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Golfing advice for amateurs (from someone who has had far too many golf lessons). Real world advice from someone who appreciates the common stumbling points in learning this challenging sport.

Sense of Timing in Golf Shots | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Hitting it CRISP is all about timing. Timing (in golf) is specific to the timing of the weight transfer – especially your weight transfer back to the left side.  And this timing is dictated by the PLANTING of your left … Continue reading

Everyone knows that competitive golf is a different game from regular golf (Bobby Jones famously remarked that there are TWO types of golf – tournament golf and weekend golf). There are a few important things to realize when you have … Continue reading

Three books every golf hacker must possess | Posted on by Anuj Varma

If you are a golf hacker, if you sit through business meetings dreaming of the intricacies of different golf grips and such…these books are indispensible.
The reason these books stand apart from the rest of the literature is that these authors … Continue reading

Chapter Titles from ‘On Learning Golf’ | Posted on by Anuj Varma

If you are a student of golf, then you have probably wondered about things such as rhythm and timing, the mental makeup of the golfer, wrist action, the in to out swing path, keeping your head steady etc.
Classic Book by … Continue reading

The Lower back as the GROUNDING element in the golf swing | Posted on by Anuj Varma

No matter what your golf setup procedure is, you need some element that GROUNDS you. GROUNDING refers to the ability to stay glued to the ground as you swing this weight (up and) around your body. For most pro golfers, … Continue reading

Aiming or doing anything involving directing the ball is a swing wrecker. Have you wondered why you hit it flush on the driving range but not so much on the course. The answer is as simple as it is counterintuitive. … Continue reading

Most of us do not work on reproducing a ‘feel’. We work on reproducing certain ‘positions’ –  both during the backswing and during our ‘through’ swing. This effort does not translate into a repeatable swing. 
The correct swing is a … Continue reading

Swing out to the right | Posted on by Anuj Varma

If you swing out to your right,  i.e. your entire torso is POINTING RIGHT in the impact zone, then your ball will go straight. The golf arc is such that , if you start rightwards (right field), the clubface will … Continue reading

The very first swing of your golf round | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Think SMALL  (as in – do not think of out driving your partners).
Do not try to kill it.  Do not go for distance. Think of your chipping stroke – set up as if about to chip the ball. That will … Continue reading

Recently, I undertook the challenge of teaching the golf swing to my wife.
She was quick to grasp the setup position – and even the backswing. Within a week, she was making decent contact with the ball. However, she felt she … Continue reading