2009

  • Perfect your Posture

    Written by Nick Clemens on Monday, 7 December 2009

    Do you suffer from… • Lack of power • Limited weight transfer • Loss of distance Why does this happen? Poor posture is a common cause of of all the above problems. A slouched position limits rotation and therefore reduces the amount of power that can be generated. It can also affect the sequence the body starts down in. The Fixes 1. Try and achieve a small curvature in...

  • Set-Up Correctly

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 30 September 2009

    Sometimes we get complacent with our golf and we neglect those simple basics. Things like grip, posture and stance are so easy to get right, yet so seldom checked. The set-up is probably the simplest. TG Top 12 Teacher Adrian Fryer shows you how to guarantee a good set-up when you're hitting shots at the driving range. All you need is a...

  • Always Focus On The Basics With Rory McIlroy

    Written by Rory McIlroy on Monday, 28 September 2009

    People are always amazed by how far I hit the ball off the tee. I'm not the biggest guy out here, at 5-feet-10 and 160 pounds, but I've always been long for my size. I have a lot of natural speed. In the gym I work mostly on core stability and flexibility, which has helped make me longer. Plus, I like...

  • Get Back To Basics With Luke Donald

    Written by Pat Goss on Tuesday, 8 September 2009

    People often wonder how much time a player spends with his coach during the season. It can vary, but the relationship I have with Luke is a close one and I don’t think we ever go for more than two or three weeks where we haven’t worked on his swing for multiple days. It is an ongoing process and one...

  • Spend Less Time Over The Ball

    Written by Nick Clemens on Monday, 24 August 2009

    As a general rule of thumb, the longer you take to hit your shot when standing over the ball, the worse the upcoming shot will be. This is because you become static and are thinking too much about the swing you are about to make. TG Instructor Nick Clemens has devised a method of keeping your pre-shot routine smooth and brisk,...

  • Improve Your Aim With Simon Khan

    Written by Simon Khan on Friday, 24 July 2009

    We're often told that getting our feet lined up with our target is the key to a consistent aim but European Tour pro Simon Khan says it's more important to have the club head on the right path and to know where you want the ball to start out. In this video he'll show you how he uses a cane along...

  • Get A Good Golf Grip

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Sunday, 24 May 2009

    We all know how important a good golf grip is, but when was the last time you checked whether you were holding the club correctly. TG Top 12 Teacher Adrian Fryer takes you through the steps to gripping the club correctly. With the right hold on the club you stand a far greater chance of hitting perfect shots. Watch this SOS Accuracy...

  • Anton Haig Swing Sequence Golf Tip

    Written by Anton Haig on Thursday, 30 April 2009

    People probably have a perception of me as someone who enjoys their time off. But I certainly feel that I’ve been putting the hard work in. I’m on the range before anyone else in the morning and I’m frequently the last to leave. I’m still young and learning from my mistakes. This year I’m going to try and go out and...

  • Better Ball Striking

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 14 April 2009

    To improve your ball striking take a piece of chalk to the driving range and draw a long line across the mat below your golf ball. The goal is to get the club to bottom out exactly on the chalk line. If the club strikes the mat behind the ball you're releasing the club too early, and if you miss beyond...

  • The Shots to Win at Augusta

    Written by Ian Woosnam on Monday, 6 April 2009

      Ian Woosnam, former Masters champion and world No.1, shares the secrets of taming Augusta National – and reveals how you can add these key shots to your game.     Hitting The Draw Off The Tee If you want to do well at Augusta, a powerful and reliable draw off the tee is an absolute must. I’ve always hit a nice high draw, which...

  • Butch Harmon: How To Make A Swing Change

    Written by Butch Harmon on Tuesday, 31 March 2009

    The world-renowed coach reveals his 10 rules for overhauling your game. 1 Your ball flight will tell you when You don't change your swing because of what your buddies are saying, you don't do it so you can swing like your favorite pro, and you certainly don't make a change out of boredom -- you'd be surprised how many golfers do. Ball...

  • Pre-Set Impact Position

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Thursday, 19 March 2009

    A good drill to improve your ball striking is to pre-set your impact position. From this point all you need to do is swing back and then re-find that perfect impact position. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow shows you how this drill works. Watch the Pre-Set Impact Position video and copy it yourself...

  • World's Longest Driver Swing Sequence Golf Tip

    Written by Jamie Sadlowski on Wednesday, 4 March 2009

    If Jamie Sadlowski has created some uneasiness among his fellow long-drive competitors by routinely hitting 420-yarders -- as he did in winning the 2008 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship -- imagine how goaltenders in the Alberta Junior Hockey League felt. They actually had to stand in front of him. Last season, Sadlowski was a Bonnyville Pontiacs defenseman known for denting face masks...

  • Wedge Set-Up With Phil Mickelson

    Written by Phil Mickelson on Tuesday, 3 March 2009

    The combination of wedges you use is your best chance to dial in your set for the course you’re going to play. I have a pitching wedge, a gap wedge, a sand wedge and two lob wedges – a 60˚ and a 64˚. Why do I have two lob wedges? Because they’re each great for different shots. The 60˚ has 10˚...

  • Butch Harmon Power Instruction

    Written by Butch Harmon on Tuesday, 24 February 2009

      Shorter + Wider = Longer   For control off the tee, do what my guys do: limit your backswing... My top three tour guys - Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Adam Scott - all came to me with the same problem: too much backswing. They'd take the club back too far and then have to rely on super-fast hands to get it in...

  • Smooth Takeaway Swing Drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Wednesday, 18 February 2009

    To help you get a smoother takeaway place two balls a few inches apart behind the golf ball you are going to hit and practice pushing the club back through the gap. By missing the balls you will get the club tracking on a straight path away from the ball in a smooth motion. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow demonstrates how this drill...

  • Feet Together Swing Drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Wednesday, 18 February 2009

    Here's a simple drill to improve your ball striking. All you have to do is hit balls with your feet together. This will force you to focus solely on turning back and through and striking the shot away cleanly. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow demonstrates how this feet together drill improves your ball striking in this video tip below...  ...

  • Paul Casey Swing Sequence Golf Tip

    Written by Paul Casey on Tuesday, 3 February 2009

    Power & Accuracy with Paul Casey and his coach, Peter Kostis... Paul Casey is one of the best drivers of the golf ball in the game. His forearms (often compared to those of the cartoon character, Popeye) are huge, and enable him to propel the ball vast distances. "I think there is no question Paul is one of the best five...

  • Sergio Garcia Swing Sequence Golf Tip

    Written by Serigo Garcia on Thursday, 29 January 2009

    Swing analysis by leading Tour coach Lee Scarbrow... Compare this footage of Sergio Garcia's action to his swing four years ago and you can see immediately just how much work he has put in to iron out any inconsistencies in his technique. The flattening of the plane on the downswing that has very much been a characteristic of the Spaniards, is not...

  • Ian Poulters Six Driving Lessons

    Written by Ian Poulter on Monday, 26 January 2009

    Europe's top man on how to rip it off the tee, time after time... 1. Solid address Make sure you are lined up parallel to the target line. That means your feet, knees, hips and shoulders should all be parallel. I like a nice, stable, fairly wide stance. As a guide, I like my feet to be just wider than my...

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