2010

  • Key downswing move for extra distance

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 12 November 2010

    Do you block your iron shots? It could be because you lose your posture angles you had at impact when you strike the ball. The key move you need to master in your downswing to avoid this is a small bump of the pelvis towards the target, as TG Elite Teaching pro Rob Watts explains during this video tip. This will help...

  • Keep connected for iron play consistency

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday, 01 October 2010

    The key to achieving a solid strike on the ball with your iron shots is to make sure that all the parts of the body are working together in sync. A great way to feel this is connection is to make some practice swings with the butt of the club placed in the belly, as Richard Ellis explains in this golf...

  • Left hand grip tip

    Written by Rob Watts on Monday, 20 September 2010

    Want to hit straighter golf shots? Well the way you hold the club in your left hand is the most effective way of squaring the clubface at impact. Try the drill in this video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Rob Watts. It’ll get your grip spot on, which gives you the best chance of hitting your irons straighter than you...

  • Rehearse approach shots correctly

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 27 August 2010

    You can’t expect to hit the green with your approach shot if you don’t rehearse the shot correctly with your practice swing. In this video tip, TG Elite Teaching Pro Lee Scarbrow explains how rehearsing the shot correctly with a fully committed practice swing will result in improved success on your approach shots!  ...

  • Hit a draw on a par 3 tee

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 27 July 2010

    Long par 3s require a strong ball flight. Any weak shape of shot or a poor contact means the ball will finish short of the green and we all know that’s where the trouble is! So your goal when standing on the tee, providing the wind and pin position allow, should be to hit a nice, strong draw into the green to ensure...

  • Master the punch shot

    Written by Adrian Bishop on Monday, 21 June 2010

    The key to sending the ball out low when the wind is in your face is to get your sternum ahead of the ball at impact. This will guarantee you reduce the dynamic loft, which is the angle of the clubface at impact. In this golf video tip, TG Elite Teaching Pro Adrian Bishop demonstrates all the set-up changes you need...

  • Play The Ball Above Your Feet With Graeme McDowell

    Written by Graeme McDowell on Sunday, 20 June 2010

    New US Open champion Graeme McDowell has just become the first European player to win the event in 40 years and he did so at the ultra-difficult Pebble Beach Golf Links where difficult lies are commonplace. Here he tells you how to play a shot with the ball above your feet: This is a really tough shot. The slope is trying...

  • Play The Ball Below Your Feet With Graeme McDowell

    Written by Graeme McDowell on Sunday, 20 June 2010

    New US Open champion Graeme McDowell has just bagged his first major championship at Pebble Beach - where difficult lies are commonplace. Here he tells you how to play a shot with the ball below your feet: This is a really tough shot because the ground is throwing your weight forwards, and you need to make a conscious effort to stay...

  • Beat The Downhill Lie With Graeme McDowell

    Written by Graeme McDowell on Sunday, 20 June 2010

    Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell has just become the first European to win the US Open in 40 years and it was no surprise he did so at a links course. Pebble Beack throws up numerous changes in elevation and awkward lies and here he tells you how to play a shot off a downhill lie: The Downhill Lie One of the reasons...

  • Beat The Uphill Lie With Graeme McDowell

    Written by Graeme McDowell on Sunday, 20 June 2010

    New US Open champion Graeme McDowell was the only man to match par after all four rounds at Pebble Beach on his way to victory. The historic course sees a number of changes in elevation and he managed to master shots off a multitude of lies. Here he tells you how to play a shot from a downhill lie with the utmost confidence:   The Uphill...

  • Approach Zone - Ball above feet

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 10 June 2010

    It's very easy to hit the ball heavy when it lies dramatically above your feet. The way to rid this faulty shot from your game is to grip well down the club, depending on the severity of the slope. In this golf video tip from Approach Zone Instructor Adrian Fryer, he shows you the other key changes you need to make to your...

  • Approach Zone - Ball below feet

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 10 June 2010

    On golf courses with undulating fairways, you can often find yourself faced with a tricky sloping lie for your approach shot, including that where the ball lies below your feet. The key to pulling this shot off successfully is not to fight the slope with your body weight but go with. As Approach Zone Instructor Adrian Fryer explains in this golf...

  • Crush short irons with Melissa Reid

    Written by Melissa Reid on Thursday, 10 June 2010

    The strength of young Ladies European Tour sensation Melissa Reid is her iron play. Now you can learn from the best and crunch your short irons time after time thanks to this video tip exclusive to Today’s Golfer. As Melissa demonstrates, the key to achieving that perfect strike is to get the body covering the ball at impact. This ensures you...

  • Approach Zone - Downhill Lie

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 27 May 2010

    The worst thing you can do when faced with a downhill lie, when the left foot is below the right for a right-handed golfer, is try to add loft to the club by leaning back! This will make you hit the ball fat and thin, rarely out of the middle of the club. In this golf video tip, TG Approach Zone...

  • Approach Zone - Punch Shot

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 27 May 2010

    When hitting into the wind, the best shot to use in this situation is the punch shot, where you reduce the loft of the club at impact to keep the ball flight low and underneath the wind. As Approach Zone Instructor Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip, a great way to achieve this is by using the ‘drag and...

  • Approach Zone - Mid-irons

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 20 May 2010

    The primary cause of mis-struck iron shots comes from golfers not being aware of where the bottom of the swing arc needs to be. Many believe the bottom of the swing is the ball itself, which causes an array of fat and thin strikes. The bottom of the arc needs to be after the ball to create that ball then turf...

  • Improve your timing

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Thursday, 20 May 2010

    What’s the biggest difference between amateurs and pros? A lot of amateur golfers have solid swings, but still manage to spray the ball in all directions. Yet you look at the likes of Jim Furyk on the PGA Tour, who’s clubhead travels to all places, yet he’s one of the straightest drivers on Tour. The difference is all in their timing.

  • Tee Zone: Par 3

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 14 May 2010

    When we reach a stunning par 3, we really want to match it with a well-struck iron shot that finishes next to flag giving us a chance at birdie and bragging rights amongst our playing partners. Thanks to this video tip from Tee Zone Instructor Gareth Johnston, you can pull this shot off with ease! All it takes is solid set-up,...

  • Tee Zone: Long Irons

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 14 May 2010

    Many amateur golfers become anxious because the lack of loft long irons possess. This can often lead to the golfer changing their angle of attack and try and hit up on the ball - but this just makes the task of getting the ball airborne more difficult! As Tee Zone instructor Gareth Johnston explains in this golf video tip, the key...

  • Hit more par-3 greens

    Written by Nick Clemens on Thursday, 06 May 2010

    What do you do when you reach a long par three hole that’s into the wind, your 3-wood is misfiring and your longest iron won’t get to that back pin? You need to hit a punch shot off the tee – and TG Elite Teaching Pro Nick Clemens will show you how in this golf video tip. The key is to...

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