Thanks to Glen Murray for the question about improving his putting from outside of 15-20 feet. Tag along as i show you an excellent drill to help you improve your touch on the green!
Control of your clubface is key!
To hit more consistent golf shots you have to develop a greater control of your clubface and understand the relationship between YOUR clubface and YOUR club path.
Golfers are much more consistent in their delivery of club path than clubface, however most are unaware of what their path actually is.
Many times i have given a lesson to someone who arrives complaining of a horrible over the top action only for them to discover after ten minutes that they actually deliver the club from the inside on every single swing. Their bad shot to the left, the ‘horrible over the top action’ actually stems from a closed club face at impact.
The club face has the biggest influence on the initial starting direction of any golf shot and the lower the loft the greater that influence becomes.
If you look at the dispersion on the photo below, the white dots are the first group of shots and the player could miss 30 yards either side of the target. After establishing what his club path was and performing a short task to develop awareness of the clubface we see the 2nd group of shots in the blue dots narrow the dispersion a little. Its only when we finally discuss how the player needs to deliver the face looking left of target to have the ball finish on target, we see the dispersion in the final group of yellow shots tighten up and his bad shot becomes much better.
If your looking for more consistency in your game try and develop your awareness of your clubface as it arrives at impact. ‘How do i do that?’ I hear you say. Keep an eye out for my next video!
The Perfect Gift for your budding junior golfer!
This is a program I have designed to help juniors understand what it takes to become a successful golfer and show them how they can achieve their potential. We will cover the mental side of the game, long game, short game, scoring, how to shape the ball, course management and most importantly how to practice effectively. Along the way each student will face skills tests to monitor progress and pinpoint any areas of weakness. They will receive video analysis, 3D swing analysis and a personalised practice schedule. I have created this program to closely replicate what other juniors on provincial panels would receive when they head for Greenmount with the GUI.
There will be 3 different groups for this program based on handicap, you will see the dates and times below and spaces will be limited to 10 juniors per group. The cost of this program will be £120.00 for members and £150.00 for visitors and will involve 12 hours of coaching. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
This program is going to commence in February and finish to coincide with the start of the golf season so that these kids will be ready to get out there and perform. I’m really hoping to inspire some kids to come out of this group and contend for titles and bring more silverware to the club. Please note there are only 10 spaces left, book now to avoid disappointment.
Handicap 0-16 Handicap 17-28 Handicap 28+
01/02/15 10am-12pm 12.30pm-2.30pm 3pm-5pm
22/02/15 10am-12pm 12.30pm-2.30pm 3pm-5pm
15/03/15 10am-12pm 12.30pm-2.30pm 3pm-5pm
05/04/15 10am-12pm 12.30pm-2.30pm 3pm-5pm
26/04/15 10am-12pm 12.30pm-2.30pm 3pm-5pm
17/05/15 10am-12pm 12.30pm-2.30pm 3pm-5pm
Session one- PUTTING: Learn what it takes to become a good putter and measure your performance
Session two- CHIPPING: The art of chipping, controlling trajectory and having a variety of shots to call on
Session three- PITCHING: Superb wedgeplay, understand your wedge and master it
Session four- BUNKERS: What it takes to become a bunker wizard, and have no fear of bunkers
Session five- IRON PLAY: Improve your impact, learn to shape the ball and control your trajectory
Session six- DRIVER: Learn how to maximise your distance off the tee and create more birdies