2011

  • Squash the headcover drill

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday, 17 November 2011

    Weight transfer towards the target not only improves our angle of attack but is also helps the arm get into the right position in the downswing to deliver the club squarely to the ball at impact. Amateur often keep their weight on the back leg during the downswing, resulting in weak and inaccurate drives. This video tip from TG Elite Teaching...

  • Control your sternum for added power

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday, 17 November 2011

    During the golf swing, your sternum is an accurate representation of where the bottom of your swing arc will be. For iron shots, it needs to be ahead of the ball to ensure you hit down on it. But with the driver, it needs to be in line with or just behind the ball, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Tom Denby...

  • Three steps to better backswing coil

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday, 17 November 2011

    Creating power in the golf swing depends on how our body coils up. The more the shoulders turn over the hips, the more potential energy can be created and then unleashed at impact. An easy way to create body turn and therefore power is to think of these three key moves, explained by TG Elite Pro Tom Denby in this golf...

  • Control your clubface

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday, 23 September 2011

    Hitting accurate drives relies on us having an awareness of what our clubface is doing during our swing and more importantly, whether it’s square, open, or closed. So it’s crucial to know which part of the body controls the position of the clubface during the swing. TG Elite Pro Rich Ellis explains all in this top driving video tip.

  • Take off spin for straighter drives

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday, 23 September 2011

    On tight driving holes or when hitting into the wind, we need to have a shot in our locker that knocks the ball flight down and gives us more control over our start lines. As TG Elite Pro Rich Ellis explains in this golf video tip, the key to achieving this is by making some simple adjustments to your set up...

  • Create space to hit a draw

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday, 23 September 2011

    To hit a draw shot, the clubhead needs to be traveling on an in-to-out path through impact. For this to happen, we need to create the space for the hands and arms to travel in this direction. This means, therefore, that the hips need to rotate in the backswing, as TG Elite Pro Rich Ellis explains in this golf video tip.

  • Driving instruction with Sergio Garcia

    Written by Sergio Garcia on Monday, 05 September 2011

    While his struggles on the greens are well documented, Sergio Garcia’s driving is without doubt one of his strengths. Sending it out there over 290 yards every time on average, you could learn a lot from the way the Spaniard drives the ball. Watch this exclusive video tip below that should give you a few extra yards, courtesy of TaylorMade.

  • Lower your spin rate for more distance

    Written by Hank Haney on Wednesday, 31 August 2011

    As a special treat for you, we’ve managed to get hold of some exclusive video tips from Hank Haney, one of the world’s leading golf coaches, courtesy of TaylorMade. Haney has recently signed an agreement with the manufacturer, and will represent the brand by playing and teaching with TaylorMade equipment, wearing the TaylorMade logo on his headwear and shirt sleeve and...

  • Shift the left knee for more power

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 25 August 2011

    The golf swing is a continuous and flowing movement. There’s a point where the clubhead will be still at the top of the backswing as it changes direction, but that doesn’t mean the body shouldn’t be moving. As the backswing approaches its completion, you should be looking to start transferring your weight into your left side. A good way to do...

  • Swing long back and through for power

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 18 August 2011

    When our backswing is too short, the downswing can become snappy in a bid to create power. This often means we lose control of the clubhead leading to off-centre strikes and poor distance from the tee. A good swing thought is to feel that the backswing and throughswing are both long but also equal in length. This will increase your clubhead...

  • Release tension in your arms for added distance

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 18 August 2011

    When we stand to the ball with lots of tension in our arms, this shortens the muscles, which means our swing arc will become much shorter. This means we can’t generate as much clubhead speed because the club doesn’t travel as far during the swing. To fix this problem, try shaking the tension out of your arms at address before you...

  • Squeeze the knees in the downswing

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 18 August 2011

    Once we’ve loaded our weight in the left side to start the downswing, it’s important we keep turning through the shot to ensure our weight transfers fully towards the target and we don’t lose any clubhead speed. A good swing thought to adopt for this to occur is to feel that your back knee, the right knee for right-handed golfers, moves...

  • How to sweep your fairway woods

    Written by Tom Denby on Friday, 22 July 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well as sharpening...

  • Anti-slice drill using tees

    Written by Tom Denby on Friday, 08 July 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well as sharpening...

  • Pause at the top for more yards off the tee

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 08 April 2011

    A sure-fire way to add consistency to your driving is to smooth out the transition stage of your swing, the point at which the clubhead changes direction. Starting downswing too abruptly without completing the backswing often means the golfer will snatch at the ball, limiting the power you can create and the accuracy and timing of your drives. Try this simple drill...

  • Swing shallow for longer drives

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 08 April 2011

    With the driver in your hands, the swing plane needs to be shallow in order to deliver the club on the correct path and the correct angle of attack. As TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston explains here, a steep plane with the driver encourages a glancing blow, which saps power and accuracy from your shots.    A great...

  • Increase your clubhead speed

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 08 April 2011

    The equation is simple. The higher the clubhead speed, the longer your drives will be providing the strike is good. A common way amateurs reduce the speed of the club through impact is through minimal turn of the body. So try feeling that the right shoulder turns through to the target and that you look over it in your follow through...

  • Angle of attack driving tip

    Written by Noel Rousseau on Tuesday, 15 March 2011

    Do you suffer from the odd sky when using a driver, leaving a horrible scuff mark on the top of the clubhead? The most likely cause of this, other than your ball being teed up too high, is that your angle of approach into the ball is too steep. If this sounds like you, try this simple drill from new TG...

  • Be ready to drive with power

    Written by Noel Rousseau on Tuesday, 15 March 2011

    When you’re standing over the ball, you don’t want your mind to be clogged up with thoughts of technique. You need to be ready to execute the upcoming shot, trusting that you’ve prepared everything mentally in advance. As TG Pro Noel Rousseau explains in this video tip, a clear mind over the ball will lead to improved golf shots. Apologies for...

  • Turn a slice into a draw

    Written by Rob Watts on Thursday, 24 February 2011

    We all want that miracle cure that will transform our weak slice into a strong draw. Well with this drill from TG Pro Rob Watts is a step in the right direction! By making some swings with your driver using your right hand only, you naturally create the rotation of the clubface required for a draw shot. Give it a go...

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