The Gear Effect

Here at GolfGooRoo Global Headquarters I often get accused of not caring much about swing mechanics. This is not the case … … I just think that we tend to place too much significance on the swing and not enough on actually playing the game. Here’s a simple swing drill that ticks a lot of…

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The biggest problems with traditional golf coaching

Here’s an interesting conversation I had with Evan on the main problems with traditional golf coaching. This happened a few years back but the message is still relevant. Evan: So what are the biggest problems with traditional golf coaching? Cameron: How long have you got? Here’s one of the most serious issues I see. Almost…

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Perfection versus acceptance

The opposite of perfection is acceptance. It’s easy to fall into the trap of wanting to do everything perfectly well. “I must drive the ball straight down the middle” “The ball must find the hole” “My swing needs to be spot on otherwise I won’t play any good” But here’s something for you to consider:…

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The importance of intensity

I’ve made a comeback! I’m now playing soccer (real football) once a week. Played as a kid but haven’t pulled on the boots since I was 16 – and I’m loving it. My only regret is I didn’t start doing this sooner because I’m really enjoying the team aspect and getting outside and running around.…

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The Great Golf Hoax

Is that you need a perfect golf swing to play great golf. But it’s rubbish. The golf swing is only part of the game. If you believe in this hoax you’ll make golf way harder than it needs to be. In fact, and this is totally counter-intuitive, when you stop stressing about your mistakes and…

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Teaching versus coaching

Here at GolfGooRoo Global headquarters I bang on a lot about teaching versus coaching. For starters, I like coaching. Don’t care much for teaching. Why? Because teachers just tell us what to do. “stand this way” “don’t do that” “swing slower” (insert instruction here) You get the idea. In my mind, teaching is outdated. It…

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Boring golf?

A key to mastering your golf is staying in the game and enjoying the process during the uneventful (one could say the boring) parts. There’s not always going to be birdie putts and long drives. Sometimes you’ve got to chip from the rough or take a penalty drop. Other times, you’re looking at simply progressing…

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How to trust your golf swing [part 2]

In yesterday’s lesson I discussed the important of trusting your golf swing. Today’s lesson is going to go deeper. Here are some practical drills you can use to build trust and help remove the straitjacket from your game. Hitting shots with eyes closed – Start at home in the backyard or garage. Without a ball,…

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