May

  • Remain Solid Over Putts with David Leadbetter

    Written by David Leadbetter on Wednesday, 27 May 2009

    The biggest reason amateurs miss putts, say from six feet and in, is excessive head and upper-body movement as they look anxiously to see if the ball has gone in the hole. Usually it hasn't! This extra motion on the through-stroke causes inconsistencies in speed and face position. To repeat an accelerating stroke with the putterhead traveling square down the...

  • Basic Putting Stance

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 22 May 2009

    The purpose of the putting stance is to provide stability, so that the upper body can rock the putter back and through with no movement from the lower half. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, bend over from the waist with a little knee flex and tuck your elbows into your sides. The eyes must be positioned over the ball.

  • Spider Putting Drill

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 22 May 2009

    Do you struggle to visualise the line of your putts? A great little tool you can use to help decide the line is the one I call a 'Putting Spider'. Just draw some spider's legs on a compact disc and position the head at the point where you think the ball will break into the hole. Then practice making putts aiming for...

  • Putting Grip

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 22 May 2009

    The putting grip is not for power like a full shot, it's designed for control, for stability and to improve your feel. As a result the way you hold the putter is completely different from the way you grip an iron or a driver. TG Top 12 Teacher Adrian Fryer shows you how to place the putter correctly in your hands...

  • Putting Aim

    Written by TG Top 12 Teacher Adrian Fryer on Friday, 22 May 2009

    In order to improve your aim on the putting green it is important to get your eyes positioned directly over the ball. If your head is too close or too far away from the ball this can distort your view of the putt and make green reading hard.

  • Long Iron Putting Drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Monday, 18 May 2009

    When it comes to putting instruction the common tips are to keep your head still and make a pendulum stroke. But instead of rehearsing the obvious, why not try something different and focus on a a different area of the body that has a massive impact on the putting stroke - the area around your belt buckle. TG Top 12 Teacher Dan Frost...

  • Cure Your Putting Yips

    Written by Dan Frost on Friday, 08 May 2009

    The yips occur when the right hand takes over and releases the putter uncontrollably. It's like electric in your hands. If this horror scenario sounds familiar, then listen up. There is a simple putting drill you can use to cure your affliction. It involves changing your grip. TG Top 12 Teacher Dan Frost demonstrates how using a paddle-style grip can have a massive impact on...

  • Rock The Putter Practice Drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Friday, 08 May 2009

    We've all been given the piece of advice to rock our shoulders with a putter in hand, but it can be pretty hard to master. To make this move easier TG Top 12 Teacher Dan Frost has a simple drill using an old golf shaft you can try. Simply place the shaft under your armpits and make your stroke. Watch this putting...

  • Two Thumb Putting Grip

    Written by Johan Edfors on Tuesday, 05 May 2009

    I had a tendency to get open in the shoulders which would lead to me pulling putts. I tried cross-handed for a while and that squared them up nicely, but it never felt comfortable. My coach suggested the grip that you see here. It’s one that he had used for some time and I find it much more comfortable than the...