Video Tips

  • How to use the sole of your club for better wedge shots

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Fault Fixer: Four step guide to using the sole of your club for cleaner wedge strikes... One of the quickest ways to make your short game more consistent and reliable is to make full use of the forgiveness your wedges offer. Their angled soles, the trail edge lower than the leading edge, allow the club to skid along the turf, meaning...

  • Build Backswing Power, Poise and Posture

    Tuesday, 08 May 2018

    Get Golf Fit: Learn how to build backswing power, poise and posture with this simple exercise At a fundamental level, the golf backswing asks us to swing our arms up into the air without changing the tilt of our upper body. That might sound simple, but it does place demands on the muscle groups that help our arms stretch upwards. Here we...

  • Build Backswing Power, Poise and Posture

    Tuesday, 08 May 2018

    Get Golf Fit: Learn how to build backswing power, poise and posture with this simple exercise At a fundamental level, the golf backswing asks us to swing our arms up into the air without changing the tilt of our upper body. That might sound simple, but it does place demands on the muscle groups that help our arms stretch upwards. Here we...

  • How to: Get your body ready for the course

    Monday, 26 February 2018

    We all know that running on to the 1st tee with untied shoe isn’t the best way of getting physically prepared to play a round of golf. But what is? And what should we really be eating to fuel our body in the right way? In this two-step instruction, learn how to get ready to perform at your best from the...

  • Maintain posture in your swing

    Wednesday, 17 January 2018

    Get golf fit and learn how to maintain the posture in your swing with this simple drill  One of the biggest differences between the typical amateur and professional golf swing is the ability to maintain set-up posture until after impact. Look at the spine angle and head level of the tour pro through the ball and they are virtually the same as...

  • Shoulder stretch to improve mobility

    Tuesday, 07 November 2017

    Your slices might be the result of shoulder mobility. Try this test to help improve it. Fault: 'Flying' trail elbow, steep attack, loss of posture  Fix: Improve shoulder mobility Today, we understand better than ever just how profoundly our golf swings are affected by our physiology. Contributing to this body of knowledge is the Titleist Performance Institute, which has been gathering data...

  • Golf warm ups with Henni Goya

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 02 March 2017

    Feel like you’re wasting shots on those first few holes because you’ve not had time to go to the range? Former Ladies European Tour player and Sky Sports Golf’s Henni Goya (formerly Zuel) is here to help. Forget hitting golf balls, warming up can be as simple as three warm-up moves that target your both your lower...

  • Crucial warming-up exercises

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 02 December 2011

    Increase your power and control with this simple warm up routine, which you can do prior to the start of your golf round. If you don't warm up you will limit the amount of power and control you can create because the muscles aren’t elastic. Secondly, the lack of blood flow to the muscles increases the risk of injury. So before you...

  • Squat and swing exercise

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 04 February 2011

    Use of the muscles in our lower body is what helps us achieve dynamic weight transfer during the golf swing. This squat and swing exercise enables us to deliver power to the back of the golf ball efficiently at impact. This video tip from TG Elite Pro and Fitness expert Gareth Johnston will help you increase the strength of your thigh...

  • Floor rotation drill

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 04 February 2011

    The muscles in our lower back not only help us maintain our golf posture during the swing, but strengthening them also helps to prevent injury. This simple exercise from TG Elite Teaching Pro and Fitness Expert Gareth Johnston can be done at home or in the office and will improve the strength and flexibility of these vital muscles considerably.  ...

  • Core strength twists

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 04 February 2011

    The golf swing is very much a rotational movement where we turn around our core. These rotational muscles need to be conditioned regularly in order to help us build momentum in the backswing and turn it into raw power in the downswing. This exercise from TG Elite Pro and Fitness expert Gareth Johnston is great for working on core strength while...

  • Improve balance and core stability

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 04 February 2011

    In golf, power starts from the ground up. So it’s vital we work on improving the strength of the muscles in our lower body as well as our upper body. The side lunges in this video from TG Elite Teaching Pro and Fitness expert Gareth Johnston are an ideal exercise to improve both leg and core strength for a better golf...

  • Increase key muscle strength for golf

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    In the golf swing, we use a variety of muscles, some of which we don’t even know exist. The rotator cuffs are very small muscles that act to stabilise the shoulder. The strength of these muscles is crucial for both consistency and distance. In this video tip from TG Elite Pro and Fitness expert Gareth Johnston, you can discover a simple...

  • Increase your backswing turn

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    Distance comes from the separation of the shoulders and hips during the backswing. The longer this distance becomes, the more coil we are creating and the more power we can unleash at the ball! To increase your coil, you need an exercise that creates resistance in the backswing. This video tip from TG Elite Pro and Fitness expert Gareth Johnston has...

  • Add strength and flexibility to your shoulders

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    The shoulders muscles are crucial in helping you load the club correctly in the backswing and release it correctly in the throughswing. Many golfers struggle with a flying right elbow in the backswing, where the right arm fails to fold and the swing plane becomes very steep. This often causes us to cut across the ball or hold the face open...

  • Strengthen your rotational muscles

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 19 January 2011

    In the golf swing, it’s the rotational muscles in our upper body that create the torque and coil, which in turn generates power. This simple exercise from TG Elite Pro and Fitness expert Gareth Johnston can be done in the comfort of your home and isolates these rotational muscles. It will increase the flexibility and strength of your upper body, adding...

  • Try lunges to improve core stability

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 03 December 2010

    Fitness exercises that are functional for the golf swing are the best way to improve over the winter. Core stability is vital during the swing for balance and co-ordination and a great way to work on this at home is to practice lunges, as TG Elite Pro and fitness expert Gareth Johnston explains during this video tip.   You may...

  • Arm extension exercise for width

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 03 December 2010

    Maintaining an extending arm in the arm in the backswing and throughswing helps to create width and therefore power and clubhead speed during your golf swing. Golfers that try and help the ball airborne will often fold at the elbows, as TG Elite Pro and fitness expert Gareth Johnston explains during this video tip. A simple arm extension exercise using a...

  • Increase leg strength with ease

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 03 December 2010

    Us golfers rely heavily on our legs during the golf swing, even if we don’t realise it! They’re vital for stability, weight transfer and maintaining posture so it’s important we work on our leg strength. This simple exercise explained by TG Elite Pro and fitness expert Gareth Johnston can be done at home or in the office and will really help...

  • Loosen shoulder blade muscles

    Written by Jon Bowskill on Thursday, 29 October 2009

    This particular muscle helps rotate our head, essential in maintaining our head position and thus our eyes being focused on the ball. This is crucial if we want to always hit the sweet spot. Allow your body weight to push into the ball and stop when you reach a perceived tenderness level of 6/10. Hold the position for 10-12 seconds and...

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