Swing Setup

  • How do I know if I'm swaying off the ball?

    02 July 2018

    Think you are swaying off the ball? Use this simple drill to show if you are drifting off the ball... For accurate and powerful ball striking we need to control both the arc of the swing, and its low point. Sway laterally during the backswing and both are compromised. It's not always easy to self-diagnose a sway, but here is a...

  • See 1-2-3 for Strong Irons

    08 May 2018

    Use this 1-2-3 sequence in your set-up for stronger irons Many of golf's mishits can be traced back to poor sequencing and timing. Known as the kinematic sequence, the ideal chain of movement sees energy passed from the feet through the legs, hips and torso into the shoulders and arms, wrists and ultimately the clubhead. This is the magic sequence that...

  • Four steps to a perfect grip

    12 February 2018

    Have trouble with your grip? Follow these four simple steps to get the perfect grip. #1: Pre-Kink The Wrist Place your gloved hand to the side of the grip, the badge looking slightly right of target (right-handers). Push your knuckles towards your target to create a noticeable kink in the wrist. This helps you run the club through the correct part of the...

  • Justin Rose: Why You Don't Need A One-Piece Takeaway

    30 January 2018

    Justin Rose: Why you don't need a one-piece takeaway This tip comes from our sister magazine, Golf World, where Justin Rose is a columnist. Click here to subscribe to their magazine now!  I don't believe in a one-piece takeaway because the clubhead has so much further to travel than the body in your backswing. Things get out of sync in a one-piece...

  • Set up for speed

    05 September 2017

    Your set up influences how energy is transferred to the ball. A good address creates the right attack angle and dynamic (impact) loft, optimising ball speed  So how do you achieve it? Follow these eight steps to give yourself the best chance of creating more ball speed by simply correcting your set-up.  Set Up For Speed Your set up influences how energy is...

  • Fix your set-up

    09 August 2017

    TG Top 50 Coach Scott Cranfield teaches you how to fix your set up with a simple drill that will change the way you set-up to the ball and optimise your ability to hit your best shots. In this simple video drill, Cranfield shows you that placing a club on the ground the get the feeling of driving the ball along...

  • Fault Fixer: Basic Set Up

    28 April 2017

    TG Top 50 coach Kendal McWade is here to help you with the fundamentals of the golf set up - focusing all about instinct. McWade is an England Golf Coach was Bonnyton GC, Glasgow, and is the founder of Instinctive Golf Coaching.  Fault: Poor results through obeying set-up ‘rules’  Fix: Use feel, not logic, to address the ball How to fix it When it...

  • Starting the downswing

    15 February 2016

    In this golf tip video, World Golf Trickshot Champion Geoff Swain talks about starting your downswing with the bottom half of your body. This is a really simple tip that could help you to hit the ball further, and even help cure your slice.      Golf Unplugged by Geoff Swain Unlike other golf improvement apps, Geoff doesn't over complicate things. The tips in the app...

  • Accuracy and distance

    04 February 2016

    In this golf tip video, World Golf Trickshot Champion Geoff Swain talks about accuracy and distance in your setup. This is a really simple tip that will help you to get your shoulders, hips, and feet all in line in preparation to hit a straight shot.      Golf Unplugged by Geoff Swain Unlike other golf improvement apps, Geoff doesn't over complicate things. The tips in...

  • The Setup

    26 January 2016

    In this golf tip video, World Golf Trickshot Champion Geoff Swain shows you a simple way to get yourself set up over the golf ball. Think football! Imagine you're a goal-keeper standing ready to save the ball... what a perfect position for a golf swing!     Golf Unplugged by Geoff Swain Unlike other golf improvement apps, Geoff doesn't over complicate things. The tips in the...

  • Keeping square at address

    26 May 2015

    In this golf tuition video, TG Elite Professional Adrian Fryer teaches you how to keep your body square when you address the golf ball.

  • Back to basics

    08 January 2015

    #1 Grip it right This is the alternative “GIR” – Grip it Right – and the ultimate cause and effect. Your hands are the only part of your body that come into direct contact with the golf club, so it’s patently obvious they will have a significant outcome on every shot you hit. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist...

  • Top 10 golf swing tips videos

    12 December 2014

    At TG we are committed to helping you improve your game, whether that’s through choosing the best golf courses, picking the right golf equipment, or with expert golf instruction. Here are our top 10 golf swing videos, with tuition tips from the TG Elite Pro team designed to get you started with golf swing basics, to ensure your skills are...

  • Danny Willett: Build your swing around your physique

    Written by Golf World & Danny Willett on 09 December 2014

    As my coach Mike Walker says, every swing needs a blend of rotational and up-and-down movement. The rotational element typically comes from body coil, but the restriction I have in my right hip limits mine. Because of this, my arms would try to create the rotation themselves, swinging in behind me on the way back. I’d then have to cock...

  • Improve Your Backswing

    28 October 2014

    Shifting your weight side to side instead of the hip turn that you’re supposed to be using? Gareth Benson shows you a quick way to promote that hip turn, which should in turn help you hit better shots across the course.

  • Be Less Static at the Tee

    28 October 2014

    Gareth Benson provides a quick tip for those golfers who freeze over the ball at the tee. Watch the video to see if what he says will improve your game and find out about the swing trigger that many pros have taken advantage of.

  • Control your swing path

    08 August 2014

    To help keep your arms connected with your body through the swing, Gareth Johnston shares a simple tip to keep your swing path on line. Take a look at the video to see his drill.

  • Downward blow on the tee

    08 August 2014

    When you really need to get that tee shot away, having something to focus on can help you to find the fairway. To get a good strike, Gareth Johnstonsuggests putting a tee peg a club-width in front of the ball and focusing on that to keep the club low through impact and creating a good impact.

  • Get your alignment right

    Written by Adrian Fryer on 13 May 2013

    In this video tip TG Elite Teaching Professional Adrian Fryer talks about making sure you align correctly in your set up as part of our 25th Anniversary Best Ever Tips feature. Adrian revisits TG's former Instruction Editor Bill Robertson's 1989 lesson on parallel alignment to see what you can learn 24 years on.  ...

  • Stand tall to hit a draw

    Written by Gareth Johnston on 04 January 2013

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Gareth Johnston explains how adjusting your posture at set-up can help you hit a distance enhancing draw off the tee. His tip helps get your plane on a shallower path so that it attacks in-to-out and puts draw spin on the ball. A simple way to achieve this is to stand a tiny bit closer...

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