Iron Play

  • Keep Your Left Foot golf drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    One of the common mistakes golfers make is to allow their left foot to spin out as they hit the shot. This leads to inconsistent golf ball striking and errant golf shots. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow demonstrates a simple practice golf drill placing four golf balls around your left foot to train you to keep it in place.

  • Shoulder turn in golf

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    Quite often golfers get confused by what is a correct golf shoulder turn. They feel like they've made a full turn simply by swinging the arms. This isn't the case. You need to learn to turn your chest, not your shoulders, to make a full turn.

  • Strong left side drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    Here's a golf drill to help you feel how to hit against a strong left side. Take your normal address position then simply place your right foot behind your left foot. Now hit the golf shot. You should feel a great release of the hands against the strong left side.

  • Golf Swing Right Hand Only

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    If you want to improve your golf ball striking then you need to learn to let the right hand rotate around the body and release the golf club. To get this feeling you can practice swinging with the right hand only. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow demonstrates how this one-arm drill works.

  • Right knee drive golf drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    A common fault golfers make is to let their right knee spray outwards towards the ball as they come into strike the shot. This leads to inconsistent golf ball striking and wayward iron shots. To improve your golf ball striking you need to get the right knee driving through the ball at the left knee.

  • Feet together golf drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday, 25 November 2008

    Here's a simple golf drill to help you understand release and how to strike your irons better. All you need to do is stand with your feet together, squeezing the knees together, and swing back and through keeping those feet and knees very still.  ...

  • How To Avoid Poor Pitching

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Monday, 22 September 2008

    Is your distance control shameful into the greens? Do you often come up short with your approach shots, or just occasionally airmail the green? If you answered yes to either question then the chances are it is because you are simply playing a full shot every time. There are two keys to distance control, the first is acceleration and the latter...

  • How To Avoid The Thinned Iron shot

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Wednesday, 17 September 2008

    There's not a lot of difference between a thinned shot and one you strike well. But you can feel the difference because the shudder transfers into your hands.  A thin shot is caused by the ball being hit too cleanly off the ground. The club strikes a point around the equator rather than the base of the ball. This is generally...

  • How To Play Your Long Irons

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Thursday, 4 September 2008

    To be able to hit a long iron from 200 yards out onto the green is a huge thrill. It can give you a tremendous boost in a matchplay situation and can destroy your opposition. So it is a skill well worth using under pressure. In reality it's really not a hard shot to pull off. All you need to do is...

  • Pepper The Pin With Your Approach Shots

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Monday, 1 September 2008

    It's a massive advantage in a matchplay situation to be able to play your shot into the green first. But it will only reap rewards if you can knock your approach in dead and put the pressure on your opponent. To play pinpoint approach shots requires a positive swing and a slightly different outlook on attacking the pin. TG Top 12 Teaching...

  • Shot Selection

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Wednesday, 20 August 2008

    Are you the sort of golf player who dashes onto the tee, pulls the driver out of the bag and whacks away? If you are guilty of this behaviour then it's time to change your ways as you need to think about your golf shot selection. Most tee shots require careful thought and golf shot selection and consideration, as there will be hazards to...

  • How To Hit The Ball Low

    Written by Dan Frost on Thursday, 24 July 2008

    Links courses traditionally have very large greens, which means there will be a number of different pin positions to aim for. Judging how far to strike a ball at the front of the green as well as the back can be difficult. In this video, Dan Frost demonstrates how hitting the ball lower will help you reach a flag at the...

  • How To Hit The Ball High

    Written by Dan Frost on Thursday, 24 July 2008

    Links courses traditionally have very large greens, which means there will be a number of different pin positions to aim for. Judging how far to strike a ball at the front of the green as well as the back can be difficult. In this video, Dan Frost demonstrates how hitting the ball higher will help you reach a flag at the front of...

  • How To Hit A Draw Video Tip

    Written by Mark Moore on Friday, 13 June 2008

    Do you want to learn how to hit a draw? Watch this Mark Moore golf video tip to show you how to hit a draw shot.

  • How To Hit A Fade Video Tip

    Written by Mark Moore on Friday, 13 June 2008

    Do you want to learn how to hit a fade? Watch this Mark Moore golf video tip to show you how to hit a fade shot.

  • Long Irons Golf Video Tip

    Written by Mark Moore on Wednesday, 4 June 2008

    Do you struggle with your long irons? Watch this Mark Moore long irons golf video tip to help improve your long iron play.

  • Upslope Golf Lesson

    Written by Mark Moore on Saturday, 24 May 2008

    Modern golf courses are packed with undulating fairways but this causes the challenge of playing off slopey lies. The upslope is the most friendly because it acts like a launchpad helping you flight the ball higher with a softer landing. To play a shot off an upslope is easy once you make a couple of small adjustments to your set up. Watch this...

  • Accurate approach play golf tip

    Written by Nick Clemens on Friday, 9 May 2008

    Do you struggle with your approach play? Watch this Nick Clemens golf video tip to improve your approach shots... 135 yards away from the green. Forget your pride and put away the pitching wedge, instead take the 8 iron out of the bag and try and swing at 80%. Swing within yourself and you should find the green.

  • How to play the golf ball above your feet

    Written by Meyer du Toit on Thursday, 8 May 2008

    Do you struggle with your shots if the golf ball is above your feet? Watch this Meyer du Toit golf video tip to improve this type of golf shot... In this tip, play the shot shot the opposite way to how you would address a shot that is below your feet. Try and aim the shot a little bit more to the right...

  • How to play the golf ball below your feet

    Written by Meyer du Toit on Thursday, 8 May 2008

    Do you struggle with your shots if the golf ball is below your feet? Watch this Meyer du Toit golf video tip to improve this type of golf shot... When addressing the ball, make sure that your knees stay flexed all the time throughout the swing to ensure that you get a crisp contact with the ball, which as a result may tend...

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