2012

  • How to avoid trouble with your approach

    Written by Chris Ryan on Thursday, 29 November 2012

    In this video Elite TG Pro Chris Ryan shows you how to avoid trouble, but still go at the flag. With less than 150-yards to the flag Chris wants to be aggressive but avoid going left towards the water. In the video, he explains how some simple setup changes can help you to achieve this, without the risk of going left.  This video...

  • Matchplay - Keep your ball in play

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Friday, 21 September 2012

    The golden rule in matchplay is to never give your opponent the hole. By keeping your ball in play, you force your opponent to make birdies to gain the advantage and often, this strategy will grind them down and force them into a mistake. This strategy applies off the tee (avoiding out of bounds and water hazards) but also in fairway...

  • Matchplay - Display aggression early

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Friday, 21 September 2012

    Letting your opponent know that you’re willing to be aggressive from every tee sends a signal of intent. You can do this most effectively on holes where the honour is theirs by pulling the driver from the bag and ensuring they notice you’ve done so. In this video tip from TG Elite Pro Scott Cranfield, our man highlights how you should...

  • Matchplay - Always intend to mark your ball

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Friday, 21 September 2012

    You can become unnecessarily frustrated in matchplay if you expect your opponent to give you a putt, only for them to stare at the floor quietly when you look over. This could lead to you making poor decisions or swings on the subsequent holes, giving your opponent the psychological upper hand. A way to prevent this is from the very start...

  • Matchplay – Take control of your body language

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 31 August 2012

    In matchplay, your opponent can take confidence and strength from your weakness. If you hit a wayward shot and show your displeasure, your opponent will believe he has you on the racks and make a conscious effort to put the final nail in your coffin. But there’s a way you can stop this from happening, as TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer...

  • Matchplay – Expect your opponent to hole out

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 31 August 2012

    Momentum is key in matchplay. To that end, one must never assume a hole is won or your opponent is out of the hole until you’ve nailed that winning putt. A common way momentum is lost is when you hit your approach shot close only for your opponent to strike first with a lengthy birdie putt. This can sometimes leave you...

  • Matchplay – Keep your eyes busy, mind still

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 31 August 2012

    Ernie Els’ Open Championship win at Royal Lytham brought into the public eye (excuse the pun) of Eye Doctor Sherylle Calder and more importantly, the role the eyes play in performing at the highest level. Recent research has shown that when the eyes are busy, looking around and taking in the surroundings, the mind is relatively still, which means you don’t...

  • Get the most out of practice

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 1 August 2012

    Our Elite Pro Adrian Fryer feels that too many people focus on one aspect of their swing during their pre-shot routine, and let that effect the real thing. So he has come up with these tips on the range at Royal Lytham and St. Annes to help you find that extra bit of consistency. First up is always make your...

  • Upgrade your brain – Holing clutch putts

    Written by Karl Steptoe on Thursday, 23 February 2012

    When faced with a short putt we expect to hole, we can often become anxious and focus too much on the stroke because ours and our playing partner’s expectations are so high. A good way to combat this problem is to rank the putt on something other than if the putt is successful, as top sports psychologist Karl Steptoe explains in...

  • Upgrade your brain – How and when to switch on before every shot

    Written by Karl Steptoe on Thursday, 23 February 2012

    It’s not beneficial to be concentrating fully on our golf for the whole four hours during our round. Aspects of our pre-shot routine can be used as a trigger to switch our concentration on when we need it – when hitting golf shots. In this video tip, top sports psychologist Karl Steptoe also highlights crucial parts of the pre-shot routine you...

  • Download the Pre-Shot Training Programme

    Thursday, 9 February 2012

    The mental side of the game has never been more important on Tour, as players eek every ounce of performance in order to compete at the highest level. Jon Finn, a former university lecturer and has produced a free document for todaysgolfer.co.uk users, to help you improve your mental attitude to the game. Finn has identified four tools to tackle...