2008

  • Stop Missing Short Putts

    Written by Dan Frost on Monday, 10 November 2008

    There's nothing more frustrating than playing a hole well only to miss a simple two-footer on the green. These testing little putts are often missed due to anxiety. The golfer looks up too soon after striking the putt to see if it drops in the hole. The secret to holing out from close range is to keep your eyes down fixed on...

  • Putting Distance Control Drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Monday, 10 November 2008

    Most three putts are the result of poor distance control. Leaving your first putt short or long leaves too much work to hole out in two. To improve your long range putting you must work on your distance control. TG Top 12 Teaching Professional Dan Frost has a simple drill you can take to the practice green to help you learn...

  • Putting Body Alignment Drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Monday, 10 November 2008

    Many poor putters struggle on the greens because they have too much lower body movement in their stroke. The ideal movement comes from the upper body, keeping the lower body still. This allows a simple back and through pendulum putting stroke. TG Top 12 Teaching Professional Dan Frost demonstrates a great drill you can use to minimise your body movement and start holing...

  • Putting Grip

    Written by Dan Frost on Monday, 10 November 2008

    If you want to hole more putts then it is really important to grip the putter correctly. Do so and you'll keep the hands nice and neutral on the club. Where most amateurs go wrong is they grip the putter in a similar fashion to an iron or wood. This encourages the hands to rotate, a big no-no in the putting...

  • Toothpaste tip for putting feel

    Written by Dan Frost on Tuesday, 14 October 2008

    It's hard to describe in words the correct feel for putting with the right pressure on the grip. But it is crucial to putting. An easy way to get the correct grip pressure is to hold a tube of toothpaste in your hands. You want to grip the toothpaste tight enough that the tube is firmly in your hands without any paste...

  • How To Hole Pressure Putts

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Thursday, 4 September 2008

    As cruel as it may seem, matchplay games may well come down to those four to five foot putts. You may have been hitting the ball great all day, driving every fairway and finding every green, but if you can't hole the putts under pressure you'll lose. Putting well under pressure all boils down to routine. If you can get into a...

  • How To Avoid The Missed Short Putt

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Friday, 1 August 2008

    We all know how annoying it is to miss one of those short putts. They really can make or break a round. To become proficient at holing out testers every time you need a sound technique and strong mentality. Improve both these aspects of your game by viewing this video instruction tip on how to avoid the missed short putt.

  • How To Avoid Three Putts

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Tuesday, 29 July 2008

    Three putting is one of the biggest waste of shots on the golf course. There's nothing more frustrating than finding the green in regulation with two putts for a par, only to wind up taking three putts or worse and walk off feeling that you are frittering shots away. Most club golfers average two three putts a round and we should...

  • Putting Alignment Video Tip

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Monday, 23 June 2008

    Great putting and great alignment go hand in hand. If you can't aim the putter correctly then you will seriously struggle to hole putts with any consistency. Great alignment isn't just about getting the putter aiming at the hole, it's about aiming your whole body square to the target. TG Top 12 teaching professional Lee Scarbrow has a simple putting drill you...

  • Long Putt Drill

    Written by Mark Moore on Thursday, 5 June 2008

    Long putts are the most crucial putts you'll have. Knock these dead and you can virtually guarantee a two-putt. Hit them short or long and you're faced with a tricky second putt. Rudding Park golf professional Mark Moore has a simple drill you can use to learn to get great pace control with your long putts. All you need to do...

  • Green Reading Video Lesson

    Written by Mark Moore on Tuesday, 3 June 2008

    Do sloping greens confuse you? The first lesson you need to learn is that every putt is a straight putt. That means that even on a sloping green you need to putt to a point straight ahead of you where the ball will break down towards the hole. Once you grasp this concept putting on undulating surfaces will be much easier. Not sure...

  • Short Putt Drill

    Written by Mark Moore on Wednesday, 28 May 2008

    The short putt is that critical distance that we'd all love to hole, but often miss. The reason? Nerves. To take the tension out of your putting stroke Rudding Park golf club professional Mark Moore has a simple putting drill you can try on the green. Watch the golf video lesson for the short putt drill and you'll soon be sinking these nerve-janglers with...

  • 3 Foot Putt Golf Video lesson

    Written by Mark Moore on Thursday, 22 May 2008

    The three foot putt is that critical distance that we'd all love to hole, but often miss. The reason? Nerves. To take the tension out of your putting stroke Rudding Park golf club professional Mark Moore has a simple practice drill you can try on the putting green. Watch the golf video lesson for the 3 foot putt and you'll soon be sinking these...

  • Putting grip golf tip

    Written by Nick Clemens on Friday, 9 May 2008

    Do you struggle with your putting? Watch this Nick Clemens golf video tip to show you the ideal putting grip... STEP ONE Have the club rest in between both pads of the left hand so the side of the handle runs down the lifeline of palm. STEP TWO Do exactly the same with the right hand to make a mirror of the left, with both...