• 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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  • Harvey Penick – A man ahead of his time

    Constraints-led learning is where we apply a constraint to The task The equipment The environment The player   in order to create a desired change. Often the change happens automatically, and becomes developed without any conscious thought.    This is not the correct interpretation of constraints-led learning   Scientific Support As there is a ton of […]

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  • Variability Practice for Golf – Bitesize Blog

    Variability practice is characterized by trying to achieve a desired end goal in varying ways – typically using subtly varying movement patterns/techniques. For example, you may Try to hit your target Fading Drawing High shot Low shot   Try to strike the ground in the desired place With a forward ball position With a neutral ball […]

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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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  • The Science of Spieth’s Putting

    In 2014, Spieth ranked 20th in stroked gained putting (the best rating of how good a putter is), saving more than 31 shots over 79 rounds compared to other pros. So far this year, he has an even better ‘strokes gained’ score. Ever notice anything strange about how Spieth putts? ​   What makes a […]

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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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