• Danny Willett: Seeing is believing

    Written by Danny Willett on Tuesday 9 December 2014

    Your success with putting – and mine – is very much dependent on the messages your eyes send to your brain. Unfortunately your eyes can play tricks on you; a putter blade that looks perfectly square to you at address can in fact be degrees open or closed, creating compensation and inconsistency. I’ve recently spent some time with putting guru...

  • Putting practice

    Saturday 9 August 2014

    To help improve your putting, Gareth Johnston shows you how using a tee peg and some double-sided tape can help promote a neutral strike and get a nice roll on your putts. Take a look at the video for more.

  • Freewheel and release the putter

    Wednesday 6 August 2014

    In this video, Gareth Johnston shares a simple tip on how to release the putter through impact and improve your distance control. This one-handed drill stops your elbow from detaching through the putt, which limits the free movement of the club.

  • Pendulum Putting

    Tuesday 5 August 2014

    In this video, TG Elite Teaching Professional Gareth Johnston shares some tips on how to keep the putter head stable to create a pendulum. He says try to keep the butt of the putter as still as possible to let the putter head move freely to create the rocking motion. Watch the video to find out more.

  • Monty’s Masterclass: Pressure Putting

    Tuesday 17 June 2014

    In the first part of Monty’s Masterclass on holing out with confidence, he explains pressure putting. The most important thing is to have the correct mentality, says Monty – watch this video for more advice on how to putt under pressure. Watch Monty’s Masterclass: Bunker shots...

  • Score better in the wind Putting

    Tuesday 20 May 2014

    So much focus is put into long shots in the wind that we sometimes forget that the conditions can have a dramatic effect on the green, too. Not only do you need to take into and downwind putts into account, you need to build a rock-solid base when you’re putting, as any gust can throw your stroke out of sync.

  • Hole more six foot putts

    Written by Stephen Orr on Monday 24 June 2013

    In this video shot on location at The London Club, Stephen Orr takes you through some simple tips that will help you hole more mid-length putts. Our Elite Teaching Professional starts by assessing how your body acts over a tap-in, highlighting the lack of tension in your muscles and your relaxed mindset. He then explains how by taking this mindframe and swing feel...

  • Gauge the green speeds with this warm-up putting drill

    Written by Steven Orr on Friday 21 June 2013

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Steven Orr shares a simple drill to help you quickly find the pace of a green in the short time you have before you tee off. He starts by setting up a number of balls at various distances from the fringe, before putting them to the edge of practice green. By putting to the fringe...

  • Feel your putting stroke

    Written by Steven Orr on Monday 17 June 2013

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Steven Orr shares a tip on how to find more feel in your putting stroke. All you need is a ball and a putter, and you can even try this at home on your carpet. Too many golfers place too much focus on the ball and the clubhead and not enough on the target while putting,...

  • Keep your lower body stable to hole more putts

    Written by Stephen Orr on Friday 14 June 2013

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Stephen Orr explains how keeping your lower body stable will improve your stroke by allowing you to square your clubface more easily. He also shares a drill with you on the putting green at The London Club, which will stop your turning or moving during your stroke and hopefully help you to hole more putts.

  • Try ‘The Claw’ to improve your putting

    Written by Chris Ryan on Monday 31 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Chris Ryan shows you a grip that could revolutionise your putting stroke. Many tour professionals have switched to the claw grip and now you can too by following Chris’ step-by-step guide. This video was shot on location at Abama Golf Resort & Spa, Tenerife. Visit www.abamahotelresort.com for more info...

  • Use a notepad to improve your putting

    Written by Chris Ryan on Thursday 6 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Chris Ryan shows you how to use a notepad to improve your putting. He splits in and lies it on the green to create a gateway, allowing him to focus on the first few feet of his putt. By doing this you can start the ball off on the right line, rather than getting distracted by where the...

  • Video Tips: Keegan Bradley On Short Putts

    Written by Keegan Bradley on Thursday 1 November 2012

    In this video, 2011 USPGA Champion Keegan Bradley talks to TG columnist Andrew Cotter through his process of holing short putts. His technique includes closing down the mind and taking the pressure out of the shot. Watch the video here, made by WGC sponsors HSBC, to improve your putting:...

  • Video Tips: Luke Donald On Putting

    Written by Luke Donald on Thursday 1 November 2012

    Luke Donald is often touted as the world’s best putter, and in this video he talks to TG columist Andrew Cotter about his technique. Watch below and you can learn from the world number three, including why an increase in speed is so important to get the ball rolling. Cotter and Donald filmed the video with the help of HSBC, ahead of the HSBC...

  • Why Ian Poulter Holes Putts When It Matters

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday 12 October 2012

    Without question, the stand-out performance at the Ryder Cup was that of Ian Poulter, winning four points from a possible four and creating momentum for his team when it seemed all was lost on Saturday afternoon by birdieing the final five holes to win his match with a succession of clutch putts. TG Elite Pro Lee Scarbrow has witnessed Poulter’s talent...

  • Lighten your grip pressure when putting

    Written by Chris Ryan on Wednesday 22 August 2012

    Golfers that grip the putter too tightly will reduce feel and often have poor tempo and rhythm in their strokes. Ideally, you want to adopt as light a grip pressure as possible on the greens, almost feeling as though the putter is heavy in your hands. In this video tip from TG Elite Pro Chris Ryan, you’ll learn a couple of...

  • Putt with a stable lower half

    Written by Chris Ryan on Wednesday 22 August 2012

    Swinging the putter on the correct path and returning the face to square at impact relies on the number of moving body parts being reduced as much as possible. The arms will move but only as a result of the back and shoulder muscles but what certainly should not move is the legs. Too often, amateur players try to get a...

  • Connect the chest and shoulder to hole putts

    Written by Chris Ryan on Thursday 16 August 2012

    A common cause of missed putts from short range is a disconnection between the chest and left shoulder. This separation is what causes the clubface to rotate excessively through impact, leading to putts that miss both left and right. A good drill to feel whether this fault occurs during your swing is to place your right hand on the point of...

  • Practice putting with a secondary target

    Written by Chris Ryan on Thursday 16 August 2012

    Putting it close from long range depends on two things being achieved. A correct read of the green followed by a good stroke with the ball being struck on the sweetspot of the putter. This drill from TG Elite Pro Chris Ryan will test both of these factors on the practice green. Give yourself a long putt and read the break.

  • Improve your putting distance control

    Written by Kevin Flynn on Friday 10 August 2012

    PlaneTruth Pro Kevin Flynn talks us through his simple yet effective putting drill to improve distance control and stroke consistency. First he lays down two long irons, before putting in four tees at even intervals. He then makes his backswing to the butt of the irons, before completing his normal follow through. The key here is to repeat the length of the...

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