2015

  • Master approach shots over water

    Sunday, 25 October 2015

    Fault: You get nervous when faced with an approach over a hazard. Fix: It’s the one that makes every amateur – and plenty of pros – weak at the knees: the approach shot over water. The first step to being successful here is your state of mind. If the hazard wasn’t there this would be a straightforward approach of around 150...

  • Hank Haney gives you 10 tips for saving shots

    Friday, 23 October 2015

    If you are serious about improving your game then there's no-one better to advise you than the man who coached Tiger Woods to Major success.   You’ve really got to know your stuff for the world’s best golfers to trust you with improving their games. Hank Haney experienced that trust while guiding both Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara to Major Championships.

  • Short game: Recovering from the rough

    Friday, 16 October 2015

    Fault: Failing to remove the ball from thick rough at the first attempt. Fix: It was an error to get yourself in this position but you’re here now so let’s deal with it. You’re in range of the green but there is no chance of getting any control from this lie so forget about the flag. The only objective...

  • Indecision: Chipping over a bunker

    Thursday, 17 September 2015

    Fault: Indecision and fear when faced with a chip over a bunker. Fix: ‘You’d rather be in the bunker.’ It’s a line you will have heard trotted out countless times by television commentators in this situation. Those who struggle to control their bunker shots will laugh at that but, trust me, it’s much easier to get up and down...

  • Approaches: Get out of jail

    Wednesday, 26 August 2015

    Fault: Being too greedy after hitting into trouble and compounding the error. Fix: Whether it’s a short par 4 that you’ve taken on with the driver or a long par 5 that you’ve tried to hit in two, we all misjudge things and put ourselves in trouble. With your head spinning, the most important thing is not to do the same...

  • Matt Kuchar: My short game secrets

    Monday, 24 August 2015

    Anyone who enjoys a punt on golf tournaments knows that a wager on Matt Kuchar is likely to keep you interested all the way to Sunday evening.  Kuchar has 71 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour, with over 50 coming in the past five years. The game’s most consistent player might have only five PGA Tour titles since 2010, but one...

  • One hour away from a better game

    Wednesday, 04 February 2015

    Jonathan Wallett is a European Tour coach and director of the Elite Coaching Golf Academy. Whatever your handicap, everyone thinks more practice is the key to success. However, as a golf coach for more than 25 years, I’d say that, of those who practise regularly, 70 per cent do so in a way that hurts their game, and 20 per cent...