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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.

Why Chipping is the most important thing to practice | Posted on by Anuj Varma

It is not the reason that you think it is (that it can save you lots of strokes). Yes – Chipping can be the difference between a par and a double bogey. It usually is! If that weren’t reason enough … Continue reading

Rory’s swing and my (somewhat correct) analysis thereof | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Rory made headlines by revealing his top 5 secrets to Rory’s brand of golf. How he sets up, how he swings back, how he swings through etc.
a) What I said – Body Clearance
Months ago, I made a quick analysis … Continue reading

Keeping the spine angle in the Golf Swing | Posted on by Anuj Varma

By now, if you have had ANY golf instruction, you know the Importance of keeping the spine angle constant throughout the swing. The trouble is –  how do you do it -  and how do you know you are doing … Continue reading

How to NOT hit from the top | Posted on by Anuj Varma

The greatest revelation about the golf swing is that the club needs to ALWAYS come from the inside out – any other downswing trajectory is bound to result in weak contact.
Originally, J Douglas Edgar was credited with this discovery (I … Continue reading

Swing Like Rory (McLRoy)–The Body Clearance Concept | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Recently, I spent a LOT of time observing Rory’s swing – in slow motion, in freeze frames and what not.  Two thing stood out to me – things that Rory does somewhat differently from a lot of tour players. These … Continue reading

The ultimate (golf) swing killer (and what to do about it) | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Apart from ( lack of ) lower body strength, the quickest destroyer of your golf swing is – TENSION. Tension in the arms is the most talked about form of tension. However, tension ANYWHERE in the upper body can be … Continue reading

Eye on the ball (Soccer) | Posted on by Anuj Varma

There isn’t a sports coach who doesn’t repeat these lines multiple times every day:
Keep your eye on the ball

This is true of any sport in which the ball is moving constantly (Golf is  a notable exception, but there are OTHER … Continue reading

Some Intangibles That Affect Your Golf Swing | Posted on by Anuj Varma

These may not be things you think of before a round of golf. I’ve found that these have a profound effect on how well and freely I swing.  The top two in my list are : Diet and Clothing

Too often … Continue reading

Golf is closer to dancing than to tennis | Posted on by Anuj Varma

If you have ever tried to learn dancing or happen to be a dancer, you know a few things about dancing.

Dancing is mostly about rhythm. Rhythm will take you further than anything else in dancing.
Overall fitness, especially core and lower … Continue reading

By now, if you’ve read ANYTHING in the world of golf instruction, you are intimately familiar with Hogan’s plane of glass (imagine a plane of glass resting on your shoulders – that you have to keep your SWING under. If … Continue reading