Articles Tagged with: golf tips
Hand Path V Club Path

Understanding the role of both the club path and hand path through the impact zone is key to controlling ball flight.

Most golfer’s fear the concept of swinging the hands left post impact thinking its going to create a slice. If done incorrectly then for sure it can cause that ball flight.

But its key to understand that in order to hit a shot without curvature you will need the hands to work left and the club head work left post impact.

What I would like you to try to do is to create a big gap between the hands and club head post impact. This will reduce the amount of hand flip at contact. Therefore controlling the amount of rotation of the hands and club head.

Above gap between hands and club head

Best way to achieve this is by hitting half shots making the hands work left sharply through impact and holding the left wrist firm and flat.

Click this link to see my video on this topic:https://youtu.be/cDmEHteyv84

 


Aggressive game plan

Golf Tactics

This week saw Rory lift the claret jug in great style. This raised remarks from Tiger that Rory has a very aggressive game plan.

These days you have to be aggressive to win but it has to suit the task in hand. From a course management point of view you need to pick your battles and also know your capabilities. If you believe you have a 70% success rate at pulling the shot off then you should go for it.

Apart from that basic rule, I would always recommend using data collected from practice to help make decisions. For example what is your average footage fro the target you hit the ball from a certain yardage. Then if a flag is tucked away in a small section of the green you can make a accurate decision on weather it is worth going at the flag or playing to the center of the green.

So with that I mind, make your practice more productive and collect data when in performance mode.

For more ideas on this and performance books to use for practice please e-mail me: adaviesgolf@btinternet.com


Sheep Or Shepherd

Are You A Sheep or Shepherd?

I have been fortunate to work with a lot of talented young players over the last 20 years, having been involved with 11 county squads, 1 national academy squad, 8 national Champions and 28 county champions.

Reflecting on my time working with these groups and individuals has inspired me write this short piece.

What infuriates me about these young individuals is they all want to follow and act like sheep. They seem to be scared to do something above and beyond what there piers do.

So if their example of good practice is actually poor practice all they do is copy and join that mentality.

I want them to embrace new things and be leaders in their fields and set the standards.

If I think of the great sporting examples, they haven’t been scared to practice in a different way to others, For example Jonny Wilkinson.

I bet when he first started some his training methods many would have observed and laughed at what he was doing. The extra work, the extra intensity and focus. Doing things outside the box.

What I would love to see is young golfers setting the standards in transfer practice and intensity. Along with doing the simple stuff well. Like warm ups that engage their minds and bodies in a way to allow them to perform at a higher level.

I want them to be shepherds not sheep, to set the trends and the standards, to ask good questions like “ what will this do for me”

For them to understand they should never do anything without understanding how will this help me.

Embrace new things with a open inquisitive mind!

Traits of a shepherd
Great Work ethic
smart
Structured
Engaged
Inventive
Reflective
Open
Inquisitive
Brave

So Are you a sheep or a shepherd?