September

  • Three Tips For Fairway Wood Play

    Written by Nick Clemens on Wednesday, 30 September 2009

    We all carry fairway woods in our bag, but hands up if you're a little bit scared of hitting them and would sooner chose an iron? If you struggle to hit shots off the fairway it could be your angle of attack to blame. A fariway wood requires a sweeping blow rather than a downward attack. TG Top 12 Teacher Nick Clemens...

  • Get a better shape to your swing

    Written by Dan Frost on Tuesday, 29 September 2009

    Even though we all want to hit the ball further, how many of us actually put in that extra effort and get down the gym to try and get stronger and more flexible? But now thanks to TG's Dan Frost, you can work the right muscles in your swing without shelling out lots of cash on a gym membership. By using a...

  • Boxing Glove Drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Tuesday, 29 September 2009

    A widely known and frequently taught golf tip is to keep the left arm straight for as long as possible in the backswing. Although this thought is great for generating width, it's realistically a very difficult position to feel and to achieve. So as an alternative thought, try this easy backswing drill from TG's Dan Frost. By placing a boxing glove...

  • Cane Drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Tuesday, 29 September 2009

    That sound of the whip of the shaft through impact is a sure sign you've hit the ball with masses of power. It's a simple idea but one that should never be ignored. As a drill, grab an old shaft or cane and try and realise the potential power you have in the hands and in the release. Place a tee in...

  • Find The Fairway With Hugh Marr

    Written by Hugh Marr on Monday, 28 September 2009

    Ball Wants To Hook Whether you're fighting a hook or a slice, here are the solutions to your driving ills Chest Over Ball At Impact Keeping your sternum over the ball holds the bottom of the swing arc down. That encourages your lead arm and hand to do their job correctly and lead the way into impact. This lead arm dominant...

  • Position The Ball

    Written by Butch Harmon on Sunday, 27 September 2009

    With the driver, most golfers play the ball too far forward and stand too far away from it. This might feel powerful, but it sets some bad things in motion. The forward ball position shifts the shoulders open to the target, which leads to an out-to-in swing and usually a slice. Standing too far from the ball pulls the upper...

  • Stronger impact position drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Thursday, 24 September 2009

    A sure way to generate power and therefore that extra distance is to synchronise the arms with the body and clear a path for the club with the hips. A common error is keep the hips static in the downswing and swing with the arms, meaning you lose the power you generated in the backswing. But by using a Velcro strap with...

  • Keep elbows compact drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Thursday, 24 September 2009

    The flying right elbow is a well-documented backswing fault that minimises shoulder turn and hinders the consistency of strike into the ball. The arms need to stay relatively close together in the swing for it to be more compact, efficient and to get the body into a strong position in the backswing. To achieve this feeling of connection, use a Pilates ring,...

  • Velcro straps drill to improve synchronisation

    Written by Dan Frost on Thursday, 24 September 2009

    Where many people think they are creating a full shoulder turn at the top of the backswing, they are actually tilting their upper body. This awkward position will usually result in them cutting across the ball through impact creating that horrid slice shot. If this description matches you, then try this cane drill from TG’s Dan Frost to create a far...

  • Get a better coil by swinging on your knees

    Written by Dan Frost on Thursday, 24 September 2009

    It’s common knowledge that every golfer wants to hit the ball further with the driver. But there are right and wrong ways to go about generating power in the swing and TG’s Dan Frost is here to show you how to do it correctly. A common fault among a lot of golfers is to try and get the whole body behind...

  • How I Turned A Low Fade Into A High Draw With Camilo Vilegas

    Written by Camilo Villegas on Tuesday, 01 September 2009

    When I first arrived on Tour, if you’d asked me to hit a high draw then it wouldn’t have been a comfortable shot for me. I tended to hit the ball very low and, although I could move it both ways in the air, my natural shape was definitely a fade. Now, I’m not a very technical player, I don’t like...