2017

  • Fault fixer: ladder drill

    Thursday, 23 November 2017

    SHORT GAME Get in the zone Create a ladder target to improve your chipping control  Fault: Misjudging how far you carry the ball Fix: Improve your feel with a ladder On any feel shot, the ball’s first bounce can make or break its success. Choosing a level,  firm and predictable piece of ground for that bounce – and having the ability...

  • Select the right club around the green

    Monday, 16 October 2017

    Chip by numbers: Select the right club around the green with this simple rule of thumb You can split any greenside shot into two portions – the distance to the green, and the distance from the edge of the green to the flag. Your most effective chip shot sees the ball in the air for the first part of that, and on...

  • Stop Shanking the ball with these four keys

    Thursday, 27 July 2017

    Take a leap of faith to help put an end to the dreaded shanks!  Fault: Catching irons out of the hosel Fix: Address the ball out of the shank Put simply, you hit a shank because the club reutrns to the ball further away from you than it was at address. For that to happen, either your weight is moving outwards...

  • How to read greens properly

    Monday, 05 June 2017

    Tips on reading greens: Prioritise pace over direction to cut out three-putts Fault: Poor distance control from range Fix: Focus on distance before direction.   The club golfer typically considers green reading an issue of line as opposed to pace. If this rings true with you, it's time to have a rethink. For starters, on any putt with an element of break in...