August

  • How To Avoid The Slice Shot

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Friday, 22 August 2008

    The slice is the bain of many golfers' lives. Few of us appreciate what actually goes on in the swing to cause the slice. In basic terms the ball slices when the clubface travels across the target line and is open as it strikes the ball. That imparts spin on the ball that sends it curving left-to-right in the air. To avoid the...

  • How To Avoid The Hook Shot

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Monday, 18 August 2008

    The hook can be an extremely destructive shot. When the ball veers violently right-to-left in the air it signals disaster for your scorecard. The good news is it's very easy to control this shot shape and turn it into a gentle draw. I get my pupils to practice using a split hands grip. This helps you feel what the hands are...

  • How To Avoid The Push Shot

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Tuesday, 12 August 2008

    The push shot is so close to the ideal shot. It's normally struck well on a good trajectory and just ends up right of the target you are aiming for. It just boils down to one simple thing: the clubface is slightly open as it strikes the ball. To prevent this happening you must learn to co-ordinate the body and the clubface...

  • How To Avoid The Pulled Shot

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Monday, 11 August 2008

    It's very easy to get into the habit of pulling your approach shots with your irons into the green. You end up trying to compensate by aiming right and that just compounds the problem. There's a very simple drill you can use to learn to keep the clubface square as it strikes the ball. All you need is a tee peg. Watch this...

  • How To Avoid The Shank

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Monday, 11 August 2008

    The shank is the one word in golf that all golfers cringe at. The thought of hitting this horror shot that squirts sideways is enough to instil fear in any player. If you shank a shot it is because the ball has been struck out of the point on the clubface where the heel meets the shaft. It usually happens when golfers...

  • Golf Grip Instruction Tip

    Written by Dan Frost on Thursday, 07 August 2008

    In this interactive golf lesson, PGA Pro Dan Frost demonstrates the correct golf grip. The golf video lesson is part of our unique interactive video lesson series, which has been filmed during real golf lessons to capture the interaction between golfer and golf coach. The 'fly on the wall' style video shows you how a top golf coach...