As a disclaimer, I am not a golf coach. I am someone who thinks about the game quite a bit and like every other golfer on the planet, I do want to improve. However, I am not looking for a complete overhaul of my swing and don’t want to get into anything too technical. What… Read More »3 Keys for Lower Scores
Effective practice is the quickest way to getting better
I have written quite a bit about finding solutions around the green and playing the percentages. This might mean using the bump and run as often as possible or even investing in a chipper. I think these are examples for smart thinking for many golfers if you are looking to keep big numbers off the… Read More »Hitting the Lob Shot
The golf swing transition is one of the most critical points in the swing and for consistent ball-striking. You can have a short or long swing, flat or upright, slow or fast but if your transition is a mess, the end result isn’t going to be great. I am not generally a fan of getting… Read More »Golf Swing Transition-How to Get it Right
The fastest way to improve quickly on the course is through intelligent practice. This is true for all parts of the game from tee to green. If you are looking for a few ideas to get better as you get closer to the flag stick, here are 5 short game drills you can try. 1)… Read More »5 Short Game Drills
Just how easy is it to learn to play golf? How much time and effort are needed to become master the game? anyone who has been playing for a while is probably smiling at the screen right now. The idea of mastering golf is probably in the realms of dreams for anyone who ever touched… Read More »How Easy is it to Learn to Play Golf?
Most golfers will hit a fat or thin shot or two every round. A lot of us will probably slip a hook or fade in there at some point too. While none of this is good and won’t exactly leave us smiling, rarely does it have the same effect as one other type of shot.… Read More »Is Shanking the Worst Shot in Golf?
If you are halfway serious about getting better at golf, you are going to be putting in some sort of effort on practising. It isn’t realistic to simply turn up at the weekend and expect to see constant progress. There are plenty of choices of things to work on whether it is putting, the short… Read More »Why I (Usually) Don’t Use Golf Practice Mats
Grip is, as I have said previously, one of the fundamentals of a sound golf swing. There are a range of possible grips, all of which can be effective. One question that often comes up is strong vs weak golf grip. What is the difference, which one should you adopt and ultimately, does it make… Read More »Strong vs Weak Golf Grip: Which is Best?
One of the frustrations of the average golfer is actually being able to play as much as we would like. For example, I have managed to get to the course twice in the last couple of months! For someone who writes about the game and certainly ticks the golf obsessive box, this is a crazy… Read More »Effective Golf Backyard Practice
I was playing recently with a few friends and was struck by the differences in what happens before any of us actually hit a shot. From those who follow the Arnold, “hit it, find it, hit it again” style of golf, to others who look like they may have fallen asleep addressing the ball, there… Read More »Building a Pre-shot Golf Routine