September

  • Escape from plugged lies

    Written by Richard Ellis on Thursday, 29 September 2011

    From a plugged lie, the main thing we need to appreciate is how much more sand there is between your club and the ball. In bunker shots, the club doesn’t actually make contact with the sand, the sand provides resistance. So if there’s more resistance, this means you need to provide more clubhead speed into the sand for the ball to...

  • No more upslope nightmares

    Written by Richard Ellis on Thursday, 29 September 2011

    You thought you’d hit that perfect approach shot only for your ball to fall short of carrying the greenside trap by a yard and rest in the upslope of the bunker. A certain bogey yes? Not if TG Elite Pro Rich Ellis has anything to do with it. In this golf video tip, he gives you some simple swing essentials to...

  • Splash shot success drill

    Written by Richard Ellis on Thursday, 29 September 2011

    In bunker play, all golf coaches ever talk about is the bounce of the sand wedge. Why is this? Well the bounce is what allows the clubhead to glide through the sand and not dig down into it. As TG Elite Pro Rich Ellis explains in this golf video tip, a good drill to keep the clubface open and maintain that...

  • Bunker instruction with Retief Goosen

    Written by Retief Goosen on Monday, 5 September 2011

    Retief Goosen is renowned for having one of the finest short games in the business, and has done since joining the European Tour in 1992. His short game was instrumental in notching up two US Open wins and two Order of Merit triumphs. The South African’s touch around the greens has propelled him to second place on the European Tour’s 2011...