• How to Spin The Golf Ball

    This is one of the questions I get asked a lot by amateurs – how do you get a ball to spin back? We see the professionals do it all the time – pitching it past the pin and ripping back towards the flag stick. However, for the most part, pros are not trying to […]

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  • Perceptual Adaptation

    This idea is vitally important for all golfers and sports-people who desire to learn and perform to their best. I will attempt to take this massively complex topic and condense it into an easily understandable and applicable form, via use of examples and analogies. Imagine you are suffering with a toe-strike one day – In […]

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  • Understanding the Golf Swing Arc

    In this article, I will explain some concepts relating to the golf swing arc which can help you to understand how certain changes may affect your ball flight. This is just a small part of a much bigger picture, but a basic grasp of it can help you diagnose issues and create the ball flight […]

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  • Golf Improvement Pyramid

    My last lesson said something to me which is very common. In fact, I have had it said to me so often that I decided to write about it here; That’s the first time I have had it explained to me like that. I’ve had lessons before and they got me hitting the ball better, […]

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  • Struggle with chipping? Try this

    So many mid-high handicap golfers I see are unnecessarily struggling with their chip shots. When I ask them what they are thinking, they usually respond with a checklist of 20 points they are going through, from set up cues to swing cues. • Weight on left side • Handle forwards • Keep weight still • […]

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  • How to stop Shanking

    I don’t care if you are frightened of the word. I’m not going to pussy foot around and call it ‘the dreaded S word’. Man up! It’s a shank. If you’re too scared to even mention the unmentionable, it is very likely that you suffer with them. Well, let’s have a little look at the […]

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  • 3 Things That Guarantee Better Golf

    Golf can be confusing; Make a ‘perfect’ set-up Maintain lag Finish in balance Start down with the hips Shift your weight Turn shoulders   You’re mad While some of the advice may pertain to you and your individual swing, I can categorically say that doing all of the above will not guarantee a good shot […]

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  • Blind Golfers – The Study

    When I worked at Turnberry, I once had a blind golfer come for a lesson with me. He was part of the Scottish National Blind Golfers team, and was a pretty decent player. He worked with a different pro at the academy, but this pro had called in sick this day, so I was going […]

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