting: Five go-to exercises that have stood the test of time If you want some simple but effective drills to help you with your stroke, alignment and accuracy, then look no further.  These five drills all help with a different part of your putting, and are aimed to help you cut down the number of putts per round.  1. Belly...

  • A-Z Putting (C): Claw Grip

    Monday, 24 June 2019

    Claw Grip... could switching help your putting? This tip comes from Top 50 Teacher Gareth Johnston Calcot Park, Berkshire PGA Professional and Director of Golf at Calcot Park With Claw grippers Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia rolling Europe to victory in last autumn's Ryder Cup, the hold is becoming increasingly accepted and practised. And no wonder; in reducing the in...

  • A-Z Putting (B): Blade v Mallet

    Monday, 24 June 2019

    Blades were always used by the best players on Tour. Not anymore though The best putters in the business all used to use blades. Fact. Loren Roberts, Steve Stricker, Brad Faxon and of course Tiger Woods were all great at holing out, they also all used blades too. Today things are not so clear-cut; Justin Rose, DJ, Jason Day, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy...

  • A-Z Putting (A): Aimpoint

    Written by Jamie Donaldson on Monday, 24 June 2019

    AimApoint: The system that takes the mystery out of green-reading  (Jump to drill: Four steps to a better read with Aimpoint) A couple of things we already know. Putts break towards water or the sea or into a valley. They break more at the than they do at the beginning and no matter how experienced you might be, there is always an...

  • The A-Z of Putting

    Monday, 24 June 2019

    The A-Z of Putting: Become a master of the greens with our guide to drills, equipment, mentality and more...  • A: Aimpoint • B: Blade vs Mallet • C: Claw Grip • D: Drills for Pure Putting • E: Easy Two Putts • F: Fitting • G: Grips • H: Hosels • I: Impact • J: Jason Day's Set Up Secrets...

  • Phil Kenyon: Anyone can become a better putter

    Monday, 17 June 2019

    Golf's biggest stars are queuing up to work with Phil Kenyon, Britain's foremost putting teacher Phil Kenyon is probably the greatest coach you do not know. Some of that comes down to choice, hence you rarely see him on TV screens, but it doesn't help that he's a master in the field of putting, the one part of the game golfers...

  • Pete Cowen: The key to a consistent short game

    Monday, 17 June 2019

    Pete Cowen, the coach of U.S Open champion Gary Woodland and PGA Champ Brooks Koepka, has built a career out of turning golfers into serial winners. Now it's your turn... Pete Cowen has had plenty to celebrate this year: Being the short-game coach of Brooks Koepka will do that, having picked up his fourth major and posting two runner-ups at the...

  • Sulli’s guide to better sand play

    Written by Andy Sullivan, European Tour winner on Tuesday, 4 June 2019

    We all know golf is about 90% mental, so it amazes me how many amateurs walk into a bunker looking absolutely terrified and wonder why they can’t get out. A lot of bunker success comes down to confidence and going in there with a positive, rather than defeatist, attitude. Follow my advice and you’ll soon start to think like a...

  • What is your short game handicap?

    Wednesday, 22 May 2019

    We all gauge our all-round game by our handicap – and we can do the same just for our short game. Here's how, plus some simple tips and drills to improve yours... In allowing competitive games between all levels of player, golf's handicapping system may just be one of sport's finest conceptions. It does, however, have one major drawback; it hides...

  • Driving tips with Koepka's coach Claude Harmon

    Monday, 20 May 2019

    The man who fine-tunes the swings of DJ and Koepka has some advice to improve your driving As a third-generation coach, Claude Harmon has had a hard time living up to his family's name. Much has been made of his dad coaching Tiger for 11 years and taking him to World No.1, but less has been said about Claude's grandfather winning The...

  • 11 ways to improve your ironplay

    Thursday, 25 April 2019

    11 Great ways to improve your ironplay  Technology presents a clear picture to the club golfer. Arccos stats show how our handicap level is at the mercy of our ability to hit greens; they also reveal an ugly tendency to come up short, and how a lack of clubface control sees us miss both sides. GC Quad impact data reveals the...

  • Ironplay: Where amateurs go wrong

    Thursday, 18 April 2019

    Ironplay: Where's the problem? The stats show us where amateurs go wrong Since 2014, the Arccos shot-tracking system has given the club golfer the opportunity to analyse and understand their performance like never before. Individual sensors screwed into the butt of each club send data to your smartphone, and work with your phone's GPS system to record and chart your performance with...

  • 5 Ways to get golf fit

    Thursday, 21 March 2019

    Whether you want to improve your mobility, your balance, flexibility or your posture, here are five ways to get golf fit this Spring. When things go wrong with our game, our first instinct is to question our technique. Of course that might be where the problem lies; but more often than you might think, a simple focus on improving your physical...

  • Does the swing create the shot, or does the shot create the swing?

    Thursday, 28 February 2019

    What's the purpose of a golf swing?  This tip comes from TG Top 50 teacher Karl Morris That sounds like an easy question to answer. But in my experience of working with club players – and indeed touring professionals, right up to Major winners – there are plenty out there who would struggle to deliver the correct answer. A golf swing's sole...

  • Reboot your game with these nine drills

    Tuesday, 26 February 2019

    Take this opportunity to press the reboot button before heading into spring with nine simple tricks to improve every part of your game At some point through the winter, there'll be a time when you put the sticks away for a week or two. Usually it's enforced, due to weather and course conditions – but there's a good argument to be...

  • Instruction: Master Golf's most valuable shots

    Monday, 18 February 2019

    Golf's Most Wanted Shots: Improve your score by using these drills to master the most common shots you face on the course  Mastery of the downhill bunker shot off one knee is no doubt impressive – but let's face it, it's not that valuable. To score better, you need to excel at the shots you face most often. But how do...

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