Video Tips

  • Survey the hole when putting

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 14 October 2011

    Only looking at the line of long putts from behind the ball doesn’t give you the information you need the most. Remember, as the ball slows down it is affected by gravity much more, meaning it will take more break. So the next time your faced with a long putt, take some time (providing you’re not holding up play) to survey...

  • Putting instruction with Paul McGinley

    Written by Paul McGinley on Monday, 05 September 2011

    Paul McGinley, with three European Tour victories and four Ryder Cup appearances as a player and vice-captain, is a veteran of European golf. The Irishman famously sank a 10-foot putt to win the Ryder Cup for Europe at the Belfry in 2002 and here, he offers you some top putting tips to help you hole those clutch putts as well as...

  • 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...

  • Five ball putting drill

    Written by Tom Denby on Friday, 22 July 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well as sharpening...

  • Putt with a stable upper body

    Written by Tom Denby on Friday, 15 July 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well...

  • Become a more consistent putter

    Written by Tom Denby on Friday, 08 July 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well as sharpening...

  • Get a feel for distance control

    Written by Kristian Baker on Monday, 27 June 2011

    What is good feel? More importantly, how do you acquire it? Good feel is an understanding of how the ball reacts off the putter face, the speed at which it travels and the distance it rolls out. A good way to improve your feel is to try and judge the distance you hit your putts based solely on the...

  • 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, 01 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, 01 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, 01 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...

  • Long distance putting tip

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 18 February 2011

    Golfers often struggle with poor distance control because the butt end of the putter moves too laterally during the stroke. This leads to poor rhythm, timing and off-centre strikes, all of which reduce the chances of putting the ball close from long range. As TG Elite Pro Rob Watts explains in this golf video tip, limiting the movement of the butt...

  • 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...

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