2009

  • Nail the first tee shot without warming up

    Written by Dan Frost on Friday, 09 October 2009

    Although it's not ideal, we rarely have any regrets about stepping out of our cars and onto the first tee without any kind of warm-up because, quite simply, we just want to play golf! But thanks to TG's Dan Frost, you don't have do a stressful warm-up routine. You can go from your car to the tee and hit your first...

  • Do Not Let Fear Affect Your Game

    Written by Stanley Popovich on Tuesday, 18 August 2009

    Sometimes, fear and anxiety can get the best of us in the game of golf. The key is to know how to manage that fear and anxiety. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a golfer can use to help manage their fears and every day anxieties. Occasionally, you may become stressed when you have to play...

  • Do Not Stress Over The Competition

    Written by Stanley Popovich on Tuesday, 18 August 2009

    Many golfers sometimes get anxious when they play against a tough opponent. They get nervous on who they are playing and they get so worked up that they lose focus on playing their game. In the end, they make mistakes and end up beating themselves up if they do not win. As a result, here is a list of techniques...

  • Our Worries Can Distort The Reality Of Our Golf Game

    Written by Stanley Popovich on Tuesday, 18 August 2009

    At times, our worries and anxieties can overwhelm us. In addition, our worries can distort our perception of our golf game. Here is a brief list of techniques that a golfer can use to help gain a better perspective on things during their stressful moments. When feeling anxious, stop what you are doing and try to do something relaxing. A person...

  • Alcohol, Substance Abuse, And Fear Will Not Help Your Golf Game

    Written by Stanley Popovich on Tuesday, 18 August 2009

    Your fears, anxieties, and other problems have the best of you and you don’t know where to turn for help. Your golf game is starting to go south as a result of the stress and anxieties. In these cases, some golfers will use alcohol or other substances to feel better. So what do you do to make your problems and fears...

  • Warming up on the range with Alastair Forsyth

    Written by Alastair Forsyth on Friday, 17 July 2009

    Come on, admit it. You're one of those golfers who runs on to the range and bombs a few drives off the tee before leaving to start your round, aren't you? Everyone's done it but, let's face it, it's no way to prepare for a round. Watch this video with European Tour pro Alastair Forsyth for some tips on how to warm...

  • Biomechanics With Dave Phillips

    Written by Dave Phillips on Thursday, 09 July 2009

    Maintaining a stable posture throughout the swing is essential for power, consistency and lower scores. But proper posture doesn’t come simply from practising swing mechanics. You need to train specific muscles, too. Think of your spine as a radio tower with four guide wires that keep it stable and allow you to swing properly. The first wire is your rectus abdominis...

  • Shape Shots

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Tuesday, 24 February 2009

    Learn to work the ball left to right and right to left set up a little gate of balls on the ground. Try to work your target ball in the correct direction through the golf ball gate to help you feel the correct direction of the shot. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow demonstrates how to shape shots by setting up a...

  • Golf Practice Tip

    Written by Dan Frost on Thursday, 19 February 2009

    There are two different forms of golf practice - technical and tactical. Technical practice is working on a new swing move. Tactical practice is turning your practice into realistic on-course situations, like hitting a target or shaping a shot. The most important component of tactical practice is to follow a pre-shot routine.    ...