Putting is, unfortunately, a bit of an issue for me. I have moments when I feel like I can hole anything but these are few are far between. Far more common for me is the desire to snap my putter in two and simply pick the ball up when I get on the green, In… Read More »How to be a Better Putter
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Nobody likes seeing the ball disappear off to the right before finding its way into the trees. In fact, I would guess that the fade is the number one miss for most higher handicap golfers. As a shot, it can also tend to lack power and leave the ball not only out of position or… Read More »How to Correct a Fade in Golf
A top might just be the most common beginner miss in golf. Seeing the ball scuttling along the ground is a common sight on golf courses everywhere. It does tend to get less common with better golfers. As we improve, we get our fair share of thin shots but the stone-cold top isn’t a regular… Read More »How to Stop Topping the Ball
My putting can probably best be described as streaky. I have made some great putts but I also break out in a cold sweat whenever I find myself standing over a 2 footer. There is nothing I like less than the idea of a ‘tap in’. For me, this would have to hover over the… Read More »What is a Proper Putter Stroke?
I played in a Texas scramble competition a couple of weeks ago. On the 18th, my partner hit a nice drive down the middle. I had a free shot and smashed a driver as hard as possible. The golf gods were smiling and we found ourselves a long way up this par four with about… Read More »How to Stop Shanking Wedges
Get a hybrid, it is almost like cheating! Once the stigma of putting a hybrid in the bag passed, virtually every golfer I played with would look at my collection of long irons and say this. They would use their hybrid or hybrids everywhere from the tee on a tight par four to a longer… Read More »Stop Struggling to Hit Hybrid
Use video to check your swing Work on getting the divot after the ball Improve distance without adding swingspeed One of the things I like to do is watch professional golfers strike the ball. Even better, is to see the ultra HD slow motion swings as the club head goes through impact. It might just… Read More »Golf How to Hit Down on the Ball
After spending a bit of time looking at how to hit the ball further and how to hit it better everywhere from tee to green, I realized that I have missed out one fundamental step. There is no point majoring in the minors so what about the very first thing that any aspiring golfer needs… Read More »How to Hit a Golf Ball
If there is one sport that doesn’t seem to fit in with “modern”, it is golf. Visions of Scotsmen in plus fours and collars playing with hickory clubs well before the advent of anything as recent as the Open championship sit pleasantly in the mind’s eye. Surely golf is golf and its essence hasn’t changed… Read More »What is a Modern Golf Swing?
One of my favourite things about watching professional golf is seeing the ball hop, stop and then rip back on the green. There is just something deeply satisfying about it and it is often seen as the mark of a good golfer. Most of us are happy to have the ball hit and not roll… Read More »How to Generate Backspin on the Golf Ball