August

  • 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...