Video Tips

  • 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, 06 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, 04 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, 03 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...

  • 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...  ...

  • 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...

  • Paul Casey Swing Sequence Golf Tip

    Written by Paul Casey on Tuesday, 03 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...

  • How To Practice Properly Golf Lesson

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Monday, 26 January 2009

    Practice time is precious so don't just pile all of your golf balls out of the basket onto the grass and bash them without stopping. Learn how to practice properly with this video golf lesson. Take one ball at a time and hit each shot with as much precision as you can. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow demonstrates the correct...

  • KJ Choi Swing Sequence Golf Tip

    Written by KJ Choi on Wednesday, 21 January 2009

    Work with your fade... When swing coach Steve Bann met KJ Choi in September 2006, it did not surprise him to learn that Choi got a lot of his golf instruction from reading a Korean version of Jack Nicklaus' book Golf My Way. Choi was doing some things with his swing that Bann felt did not suit his body type, and...

  • Weight Transfer Practice Drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Thursday, 15 January 2009

    A nice practice drill to improve your weight transfer is to place a golf ball under your right foot. This will affect your right thigh and right knee and prevent the right knee straightening up in the backswing. TG Top 12 Teacher Lee Scarbrow demonstrates how to drive off the ball into your finish to transfer your weight correctly. Watch this weight transfer...

  • Colin Montgomerie Swing Sequence Golf Tip

    Written by Colin Montgomerie on Monday, 12 January 2009

    MONTY'S WORDS OF WISDOM I used to say "I hit a driver, 8-iron at the 5th, but I realised pretty quickly that such boasting means nothing. You must learn that what it says on the bottom of the club is irrelevant to scoring. 1. Stay loose I have very light hands. I'd guarantee that every one of you reading this would...

  • Colin Montgomerie Top Golf Tips

    Written by Colin Montgomerie on Monday, 12 January 2009

    Stay Down on Wedges Don't help the ball up. Let the club do the work for you and stay down on the shot. I like to think about trying to keep my left shoulder down for as long as I can.   Control your Trajectory A simple rule: the harder I hit the ball, the higher it goes. So when I'm playing...

  • Phil Mickelson Swing Sequence Golf Tip

    Written by Phil Mickelson on Monday, 05 January 2009

    Phil Mickelson is nothing if not decisive. From 2004-06, Mickelson had the most productive stretch of his professional career, winning a Major championship each season and eight Tour events overall. But he felt like he needed to make changes - like Tiger Woods did - to become a threat to win every Major. So in April 2007, he made the difficult...

  • The Right Arms Role In The Backswing Golf Tip

    Written by David Leadbetter on Friday, 02 January 2009

    The right arm's role in the backswing is under-rated and often misunderstood. In fact, many amateurs do the opposite of what they should do. Simply put: The right arm should be on top of the left arm (1) as you start the backswing, and then it should move under the left arm (2) as you swing the club to the top. Many...

  • Stop Fat and Thin Shots

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 27 November 2008

    If you are prone to hitting shots fat or thin your swing path may be too much from the inside or the outside. This will cause the bottom of the swing arc to occur in the wrong place. TG Top 12 Teacher Adrian Fryer has a simple method of getting your club to bottom out at the ball. All you need is a...

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