Driving and Woods

  • Alter your body speed to shape shots

    Written by Chris Ryan on Friday, 18 February 2011

    To help you shape the ball on demand, try altering the speed of your torso through the hitting area, as TG Elite Pro Chris Ryan explains here in this golf video tip. To play a fade, speeding up the movement of the body will help keep the clubface open to the path of the club. To hit a draw, slowing the...

  • Left shoulder tee peg drill

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 18 February 2011

    Creating a full shoulder turn behind the ball not only helps you generate the maximum amount of power in your backswing, it also ensure your weight transfers correctly into your right side. As TG Elite Pro Rob Watts explains in this golf video tip, you can use a strategically placed tee peg behind the ball to help finish your backswing correctly...

  • Rip your driver off the deck

    Written by Chris Ryan on Monday, 31 January 2011

    Is there a par five on your home course that is always just out of reach for your second shot with the three wood? Not anymore. Now, you can find the green with a well-struck driver from the fairway thanks to the advice in this golf video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Chris Ryan. The two keys for this shot...

  • Driving distance secret

    Written by Chris Ryan on Monday, 31 January 2011

    Long drives depend on us using the larger muscles in our lower half to dominate the downswing. Golfers lose distance when the upper body controls the motion and may also suffer from problems with swing plane and club path. So to add distance and accuracy to your drives, check out this golf video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Chris Ryan.

  • Umbrella driving drill

    Written by Chris Ryan on Wednesday, 12 January 2011

    Many amateur golfers suffer from a lack of distance with the driver because they lose their posture in the downswing. The hips move towards the ball, creating poor body position and increasing the likelihood of off-centre strikes. A great drill for golfers with this problem is to use an umbrella as a reference point for your pelvis, as TG Elite Pro...

  • Strong driving base

    Written by Chris Ryan on Monday, 13 December 2010

    We all want to squeeze a few extra yards out of our driver, and a great place to start is with a strong base to maximise the power we can generate. Many amateurs that TG Elite Teaching Professional Chris Ryan works with have a weak left side at impact, which prevents them from fulfilling their driving potential. But this can be...

  • Add control to your drives

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 19 November 2010

    With the wind in our face or when the fairway is narrow, we need a shot in our locker that’s going to enable us to find the short grass every time. A great option for this scenario is to play the knock down driver. Find out how to play it from TG Elite Teaching Pro Rob Watts in this golf video...

  • Rip your fairway woods

    Written by Chris Ryan on Friday, 19 November 2010

    If you want to start hitting the green in two on par fives, you need to make sure you can hit your fairway woods long and straight. To do this, ball position is key. As TG Elite Teaching pro Chris Ryan explains during this video tip, getting the ball position spot on will ensure you strike the ball at the bottom...

  • Use your eyes to coil better

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 10 September 2010

    Coil in the backswing refers the to the turning of the upper body against the lower body. Creating a full shoulder turn is what enables us to generate the maximum amount of power so it’s crucial we get it right! If you’re someone that struggles to achieve a full turn, watch this top video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth...

  • Stop hooks under pressure

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 10 September 2010

    Are you struggling with a horrible hook when using your fairway wood? This frustrating fault may be caused by you hanging back with your upper body in the downswing, causing the wrists to flick at the ball, turning the clubface over and hooking the ball left. To counteract this problem, try to feel that the chest covers the ball as the club...

  • Top draw drill

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 10 September 2010

    Hitting a draw shape requires the rotation of the clubface using the forearms and wrists through impact. A great drill to ensure this movement occurs is to try making some swings with the feet together, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this golf video tip. Hitting balls from this position ensures the arms overwork and the clubface rotates for that...

  • Approach the ball correctly with woods

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 10 September 2010

    Drivers and fairway woods require a much shallower angle of approach into the ball than your irons and wedges. Players that are too steep with these longer clubs will lose timing and distance as a result. To achieve the correct, shallow approach, try implementing the tips in this brand new video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston. A simple...

  • Add power to your drives

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 10 September 2010

    With the driver, the generation of power should always come from the lower body, not the upper body. Engaging the larger lower body muscles, like the quads in the front of our thighs, helps us stay grounded and retain the energy we create in our golf swing. In this video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston, we show you a simple backswing...

  • Sweep your fairway woods

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 03 September 2010

    Are you a golfer that‘s frustrated by constantly topping your fairway wood? If so, this drill is for you. You top your fairway woods because the club is ascending as it strikes the ball. The goal should be to keep the club low to the ground as you strike the ball. To achieve this, sprinkle some sand in front of your...

  • Turn the right foot in for better coil

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 03 September 2010

    Generating power comes from the turning of the upper body against the lower body. So it makes sense to keep the lower body quiet in the backswing when using the driver. A great way to achieve this is to turn the right foot in slightly at address, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this golf video tip. This increases...

  • Carry fairway woods further

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 03 September 2010

    The way to carry your fairway woods further is to present the natural loft of the club to the ball. Amateur golfers go wrong when the clubhead or the butt of the club leads into impact excessively. In this golf video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston, he explains how presenting the whole shaft to the target will help...

  • Stop your slice

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 03 September 2010

    Golfers that slice the ball do so because their clubface is open at the point of impact. So a great drill to encourage the clubface to rotate back to square is to set-up with the clubface deliberately open at address. Don't panic... As Gareth Johnston explains in this golf video tip, having an open clubface at address programmes the brain to...

  • Master the draw shape

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 03 September 2010

    If you need to hit a draw on a dog-leg left hole, try ditching your driver in favour of a fairway wood. Why? You might lose a little distance, but by using more loft, you’re able to generate more sidespin. All you need to do is align your body down the right and remember to release the clubhead. Find out how to...

  • Align your ball on the tee

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 27 August 2010

    Many golfers of all abilities draw a straight line on their golf ball to help them align the putter on the green. But why stop there? Any chance you get to handle your ball before striking it, use this to advantage by aligning a line on your ball to your intended target. Rory McIlroy did this during the first round of...

  • Approach Zone - Fairway Woods

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 20 May 2010

    The key to ripping your fairway woods off the deck is to impart a sweeping blow on the ball rather than a steep, descending angle of attack. In this golf video tip from Approach Zone Instructor Adrian Fryer, we show you a drill that help you achieve this in your swing. By striking balls off a high tee, you are automatically forced...

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