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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 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
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…
How To Control The Flight Of Your Golf Ball
Great golf is all about hitting your golf ball accurately towards your target. What determines your accuracy – your ball flight. In this article, we’ll look at how you can better control your ball flight using a simple practice game. 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 Club Distances [Tables & Calculator]
Knowing your own golf club distances and understanding how to control them is a simple but effective strategy to lower your scores. The first part of this article gives you average golf club distance charts for men, women and senior players. Read more
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…
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…
Too many swing thoughts – What is the answer?
How do you think when you play your best golf? My guess is that you don’t have 92 swing thoughts in the 1.5 seconds it takes to complete your golf swing. So why do we sometimes think so much about our golf swing? Read more
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Golf Swing Principles
The 14 golf swing principles Read more