August

  • Right hand off putting drill

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 25 August 2011

    Successful putting from long distance relies on having a good feel for the distance. By this, we mean a sense of how far the putter should be travelling in order to send the ball the correct distance. This right-hand-off drill from TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston will not only improve your feel on long putts but it will also help you...

  • Be positive on short putts

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 25 August 2011

    A good putting stroke comprises a gentle acceleration of the putter through the impact area. When club golfers swing the putter back too far, especially on shorter putts, the tendency then is for the putter face to over-rotate, making it more difficult to square it at impact. To combat this fault, you can place a tee behind the ball to help...

  • Strike putts better with a flat left wrist

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 12 August 2011

    One of the biggest errors on the greens among amateur golfers is a cupping of the left wrist through impact in a flicking action. This creates problems with strike and also squaring the putter face at impact. This drill from TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston helps create the right amount of shaft lean at address and replicate this at impact by...

  • Use your face-balanced putter more effectively

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 12 August 2011

    Face-balanced putters are designed to stay much squarer throughout your putting stroke. This differs from toe-weighted putters that form the more blade-style, which are designed to rotate much more during the stroke. To use your face-balanced putter more effectively, form a gate of tees around your ball, as explained here by TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston. This helps keep the path...

  • Putter release drill

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 12 August 2011

    Releasing the putter correctly is an essential quality in squaring the face consistently. Golfers that try and guide the ball into the hole with too much body movement have too many moving parts, creating excessive putter face rotation. A great drill to improve the release of your putter is to take your lead hand off and place it around your back...