2010

  • 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...

  • One drill for width and rotation

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Thursday, 20 May 2010

    Having width in the golf swing is your primary source of power, which leads to the one thing every golfer craves - longer drives! A great way to create this vital component is to keep the distance the hands are from the chest constant throughout the golf swing. But once you have mastered this technique, you also get some added bonuses...

  • Support the clubhead for power

    Written by Nick Clemens on Thursday, 06 May 2010

    Weight transfer is an important factor in building power in your golf swing. But a lot of amateurs struggle to achieve it correctly, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Nick Clemens explains in this golf video tip. A great swing thought is that moves back, the weight shifts back also. When the weight stays on the right side as the club moves back to...

  • Tee Zone: Fade

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 06 May 2010

    A fade shot can often be your go-to when you’ve got a tight fairway you need to hit. Teeing the ball low encourages a controlled left-to-right ball flight, as well all the usual alignment alterations you need to make. In addition to these changes, try altering your grip pressure, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this golf video...

  • Tee Zone: Draw

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 06 May 2010

    We all want to hit that high, powerful draw shot to show off to our mates and, more importantly, gain an extra 10 yards off the tee. In addition to some minor alignment changes, another great tip to encourage a draw shape is to grip the club with lower pressure, as TG Elite teaching Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this golf...

  • Wrist rotation for power

    Written by Nick Clemens on Thursday, 06 May 2010

    A common cause of the dreaded slice is when golfers try and keep the clubface of the driver square to the target for longer than they need to through the impact zone. As TG Elite Teaching Pro Nick Clemens explains, the clubface is only square for a fraction of a second because of the rotation of the arms and wrists through...

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