2011

  • Top tee peg striking drill

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 2 December 2011

    It might seem obvious to the lower handicap players, but newcomers to the game of golf often fail to understand the angle and direction at which the club needs to attack the ball on for crisply-struck irons shots. As TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip, you can use a tee peg positioned in the ground to...

  • Maximum distance with minimal effort on iron shots

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday, 24 November 2011

    The most common swing fault among the iron shots of amateurs is the attempt to ‘lift’ the ball in the air by adding loft to the golf club at impact. A simple drill to rectify this is to feel that the hands win the race to the ball line ahead of the clubhead, as TG Elite Pro Tom Denby explains in...

  • Target focus in your pre-shot routine

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday, 24 November 2011

    Standing over the ball on approach shots, club golfers often become so fixated on the ball that they forget about where they’re hitting it and their accuracy suffers. So in your pre-shot routine, your predominant focus should always be on your target – where you want the ball to go as opposed to what you’re hitting. When you’re throwing a ball,...

  • Hit more accurate approach shots

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday, 24 November 2011

    So many times, amateur golfers will work out the yardage they have to the flag on approach shots and then choose the club that will make the distance but only if they hit their Sunday best. A way to add control to your iron shots is to grip the club down slightly, swing the club at a smoother tempo and really...

  • PSP Iron training aid video review

    Written by TG Instruction Editor on Friday, 14 October 2011

    Nicknamed ‘The Little One’ the PSP iron is a training aid that claims to improve your ball striking, increase your distance and elevate your concentration levels over the ball. Put simply, it’s an iron with a miniature clubhead (the clubface is actually slightly narrower than a golf ball’s diameter) making centre-striking far more difficult. Then when you switch...

  • Learn to shape shots with Simon Khan

    Written by Simon Khan on Thursday, 15 September 2011

    Winner of the 2010 BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship event at Wentworth, Simon Khan has certainly proved his ability on the biggest of stages. In this exclusive video tip, Khan offers some top tips on how to shape the ball both ways, courtesy of TaylorMade.

  • Improve trajectory on iron shots

    Written by Hank Haney on Thursday, 15 September 2011

    As a special treat for you, we’ve managed to get hold of some exclusive video tips from Hank Haney, one of the world’s leading golf coaches, courtesy of TaylorMade. Haney has recently signed an agreement with the manufacturer, and will represent the brand by playing and teaching with TaylorMade equipment, wearing the TaylorMade logo on his headwear and shirt...

  • Irons instruction with Peter Hanson

    Written by Peter Hanson on Monday, 5 September 2011

    Swede Peter Hanson has become one of the most consistent performers on the European Tour, finishing 17th in last year’s Race to Dubai with two wins and three other top tens. His swing is one of the better actions on Tour and certainly one that most golfers can learn from. In this video tip, Hanson explains the importance of good swing...

  • Create downswing lag with a tee

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday, 4 August 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well...

  • Compress your irons with a tee

    Written by Tom Denby on Friday, 22 July 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well as sharpening...

  • Stop the shanks

    Written by Tom Denby on Friday, 15 July 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well...

  • Left shoulder over left foot

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 15 April 2011

    Sometimes, in an effort to clear the hips in the downswing when striking your irons, the spine leans away from the target excessively. This will often lead to either fat or thin shots when the clubhead reaches the ball before the butt end of the club. As TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this golf video tip, the club needs...

  • Gain connection perfection

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 15 April 2011

    Do you suffer from a lack of power specifically with your irons? It could be because your arms become disconnected from the chest during the swing. When the arms move independently of the body, it can be difficult to use the larger muscles, like the shoulders and legs, to generate the power, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston explains...

  • On-plane takeaway drill

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 15 April 2011

    Golfers struggling to control the dispersion of their iron shots usually do so because there is too much rotation of the clubface through the hitting area. This fault makes it difficult to square the clubface consistently and also increases the likelihood of applying sidespin on the ball. This drill from TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston helps you swing the club...

  • Keep your eyes level

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 25 March 2011

    Excessive weight transfer away from the target in the backswing makes it extremely difficult to return the weight back to the ball in time for impact. Improve your iron play technique by trying to keep your the eyes level to the floor during the golf swing, as TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this golf video tip. This will help you...

  • Compress your irons

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 25 March 2011

    The goal with an iron in your hand is to apply a downward blow on the ball, compressing the ball into the turf allowing the natural loft on the club to work. Often, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this video tip, amateur golfers have a tendency to back away from the target in the downswing, resulting in...

  • Practice with a sawn-off finish

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 25 March 2011

    A common fault amateur golfers suffer with is when the arms become disconnected from the chest in the followthrough. This movement produces severe problems with strike that need to be addressed if your scores are to improve. So as a practice drill, try holding a sawn-off follow through when working on your iron play. This helps the arms stay connected to...

  • Draw your irons

    Written by Chris Ryan on Tuesday, 15 March 2011

    Now you can gain an extra few yards with your irons hitting that sought-after right-to-left shape the Tour Pros hit with regularity. This video tip from TG Elite Pro Chris Ryan will show you how. Apologies for the poor sound quality. This instruction video was shot on location at Oceânico Amendoeira, Portugal. Visit The Oceânico website for more details.  ...

  • Improve your swing at home – credit card drill

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday, 31 January 2011

    One of the most common faults among the swings of amateur golfers is the ‘Chicken wing’, where the left arm gets separated from the body through impact, leading to a weak, scoopy actions and poor strikes! Cure this fault by trying this simple credit card drill at home explained by TG Elite Teaching Pro Adrian Fryer. You’ll soon find your upper...