July

  • 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...

  • The Classic Swing With Soren Hansen

    Written by Soren Hansen on Thursday, 9 July 2009

    Ryder Cup star Soren Hansen is widely thought to have one of the game's smoothest wings. Here, he demonstrates how to maintain the same tempo through the swing's key positions. The Basics What you need to be doing and feeling during the six crucial stages of the swing. The Start At address I am not thinking about my tempo. Before I...

  • Oliver Wilson Practice Drills

    Written by Oliver Wilson on Thursday, 9 July 2009

    Perfect Posture So often, amateurs have great posture at address, but then lose it during the swing. They might “stand up” and straighten the spine or hunch forward; either way, the clubhead is unlikely to come back to square. On the practice ground you will often see me with a tee in my mouth. I point this at the ball...

  • Make More Birdies With Camilo Villegas

    Written by Camilo Villegas on Thursday, 9 July 2009

    I try to do everything during a round with a purpose and do it as best I can. I don’t let up, not even for one shot. That’s who I am. I think this philosophy has helped me improve my scoring every year I’ve been on tour. From a mechanics standpoint, my coach at the University of Florida, Buddy Alexander,...