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How The Wrists Work In The Golf Swing
In this article, we’ll dive into the modern mechanics of how the wrists work in your golf swing. By the end, you’ll have a detailed understanding of how, and why, the wrists play such an important part in your golf swing. Read more
Golf Chipping Technique & Tips [The Ultimate Guide]
In this article we’re going to dive into detail to help you build an awesome short game. This is an advanced guide on chipping technique, detailing the chipping tips you’ll need to get to a scratch standard or better. If you are looking for a simpler, beginner friendly guide check out our how to chip…
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How to Chip in Golf – A Free Lesson From A Pro
In this article we’ll cover the basics of how to chip. This is the exact method I’ve used to coach hundreds of golfers – it is simple, effective and I’ve also included some great practice games. Read more
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How to Play Golf – A Coach’s Guide for Beginners
Here we’ll cover a beginners guide to golf. How to play golf, where to play golf, the basics of the golf swing, the equipment you need, and most importantly – tips for getting better and having fun. Read more
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Strong, Weak & Neutral Golf Grips – Which is Best for You?
If you are wondering “what is a strong golf grip”, or “is my weak golf grip causing me to slice?” then you are in the right place. In this article we’ll cover strong, weak and neutral golf grips, explain their impact on your golf game and help you build the best golf grip for you.…
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Golf Grip: How To Hold A Golf Club
Your golf grip is the only connection you have with the club – consequently, it is pretty important. Here we’ll walk you through how to hold a golf club and answer all of these little questions players have when learning this important skill. Read more
How To Swing A Golf Club [Step-By-Step Guide]
In this article we’ll cover the basics of how to swing a golf club. As a golf pro I’ve had the pleasure of coaching many beginner players. Below are my top golf swing tips for learning how to swing a club. Read more
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How to Hit Your Driver Straight & Long
In this article we’ll look at how you can hit a driver straight and long by building a driver swing that relies less on timing and more on sound mechanics. We’ll start with basic driver swing technique and finish with some more advanced ways to think and practice. Read more
Cross-Handed Putting [Left Hand Low] – A How To Guide
After 15 years of coaching putting to amateur and professional players I’m very happy to tell you there is no perfect putting stroke. There are many wonderful ways to putt with most allowing you to become a great putter. A cross-handed putting technique (left hand low) is a great option for many players. Read more
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Golf Swing Drills from Instructors & Top Pros
Golf drills can be a great way to practice key movements in your swing. The best golf swing drills also provide feedback on when you’re performing the movement correctly or incorrectly. Read more
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How to Fix a Slice Forever!
In this article we’ll show you how to fix your slice. We’ll also cover why you slice your driver but not your irons and give you some great ways to practice hitting a draw. After 15 years of coaching golf, the following information is the best approach I’ve found for fixing a slice quickly and…
Putting Tips to Lower Your Scores
In this article, we’ll cover my top putting tips to help you lower your scores. After 15 years of coaching putting to amateurs and professionals, I’m pretty confident the tips below are the quickest ways to start holing more putts. Some are easier to implement than others, but if you want to improve your putting…
How to Hit a Bunker Shot – The Ultimate Guide
Bunker shots are the nemesis of many golfers, but bunker play is one area of the game where some simple coaching can have a huge impact. In the guide we’ll cover how to hit bunker shots and move onto some advanced tips for controlling distance, accuracy and trajectory. Read more
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Online Golf Lessons – Can You Coach Yourself?
I can’t overstate the value of great one-to-one coaching for learning any skill, let alone golf, but I realise it is not always possible. In this guide we’ll cover how to coach yourself using online golf lessons and the pitfalls to avoid. Read more
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10 Golf Swing Tips That Work
In this article we’ll cover 10 golf swing tips that will help you become a better golfer. As a golf coach this is the best advice I can give you for hitting straighter shots next time you play, but also developing yourself into a great golfer over time. If you would like more detailed swing…
Golf Impact Position – The Complete Guide
In this article we’ll explain the ideal golf impact, how to create it and how it will improve your game. We’ll cover the five impact factors that explain every golf shot you can possibly hit first, and we’ll then move on to some tour stats before we finish with 4 key steps to improve your…
The Golf Downswing Explained
How do you build the perfect downswing? In this article I’ll provide some key points, a few drills and thoughts to help you improve your downswing and golfing performance. We get a little geeky so if you’re looking for a simpler guide check out this article on how to swing a golf club. Read more
The Golf Backswing – A How To Guide
In this article we’re going to break down and explain the backswing. Golfers can frequently get caught up in a black hole of technique, with many golfers looking to perfect their backswing in the hopes it will turn them into a ball-striking machine like Justin Rose. Here we will break down the backswing into some…
Putting Technique – The Putting Stroke Explained
Bad putting can kill your golfing scores, likewise, great putting can save you. In this article we’re going to break down the putting stoke into simple components. We’ll then look at how you can build your own great putting technique and improve your scores. Read more
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The Perfect Golf Swing Mechanics
Many golfers are in search of the perfect golf swing. As a golf coach and biomechanist, I’m sad to inform you that one perfect golf swing does not exist. However, the science suggests great golfers’ swings do have many things in common. In this article we’ll cover a quick overview of what we mean when…
The Proper Golf Stance [Videos & Drills]
The golf swing is a sequence of events. Your golf stance and set-up are critical in determining the golf swing that follows. In this article we’ll talk through how to create a great golf stance, golf posture and explain the why behind the how. We’ll also cover a couple of great drills to help you…
The ultimate golf wedge guide
Great wedge play is a sure way to improve your scoring ability. Whether it is your 2nd, 3rd (or 4th) shot into par 4’s and par 5’s – being a great wedge player will improve your scoring and make golf a lot more fun. Read more
How to fix your hook
Before I turned pro I had many years battling a hook with my driver and irons. I know that sinking feeling as you feel the ball leaving your club face and watch it sailing far off into the trees – it’s painful. Now, as a golf coach, I can hopefully save you a few hours,…
Golf Pitching Tips, Technique & Drills
In this article we’ll cover the essentials of golf pitching, and give you a plan to build this area of your game. We’ll start off with golf pitching technique and concepts, move onto some pitching tips and finish up with some great pitching drills and practice games. Read more
How to draw a golf ball
This post talks through step by step how to go from hitting a fade/slice to a draw. The key errors that stop golfers hitting a draw are covered. Followed by the less common errors, all with golf drills to help you learn how to hit a draw and stop your slice.
Why do I top, thin & fat my iron shots?
Miss-hitting iron shots is not fun. You’ve done all of the hard work of getting in range of the green, then you entirely fluff your iron shot. The real secret to hitting great iron shots is actually quite simple, if…
How to strike golf shots like a tour player
Tour players seem to have a mystical ability to strike their shots like missiles. The sound from impact and the flight are the envy of many club players. So how do they do it? There is no such thing as voodoo magic, so here we will break down the mechanics of how to strike golf…
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How to be your own golf coach
Why have you clicked on this link? My guess is that you want to improve your golf. You’re putting in time and effort, but you’re not improving as much as you would like. If you are or aren’t having golf lessons, you should still become your own golf coach. I’m not suggesting you don’t have…
Golf Swing Principles
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Golf instruction explained
Modern golf instruction is more than just thinking about what positions a golf clubs needs to hit. Great golf instruction needs to consider how to educate players to understand how the golf swing works.
This doesn’t mean we need to over-complicate things, but rather giving meaning behind the positions and feelings that a great golf swing requires. Understanding ball flight, impact and how this links to what a golf swing looks like is a central theme in great golf coaching.
Golf Instruction articles
On this page there is a collection of golf instruction articles. Some are classical in their approach to thinking about the golf stance and how to hold a golf club. Others take a more abstract approach to understanding golf instruction and think about the golf swing.
All the articles aim to improve your understanding of golf instruction, how to swing a golf club and help you make sense of how to play great golf.