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On Course Golf – Pro Tip of the Month: The drill for solid consistent impact

On Course Golf – Pro Tip of the Month: The drill for solid consistent impact

Every month, we answer your questions, and share quick, practical, usable tips to help you with your game Question Hi Lee, My golf game is up and down due to inconsistent ball striking. Any tips to help? Mitch, Prospect Hill, SA Game stuck in a bunker? Got a question for Lee? Send your golfing woes […]

On Course Golf – Pro Tip of the month: Hitting hybrids consistently

On Course Golf – Pro Tip of the month: Hitting hybrids consistently

Question Hi Lee, I have two hybrids in my bag that look more like irons than woods (TaylorMade GAPR).  I’m struggling to get a consistent strike on these, often going low and left or high and right.  Really struggle to find the sweet spot. How do I get a consistent strike with hybrids – do […]

On Course Golf, Pro-Tip of the month

On Course Golf, Pro-Tip of the month

This month, we introduce a new monthly feature, the On Course Golf Pro Tip. Every month, we will answer your questions, and share quick, practical, usable tips to help you with your game. Question: Hi Lee, I have an issue getting out of bunkers. I almost always find that I skinny the shot to the other […]

The relationship between equipment and coaching

The relationship between equipment and coaching

Amongst playing, coaching and club fitting a lot of people have asked me “Am I using the right equipment?” I guess that begs the question “How do we know what equipment will actually help us?” Now, as a club fitter and golf coach, I understand the relationship between having the correct equipment in someone’s hands […]

Does golf’s ‘X-factor’ swing cause back injuries?

Does golf’s ‘X-factor’ swing cause back injuries?

  Harder, better, faster, stronger. Professional golfers are hitting the ball further and swinging the club with more force than ever before. Advancements in club and ball technology, along with improved strength and conditioning training, have helped players smash driving distance records, forcing designers, particularly in the United States, to lengthen their courses. Whether the […]

How your putter influences your stroke mechanics

How your putter influences your stroke mechanics

The characteristics of the putter that you use may have a strong influence on the type of putting stroke patterns that you develop. For example, if you took up the game as a kid and used hand-me-down clubs and a putter that was too long and too flat, that would lead to a set-up and […]

How to hit your driver long and straight

How to hit your driver long and straight

Many golfers think that increasing your club head speed will increase the distance you can hit the golf ball.  In fact your club head speed will be whatever you are able to produce.  The real trick to a good, long straight shot lies in your ability to cover the elements of the golf swing in […]

Coming back from injury

Coming back from injury

A very common issue I encounter with my lesson students is that players often struggle with their golf swing and game when returning from illness or injury. Common wisdom would point towards the fact that very few of us are perfect patients when it comes to rehabilitation, I often hear golfers use the phrase “Doc […]

The best ever putters, and how they did it

The best ever putters, and how they did it

Who were the best putters in the modern game of golf? In this excerpt from the book Bump and Run, we learn who the greats of the game believe were the best putters, and how they were so good with the flatstick.   “Who are some of the best putters you have ever seen and […]

Take your game to another level at BNE

Take your game to another level at BNE

ARE you keen to hone your skills, but can’t always allocate enough time? Well, don’t despair because Golf Central BNE near Brisbane Airport is the ideal venue to get your golfing fix and take your game to the next level. At Golf Central BNE, you can target any area of your game in a time […]

Video: How Terry Price can improve your game

Video: How Terry Price can improve your game

INSIDE GOLF went back to school last month – not the classroom variety but the Terry Price Golf Schools based at the idyllic Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club on the Gold Coast. Sales executive David Ross and I were keen to improve our ball-striking ability and learn how to play stroke-saving shots and Terry, […]

The Scoring Zone

The Scoring Zone

Over the past year it has been wonderful to see the incredible improvement my students have enjoyed from tee to green. All are hitting the ball magnificently but what really excites me are the benefits derived in their short game from the use of the TrackMan technology along with teaching skills learned from my time […]

How to practice to play in golf events

How to practice to play in golf events

It’s the week before the Club Championships.   My diary is filling up with bookings of players who want to have a great score for the event.   Some people think that a couple of lessons and a little bit of preparation will give them a winning score.  However in most cases this does the exact opposite […]

The secret to staying still? Move your body!

The secret to staying still? Move your body!

When I played on tour I was obsessed with staying still when I putted. Greg Norman looked so quiet when he putted. So did Seve. And so did Nick Faldo. Then came Tiger – who was as still over a putt as I’d ever seen. The bigger the putt, the quieter I wanted to look […]

Going Mental: We Tried it: Pro Golf IQ

Going Mental: We Tried it: Pro Golf IQ

We’ve done many “we tried it” reviews in Inside Golf, but this product could very well be the most “overall game-changing” of them all. As a lifelong golf addict, I’ve taken hundreds of lessons by dozens of professionals, read thousands of instructional articles and watched countless videos and DVDs on swing mechanics and techniques. But […]

Too much analysis can create paralysis

Too much analysis can create paralysis

Over the past few months you would have read my articles covering the basic fundamentals of the game of golf.   One of the key components of a successful round is to know what to focus on during your golf shot.  Many of us tend to focus on too many components of the swing at any […]

Improving lower body action in the swing

Improving lower body action in the swing

This month, we would like to give you some good tips on how to improve your lower body action in the golf swing. Your lower body has two very important roles within the golf swing. Firstly the legs act as important sources of stability within the golf swing. Just think about it: a good player […]

The Ryder Cup and Ian Poulter, a lesson on life

The Ryder Cup and Ian Poulter, a lesson on life

I’ve met Ian Poulter, albeit briefly, as a result of being a member at Woburn in the UK, where he is the playing professional and ambassador. The aura of confidence and single-mindedness he displays means Ian might not appeal to everyone, but I like him. That opinion is shaped by my limited knowledge of his […]

The most common golf mental game mistakes

The most common golf mental game mistakes

There are many golfers who are unaware that their mental approach is blocking their true potential. All shots first begin in the mind after a player assesses a shot and decides what to focus on.  These thoughts determine how a player feels and how well they swing the club in reference to their ability. Your […]

How to practise for improvement

How to practise for improvement

How often do we see good results on the practice fairway which often don’t translate to the golf course? This is a statement that is echoed amongst amateur golfers. So what’s the reason for this? Pressure? Conditions? Environmental factors? Well, possibly all of the above, but I see the main cause to be the way […]

Posture for golf

Posture for golf

Posture for golf is an important requirement if you want to execute the golf swing efficiently. Many golf swing faults can be attributed to poor posture. However, bad posture may be affecting you in other ways. A 21st century phenomenon contributing to poor posture and chronic back and neck pain is the typical position adopted […]

Get more power with a proper spine angle

Get more power with a proper spine angle

The topic for this month’s article is how to produce more power in your golf swing while at the same time not affecting your accuracy. There have been many different articles written regarding how to produce extra power in the golf swing. Unfortunately most of them are tips that promise a lot and deliver very […]

The Path to Success

The Path to Success

The majority of students that I see will slice the ball.  The rest will hook, with few knowing the correct path on the downswing. To learn to hit it straighter, let’s look at why the ball curves in the air. The main thing that golfers do to curve the ball is to have an open or […]

For golf, fitness is fundamental

For golf, fitness is fundamental

I caught a re-run of The Karate Kid (the 1984 original) movie on TV a few days ago. If you’ve seen it, then you know the line “Wax on, wax off”. There are other lines which, back when the movie first came out, everyone was repeating.  “Paint the fence”, and “Sand the floor”, all relate […]

What TrackMan has taught us about driving the ball

What TrackMan has taught us about driving the ball

I see many golfers on the driving range who try and set up to the ball with driver in a ‘square’ position much the same as they would do when playing an iron off the ground. In recent years however, we Professionals who teach with TrackMan have developed a greater understanding of the differences between […]

Getting a grip on putting

Getting a grip on putting

If you are having a lot of trouble missing way too many short putts, then please take five minutes to read this article and seriously consider what I am proposing. Over the past few weeks, two new clients have phoned me with the good news that the grip I have suggested they use (combined with fundamental technical drills […]

Stay in your putt

Stay in your putt

Every now and then when I am playing, I remember one of the keys that I used to use regularly when competing in golf tournaments. This happened recently when I found myself doing exactly what I encourage my clients not to do, which is follow the ball with your eyes and head as soon as […]

We Tried It: Shotstohole

We Tried It: Shotstohole

Last month, we introduced you to ShotsToHole.com, a web-based data collection tool that allows golfers and coaches to measure and analyse over 70 golf stats, set and track goals, monitor progress and more. ShotsToHole.com has been adopted by many Tour players, including PGA TOUR pro Patrick Reed—who, having worked on specific skill sets to improve […]

YouTube teaching guru visits Australia

YouTube teaching guru visits Australia

World-renowned golf instructor Shawn Clement recently visited Australia for the first time and presented his unique perspective on the golf swing to keen golfers at Bonnie Doon Golf Club. Clement is no ordinary golf instructor. The 46-year-old Canadian has been involved with golf for over 36 years; 26 of those have been instructing golfers on […]

What makes you satisfied with your golf?

What makes you satisfied with your golf?

Every week on television and when I play in local competitions I notice golfers of all different standards being a little confused about what it means to be satisfied with golf. Knowing when and where to be satisfied has a big impact on our game’s performance and at a social level makes a massive difference […]

Hitting 50-80m wedge shots

Hitting 50-80m wedge shots

I regularly see students and customers coming to the range with only a fairway or driver. They lace away with no warm up, hit 100 balls and maybe hit 10% ok. They walk away with no confidence, poor rhythm and timing and most likely a sore back.

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