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.
Think SMALL (as in – do not think of out driving your partners).
Do not try to kill it.
Do not go for distance.
Try to swing at 50% of your normal swing speed.
Think of your chipping stroke – set … 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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