Swing Drills

  • Stack & Tilt® Fundamental 1: Hit the ground after the ball

    Written by James Ridyard on Friday, 06 July 2012

    It’s a revolutionary swing model that the inventors, American pros Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer claim is ‘remaking golf’. But what’s it all about and could it work for your game? The biggest difference between club and Tour players is their ability to strike the golf ball purely. You can measure this by noting where the club hits the ground. The...

  • Break 80: We want drag, not drop

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 01 May 2012

    The better player has learned the downswing begins from the ground up. However the muscles in the thighs and hips are strong; it’s easy to drive them too hard, causing the club to drop inside and lag behind. Sensing a block the player releases hard, creating a hook. To solve this problem, we need to get out of...

  • Break 90: Sync your armswing and body turn

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 01 May 2012

    The 100-breaker’s typical fault is to start down too aggressively with his upper half; the 80-breaker tends to over-use the lower half. The 90-breaker could adopt either of these errors. His best strategy is a neutral approach, a square face delivered straight down the line. For this he needs to set the face at address appropriately and develop...

  • Break 100: Set the clubface shut

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 01 May 2012

    Clubface aim and swingpath are linked… and often in the form of a vicious circle. As the face opens, the right-handed golfer hits further left to allow for it; and the further left he hits, the more he opens the face. This relationship causes problems both for the high-handicap club player, who tends to start down with his...

  • What are one and two plane golf swings?

    Written by Kevin Flynn on Friday, 06 January 2012

    There’s been a lot of talk in magazines and online about one and two plane swings, which pros swing with which and what they are exactly. If you’re still puzzled, this golf video tip from Plane Truth instructor Kevin Flynn highlights the key differences between the two as well as the pros and cons of each.

  • One plane: A more stable release

    Written by Kevin Flynn on Friday, 06 January 2012

    A one-plane swing is preferable over a two-plane swing because the clubface goes through much less rotation through the hitting area. In this golf video tip, Plane Truth instructor Kevin Flynn demonstrates a drill with a cane that highlights the benefits of swinging in this manner.

  • Four-foot zone checkpoint

    Written by Kevin Flynn on Friday, 06 January 2012

    In a one plane golf swing, the arm plane matches the shoulder plane at the top of the backswing. But rather than turning correctly in the backswing, many one-plane golfers lift out of their spine angle, which causes problems with strike and accuracy. This simple checkpoint from Plane Truth instructor Kevin Flynn will help you turn while maintaining your posture for...

  • Make your range sessions count

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 02 December 2011

    The weekend golfer regrettably doesn’t get much time to practice. So when 20 minutes of range time does become available, it’s important that you use it as productively and effectively as possible. This routine set out by TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston will get you hitting every club in your bag and increase the chance of taking those well-struck range shots...

  • How to hinge your wrists correctly

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday, 04 August 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well...

  • Swing on plane using a tee

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday, 04 August 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well...

  • High tee drill

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday, 04 August 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well...

  • Simplify your swing plane

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 03 June 2011

    There are so many different ways you can check your swing plane. Trying too many of these methods can over-complicate your swing, taking away the fluidity and tempo, which will compromise your ball striking. The key is to simplify your thought process, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip. Remember that all your doing is...

  • Switch to a target focus

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 03 June 2011

    Problems with ball-striking arise when you stare too intently at the ball before starting your swing. Watch any of the Tour pros on TV and you’ll notice they spend more time looking at their target when standing over the ball. As TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip, your focus should always be on where you want...

  • Keep moving during your pre-shot routine

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 27 May 2011

    Amateurs often struggle when their mind becomes cluttered with too many swing thoughts standing over the ball. The only way you can hit successful shots is when your mind is free of technique and focused on the target. The key to overcome this is to keep moving during your pre-shot routine and limit the time you spend looking at the ball...

  • Practice with baby steps to improve quicker

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 27 May 2011

    Most of us will have had at least one golf lesson in our time and consequently have an idea as to the part of our swing that needs the most work, whether it’s the takeaway, downswing or clubhead release. So rather than trying to integrate a feeling of a certain part of the swing while hitting full shots, break your swing...

  • Get your flat swing on plane

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 07 January 2011

    Do you suffer from a swing that’s too flat? Do you hit far too many pushes of hook shots? Then this golf video tip from TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer is for you. Using a wall at home to give you instant feedback is a great way of checking the plane of your swing. Getting your swing on plane is a...

  • Drill to help maintain posture

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 07 January 2011

    Golfers usually top the ball because they lose the angles they created in their set-up at impact. Coming out of your posture also results in a flat swing plane, compensations on the way down and very inconsistent shots. A drill to combat this is to make some small swings with your head against a wall, as TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer...

  • Chair impact drill

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 06 January 2011

    Many golfers think that because they have a good impact position, this automatically means their impact position will be spot on too. But it’s important to understand how the impact position differs to the set-up, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip. Coming into impact, the hips shift laterally towards the target creating leverage and...

  • Swing in a barrel

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 06 January 2011

    You’ve probably heard this theory before, but do you understand why the theory of swinging in a barrel is so key to creating power and accuracy in your golf swing.  In this video tip, TG Elite Teaching Pro Adrian Fryer explains all. Turning your body around a fixed axis in its own space helps to create centrifugal force, crucial to creating...

  • Backhand against a wall

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 06 January 2011

    Golfers that thin the ball or suffer from a lack of distance with their iron shots may suffer from a poor impact position, as TG Elite Teaching pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip. If you want to hit your irons further and straighter, try this simple drill you can do at home using a wall. By backhanding the...

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