Video Tips

  • 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...

  • Left Thumb Accuracy Tip

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 25 March 2010

    The positioning of the left thumb is absolutely paramount in presenting a neutral clubface to the ball at impact for straighter iron shots. As TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this golf video tip, getting the positioning spot on at address forms the platform for a square face throughout the swing. When the clubface is open or closed, your...

  • Knock out every pin!

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 19 March 2010

    When faced with a stunning approach shot after a great drive, we want to match such beauty with one of our best irons shots that seek out the pin and set us up for a birdie putt from close range. But to do this, we need to be confident we can square the clubface at impact when under pressure. This tee-peg...

  • Rotate The Clubface For Better Ball-striking

    Written by Nick Clemens on Monday, 01 February 2010

    Unlike hitting actions in other sports, the golf swing arc is at an angle, which means it’s impossible to keep the clubface square to the target throughout the swing. In order for the club to move around our body, the clubface has to rotate. Remember, the clubface is only square to the target for a fraction of a second…at impact! Find...

  • Nail Your Long Irons!

    Written by Nick Clemens on Friday, 29 January 2010

    They’re one of the hardest clubs to hit in your bag, but nailing long irons straight at the pin brings about an unrivalled feeling of satisfaction on the golf course. In this golf video tip, Today’s Golfer Elite Teaching Pro Nick Clemens gives you all the swing tips you need to pull off this tricky shot from the fairway.  ...

  • Increase Your Iron Play Power!

    Written by Nick Clemens on Friday, 29 January 2010

    Freedom in your golf swing is crucial if you’re gain those extra yards off the deck with your irons! A common error among amateurs is to try and keep the left arm straight in the backswing to provide width. But as Today’s Golfer Elite coach Nick Clemens explains in this golf video tip, locking the left arm reduces wrist hinge...

  • Strike Your Irons Better

    Written by Steven Orr on Tuesday, 08 December 2009

    The key to powerful and penetrating iron shots is a contact where the ball is compressed with a downward blow, ball then turf. By understanding how your irons are designed, you will be well on the way to hitting your irons longer and straighter. Remember, irons are designed to sit in a forward position, with the shaft pointing toward the left...

  • One arm golf swing to prevent fat iron shots

    Written by Dan Frost on Friday, 09 October 2009

    Priding yourself on prudent course management, you take the long iron for safety off the tee on that tight par four. But it all goes wrong when you hit the ball fat and your left wishing you'd just taken the driver in the first place. A fat or heavy contact occurs when you are too steep with your golf swing into...

  • How To Hold Firm Greens With Tiger Woods

    Written by Tiger Woods on Tuesday, 25 August 2009

    To Course setup can dictate not only the kind of curvature you want on approach shots but also trajectory. When the greens are firm and the pins tucked, you need to hit it high to hold the green or get it in there close. hit the high ball, you have to produce more backspin, which is the result of more swing...

Load more