Good Golf Tips Blog Posts

  • Southern Dunes Florida Hole 3 - Par 3
    on Dec 15, 2006
  • Swing Fundamentals : (3) The Downswing
    on Dec 13, 2006
    In the downswing it is the hips which begin to turn to the left first.Maintaining the swing plane,this movement pulls the shoulders and then the arms through the ball.At impact the clubface should be square on. All the while weight is transferring to...
  • Swing Fundamentals : (2) The Backswing
    on Dec 6, 2006
    Move your club-initially slowly - backwards (leading your turn):by hip height your shaft should be parallel to both the target line and the ground.Continuing the backward movement of the club,with your lower body firm, coils your upper body bringing...
  • Swing Fundamentals: (1) Body Turn
    on Dec 4, 2006
    Keeping your feet in the same position throughout the shot as at address,it is the upper half of your body that rotates.Your weight will be distributed evenly at address:as you turn into your backswing (turning your shoulder to the right) weight tra...
  • Using Your Driver On The Fairway?
    on Nov 30, 2006
    In some circumstances playing downhill,into a strong wind,and on the fairway you may be tempted to use your driver.With the ball on the ground rather than teed up you will need to swing smoothly and with great care.Your ball should be slightly furthe...
  • The Dreaded Shank
    on Nov 28, 2006
    You know this make contact with the ball,but it is nowhere to be seen ahead of you!Instead it has been propelled more sideways than forwards,the result of contact being made with the hosel of your club.Often it is caused by standing too c...
  • Dogleg In The Fairway
    on Nov 27, 2006
    Weigh up carefully the distance to the dogleg from the tee.Paul Casey or John Daly, among others, might be able to cut the corner with ease such is their ability and distance with the driver.Mere mortals, however,if over ambitious are likely to end u...
  • High Shot Required
    on Nov 23, 2006
    You need to clear an obstacle of some height,such as a tree.To do so place your ball forward in your stance.As you swing have more weight than usual on your backfoot,making sure that you finish the shot with your hands high.
  • Pitching Wedge For Accuracy....Not For Distance
    on Nov 22, 2006
    Swinging hard with your pitching wedge with a view to gaining extra distance will actually have the effect of giving you increased height but reduced distance.Use your 9-iron instead.
  • On The Road? Keep Records...Save Shots Next Visit.
    on Nov 21, 2006
    It makes sense, when you visit a fresh course, to make a note of any course related matters - hazards,obstacles, best lines of approach.This information will certainly save you shots next time you go back.
  • Club Selection In The Bunker
    on Nov 20, 2006
    The type of sand that you are having to cope with will determine the club that you should use.If the sand is light and loose go with your sand wedge, as it will not dig deeply into the sand, wasting the energy of your shot.Where the sand is coarser,c...
  • Aim Straight In The Wet
    on Nov 16, 2006
    Playing in wet conditions the ball takes less backspin and sidespin,so if you are relying on fade or draw for your ball to reach its target there is a high probability that you will be unsuccessful.It is far safer to select a target spot on the fair...
  • Where Is The Pin?
    on Nov 15, 2006
    The position of the pin can make quite a difference, both to the hole yardage,and the difficulty of the approach.Different approaches bring different obstacles into play.It is vital to study pin position carefully and plan your shots accordingly,to,a...
  • Chip Low, Chip Slow
    on Nov 14, 2006
    For a perfect strike with control make sure the swing in your chip shot has a short shallow arc,and that the tempo is slow.Running your ball low makes it easier to judge distance to the hole.
  • Crossing Water
    on Nov 13, 2006
    Watching TV golf coverage it becomes apparent that some holes ,where a stretch of water must be negotiated,offer a Plan B route around the obstacle : some don't, and have to be taken on directly.In this latter situation go for a smooth positive swing
  • Chip With Your Wedge
    on Nov 10, 2006
    Best to use a wedge when it is necessary not only to gain height quickly to clear an obstacle, but also to stop the ball quickly on the green.Take a wider stance,open yourself to the target,swing smoothly but energetically to succeed with this shot.
  • Long Putts
    on Nov 9, 2006
    Faced with a long putt stand a few feet behind your ball,making your practice strokes there, whilst keeping your eye on the ball and the cup.This will help with your read of the green and the shot you have to make.
  • Provisional Ball
    on Nov 8, 2006
    Vital points:- tell people you are playing a provisional ball- play it, and ONLY then begin to search for your original ball- should you find your original ball in bounds abandon the provisional one.
  • Stand Wider....Drive Longer
    on Nov 7, 2006
    Adjust your stance by maintaining your front foot position with the ball opposite your left heel,but moving your rear foot back a few extra inches.This will move a higher proportion of your body weight behind the ball at address, so that as you swin...
  • Ball Right Up Against The Bunker Back Lip
    on Nov 6, 2006
    Watching the Pros on tv, some of them escape this position brilliantly, landing their ball on the green and often close to the pin.The majority of golfers will have to be satisfied with escaping the trap with whatever shot they can contrive, sideways...