Golf Lessons

Putting, Short Game & Full Swing Video Lessons

Improve Your Putting

1. Make More Putts

What Is Putting

What is putting?  According to the English Oxford Living Dictionaries, to putt is, “Try to hit a golf ball into the hole by striking it gently so that it rolls across the green”. Sounds simple doesn’t it?

Some would suggest that putting is a natural gift, that some have, and some do not.  Some would say that it is a science that can be learned, and others would say, that putting ability is gained through trial and error and years of experience.

I would not be so bold as to disagree with any of these sentiments, however the reality is that putting is a combination of them all.

A far better description of what makes a great putter would be, a player who combines the science of putting with the ability to read greens and visualise the putts break.  Combine these with the ability to control the ball’s speed, makes a great putter.

 

Green Reading

Green Reading

I have watched golfers study the green intensely, who have then decided on a putting line that was nowhere close to the one they were faced with.  They hit the putt, shrug their shoulders and say I must try a new putter?

The reason we start off the practical element of our putting course with green reading is that this is such an important aspect of good putting and the foundation on which everything else is developed.

Your Set Up

Set Up

Putting bio-mechanics is a term that relates to study and analysis of the mechanics of the golfer’s set up and stroke, to gain a better understanding of putting performance.

Good putting requires that you perfect your ability to consistently adopt a stance and posture, that is conducive to good putting and maintain dynamic balance throughout your putting stroke.

Putting Distance Control

Speed & Distance Control

All putts have many configurations of line and pace that could be successful.  The faster the ball travels, the less the break affects the ball.  Conversely the slower the ball travels the more the break affects its line.

The art is to find the combination that allows the ball to travel on the line that you have picked, with enough pace to stay on the line but to go no further than 18” past the hole, if you miss.  This ensures that the ball will at least have a chance to go in on the first putt.  But you will be left with a very short second putt if the first misses the hole.  Between the line and the pace, pace is the more important.

Your  short Game

2. Master Class!

The Short Game

The Short Game

Golf requires that you master a number of shots if you are going to play consistently well.  They include driving, long iron shots, short game shots and putts.

My research and game experience has given me the understanding that over 60% of all golf shots are played within 100 yards of the hole.

The average tour player will make between 10 & 12 greens in regulation per round,  as amateur golfers we will make less than that.  We will have to rely on our short game during every round and its importance to our score is high.

Deciding If This Is Right For You

Lessons

We have developed a short game course based on research and statistics and the most up to date approach to developing skill.

What You'll Learn

What You Will Learn

We will teach you how to select the most appropriate equipment and a variety of shot techniques, that when aquired will work for you time after time.

Skill Development

Skill Development

When you attempt to learn a new skill you go through a process of learning, that leads step by step from beginner to expert.  We will guide you through this process to make your learning experience enjoyable and productive.

Styling

3. Full Swing Overhaul

The Long Game

The Long Game

The priority for the long game is to get your ball in play off the tee, and then progress the ball to the green without getting into any of the course hazards.

When you compare the long game statisitics of pro and amatuer golfers, its no surprise that the pros hit their shots further and are more accurately with their long game shots.

As long as you develop the sound fundamentals of grip, stance, balance and coordination, you can develop a swing that is both repeatable and provides you with the best chance of hitting a good shot.

Deciding If This Is Right For You

Lessons

We have developed a long game course, based on research, statistics, swing bio-mechanics and the most up to date approach to developing skill.

What You'll Learn

What You Will Learn

You will learn how to select the most appropriate equipment, the fundamentals of grip, stance, posture, balance and the bio-mechanics of the golf swing.

Skill Development

Skill Development

You also learn how to develop your golf swing, through focused practice to ensure you are working on the right things.

Shot Shapes

4. Shape Golf Shots!

The Draw and Fade Shot

Hitting the golf ball straight is a very difficult skill, as you know! So it’s really important to understand your natural shot shape and why it happens.  Once you understand the mechanics of your swing, you can learn how to adjust your ball flight.

The High and Low Shot

The Punch Shot

A punch shot produces a low ball flight relative to what would normally be produced with the club you are using.

It is usually associated with long irons (rather than wedges or woods) and sees the ball climbing slowly into the air, staying relatively close to the ground.

It normally used to play in order to control the effect of strong wind, either crosswind or headwind.

Controlling Trajectory

Making changes in your set up will hep you to control the trajectory that the ball flies on.  If  you move the ballposition forward in your stance it will help you to hit it higher.  youmight want to do this to get over an obstacle or land the ball softly on a fast green.

Ball Above and Below Your Feet

Driving ranges have flat teeing area but the golf course is anything but flat. We often have to play shots from uneven lies? In this video series I explain the adjustments you need to make in order to hit shots when to ball is on a uphill, downhill, below or above your feet lie. 

Skill Development

Skill Development

You will also learn what is required to play shots from a variety of lies and how to change the trajectory of the ball.

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