September

  • 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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...