2010

  • Flop it close

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday, 29 October 2010

    The flop shot is a great option to have at your disposal should you find yourself in a tricky situation around the green. You need a good lie and if you get one, you need to take advantage, using the advice in this video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Rich Ellis. The key is to accelerate the club through the...

  • A new way to play the flop shot

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 03 September 2010

    With a pin tight to the edge of the green, the only way to get your ball to stop quickly by the flag is by playing a high spinning flop shot. As TG Elite Teaching Pro Lee Scarbrow explains in this golf video tip, using a stronger left hand grip allows you to hinge the wrists early in the backswing and get...

  • Use the slopes to your advantage

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 27 August 2010

    When faced with a sloping green, you shouldn’t just ignore the slopes and go straight for the flag! If you can, try and use them to your advantage to get your ball closer to the hole. In this example, TG Elite Teaching Pro Lee Scarbrow finds himself facing a chip to a flag just over the top of a ridge. But...

  • Which club should you chip with?

    Written by Steven Orr on Wednesday, 18 August 2010

    Many golfers who have recently taken up the game naturally struggle to understand which club to use around the green and the factors to take into consideration. The goal when chipping should be to choose a club that gets you over whatever obstacle you face between you and the flag. It could be a bunker, some thick rough or even a...

  • The flop shot

    Written by Andy Lavers on Tuesday, 17 August 2010

    When you short side yourself to a tight pin, the only option you have is to flop the ball high and get it to land soft if you want to finish close to the hole. Many amateur golfers go about this in the wrong way, however, and consequently leave them self too far away from the pin to save par.  This golf...

  • The chip and run

    Written by Andy Lavers on Tuesday, 17 August 2010

    Many golfers have a limited repertoire of shots around the green and stick to using the sand wedge from almost all situations. But more often than not, a chip and run is the more suitable play, especially when you have a tight lie or if you have plenty of green between you and a back pin. With these tips from Burghley Park...

  • Recovery Zone – Downhill Chip

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 25 June 2010

    The downhill chip is one of the toughest shots in golf to execute, but an up-and-down for par is still possible if you follow these simple steps. In this video tip TG Elite Teaching Pro Rob Watts shows you how to set up correctly to knock it close. Take a lofted club, adjust your body so your shoulders are parallel to...

  • Approach Zone - Pitching

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 27 May 2010

    Do you want more control with your pitch shots? Then this golf video tip from TG Approach Zone Instructor Adrian Fryer is well worth a watch! Many amateur golfers, scared of thinning the ball through the green, present too much shaft lean at address in attempt to create a descending blow on the ball in the downswing. But this often gets overdone,...