2010

  • Hole more putts with a level head

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 03 December 2010

    When amateur golfers putt looking down their nose the result is usually excessive rotation of the upper body, which makes the task of squaring the clubface far more difficult. The key feeling you want to achieve in your putting address position is the head dropping, like you’ve nodded off on a train, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Rob Watts explains in...

  • Learn to release your putter

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday, 29 October 2010

    Do you want to know what the ‘release’ of the putter feels like? Then practice making some putter swings with your headcover still on the club, says TG Elite Teaching Pro Richard Ellis. Release of the putter is to help you promote the correct amount of topspin and square the blade consistently. Give this drill a go and you’ll start holing...

  • Putt it closer from distance

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday, 01 October 2010

    Putting from long range requires more focus to be on feel and instinct rather than your putting action. Thanks to this video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Richard Ellis, you can adopt a pre-shot routine that will get your ball rolling inside that dustbin lid every time. By breaking down the practice swing into three parts whilst looking at the hole,...

  • Push drill for holing short putts

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday, 24 September 2010

    It’s only natural to get nervous when standing over a three-foot putt. After all, it’s a length of putt we expect to make every time, which puts extra weight on our shoulders. This pressure is detrimental to our putting stroke and often causes a nervy deceleration into the ball, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Richard Ellis explains in this golf video...

  • Throw a ball for putting distance control

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 17 September 2010

    When throwing a ball to someone, you don’t have to think about the technique required to carry it out – it just happens instinctively. The same is true when putting from long range, as TG Elite Teaching Pro explains in this video tip. By making practice swings looking at the hole, you are focusing on the target like you would when throwing...

  • Focus away from the cup to hole putts!

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 17 September 2010

    Amateur golfers miss their fair share of putts from inside 15 feet because they focus too much on the hole itself rather than the intended line. It may sound daft but the key in putting from this range is to ignore the hole and focus on the line the ball will travel on. Don’t just look at where you want the...

  • Pace your putts

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 27 August 2010

    Being a good putter from long range requires practice and lots of it! A good routine to get into when practicing putting from distance is to pace the putt out first. Then, when you make a good putt, try and remember how the tempo felt and also the length of stroke for that length of putt. As TG Elite Teaching Pro...

  • Putting from long range

    Written by Andy Lavers on Tuesday, 17 August 2010

    Poor putting from long range is where three-putts are made. It might be that you’re not too clever from close range, but the reason you’ve left yourself that awkward distance is because your first putt was off target. If you struggle to find that dustbin lid, this golf video tip from Burghley Park Head Pro Andy Lavers will be right up...

  • Create a pendulum motion

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Monday, 16 August 2010

    Getting a good roll on the ball is key if you want to hole more putts. A lot of golfers struggle to achieve this because the putter moves laterally too much during the stroke. In this golf video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston, we show you how to get your ball rolling earlier on the greens, which means...

  • No more three-putts!

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Monday, 16 August 2010

    When putting from long range, a lot of amateur golfers will involve their upper body in the stroke in a bid to try and get the required distance. But when this occurs, it’s very difficult to bring the putter back to the ball squarely as there are so many moving parts in the action! This golf video tip from TG Elite Teaching...

  • Limit hand action when putting

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Monday, 16 August 2010

    When the wrists are too active in your putting stroke, you tend to flick a the ball, which makes it difficult to control the distance of your putts. This can often be caused by the set-up position. When the hands are too high up on the putter handle, this creates an angle in the left wrist. This encourages the wrists to...

  • Putt better from distance

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Monday, 16 August 2010

    Do you struggle to get your ball inside the all-important dustbin lid when putting  from distance? Well it could be that your arms separate during the stroke, which leads to mis-struck putts, increasing the chance of three-putting! This top golf video tip from Gareth Johnston will help keep your putting motion more compact, enabling you to find the sweetspot of your putter every...

  • Rolling a tyre

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Monday, 09 August 2010

    When swinging a regular golf club, we are always encouraged to swing down to ball in a descending blow. However, whilst this principle may ring true for 13 of the 14 clubs in the bag, Gareth Johnston encourages a rather different philosophy with the putter, suggesting its best to swing up. By using the analogy of a rolling tyre, it’s clear...

  • Choose the right putter

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Monday, 09 August 2010

    Some putters are face balanced, whilst others are weighted towards the heel. Either type can produce great results on the green, but only if they are used in the manner in which they have been designed. Expert Gareth Johnston demonstrates how, when using a face-balanced putter, the optimum stroke is to take the putter head straight back and sweep it straight...

  • Distance control

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Monday, 09 August 2010

    The best way of maintaining a good sense of distance control on all of your putts is to keep the length of your backswing with the putter the same as the length of your follow-through. There are certain routines you can get in to that will guarantee you consistency with your distance control. For example, once you’ve taken your regular putting...

  • Sort your grip

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Monday, 09 August 2010

    There are several ways of holding the putter, and indeed several types of stroke you can make; straight back and through, swinging in an arc or a push stroke, just to name a few. But as Gareth Johnston shows, no matter what kind of stroke you choose to make, your hands should always be placed on the club in the...

  • Get a better roll

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Monday, 09 August 2010

    So often when putting, we make what we believe to be a good stroke, only to look up and see the ball bobble on its way to the cup, thus causing it to pull up short of the hole. Bobbles on the green are often caused by forces out of our own control, such as spike marks or divots in the...

  • Putt better from mid-range

    Written by Nick Clemens on Tuesday, 27 July 2010

    Are you frustrated by hitting loads of greens in regulation but not converting these solid irons shots into birdies? Then your mid range putting skills could probably do with a brush up. In this video tip from Scoring Zone Instructor Nick Clemens, we show you what you need to be looking to achieve in your stroke when putting from 15 – 25...

  • Hole short putts

    Written by Nick Clemens on Tuesday, 27 July 2010

    Missing short putts is one of the most frustrating errors in golf. We can often knock it on the green from 200 yards away but when faced with a 3-foot tap in, nerves sometimes get the better of us and we’ll look an idiot in front of our mates as we take three to get the ball in the hole. If this situation...

  • Short putts drill

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 09 July 2010

    There’s nothing more frustrating than when our long game is on top form, our chipping is the best it’s ever been, but we just can’t get the ball in the hole from three feet! The key to holing from short range consistently is to be instinctive. As TG Elite Teaching Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip, being positive...

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