April

  • Groove a neutral putting stroke

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 20 April 2011

    Whatever your swing thought is when standing over a putt, you could benefit from having a more neutral putting stroke, where the putter swings back and through on the right path with minimal rotation or twisting of the clubhead. This simple drill from TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston gives you instant feedback if the putter head moves too far inside...

  • Try this putting pre-shot routine

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 20 April 2011

    You can tell when a golfer is thinking too much about a putt when they freeze over the ball. You expect them to start to swing the putter back yet the movement doesn’t come and when it does, the ball rarely drops! Over-thinking certainly hinders the quality of the stroke. You can eliminate this from happening in your game by adopting...

  • Roll the ball on line every time

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 20 April 2011

    Golfers need to be specific about the line they’ve picked for their putts. When the selection is too vague, it can be difficult to commit to a particular line and consequently the ball misses either left or right more often than it should. This technique from TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston, whereby you pick a blemish or darker patch of...

  • One, two putting drill

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 1 April 2011

    Amateur golfers often struggle with their tempo and rhythm when hitting short putts under pressure due to excessive tension or anxiety, as TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this brand new golf video tip. A simple method to overcome this is to count ‘one’ and ‘two’ either out loud or in your head as you make the stroke. This takes...

  • Listen, don’t look!

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 1 April 2011

    Many amateur golfers try and get a sneak peak at the ball dropping into the hole too early during the stroke causing the shoulders to open and the path of the putter through the ball to change. As TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this golf video tip, by keeping the head looking down at the ground after impact, the...

  • Swing the putter to the target

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 1 April 2011

    Are you fed up of missing short putts when they matter most? These jaw-dropping howlers could be occurring because your followthrough is short and jerky, as TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston explains in this golf video tip. By feeling that the putter head swings freely towards the target, you’ll achieve a much better roll and increase your chances of squaring the...