Swing Drills

  • Fix your slice with this pre-shot routine

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 7 August 2013

    Around 80% of club golfers hit the ball with a slice that robs them of distance and accuracy. If you're one of these golfers, you can start straightening out your shots with something as simple as a pre-shot routine. This video tip by TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer demonstrates a pre-shot routine that will help fix the tendencies that lead to a...

  • Gain more power with this pre-shot routine

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 7 August 2013

    Every golfer wants to hit the ball further, especially off the tee. But it's important that you increase your power in a controllable way to ensure you hit long and accurate shots. There are a few simple steps that you can take to banish the momentum lost by overswinging and striking the ground too early. This video tip from TG Elite Pro...

  • Feel and control your clubface

    Written by Kendal McWade on Wednesday, 7 August 2013

    The ability to control your clubface throughout the swing and into the all-important impact zone is vital to control your ball flight and hitting the shots you want. This video tip with TG Elite Pro and Instinctive Golf founder Kendal McWade shows you a fantastic drill that will enable you to build feel and control of your clubface and learn how...

  • Check your plane halfway back

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday, 13 May 2013

    In this video tip TG Elite Teaching Professional Adrian Fryer talks about checking your swing plane as part of our 25th Anniversary Best Ever Tips feature. Adrian shares his swing plane checkpoints, including a 'point the torch' drill that will help you check if your swing is on plane and how to recognise if its too steep or too shallow.  ...

  • Improve your coil for added power

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 17 January 2013

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Gareth Johnston talks you through his tips for increased coil, and therefore power, in the golf swing. His tip will help you turn correctly, to do this you need to stand in the right way and turn by winding up behind the golf ball. Problems occur if the left side of your body stays ontop...

  • Use your ball logo to hit a draw

    Written by Chris Ryan on Friday, 4 January 2013

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Chris Ryan shows you how you can use the logo on your ball to encourage a draw bias swing plane that will give you more distance off the tee. All you need to do is place your ball's logo on the back left when you tee it up. If you then aim for it...

  • Hit a draw with the help of a spare club

    Written by Chris Ryan on Friday, 4 January 2013

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Chris Ryan shows you how you can use a spare club on the ground to hit a right-to-left distance enhancing draw. The club helps you approach the ball from the inside because it gives you a reference point for your hands during the start of your downsing.   This video was shot on location at Abama Golf...

  • Pause your swing to improve ball striking

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Monday, 31 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Gareth Johnston gives you a drill to stop you trying to hit the ball from the top, that causes a loss of angle and power. By following his tips you can gain more power where it matters, at the point of impact.   This video was shot on location at the Buenavista Golf Club in Tenerife. The...

  • Use your nose to improve your ball striking

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Monday, 24 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Gareth Johnston gives you an easy drill to optimise your impact conditions. By lining the centre of your body up with the ball you can stop your clubhead attacking the back of the ball to steeply, leading to fats, or too shallowly, leading to thins. In this video Gareth teaches you how to get it...

  • Understand your shoulder turn

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 13 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Gareth Johnston shows you a simple tip that will help you improve your shoulder turn. He starts by kneeling, this removes his lower body action from the equation. When you swing from here you'll realise your own limitations. You can then swing within yourself for more control and accuracy. This video was shot on location at...

  • Use a towel to improve your weight transition

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 6 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Gareth Johnston teaches you how to crunch your irons with a simple drill to try at home and all you will need is a towel. The aim of the drill is to get your weight on your left side when you get to the top of your backswing. This then aids you in finding the right position to...

  • Control your clubface

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday, 29 November 2012

    In this instruction video TG Elite Teaching Professional Gareth Johnston takes you through a simple drill to help control your hand action through impact. All you need is a cane, that you can fix to the butt of your grip. You can then rest it against your hip at address and keep the cane there while you make a short swing. This...

  • Create the correct spine angle for longer drives

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Wednesday, 21 November 2012

    In this video TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston takes you through how to create the correct spine angle to optimise your swing. All you need to try this at home in-front of a mirror, or on the range, is a club or training cane. The aim is to create a 90 degree angle between your spine and your driver's shaft angle at...

  • Get on plane with this simple forearm drill

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 9 November 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Pro Gareth Johnston takes you through a great practise drill to get your swing on plane for better ball striking and power. His drill is centred on making sure your forearms are in the correct position at the top; this stops you getting too steep and too shallow in your downswing.

  • Matchplay - Swing easy on par threes

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Friday, 21 September 2012

    Getting the club right on par threes and hitting the green is vital in matchplay to put pressure on your opponent. One way you can gain the upper hand is to take an extra club or two and swing it easy. This does two things. Firstly, it gives you a bit more control over the clubface and secondly, it deceives your...

  • Roll your right foot for greater consistency

    Written by Chris Ryan on Friday, 10 August 2012

    To get the correct feeling of the way the legs work in the downswing, TG Elite Pro has devised a simple swing thought showcased in this golf video tip. Roll, then lift. It’s that simple. When the right foot moves in this way, it ensures the weight is in the left side and prevents a loss of posture at impact. It’s...

  • Find your rhythm

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 1 August 2012

    Many teaching professionals preach that a slow and steady rhythm is the key behind finding the holy grail of consistency. But our Elite Pro Adrian Fryer believes that finding your tempo will unlock your true potential. During his years of experience he has noticed that not all the top pros swing with the same rhythm and tempo. Some like...

  • Reduce the dispersion of your shots

    Written by Kevin Flynn on Friday, 13 July 2012

    The key to reducing the dispersion of your shots is to minimize the rotation of the clubface through the hitting area. You can do this by thinking about the position the arms take as the club is delivered into the ball. Copy the positions highlighted by Kevin Flynn in this golf video tip and you’ll do just that.

  • Stack & Tilt® Fundamental 3: Control the ball’s direction and curve

    Written by James Ridyard on Monday, 9 July 2012

    This comes down to understanding the effect the clubface and path have on the ball’s flight and knowing how to adjust it. Under the new ball flight laws proved  by Launch Monitor data, the clubface predominantly controls the initial direction and the club path controls the curve. Being able to control your low point also gives control over path. Then, all...

  • Stack & Tilt® Fundamental 2: Hit the ball far enough for your course

    Written by James Ridyard on Monday, 9 July 2012

    Club golfers need to be able to hit the ball far enough to reach all the holes in the regulation number of shots. The longest hitters in the game – Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson etc – turn their hips a lot in the backswing to do this. This move allows the hands to travel inwards at the start of the swing,...

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