November

  • Chip and Run Drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Monday, 24 November 2008

    When playing a chip and run shot we are encouraged to try and help to get the ball in the air. However, quite often the back of the left hand collapses and instead of helping to get some height on the ball, it ends up skimming along the green. A great way of curing this fault is to use two clubs as a...

  • Stop Yipping Chips

    Written by Dan Frost on Monday, 10 November 2008

    Do you struggle with the yips when you play chip shots around the green? If the answer is yes then there's a really simple drill you can use to erradicate this horror shot. It's called instinctive chipping. TG Top 12 Teaching Professional Dan Frost demonstrates how chipping balls with a free-flowing action will rid your game of the yips. Watch the video...

  • Chipping Distance Control

    Written by Dan Frost on Monday, 10 November 2008

    One of the common questions golfers ask is how to control the distance of their chips. The answer is very simple: just use your instincts. TG Top 12 Teaching Professional Dan Frost demonstrates a very simple drill where you throw a ball to the hole to improve your touch and feel around the greens. Watch the video tip now.

  • Learn to Love the Sand

    Written by Brannen Veal on Monday, 10 November 2008

    Most professionals will tell you that they don't mind finding their ball in the bunker at all. Yet most amateurs feel that they have been punished if they have a sand shot. The difference is that professionals have a very sound set-up and swing technique that makes bunker shots easy. Sea Island Golf Resort's director of instruction Brannen Veal demonstrates the fundamentals...

  • How to Play a Flop Shot

    Written by Brannen Veal on Monday, 10 November 2008

    Many golfers believe that the flop shot is a special shot that only tour professionals can pull off. The reality is that it's really not that difficult, anyone can play it. The secret is to use a lofted club and move the ball position forwards in your stance. Sea Island Golf Resort's director of instruction Brannen Veal demonstrates how to play it.

  • Imagination Around The Green

    Written by Brannen Veal on Monday, 10 November 2008

    The best golfers in the world all have one thing in common: they all have an amazing imagination around the greens. The key thing is don't be scared to try different shots. Whether you're 10 foot or 50 foot from the pin don't necessarily play the obvious club you use to chip or pitch. Any one of the clubs in your...

  • Pitch Towel Drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Monday, 10 November 2008

    Accurate pitching is all about controlling the distance your shots travel. The main reason golfers struggle to control the distance of their pitch shots is because the body and the arms don't move in sync. TG Top 12 Teaching Professional Dan Frost has devised a very simple drill using a golf towel under your arms to improve the synchronisation of your swing.

  • Hit Down Pitch Control

    Written by Dan Frost on Monday, 10 November 2008

    The most important rule of ball striking is to make a descending blow, catching the ball then making a divot. This action will give you a powerful penetrating ball flight and make distance control easy. TG Top 12 Teaching Professional Dan Frost uses a simple technique of missing a club placed behind the ball on the ground to help you improve your...

  • Spin Pitch Shots

    Written by Dan Frost on Monday, 10 November 2008

    There's a simple rule to getting your pitch shots to spin and stop - all you need to do is strike down on the ball. Where most amateurs fail is in the angle of attack. Instead of hitting down, the club approaches the ball on a too shallow path. This leads to two faults. Either the hands try to help the shot into the air...