Instruction Features

  • 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 to help with your 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 Top 50...

  • Mind Games: Stop snapping under tension

    Tuesday, 6 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, 1 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, 8 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, 4 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...

  • Should I tee up with a wedge on a par 3?

    Wednesday, 29 November 2017

    In our biggest questions answered series, we decided to settle the debate- should you tee it up with a wedge on a Par 3? You know all that stuff about it being better to hit your short irons off the ground on par 3s because the ground is where you practise hitting them from? Well, renowned golf coach Dave Pelz isn't...

  • David Leadbetter: How to improve your consistency with 3 simple drills

    Monday, 6 November 2017

    We can all hit good shots; it's hitting them regularly that matters. How do you achieve more consistency? David Leadbetter knows...  Legendary coach David Leadbetter says he hasn't come across the perfect swing yet, and doesn't think he ever will. "If we were all built the same, maybe you could find the perfect swing," he explains. "As it is, everyone is different...

  • Martin Kaymer: 10 Rules for lower scores

    Friday, 3 November 2017

    Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer shares his best tips, from driver to putter In this tutorial, European Tour Professional Martin Kaymer gives you his top 10 tips. This piece comes from our sister magazine, Golf World. For subscriptions - click here 1. Go to your comfort shot to find the fairway If I absolutely have to hit the fairway, I ask myself what do...

  • Playing lesson or range lesson – what’s better?

    Tuesday, 31 October 2017

    In our 'golf's biggest questions answered series', we put the question to Henrik Stenson's coach Pete Cowen - is a range lesson or a playing lesson better for your game? Most of us would really only consider a lesson on the range, and a big part of that is because you always feel like you hit it better on the range.

  • Should my swing look textbook?

    Monday, 30 October 2017

    Find out why our TG Top 50 coach Karl Morris think you should focus less on how your swing looks and more on how it works. So tell me, who has the best swing in golf? I suspect right now your mind's eye is probably focusing on Adam Scott, Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Rory perhaps. I further suspect it hasn't alighted on...

  • Hit your more fairways and greens: An eight-step guide

    Monday, 16 October 2017

    You are just eight steps away from hitting more fairways and greens Hitting fairways and greens is the bedrock of a solid score; you'll never score well if you're constantly chipping out of the trees, or trying to get up and down for par. In this article you will see a phrase – 'stable clubhead' – make an regular appearance. That's because...

  • Mind Games: Corral your swing thoughts

    Monday, 16 October 2017

    How to stop your mid-swing brainwork sabotaging your play out on the course This tip comes from TG Top 50 coach Karl Morris, who has worked with Major winners including McDowell and Oosthuizen. Find out more  So you've played beautifully, five under your handicap... and all because of one little thought you've been telling yourself throughout the round. "Back to target",...

Load more