2009

  • Chip Dead Every Time

    Written by Dan Frost on Wednesday, 30 September 2009

    A lot of people have too much wrist hinge in their chipping action. This leads to thinned or fat chips. If you want to ensure you chip dead every time then you have to eliminate the wrists from the action and keep them very quiet in the stroke. TG Top 12 Teacher Dan Frost demonstrates a very effective way to chip your...

  • Re-Train Your Swing Path

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 30 September 2009

    If you are prone to hitting your iron shots fat or thin you'll either be attacking the ball too much from an inside path or too much from an outside path. TG Top 12 Teacher Adrian Fryer uses a hula hoop to demonstrate how easy it is to get the club tracking on the correct swing path into strike the ball.

  • Give Your Slice A Face Lift With David Leadbetter

    Written by David Leadbetter on Wednesday, 26 August 2009

    The reason you're hitting a lot of slices is because your clubface is open at impact. The problem might be in your backswing. Many slicers fan the face open during the takeaway, resulting in a weak, open position at the top. This forces them to swing down from outside the target line in an effort to square the face, but the...

  • Three drills to cure a slice

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Friday, 26 June 2009

    The dreaded slice. Just about every golfer has experienced it, so much so that nearly everyone even understands what happens when you create a slice. Coming across the ball in an out-to-in swingpath will impart sidespin on the golf ball and see it go from left to right. To change this you need to be able to change the way you deliver...

  • Eliminate The Pull

    Written by Dan Frost on Sunday, 24 May 2009

    A lot of golfers pull shots. That's when the ball flies straight left of your target. There are several common causes of this bad shot. The first can be traced to the set-up. Golfers who pull the ball tend to set-up with their shoulders open. The next fault occurs in the downswing. The club tracks into strike the ball from a steep...

  • Slice Fix Tip

    Written by Dan Frost on Thursday, 7 May 2009

    The slice is the number one fault in golf. Nearly all of us suffer with that nasty left-to-right ball flight at some time during a round of golf - some more often than others. The question is how do you get rid of it? The key is to learn to get the hands and arms working correctly and rotating in the golf...

  • Cure Your Hook

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Thursday, 7 May 2009

    There are many reasons for hitting a hook shot off the tee, but three of the main causes are too strong a right hand grip, not getting the right knee through the ball, and not taking the clubface away with a little bit of rotation. These three faults can all lead to the right-to-left hook. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow...

  • Stop Slicing

    Written by Dan Frost on Thursday, 7 May 2009

    Want to stop slicing your shots? This is the drill for you. It's very simple. Just line three golf balls up, the centre ball is the one you'll strike, then one above and just behind the middle ball away from the target and one below and just ahead of the middle ball, towards the target. The goal is to strike the centre...

  • Fix Heel & Toe Hits

    Written by Butch Harmon on Friday, 9 January 2009

    Driver heads are huge, but I still see plenty of heel and toe hits. The reason? Most golfers swing it too hard, with either the hands and arms or the hips racing out of sequence on the downswing. Either way, the club gets re-routed, leading to off-centre contact. If you pull the club down from the top with your hands...

  • Fix A Slice With David Leadbetter

    Written by David Leadbetter on Friday, 2 January 2009

    ...simply ensure you get your right elbow in the 'slot'. There are a lot of ways you can fix a slice, but one of my favourites is to focus on the right elbow - moving it into the 'slot' on the downswing. The slot is a position just in front of the right hip, where the right elbow sits under the left,...