September

  • 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...