The latest equipment and / or some coaching takes the right side out of play.
Do you know how many steps you take in a round of golf?
Discover how golf is the greatest family pastime there is.
A lot of people who played the game of golf through their teens and early twenties, stopped playing as their career’s and family commitments placed pressure on their time.
We need your help. Most of you will know an ex-golfer. Someone who fell out of love with the game.
If you’ve got children, or you’re lucky enough to have grand-children, and you haven’t done so already, introduce them to golf.
There’s no question that for a beginner, golf can be an intimidating game, especially 400 yards out from the hole.
The experts believe that this approach to practice keeps the brain much more engaged on the shot that’s about to be played
Most advice seems to recommend using one of two practice methods, but when we watch golfers practicing, they don’t utilize either.
If you’ve got some time after work, which is going give the most enjoyment?
What percentage of golfers playing in the next Saturday competition will have put in any real practice time?
If you’ve got short-game practice time with a friend or family member, then make it more fun with a Par 18 Challenge.
We watch so many regular, and even better golfers who live with a poorer score than they need to.
Whatever standard of golfer you are, try and find time to play 9 holes of 40-yard golf regularly.
While you’re playing a full 18-holes, there is another game or two you should keep track of. One is your average from 50 yards in.
A “one-piece takeaway” with a shorter Pitch shot can often lead to a closed or shut face that causes the ball to miss left (a pulled Pitch-shot).
Three great reasons your children should learn to play golf. First, they learn it so easily and get to have a lifetime of fun.
Have you ever noticed how much easier children can pick up new movement skills than adults?
Encourage your children to find time to disconnect from the pressure and more connected with friends.
One of the richest benefits of golf can be found in what happens with your family down the years.
If you watch the diminutive ladies from the LPGA Tour hitting it a mile, you’ll notice how their downswing follows a specific sequence
Some of the ladies on the LPGA Tour hit the ball consistently past 270 yards, despite being shorter and lighter than many of those we see on the 1st tee struggling to get much further than 220 yards.
On the LPGA Tour the ladies, despite a more diminutive size, are hitting it from the tee past the 270 yard mark on occasion. What are they doing that we can learn from?
Have you checked the average driving distances the ladies on the LPGA Tour hit their tee shots? How do these Ladies, some as short as 5 foot 3 and as light as 120 pounds, average 270 yards?
Make sure you’re lining up
with confidence.
Are you one of the large majority of golfers who’re unsure about exactly how far they hit each of their clubs?
There’s a simple measure we can improve, with game management improvement, that directly impacts your scorecard.
A better statistic for most of us to measure than “greens in regulation” is our mid range approach shot percentages.
The priorities of a Tour Professional and you are bound to be different. Yours are more important to us.
If you’re a regular golfer with a 15 – 24 handicap, then you could be 10 shots better with a good player’s short game
from 100 yards in
You all play golf for individual reasons. We probably all enjoy hitting a record score, but for many (research tells us most), what we’re really after is enjoyment out in the big green space.
Your golfing dream doesn’t always have to be related to performance. It might be to be able to play with a daughter or son, or grand-father or grand-mother. Possibly you’d like to join in with a ... See more
I am going to start a series of articles on key benchmarks in your golf game that you should assess, but I want to start with a really important shoutout.
The world changes. Attitudes and expectations change. Retirement is a stage of life that’s changed. No longer does he go off to garden or the golf course to escape. No longer does she deal with all ... See more
There are so many ways to play golf. You don’t have to sit back and wait for the format to be dictated. Why not play a 4-man scramble amongst friends. It’s a really social experience and most shots ... See more
The three biggest reasons to play golf more often this year are:
Too many golfers have succumbed to the pressures of modern life and disappeared from the game. Let’s help them find the passion again.
I’m not sure if there’s a more fulfilling activity than golf when people enter retirement. It continues to provide a challenge that offers a sense of reward and accomplishment.
There is a sense that the world is going too fast. Responsibilities and expectations have increased. There’s too much to be done, in too little time.
There are so many reasons that golf is a great activity for children. They’re outside, in a social activity, developing coordination, balance and ball striking skills, and having a lot of fun.
Breaking 90 – Don’t live with this problem. Amongst golfers shooting above 90 and especially 95 the most common fault we see is a combination of the wrong swing path AND the club face open to the ... See more
Most golfers struggle with a left-to-right shot shape (left handers are vice versa). If that’s you it’s robbing you of distance; time in the fairway and on the greens; and fulfillment.
If you’re shooting above 90 or 95, then come and chat to us.
Have an assessment and let’s see how we can get you shooting in the 80’s more often, if not always.
Do you want a career in golf; be it to play on the Tour as a player; or at a Golf Club as a Club Manager, Golf Director, or Greenkeeper? The best place to start is the Golf Management Campus.
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How many times are you tricked on unfamiliar greens by which way your ball breaks as it gets to the hole?
We probably accept that Tour caddies are better at reading Putts than most of us. There’s an opinion that they’re masters of some “dark art” of green reading.
When you crouch down behind the ball or stand up and walk around the Putt, what are you really looking at? Do you have a process to read the green? Does your local knowledge suffice?
On TV it often looks like the Pros are making everything. You’d probably expect those statistics to be ‘better’. So, of the Putts they missed from 20 feet, what do you think the percentage breakdown ... See more
In the last weeks I’ve been talking to those golfers who aren’t breaking 95 every time. Often we find that their golf has become too complicated. They’ve reached a level, but they don’t want to push ... See more
Exploiting rotational forces will not only add distance to your shots, it’ll help your ball striking consistency.
Here’s a drill that makes it impossible for you to manipulate the club. The club will lead the swing.
Often to improve your ball striking we need to simplify the golf swing.
Possibly we should measure the success of golf in the Olympics by how many people, especially youngsters, it inspired to try the game of golf.
Ball speed is the biggest factor in how much carry you achieve and is created by clubhead speed and quality of impact. Technique and physical conditioning both have a role to play in how much ball ... See more
Your distance potential is determined to large extent by your clubhead speed and we want to make sure you’re not losing out. We can do this using a combination of appropriate technique adjustments ... See more
Hitting long shots requires a high energy transfer from golfer to club to ball, and Smash Factor is a measure of this energy transfer.
I get lots of golfers coming to me with concerns about losing distance in their game despite no obvious swing mechanic and/or equipment changes. When it comes to this common problem, I like to take ... See more
Your muscles will struggle to contract with enough force to stabilize and power-up your swing if they’re tight, rigid and unengaged. That’s why maintaining normal length in the muscles of your upper ... See more
This is a popular and effective way of preparing the body for efficient movement and getting into the habit of doing it regularly can improve your range of motion and help you generate more power and ... See more
We’d like to see how much distance we can add to your game by helping you improve your flexibility using a set of exercises over a one-month period and assessing your swing before and after.

Playing to the rules

17 Golf rules you definitely need to know when playing in a tournament. A neat article in Golf Digest.
The rotational capacity of your hips, back and shoulders affects how much torque you can produce during your golf swing, which in turn affects your power and distance.
Here Martin Hall of Golf Channel shows you Gary Player’s drill to perfect the feeling of control of the Sand Wedge club head through impact.
There is a lot of confusing information written about the bunker shot, yet with the correct technique, this is an easy shot to play well. If you’re at all unsure of how to play this shot (beyond the ... See more
One of the tips when practicing bunker play is to draw a line in the sand about a cm behind the ball and to practice entering the sand there. For many, that tip creates a vision of the leading edge ... See more
Bunker play is a great example of the danger of written instruction. Golfers have read a few guide points: Open the face, dig in the sand, aim behind the ball etc.; and then tried to apply those. ... See more
This is one of the best examples of written instruction causing confusion. It’s interpreted by most as meaning take your grip and then rotate the gripped club to open the face.
Is your approach to a Par 3: ‘I was set this challenge, I’ll take it on no matter what”?
There should be a sequence of how you prepare your plan for how to attack a Par 3.
Have you tracked where you’re missing the green on Par 3’s?
Tee it up on a Par 3. But how high? Set yourself up to succeed on Par 3’s.
Whether you’re hitting the greens in regulation or spending most of your time in the rough trying to get up and down, a solid putting game will take a massive weight off your shoulders, increase your ... See more
In the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship for Junior golfers, the participants will hit 3 chip shots to test their skill with the Wedge. This is actually a great competition to play amongst friends on a ... See more
Have you considered measuring your tee-shot performance and tracking your improvement? Give this test a try.
There are so many ways to have fun hitting a golf ball. You can create your own variation on the Drive, Chip & Putting Championship scoring format to improve those skills that will deliver more fun ... See more
Many of the better players get away with the wrong plane on their downswing most of the time because they’re able to make adjustments with their hands.
Many of the better players get away with the wrong plane on their downswing most of the time because they’re able to make adjustments with their hands.
If you’re shooting in the lower 90’s with some good scores lower in the 80’s, but you’re inclined to lose the ball right (left for left handers) because of your first move on the downswing, then ... See more
If you’re shooting in the lower 90’s with some good scores lower in the 80’s, but you’re inclined to lose the ball right (left for left handers) because of your first move on the downswing, then ... See more

Swinging on plane might be easier than you think

It might be easier than you think to improve your consistency. Without the proper posture, creating the correct plane for YOUR body will prove challenging
It’s really worth learning about how a golf swing that’s “on plane” can add enjoyment to your round.

Recover a golfer: give someone the gift of an assessment

If someone you know quit the game because it was too much of a struggle, let us help you recover that golfer by showing them the quickest journey to better golf.
Some golfers gave up the game because they couldn’t reach a standard that allowed them to enjoy the game. They see the route back to the game as being hours on the lesson tee and hours thereafter ... See more

Recover a golfer: Make it fun

Golf, especially for someone who hasn’t played in a while, can offer a lot of punishment and heart-break. But we can change that.
Research indicates that over 40% of those who no longer play would actually like to play again. What can you and I do to recover those golfers?

Break 85: Don't ignore the fundamentals

How does a 140lb lady golfer hit the ball so far, so accurately, and so consistently?
Just as important as an upper body turn is on the backswing, so you need to be
able to extend through the impact zone and follow through.
Many golfers have never had any short game coaching. Even fewer have had a Putting lesson. And it shows in the performances from 40 yards in. It’s almost as if we expect to get to a level of skill ... See more
One of the advantages of youth is the ability to ‘separate’ the upper body and the hips.
You need to approach every hole aware of the risks, and the ability to know enough about your own game to appreciate where there’s a potential reward and where there isn’t.

How is your upper body rotation?

Here's another exercise that is designed to improve your range of motion and your ability to make a good shoulder turn.
You’ll find that the game you have, to shoot under 85 consistently, will bring you so much joy. It’s not about your handicap, it’s about having the quality to get around a golf course with some ... See more
If you can use the next 3 months to improve your range of motion, then when you get to next make that golf swing, an improved range of motion will help you make a better swing.
The ability to separate the hips from the shoulders is important for an effective turn during the golf swing.
Flexible hip rotator muscles – the muscles of your thigh and butt – improves your ability to turn properly during the golf swing.
The hip flexor muscles must be flexible and strong if you want a stable, powerful golf swing. When they’re weak, compensation occurs, causing a number of swing limitations and injury.
Comerford’s Hip Complex is an exercise developed specifically to strengthen the hip rotators and improve stability, both vital to a powerful swing.
I would guess that less than half of you have a standard warm up routine on the Putting green before they make their way to the 1st green. You really ought to. There should be a few key putting ... See more

What's your move to improve?

Have you thought about where you can make your next improvements? Think about it now.
In this short video from Matt Every, there's a really neat idea about distance control with your irons and how you can improve while having some fun.
The manufacturers' advertising promises extra yards. That's great but for many of you, finding the Fairway more often would have a bigger impact not just on your scorecard, but your enjoyment. Here's ... See more
Golf doesn’t have to be 18 holes and 4+ hours. Find a few friends, come down after work, and set up a competition around a practice area that might take only 30 – 45 minutes. You’ll have great fun in ... See more
When you're buying a new Driver we should start with your swing and what improvement will make the biggest difference to your game.
We all think we're beyond the fundamentals, but you should re-visit them often. Here's a fundamental many golfers miss and it makes a big difference to club head speed.
Then here are four skills challenges to test yourself. These challenges will examine your short pitch, greenside bunker, long chip and lob shot skills. Keep score and test yourself regularly. Make ... See more
You should always be prepared to measure your performance levels at different shot making skills. Practice ought to be helping you to improve your skills so that you're having more fun on the course. ... See more
Whatever your skill level or experience you'll really struggle to hit accurate approach shots if you're not playing with fitted irons. Here's why.