Friday, November 11, 2011


Firm ground is giving way to wet,increasingly soggy conditions,with soft ground,and even water on the course.Put the clubs away until Springtime....OR how to carry on and cope with the difficulties!!??

Might just help!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Focus on the Back of the Ball

Forget the clubhead as you take away.......focus only on the back of the ball as you swing.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Swing with Rhythm and Good Tempo out on the Course

Maintain good tempo and your own rhythm in your golf swing.....its the key to eliminating most problems.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Work on Improving Your Short Game

Reduce your score.... practice chipping and putting all you can, so as to get up and down more easily and accurately when you don't hit the green with your approach.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Use a New Ball

To give yourself the best chance of success it makes sense to play with a new ball if you can.That older ball - with its scuffs and scratches - will affect performance, and the actual flight path may be very different to what you intended. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Swing Fundamentals : (3) The Downswing

In the downswing it is the hips which begin to turn to the left first.Maintaining the swing plane,this movement pulls the shoulders and then the arms through the ball.At impact the clubface should be square on. All the while weight is transferring to the front foot.This uncoiling from the hips is the real source of power for the shot.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Swing Fundamentals : (2) The Backswing

Move your club-initially slowly - backwards (leading your turn):by hip height your shaft should be parallel to both the target line and the ground.Continuing the backward movement of the club,with your lower body firm, coils your upper body bringing your left shoulder under your chin, storing up power for later.Avoid excessive shoulder tilt in the turn to maintain your proper swing plane.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Swing Fundamentals: (1) Body Turn

Keeping your feet in the same position throughout the shot as at address,it is the upper half of your body that rotates.Your weight will be distributed evenly at address:as you turn into your backswing (turning your shoulder to the right) weight transfers to your right leg,on your downswing (shoulder turning left) it tranfers to your left leg.Your club face will only be square to the target at impact.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Using Your Driver On The Fairway?

In some circumstances playing downhill,into a strong wind,and on the fairway you may be tempted to use your driver.

With the ball on the ground rather than teed up you will need to swing smoothly and with great care.Your ball should be slightly further back in your stance so that contact is at the bottom of your swing arc rather than on the up; to eliminate tension your grip should be light; but,above all,go for smooth controlled tempo resisting any urge to overpower the ball.