2009

  • Get better balance in your golf swing

    Written by Dan Frost on Friday, 9 October 2009

    We all want to achieve that lovely balanced finish we see every week on the television from the Tour pros. Their body faces the target, their weight is nicely on their left heel and more importantly, they look comfortable and stylish. A common poor finishing position is where the upper body leans back or tilts to the side. This occurs as...

  • Put a pen in your mouth

    Written by Dan Frost on Friday, 9 October 2009

    It's a familiar story. You go out one day and shoot the round of your life, leaving your playing partners in awe of your superb play and ability to score. But the next time you hit the course, your feeling of superiority deserts you and you return to being that average hacker you thought you'd left behind. It's a frustrating feeling,...

  • Attack From The Inside With Ross Fisher

    Written by Ross Fisher on Monday, 28 September 2009

    In the eight years I’ve been working with Ross, we’ve seen his technique go from strength to strength, says coach Kristian Baker. But like any top player, Ross is always looking to improve. That’s why at the end of last season I gave him a document with a swing plan to take his game to the next level. Ross...

  • A Thinking Mans Swing With Geoff Ogilvy

    Written by Geoff Ogilvy on Wednesday, 2 September 2009

    A Thinking Mans Swing With Geoff Ogilvy... Known on the PGA Tour as a deep thinker, Geoff Ogilvy apparently doesn't limit his thoughtfulness to current events and playing strategy. "He thinks a lot about the way he swings it," says Dale Lynch, his longtime instructor from Australia who now teaches at the International Institute of Golf near Greenville, S.C. "When Geoff...

  • Improve Your Posture Drill

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday, 10 August 2009

    A huge cause of miss-struck shots among amateur golfers is a loss of posture through impact. Many golfers will tend to stand up through the hitting zone leading to both thin and fat shots. By doing this, the body will also lack rotation which reduces the amount of power into the back of the ball. Retain your posture throughout the swing...

  • IQ Golf Swing Drill

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 7 August 2009

    Here at TG, we actively disapprove of any kind of defacing of driving range equipment! But if it’s something that can rapidly improve your ball flight and increase your ball striking consistency, we give you permission to try it at least once (providing you clean up after). Draw the letters ‘IQ’ on the driving range mat in chalk. By using the tail...

  • Left Hand Grip Drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Friday, 7 August 2009

    Although a slice is most commonly caused by the club cutting across the ball with an open clubface, the root of the problem may stem from the grip. The grip is so important in the golf swing – it’s the point where the club attaches to the body! If you’re a golfer that slices the ball, your hands may be positioned...

  • One-Handed Arm Rotation Drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Friday, 7 August 2009

    The primary cause of the slice occurs when the club tracks down on an out-to-in swing path, cutting across the ball with an open clubface. With this anti-slice drill, you can use simply the weight of the club to get your swing plane online. By just placing your right hand on the grip when you swing, the weight of the club makes...

  • Shallow Swing Visual Aid

    Written by Dan Frost on Thursday, 6 August 2009

    If you’re a golfer with a recurring slice that learns better with a visual aid, this is the golf tip for you. To get the feeling of an inside swing path, place a hula hoop on the floor. By getting the feeling of your club swinging around the hoop on the way back and on the way through, your swing will...

  • Shaft Angle Drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Friday, 31 July 2009

    The key to eliminating the slice from your game is to achieve a more rounded golf swing. This baseball drill will get you swinging around your body on a better swing plane. Take an old shaft and tee a ball on top of it at about waist height. It takes a bit of practice but by hitting the ball from this position,...

  • Shoulder Turn Drill

    Written by Dan Frost on Friday, 31 July 2009

    Every golfer wants more distance off the tee with the big stick. But in an attempt to get fully loaded behind the ball for a big drive, many golfers will simply rotate their shoulders. By doing this and keeping the torso and lower body square to the ball, the position at the top becomes restricted often resulting in the player swaying...

  • Golf Swing Plane Drill

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 31 July 2009

    Errant shots usually stem from an incorrect golf swing plane either on the backswing, downswing or both! But which plane is the best to swing on the club on? It makes the most sense to swing the club on the angle it was built on. This tip will show you how. Using a piece of cardboard positioned correctly encourages a neutral golf...

  • Two Tee Golf Swing Drill

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 31 July 2009

    A slice is most commonly caused by an out-to-in golf swing path cutting across the ball through the impact zone. By using two-tees during practice, you can get yourself on the right track to curing your slice. Place one tee behind the ball the other slightly inside it. By striking both tees when hitting the ball, you learn to attack the...

  • Set Swing Plane

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 31 July 2009

    The key to hitting straight shots starts with the backswing. If you start your golf swing incorrectly, it is very difficult to compensate for this with your downswing and through impact. In this tip, we rebuild your backswing step-by-step to get you on the correct swing plane and set in an ideal position at the top ready to unleash consistently straight...

  • How To Shake The Shanks By Butch Harmon

    Written by Butch Harmon on Thursday, 30 July 2009

    What is it about the shank that makes golfers run and hide? Two things: First, they don't know what causes it; second, where there's one shank there tends to be another (I'll explain why). Because the ball darts right, most golfers think an open clubface causes the shank. But shanks usually come from an excessively closed face. The player swings out...

  • Tour Pro Golf Tips eMag

    Written by TG Equipment Editor on Friday, 24 July 2009

    Let 10 recent Tour winners help improve your golf game... Golf tips include: Shot Shaping Tour Temp Short Game Pro Fitness This e-mag features golf tips and drills by: Mickelson Villegas Ogilvy Wilson McDowell Hansen O'Hair Johnson Open publication...

  • Perfect Your Swing Plane With Simon Khan

    Written by Simon Khan on Friday, 24 July 2009

    If your swing plane is wrong it can have serious ramifications for the direction of your golf ball once you have hit it. Simon Khan uses a cane stuck on top of his clubs to make sure he maintains the one swing plane throughout his swing. It may look a bit odd but he insists it works. In this video he shows...

  • Perfect Your Backswing With Simon Khan

    Written by Simon Khan on Friday, 24 July 2009

    Let's say you've perfected your set up, achieved the perfect posture and got your body into the ideal position to launch one down the fairway or towards the flag. Then you start your backswing and it all starts to go wrong. Simon Khan says the angle of your takeaway is the key to making sure it all goes smoothly from thereon. In this...

  • Three keys to Improving Your Rythm With Scott Cranfield

    Written by Scott Cranfield on Friday, 10 July 2009

    Why balance, relaxation and sequencing are all vital components of building great swing rythm - and how you can achieve them, in association with Nikon, Patron of The Open Championship...   Rhythm Key #1: BALANCE Balance and posture may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about rhythm. But think about what happens when you lose balance; something has...

  • Improve Your Impact Position With Soren Hansen

    Written by Soren Hansen on Thursday, 9 July 2009

    A Clear Mind I never have more than one swing thought in my head at any one time. Count to 10. 1,2,3…easy isn’t it? Now, say your ABC up to J. Easy as well? Now, try and do both together, so A1, B2, C3, D4 etc. I don’t know about you, but I have to think quite carefully before I...

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