August

  • 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...