2012

  • Try 'The Claw' to improve your putting

    Written by Chris Ryan on Monday, 31 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Chris Ryan shows you a grip that could revolutionise your putting stroke. Many tour professionals have switched to the claw grip and now you can too by following Chris' step-by-step guide. This video was shot on location at Abama Golf Resort & Spa, Tenerife. Visit www.abamahotelresort.com for more info...

  • Use a notepad to improve your putting

    Written by Chris Ryan on Thursday, 6 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Chris Ryan shows you how to use a notepad to improve your putting. He splits in and lies it on the green to create a gateway, allowing him to focus on the first few feet of his putt. By doing this you can start the ball off on the right line, rather than getting distracted by where the...

  • Video Tips: Keegan Bradley On Short Putts

    Written by Keegan Bradley on Thursday, 1 November 2012

    In this video, 2011 USPGA Champion Keegan Bradley talks to TG columnist Andrew Cotter through his process of holing short putts. His technique includes closing down the mind and taking the pressure out of the shot. Watch the video here, made by WGC sponsors HSBC, to improve your putting:...

  • Video Tips: Luke Donald On Putting

    Written by Luke Donald on Thursday, 1 November 2012

    Luke Donald is often touted as the world's best putter, and in this video he talks to TG columist Andrew Cotter about his technique. Watch below and you can learn from the world number three, including why an increase in speed is so important to get the ball rolling. Cotter and Donald filmed the video with the help of HSBC, ahead of the HSBC...

  • Why Ian Poulter Holes Putts When It Matters

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 12 October 2012

    Without question, the stand-out performance at the Ryder Cup was that of Ian Poulter, winning four points from a possible four and creating momentum for his team when it seemed all was lost on Saturday afternoon by birdieing the final five holes to win his match with a succession of clutch putts. TG Elite Pro Lee Scarbrow has witnessed Poulter’s talent...

  • Lighten your grip pressure when putting

    Written by Chris Ryan on Wednesday, 22 August 2012

    Golfers that grip the putter too tightly will reduce feel and often have poor tempo and rhythm in their strokes. Ideally, you want to adopt as light a grip pressure as possible on the greens, almost feeling as though the putter is heavy in your hands. In this video tip from TG Elite Pro Chris Ryan, you’ll learn a couple of...

  • Putt with a stable lower half

    Written by Chris Ryan on Wednesday, 22 August 2012

    Swinging the putter on the correct path and returning the face to square at impact relies on the number of moving body parts being reduced as much as possible. The arms will move but only as a result of the back and shoulder muscles but what certainly should not move is the legs. Too often, amateur players try to get a...

  • Connect the chest and shoulder to hole putts

    Written by Chris Ryan on Thursday, 16 August 2012

    A common cause of missed putts from short range is a disconnection between the chest and left shoulder. This separation is what causes the clubface to rotate excessively through impact, leading to putts that miss both left and right. A good drill to feel whether this fault occurs during your swing is to place your right hand on the point of...

  • Practice putting with a secondary target

    Written by Chris Ryan on Thursday, 16 August 2012

    Putting it close from long range depends on two things being achieved. A correct read of the green followed by a good stroke with the ball being struck on the sweetspot of the putter. This drill from TG Elite Pro Chris Ryan will test both of these factors on the practice green. Give yourself a long putt and read the break.

  • Improve your putting distance control

    Written by Kevin Flynn on Friday, 10 August 2012

    PlaneTruth Pro Kevin Flynn talks us through his simple yet effective putting drill to improve distance control and stroke consistency. First he lays down two long irons, before putting in four tees at even intervals. He then makes his backswing to the butt of the irons, before completing his normal follow through. The key here is to repeat...

  • Ignore the hole to make more putts!

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 8 June 2012

    A common cause of excessive tension on shorter putts is the fact that you can see the hole in your peripheral vision. This leads to last-moment compensations in the stroke and putts missing left or right. On longer putts, the hole doesn’t come into view when addressing the ball so the putter swings much more freely. This is the feeling you...

  • Key ways to handle fast greens

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 31 May 2012

    The summer months are approaching, which means the greens will be faster and you need to adapt to them quickly to ensure your scores don’t suffer. There are a couple changes you can make to your set-up that will promote a ‘deader’ strike to help take speed away without the putter decelerating. Adrian Fryer explains all in this golf video tip.

  • Knock in three footers with ease

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 31 May 2012

    When you have a competition card in your hand, the tendency is often to become tentative on short putts with the putter decelerating and the ball rolling off line. The key is to be positive on those nervy three footers. You can do that with this simple drill using a tee in this golf video tip from TG Elite Pro Adrian...

  • Get over your putting yips

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 31 May 2012

    The putting yips are a common problem among amateurs and one that can be destructive to the enjoyment of the game. They become too technical and lose the ability to let the putter swing. What’s important to remember, as TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip, is that the golf ball and putter doesn’t know who’s on...