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  • 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...

  • Jordan Spieth Instruction: How To Make More Birdies

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 10 January 2019

    Jordan Spieth: "To make more birdies you need to do a lot of things right. Here I'll take you through some tips, from the tee to the green" How good does it feel to make a birdie? It means you've played a hole perfectly – a tee shot into the fairway, an accurate approach and a solid putt. My birdie stats...

  • Should I copy the pros? 3 things to try and 3 things to avoid

    Tuesday, 18 December 2018

    Three things you should try... and three things you should avoid when trying to copy the pros  Ah, golf's most famous left wrist. Dustin Johnson has had some pretty fantastic success with this strangely bowed joint, reaching world No.1 and winning a US Open. But does it mean we should all be courting dislocation by putting it into play? Tour pros may...

  • 20 ways to improve your game: Advice from TG's top 50 coaches

    Friday, 7 December 2018

    20 ways to improve your game: Advice from TG's top 50 coaches There is only one sure way to play better than you ever have before when you head in to next season, and that's to do things just a little bit differently. Bring your usual approach to your game and you can expect the usual results; but make even one or...

  • 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-...

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