Video Tips

  • Five Minute Lesson with Pablo Larrazabal

    Monday 2 December 2019

    FIVE-MINUTE LESSON…  PABLO LARRAZABAL The 36-year-old Spaniard reveals the key secrets to his enviable short game. How did you develop such a sharp short game? Competitive practice growing up. I got good at chipping fast when I was a kid because there were many good players at my club and we spent a lot of time at the chipping area. I lost lots...

  • Sharpen up your short game with Shane Lowry

    Sunday 21 July 2019

    The Open Champion Shane Lowry’s 4 keys to improving your short-game “Unfortunately, there is no one-size-suits-all approach to the short game,” says 2019 Open Champion, Lowry. “I grew up on a course with tricky raised greens and so I would spend hours and hours on the course and on the range messing about by myself learning the best ways to get...

  • Do you have the right amount of bounce on your wedges?

    Tuesday 17 April 2018

    Is your gear revealing you have too much bounce on your wedges? Here’s how to tell… The soles of your wedges are designed to stop the club digging into the turf. With the rear of the sole lower than the leading edge, the club resists biting downwards, making heavy contact less likely. This design is misleadingly termed bounce, and you can buy...

  • Hit the ball from the inside for more consistent wedge shots

    Wednesday 28 February 2018

    With help from 2016 PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker, use these five keys to help you hit more consistent wedge shots #1: Never slice across the ball at impact with your wedges I really changed the way I go at short shots around the green a couple of years ago, especially out of sand. I used to really ‘slice’ at my pitches...

  • Tour Technique: Dustin Johnson

    Thursday 4 January 2018

    Dustin Johnson: How the world’s best golfer backs up prodigious power with a pinpoint wedge game  World No.1 Dustin Johnson is of course known for his immense power. But in 2016 he set about improving the one area of his game that really needed work; his wedge play. He bought a Trackman launch monitor, started taking it to events and, together...

  • Drill: Tee up with a wedge

    Thursday 19 October 2017

    Tee it up with a wedge: An easy way to stop chopping at your chip shots No doubt you’ve read that when it comes to irons, you need to squeeze the ball for the perfect strike. While it’s true a downward attack is ideal for iron shots, that angle only needs to be fairly subtle. A slight downward hit allows you to...

  • Improve your short game with Tyrrell Hatton

    Sunday 8 October 2017

    Want to improve your short game? Find out how from three-time European Tour winner Tyrrell Hatton 2017 Dunhill Links and Italian Open champion Tyrrell Hatton teaches you how to play those tricky shots from just off the green and helps you decide whether to take an eight iron or wedge. “The wedge is the harder club to use,” he tells Today’s Golfer...

  • 9 ways to fix your short game with Shane Lowry

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday 14 October 2016

    How to knock chips close every time Shane Lowry has broken into the top 30 in the world – and his silky short game has played a key role in his meteoric rise (along with three European Tour victories and a WGC title). He’s a magician around the greens and his uncanny ability to get up and down from the most awkward...

  • Luke Donald’s short game tips

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday 13 October 2016

    If your short game is costing you too many shots, then this is perfect for you as former World No.1 Luke Donald helps improve your short game in these three videos. Donald talks you through how to get better distance control on approach shots, how to enjoy success in the sand and mastering the chip and run shot from just off...

  • How to master the belly wedge

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday 23 September 2016

    Fault: Inconsistent results when your ball is nestled by the collar, just off the green. Fix: Modern courses – inland, largely – have a mown collar around the green which is bordered by rough. If you run through the putting surface, the ball can often nestle against this rough barrier, making it tricky to putt and hard to hit the bottom of...

  • Distance control system

    Wednesday 5 August 2015

    In this instruction video, TG coach Jonathan Wallett explains the distance control system that one of his tour player clients created.

  • Practice more effectively

    Wednesday 27 May 2015

    In this instruction video, TG Top 50 Coach Steve Astle shows you how varying your lie while practicing can improve your game.

  • How to save par from an upslope

    Written by Kevin Hale on Thursday 7 May 2015

    Your approach comes up just short of the target, rolls off the front of the green and down a slope. Now you’re left with a tough up-and-down and club choice is vital. When you’re assessing it think about what your aim is. Is it to get the ball really close, or just to be on the green? If you’ve got...

  • Three ways to control your distance

    Written by Andy Sullivan on Wednesday 22 April 2015

    I swing to three points with each of my wedges to gauge distance. It means I can consistently hit any number within a 30-yard range with the same wedge. The first point is a tag or sticker on the shaft. I swing so that this is in line with my shoulder. For a longer shot I swing so my hands are...

  • Scoreable short game

    Saturday 9 August 2014

    Using a target for your landing zone can help improve your chipping around the greens and improve your scores. Take a look at this drill Gareth Johnston shows us using a golf towel to increase your short game focus and control to get you chipping close.

  • Scoreable practice

    Friday 8 August 2014

    Doing some scoreable practice and recording your results can help improve your short game as you try to beat your previous bests. Gareth Johnston shows us a simple drill to help improve your chipping around the greens using an adjustable circle as a target around the hole. Take a look at the video for more.

  • Score better in the wind Bump and Run

    Tuesday 20 May 2014

    Having trouble pitching in the wind? In this video, former European Tour player Oliver Whiteley, based at Bramall Park GC, Stockport, explains how to use the Bump and Run method.  The bump and run is a fantastic shot from inside 50 yards because the wind shouldn’t affect the shot at all. It can also be very effective even when it isn’t...

  • Lock the left wrist for consistent ball striking

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday 13 May 2013

    In this video tip TG Elite Teaching Professional Adrian Fryer talks about locking your left wrsit to hit more consistent chips as part of our 25th Anniversary Best Ever Tips feature. By locking your wrists and making a swing similar to that you would with a putter, you can eliminate unwanted wrist hinge to ensure that you don’t scoop the ball off...

  • Flop it close

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday 29 October 2010

    The flop shot is a great option to have at your disposal should you find yourself in a tricky situation around the green. You need a good lie and if you get one, you need to take advantage, using the advice in this video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Rich Ellis. The key is to accelerate the club through the...

Load more