2018

  • Is your gear revealing you are swaying off the ball?

    Wednesday, 06 June 2018

    My Gear Reveals: I'm Swaying Off The Ball... The wear patterns on the soles of your shoes can tell you a lot about what's going on in your swing. If the lugs or spikes towards the outside of your trail foot are worn, it's a sure sign your weight is moving too far to the outside of the foot during the...

  • Do you need to fix your lie angles?

    Thursday, 24 May 2018

    Is your gear revealing that your lie angles are off? Here's how to tell...  Check the faces of your irons after taking a divot. What is the pattern of mud and dirt on the face? Ideally it will leave a fairly level "tide mark". But if the mark left is more diagonal – like the low-toe-to-high-heel mark shown here (above) –...

  • An easy fix for duffed iron shots

    Monday, 23 April 2018

    Use this easy fix to stop duffing your iron shots Golf drills don’t need to be complicated to work, and here is one of the simplest and most effective ball-striking exercises I've come across. All you need is a 7-iron and a piece of chalk. Follow this plan. This tip comes from TG Top 50 Coach Ian, who works at Clark World of Golf, New Malden. Advanced...

  • Is your golf grip costing you control?

    Thursday, 22 March 2018

    Is your gear revealing that your grip is costing you control?  Abrasion on your glove indicates your grip is slipping during the swing, and the thumb pad is a notoriously weak point. Signs of wear here reveal you have placed your top hand in a position that cannot support and secure the club, costing you control. Here's what you can do...

  • Are you gripping the club too tightly?

    Wednesday, 28 February 2018

    Is your gear telling you that you're gripping the golf club too tightly? Here's how to tell...  Take the three clubs you use the most out of your bag, and examine the grip closely. Do you see any signs of wear?  I don't mean the general shininess that comes with use (ideally the regular player needs to change their grips once a...

  • Straighten your crooked irons

    Friday, 19 January 2018

    Fault Fixer: Straighten your crooked irons When our shots start to lose accuracy, most of us turn to our technique. In fact, we'd better to focus on the clubface. TrackMan has revealed that with a 6-iron, 75% of the ball's starting line is down to face aim at impact. If we can learn to control the clubface better, we can begin to...