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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.

Rhythm versus Tempo in Golf | Posted on by Golf Tips

A common symptom that golfers complain about is ‘Taking their range swing to the course’. They hit it perfectly on the range – but have trouble replicating that perfection on the course.  In addition, more often than not, we are … Continue reading

How do professionals get the distance they do?  The short answer is  – ‘By Winding up the big muscles (coiling)’.  This post will describe what it is that professional golfers manage to do better than amateurs (it isn’t really that … Continue reading

Hitting past your chin–the holy grail of golf | Posted on by Golf Tips

It was during an informal duel at my golf club that I pulled off one of the most challenging approach shots (uphill lie, uphill invisible green) – and landed it within a few feet of the pin. A simple swing … Continue reading

The EYE LINE and proper alignment in golf | Posted on by Golf Tips

Alignment is one of the most challenging parts of a golf setup. Not just for amateurs, but for pros as well. In Jack Nicklaus’ biographical account (Golf My Way), Jack recounts an episode where his game was going haywire. All … Continue reading

Weight shift (from the left to the right side) is a key aspect of the golf swing, However, there is more than way to attain this weight-shift. A lot depends on your stance – and where your ‘upper body weight … Continue reading

Forget about ‘hitting’ the golf ball | Posted on by Golf Tips

This blog has always advocated ‘feel’ above ‘mechanics’ in golf (a recent post about how to practice ‘feel’ in golf ). Essentially, if you can bring the same ‘feel’ to the first tee every time, you are way ahead of … Continue reading

  Keep your arms in front of your chest throughout the swing. This is an oft repeated piece of golf advice that has its merit.  Keeping your arms in front of your chest forces the shoulders to turn – and … Continue reading

A restricted backswing–the key to consistency | Posted on by Anuj Varma

How many times have you had a spectacular round of golf followed by a ‘not so spectacular’ one? Or a birdie hole followed by a double bogey? Most beginners share this common symptom– inconsistency from day to day or even … Continue reading

Straight Left Arm in Golf? | Posted on by Anuj Varma

      For a more ‘connected’ swing  (a swing where-in the arms and body turn smoothly, in-synch), try and keep your arms in front of your chest. What this may entail (for some golfers) is a little ‘give’ in … Continue reading

Fixating the eye behind the ball | Posted on by Anuj Varma

For some reason, a lot of instructors ask you to focus your eyes on the back of the ball during the golf swing.     More important than the eyes, is the chin. In fact, fixating your eyes can be … Continue reading