Swing Setup

  • Control your swing path

    Friday 8 August 2014

    To help keep your arms connected with your body through the swing, Gareth Johnston shares a simple tip to keep your swing path on line. Take a look at the video to see his drill.

  • Downward blow on the tee

    Friday 8 August 2014

    When you really need to get that tee shot away, having something to focus on can help you to find the fairway. To get a good strike, Gareth Johnstonsuggests putting a tee peg a club-width in front of the ball and focusing on that to keep the club low through impact and creating a good impact.

  • Get your alignment right

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Monday 13 May 2013

    In this video tip TG Elite Teaching Professional Adrian Fryer talks about making sure you align correctly in your set up as part of our 25th Anniversary Best Ever Tips feature. Adrian revisits TG’s former Instruction Editor Bill Robertson’s 1989 lesson on parallel alignment to see what you can learn 24 years on.

  • Stand tall to hit a draw

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday 4 January 2013

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Gareth Johnston explains how adjusting your posture at set-up can help you hit a distance enhancing draw off the tee. His tip helps get your plane on a shallower path so that it attacks in-to-out and puts draw spin on the ball. A simple way to achieve this is to stand a tiny bit closer...

  • Use your divots to attain your ideal ball position

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Monday 24 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Gareth Johnston shares his simple drill to help you attain ball position. All you need to do is review your divots or scuffs made during your practise swing, you can then see where you are consistently striking the ground. While this is only a short term fix, it can be vital to get you round 18...

  • Master those in-between yardages

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Thursday 9 February 2012

    Those tricky yardages around the 100-yard mark often don’t match up with how far we hit our wedges. Most players will have quite large gaps between the yardages of each of their wedges so it’s important to know how take distance off the shot when required. In this golf video tip, TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston explains how some simple set-up...

  • Check your grip with a tee

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday 4 August 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well as sharpening...

  • Be ready to swing with a dynamic posture

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday 1 October 2010

    The golf swing is a dynamic and powerful movement and consequently, your body needs to be in a strong position at the start of the swing to pull off great golf shots. The key to achieving this is to feel balance and stability at address, says TG Elite Teaching Pro Richard Ellis. Start the swing off right and the rest will follow!...

  • Posture Routine

    Written by Rob Watts on Thursday 4 March 2010

    Many golfers struggle to understand how to form the correct posture. In this golf video tip from TG Elite Teaching Pro Rob Watts, you can follow a routine that is guaranteed to get your body into the right position at address every time, without even needing to hold a golf club. Posture is crucial in generating power by getting your body...

  • Better your balance

    Written by Nick Clemens on Thursday 14 January 2010

    Balance is another fundamental of the game of golf that varies depending on the club you’ve chosen. It’s subtle changes in the positioning of the weight throughout your  golf swing that help you rotate the body correctly and return the club back to the ball at impact at the right angle. If you’re a golfer that suffers from sway, tilt or fail...

  • Sort your alignment

    Written by Nick Clemens on Thursday 14 January 2010

    When the direction on your golf ball starts to go awry, the first point of blame among amateur golfers is usually the golf swing! But more often than not, a simple alignment issue could be the cause of your errant shots. When your alignment is off, the body subconsciously makes adjustments in the swing which will create problems when you get...

  • Adapt your ball position

    Written by Nick Clemens on Thursday 14 January 2010

    It’s important to understand how and why correct ball position varies in your stance depending on the golf club you’ve chosen for your upcoming shot.  Different clubs require a different angle of attack into the ball which is dictated by the position of your ball in your golf swing. For example, a driver requires an upward blow and therefore the ball...

  • Form perfect posture

    Written by Nick Clemens on Thursday 14 January 2010

    Having a strong and athletic posture helps you generate the maximum amount of power in your golf swing and also limits the occurrence of unwanted swing faults. With the help of this posture video tip from Today’s Golfer Elite Teaching Pro Nick Clemens, you can form that sought after ‘S’ shape with your body that helps your body turn, get the...

  • Improve at Impact

    Written by Nick Clemens on Thursday 14 January 2010

    The point where the club meets the ball during the golf swing is arguably the most important fundamental in the game. It only needs you to be a fraction out and your ball could travel many yards right or left of the target. Sure, making sure the rest of your set-up is spot on helps, but watching this golf video tip...

  • Grip it to rip it!

    Written by Nick Clemens on Thursday 14 January 2010

    It’s the only point of contact between you and your club during the golf swing, so why not spend a couple of minutes making sure you get your grip right! Today’s Golfer Elite Teaching Pro Nick Clemens take you through a step-by-step guide to forming the correct grip in this golf video tip, whichever method you choose to use.

  • Perfect your Posture

    Written by Nick Clemens on Monday 7 December 2009

    Do you suffer from… • Lack of power • Limited weight transfer • Loss of distance Why does this happen? Poor posture is a common cause of of all the above problems. A slouched position limits rotation and therefore reduces the amount of power that can be generated. It can also affect the sequence the body starts down in. The Fixes 1. Try and achieve a small curvature in...

  • Set-Up Correctly

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday 30 September 2009

    Sometimes we get complacent with our golf and we neglect those simple basics. Things like grip, posture and stance are so easy to get right, yet so seldom checked. The set-up is probably the simplest. TG Top 12 Teacher Adrian Fryer shows you how to guarantee a good set-up when you’re hitting shots at the driving range. All you need is a...

  • Always Focus On The Basics With Rory McIlroy

    Written by Rory McIlroy on Monday 28 September 2009

    People are always amazed by how far I hit the ball off the tee. I’m not the biggest guy out here, at 5-feet-10 and 160 pounds, but I’ve always been long for my size. I have a lot of natural speed. In the gym I work mostly on core stability and flexibility, which has helped make me longer. Plus, I like...

  • Get Back To Basics With Luke Donald

    Written by Pat Goss on Tuesday 8 September 2009

    People often wonder how much time a player spends with his coach during the season. It can vary, but the relationship I have with Luke is a close one and I don’t think we ever go for more than two or three weeks where we haven’t worked on his swing for multiple days. It is an ongoing process and one...

  • Spend Less Time Over The Ball

    Written by Nick Clemens on Monday 24 August 2009

    As a general rule of thumb, the longer you take to hit your shot when standing over the ball, the worse the upcoming shot will be. This is because you become static and are thinking too much about the swing you are about to make. TG Instructor Nick Clemens has devised a method of keeping your pre-shot routine smooth and brisk,...

Load more