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
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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
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
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
I have written a few articles recently about the golf swing. My thinking was to maybe find a few tips that could both make practice more interesting and perhaps help people fix their own swings. I am always a bit hesitant to do this because I not a PGA pro, not a golf instructor and… Read More »Golf Swing Basics: What Are They?
Anyone interested in the game of golf is on a permanent search for golf swing tips. How to hit it more consistently, further, straighter or whatever. Finding that golden nugget among the million and one golf swing tips that are touted as game-changing isn’t easy. How do you know what is going to work and… Read More »Golf Swing Tips: the Top Ten
A swing is a swing, at least in theory, but anyone who has spent any time around golfers can see an immediate difference between a beginner and a better player, just by watching them take a swing. And yet there are some very solid golfers who have swings that look like someone who should be… Read More »Finding a Beginners Golf Swing
As golfers, we are constantly tinkering with all sorts of things from changing shafts to using a different ball. Generally, this is in an effort to lower scores, hit the ball better or produce a different shot. While I do all these things regularly, I think we could be missing a trick by not concentrating… Read More »Which Ball Position with Irons?
As golfers, we can get very obsessed with distance and power. Finding ways to squeeze a yard or three out of our swings can become something of an quest. Distance is good, don’t get me wrong and all things being equal, finding yourself a few yards further on off the tee leads to better scores… Read More »Finding an Easy Golf Swing