A story about bunker shots

I joined the local public golf course when I was 15 years old. The course was built on an old dumping ground and I remember being able to smell the methane gas of the rotting rubbish. The course was nothing flash and within a few years I knew every bit of that course. The part…

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[Example] Why many golfers can’t chip the golf ball

Below you’ll see some images of Ben chipping. He’s not a super regular golfer but is a keen sportsman. He plays cricket and opens the bowling for his team – he told me the week before he bowled 19 overs in a row. So he’s not a complete hacker – he has hand eye coordination…

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[Video] Improve your short game with these 3 tough shots

Since the installation of my amazing putting green I wander outside at around 4.30pm each day for some golf practice. And almost always I take my 60 degree lobby and do some short game practice. This is an area of the game that I definitely neglected, and if I had my time again I’d spend…

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One hand chipping drill

I think I first heard of this drill from Dave Pelz and it’s a beauty. I was mucking around yesterday at the Golf Farm, hitting some chips while on the phone and decided to do a podcast about it. I managed to convince Clare to step outside later in the day and take some footage.…

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Fun with the Chipmaster Pro

Was out stuffing around the other night, hitting all sorts of crazy shots with my lob wedge: Buried shots in the bunker Parachute lobs Pitches from the deep rough Anything to keep my interest. I then decided to hit some pitch shots from the Chipmaster Pro. I love this device because when you hit a…

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2 key chipping fundamentals (video)

I’ve been saying for ages that chipping is one of the worst skills in golf. Only bunker play, in my opinion, ranks worse. And there’s really no reason why your chipping should be so poor – the skill is quite easy. It requires far less skill and power than say a 265 metre drive. And…

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How to improve your short game

Chipping is the worst skill I see in most amateurs. Many golfers will argue with me and say their driving is worse but it’s not. Chipping is by far the biggest cause of high handicaps the world over. I’m willing to bet that you’re not special or any different here – chances are if you’re…

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Automatic is everything

The longer we play the more we should realise the impact of automatic on our golf game. Automatic is more important than tips and quick fixes. It’s more important than the past, the future, your talent, than birdies and bogeys, than failures, than successes, what your golf coach thinks, says or does. It is more…

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