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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.

  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 the left elbow. … 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 counterproductive – … Continue reading


Where is your center of gravity? | Posted on by Golf Tips

  When you  are standing erect, do you know where your center of gravity lies? How about when you lean over?  While the answer to these questions may be in the realm of physics, it is of paramount importance to … Continue reading


Sense of Timing in Golf Shots | Posted on by Golf Tips

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 … Continue reading


Three books every golf hacker must possess | Posted on by Golf Tips

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 … Continue reading


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

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 … Continue reading


The Lower back as the GROUNDING element in the golf swing | Posted on by Golf Tips

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