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
Putting from putters to improving on the greens
Whilst many of us don’t think too much about the finer details of green-keeping, it is actually a complex subject. The quality of course that we play and the enjoyment we get out of playing them is closely linked to their upkeep. In fact, some of the most important aspects of golf course quality are… Read More »Bentgrass vs Bermuda
There are many important shots in golf and putting in all its various forms is certainly up there with the best of them. Whilst something like a short putt or a tap in doesn’t really need any explanation, other types of putt aren’t perhaps that clear. So what is a lag putt for example and… Read More »What is a Lag Putt?
If you have the pleasure of watching the masters every year, you will undoubtedly have heard the commentators raving about how fast the greens are playing. Since the infamous ‘bikini waxed’ comment from Gary McCord, the comments are a little more measured but you will hear almost every day that ‘they are running at 12’… Read More »Measuring green Speed: What is a Stimpmeter?
Drive for show, putt for dough is one of the most common golf sayings. Its meaning is quite simple. The idea is that although hitting driver off the tee is something people will see you doing and bombing a long drive certainly looks good and feels good, we really make or break our score on… Read More »Drive For Show, Putt for Dough…..or Not?
After recently writing about the bump and run and how it is an underused shot for most golfers, I realised that most of us should probably take this a step further. If a shot that gets the ball running sooner with less loft and a more consistent swing is good, surely more of the same… Read More »Putting From Off the Green
The short game is one area of golf that has almost endless possibilities. In fact, if you put ten different golfers in the same place round the green, you might well get ten different shots. Even professional golfers will see the same shot in different ways. One might play a flop shot whereas another will… Read More »Hitting the Bump and Run
Until the last couple of decades, putter head shape was a non-issue. All putters were the same, essentially a blade with a couple of degrees of loft. Then the ping anser style putter came in and that was the new norm. Nowadays, the range of possible styles from blade to spaceship on a stick is… Read More »Which Putter Head Shape?
Putting is something of a touchy subject as far as my own golf game goes. It is, happily enough, trending towards “slightly less horrible” but I feel like I am never that far from disaster. I have tried all sorts of things in an effort to improve and some of them have even worked. This… Read More »Choosing Putter Length by Height?
I don’t want this to become yet another article about my putting woes but suffice to say, I have had my ups and downs on the greens over recent years. Given that I am also a terrible tinkerer (does that word even exist?) when it comes to my equipment in general, you won’t be surprised… Read More »The Benefits of Thicker Putter Grips