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Golfing advice from a real-world golfer, a non-pro and someone who is never turning pro.

Finding the right golf coach | Posted on by Anuj Varma

While instructional videos and books can take you a long way on the road to learning golf, there is no substitute for learning from a real golf pro. And while lessons CAN be expensive, they can also make the difference … Continue reading

Top 10 golf books (instructional) | Posted on by Anuj Varma

These are MY personal favorites. There is no correlation between best-selling books (some of these ARE the best selling golf books of all time) and my favorites. For e.g. – ‘The Gate to Golf’ by J. Douglas Edgar is a … Continue reading

What my club golf championship taught me | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Golf is hard. Competitive golf is harder still. Competitive golf is an endurance test  – a test of both, physical and mental endurance. Train for it as such. Make sure you are physically capable of taking 4-6 hours of standing, … Continue reading

The Turn–The most important golf swing thought | Posted on by Anuj Varma

If your backswing follows an incorrect path,  your club will not end up in the correct SLOT on the top of your swing. Which means, it will not follow the correct path on your downswing. So – how exactly – … Continue reading

Overcoming fear in golf–especially on the first tee | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Fear , in golf, arises from the uncertainty of making solid contact (on the golf course). It takes many forms (some people fear the tee shot, others fear chipping onto a small green, yet others fear the 4 foot putt … Continue reading

Golf Setup–the importance of equal weight distribution | Posted on by Anuj Varma

The importance of weight distribution is often overlooked (Some coaches do talk about 60-40 weight distribution (60 on the right , 40 on the left) for an ideal driver setup). However, this is a fundamental without which it is impossible … Continue reading

If you setup incorrectly, none of the golf fundamentals will make any sense. For example, the one piece takeaway – or ‘maintaining the Y’ as you start your backswing – is key to attaining the right swing plane. However, this … Continue reading

Setup Routine Mistake – Reacting to the golf ball | Posted on by Anuj Varma

One of the foremost mistakes made by golfers is the psychological effect that they allow the golf ball to have on them. When you approach the ball during your setup routine, the presence of the ball tends to throw you … Continue reading

Lateral Wrist Break (Hinge) with a rounded shoulder turn | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Golf has more than enough counter-intuitive things to worry about – but here I want to discuss one of the most basic items on that list.  Ben Hogan once remarked that when you first pick up a golf club, almost … Continue reading

The FIVE minute range warm up | Posted on by Anuj Varma

What can you accomplish in 5 minutes?
The TWO most important aspects of the swing are

the TEMPO and

In 5 minutes, if you can establish either of these, you will have beaten most of the competition.
Establishing the Tempo ( … Continue reading