How to Hook a Wedge Shot

In Pitching Tips by The Golf Drill GuruLeave a Comment

This shot is reserved for you lower handicaps out there… if Phil Mickelson can do it, why can’t you? Occasionally, you are faced with a short shot that requires shaping, whether it be a slice or a hook. I find a hook much easier to pull-off, and I’d like to share with you how to do it …

View Post

The Forward Press – Good or Bad?

In Putting Tips by The Golf Drill Guru4 Comments

A forward press is a swing technique many golfers use to initiate there stroke. Most commonly seen in chipping and putting, it’s a simple movement of the hands towards the target before a stroke starts. The question is, is this a good or bad habit?
 

View Post

Y Chipping Drill

In Chipping Tips by The Golf Drill GuruLeave a Comment

The most common fault I see with amateurs and their chipping is that they try to scoop the ball at impact. The main problem with scooping is that it causes inconsistency. To scoop at chip shot, you have to add a lot extra wrist movements, this is asking for trouble. A good mental image you should envision when chipping is …

View Post

1234 Greenside Bunker Drill

In Sand Tips by The Golf Drill GuruLeave a Comment

Getting the ball out of a bunker effectively is a difficult concept to master. To do so a player must understand the specific differences between a sand shot and a normal shot. The swings are completely different, setup is different, and contact is very different. This drill will specifically help your setup and swing path into the ball, an essential …

View Post

Hit & Resist Putting Drill

In Putting Tips by The Golf Drill GuruLeave a Comment

Quite often I see players who suffer from unwanted body movements throughout their putting stroke. This fault leads to missed putts of all distances, often caused by the face angle of the putter being either open or closed at impact.

The Truth About the Putting Yips

In Putting Tips by The Golf Drill GuruLeave a Comment

We all know golf is very much a mental game. The brain has a profound effect on the results of each and every one of our shots. A fine example is to look more closely at a common problem like the yips. If you don't already know, the yips are involuntary wrist and arm twitches right before impact, which can …

Triangle Chipping Drill

In Chipping Tips by The Golf Drill GuruLeave a Comment

Over 60% of the shots you make on the golf course are from 100 yards and in. Improving your short game is the best way to lower your scores. Consistency is the key to a solid short game. Having a repeatable, reliable chipping stroke will help you learn how to gauge distances better, judge the spin and …

How to Hit Pitches Over Water

In Pitching Tips by The Golf Drill GuruLeave a Comment

Here's the situation, you’re stuck in the fairway between a small lake and the green, you have 80 yards to the pin, and have about 15 yards to work with on the green. The ball sits on a slightly uphill lie. So, the good news is you have a fair bit of room to work with on …

The 3 Secrets to Solid Bunker Play

In Sand Tips by The Golf Drill GuruLeave a Comment

The sand trap. This simple course feature has been a thorn in the side of many golfers, especially beginners. More often than not, a professional however, relishes the chance to hit from a greenside bunker when faced with the alterative of a chip from deep rough. Why? Because, with a few simple rules, hitting a bunker shot is rather easy. …

Reseting your Putting Fundamentals

In Putting Tips by The Golf Drill GuruLeave a Comment

Having troubles on the dance floor? It’s time to check your putting fundamentals once again. It’s a sad but true fact that approximately 90% of all putting faults occur because of poor fundamentals. So the next time you’re fed up with your putter – instead of going out to buy a new one, learn to implement proper putting fundamentals.
The …