In the last three weeks, we’ve asked questions about what you most want out of your golf.
There’s another design feature to your driver face you should be exploiting. At the moment it might be hurting you.
Which is your favorite format, and which would you rather not play?
There’s another design feature to your driver face you should be exploiting. At the moment it might be hurting you.
You’re driving to the club to play golf. What most inspires you about your golf today?
Where on the face of your driver, can you unlock the “vertical gear effect” for longer distance?
Where on the face of your driver, do you strike the ball? Could the “vertical gear effect” be costing you big time?
We’re interested in where you rank on a scale from 1 (where golf is a recreational and social past-time) to 5 (it’s all about competitive sport).
Becoming better isn’t about a lonely journey. Actually, it offers the opportunity for more friendships.
During the first three weeks, we have discussed the importance of the correct loft at impact and how crucial it is to fit a putter to match your technique.
Golf has many advantages. It’s a truly great game, with so many benefits. But some things are special.
Matching the loft of your putter to your technique is critical in becoming a consistent putter and therefore seeing more putts drop.

Is he the next Superstar!

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Does the handicap system act as a motivation to improve or settle for what you have?
It is crucial to have loft at impact to lift the ball out of the depression its found in at address.
So, which improvement motivation came out #1 in our survey of golfers?
Find a putter that best suits your technique and the conditions of the courses you play.
If you want to hit higher spinning wedge shots, we’ve learned a lot from launch monitor data.
Do you know what spin loft is? If you want to hit higher spinning wedge shots, you need to know.
Faced with a 50m shot too many golfers think the way to hit it closer is to use a higher ball flight with a higher lofted wedge. Is it?
If you want to hit lower trajectory, high spinning wedge shots, then get some basics right first.
Bunkers don’t have to be thought of as a ‘hazard’.
Fit your driver for your launch DNA and not only will you get more performance, it will be your friend for much longer.
Learning how to use your bounce will make you much more consistent, and eliminate fat shots.
Sometimes changing your trajectory reduces the danger from the tee.
Making time for bounce could save you a lot of hours.
The new Titleist TS Fairway metals will be game-changers for many of our golfers.
TS is Titleist Speed. The total redesign of a driver to deliver speed that matters to you.
From the tee box, speed matters. With leading manufacturing, you can make speed an absolute priority.
Of your personal launch DNA requires us to reduce your spin rate, then there’s a good chance that along with more distance, you’ll be straighter too.
You might know about bounce, but can you use it?
When you read magazines they have to make assumptions about who you are. We don’t.
We’re interested in your own Launch DNA.
Actually you’re one in several thousand. And it should matter to you.
We want to improve your golf experience out on the golf course. We know how to do that.
If your #1 priority when playing golf is “fun with friends”, then without a doubt, this is the best format to play.
Someone would sue us as the cause of an accident if we asked you to try driving home with your car seat set incorrectly for your physical dimensions.
If you’re not at an elite level, then the best way to improve your golf is out on the course.
Standard shaft length? Standard shaft flex measure? No and no.
Holiday over? Back at work? Don’t let the winter come too quickly.
We want to help more of our golfers hit more accurate approach shots more consistently.
“Short-siding” yourself around the green doesn’t have to be as big a challenge as our equipment sometimes makes it.
You don’t have to play “down” to your children’s level (or up to them in some cases). Play a format that offers both of you a challenge.

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Do you know that Grind design is very important if you want to make greenside shots easier?
Of course it is. There are so many different formats. Some may make the experience much more enjoyable for the learner.
The right Grind can make a big impact on your Wedge shot-making performance.
We don’t play holes as long as these golfers do. So don’t try and copy them. Play formats that make allowances for your skill level.
Do different Grinds on your wedges make a difference?
Outside of competition, the focus on golf should be enjoying the friendships and the playing experience.
If you’ve spent many years playing recreational, social golf, shooting low 90’s, then how good could you be?
If you want a golf swing that has you looking good and threatening 80, then
Golf is a game of technique and timing. We’re looking for ladies who want to have a game that gets them lower than 85 most days.
When we chat to golfers, they often tell us they’ve selected the golf ball that gives them the most greenside control. But have they?
If you’re shooting low 90’s / high 80’s, then it’s time to get below 85 most times, and even threaten 80. Interested?
Every golf ball has different characteristics so, even if you’re shopping for the lower priced golf balls, buy one that’s an investment in your swing.
Your distance potential is determined to large extent by your clubhead speed and I want to make sure you’re not losing out.
Increase the number of good shots you hit quite easily if you looked for the easy, big wins open to most golfers.
Why not have me create a detailed assessment of your top-of -the-bag distances and consistency. You’ll remove the big numbers.

The quickest route to improvement

Assessment. Easy wins. Practice drills. Practice with purpose. Better golf.
Don’t carry club designs that you don’t have confidence in.
Practice is a time to improve your knowledge of how the golf ball flies, carries and lands.
It’s time to respond to course designers who think they can exploit your vulnerability.
You don’t hit 50 consecutive #7 irons on the course. So why practise that?
What Par-3 distance leaves you looking at your bag thinking, “I don’t have a solution”? What happened to the higher lofted Fairway Woods?
You haven’t got 10,000 hours to practise, so how do you make the most of the time you do have?
Increasingly, manufacturers are more innovative when designing shafts. These innovations can make accurate and consistent mid and longer Iron shots easier to achieve.
A more direct call to action for golfers to think more when choosing how to play a hole. A clearer explanation that an ‘accompanied round’ with the Pro would help.
Watch this short description of the new PING G700 Irons. This is an interesting evolution of Metalwood innovations brought to an Iron.
One of our recent challenges has been the sheer scale of improvement that technology offers our golfers.
Course management is important on Par 3’s. Maybe let me help you on the golf course and watch you play?
Now we want the golfer to think about their consistency with their Irons. Are they planning for perfection?

Are you using the right wedges for your game?

Let me take you through the same process Bob Vokey did with me. Click on the photo to learn more and then let me help you with what Bob showed me
We want to get under 13 juniors to experience and sample golf. It’s great for their movement and balance skills, and it’s social.
If you want to hit approach shots closer, then this statistic should interest you.
We try to focus the golfer on their performance on Par 3’s. is it good enough? Can they improve?

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We’re teaching children FUNdamentals. Yes, they’re learning how to hit the ball, play the game, even compete. Yes, they’re making lots of friends. But above all, it’s got to offer the real ... See more
Over the last 3 weeks, we’ve been trying to persuade you to follow the link and answer three very simple questions.
When we’re working with children and juniors, we’re not trying to find the one exceptional golfer. We’re trying to make sure every child and young person has a very positive, enabling experience.
You’re playing an approach shot into the green. You’ve got a target.
We want golf to be a fun, enjoyable experience for your child. We need your help in that objective. Your role is critical.
Everyone has at least one hole that spoils the card or round too often.
It’s just an Iron, from a set. This one’s a #7 Iron.
The Titleist AP3 looks like a “player’s club”. However, if you’re a good ball striker who would like to see a higher ball flight with some added distance, then what’s on the inside of these clubs is ... See more
Have we inspired those of you shooting above 90, to target 89 or less on most every occasion this year?
Better ball strikers want a pure look and feel in their Irons.
If you’re shooting above 89 on most visits to the golf course, then now is the time to make a leap.
We’re challenging all golfers who shoot in the 90’s or even above, to start a journey to better golf. To target a score in the 80’s every time.
Are you a regular golfer looking for more consistency in your ball striking on approach shots?
If you’re a golfer that’s shooting above 90 most times then it’s time to set yourself a challenge.
With all the new and exciting releases of golf equipment, it’s likely that many of you will be looking at buying a new Driver, searching for better performance that will undoubtedly include extra ... See more
You probably know how hard it is to find the short stuff from the tee box. It’s fine margins at impact, so there’s an easy way to improve.
Some golfers will describe other courses as a ‘Pitch and Putt’. I’m not sure how they mean it, but we’d like to suggest that ‘Pitch and Putt’ is actually a great game.
Improving range of motion helps you make not just a better swing, but to recapture lost yards and consistency.
We’d like your thoughts on your short-game. Just five simple questions. Nothing complicated, technical, or personal. But it will help us with some research. Start now.
If your handicap is 15 or above, then review your performance and technique on this shot.
One of the advantages of youth is the ability to ‘separate’ the upper body and the hips.
Many golfers struggle to make good and consistent contact because they’re restricted or use their arms without rotating the upper body. Improve your range of motion. Improve your golf.
This year we want you ready to play better golf.
And the most important thing you can do to improve your golf swing is to improve your range of motion.
There are many variables that impact on the backspin created at impact. Understanding some simple physics helps us
to get to the right combination of launch angle, ball speed, and spin rate to ...
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A cup of coffee with Ian Lee

Come on down and join me over a cup of coffee and we can set out your golfing goals for 2018.
I'm going to be your support team in 2018 as you make improvements to your golf game. I'm not ...
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Lift will play a significant part in getting your next flight off the ground. Back spin generates lift for your golf ball,
but how much is too much for you?
Over the next few weeks, we’ll show you how to go further. In fact, we’re betting that for most of our golfers there’s 20 extra yards in their tank.
Over the next 3 or 4 weeks keep a separate scorecard. It only comes into play when you have an approach shot, from the fairway.
The golf swing has a lot of moving parts. Stability, as you rotate, is very important if you’re looking to make solid contact at impact.
Your Hamstrings consist of three muscles that do an awful lot to manage the operation of your lower body.

If it's COLD outside...it's WARM In Here!

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You can swing on the right swing path BUT if your putter face is open by just 2° at impact, then from 6‘ you miss. On the putting green one thing leads to another.
This is a question that has so many important dimensions.
One much more important than anyone seems to think.
Tiger Woods once blamed a poor round on a failure “to activate the glutes”.

Let me share a Tommy Fleetwood tip..Quiet Eyes!

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There’s a set of muscles that, if exercised correctly, will not only improve your golf swing, they’ll help to keep aches and pains away during your regular day.
A best ever score, or a competition win is often accompanied by a great performance on the greens.
Age and lifestyle take their toll. It seems inevitable.
Most people, when asked, want to lose a few kilograms.
They’d like to reverse the impact of ageing.
Three feet downhill across a slope is not the same as three feet straight uphill.

Xmas Lesson Deals at the Ian Lee Golf Academy

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The PING G400 Fairway is more than a single model. There are three options offering three alternatives.
Titleist Fairway Woods offer real choice in which performance characteristics will have the biggest impact on your shots from the fairway.
If we can get you here, then you’ll hit more fairways, you’ll be able to attack greens with short and mid-Irons
If you’d like to be able to come to the golf course, even if you haven’t played for a while, and know that you’ll still hit Fairways
On the range, practise a slower, wider and more even tempo swing.
Too many golfers set up with their Fairway Wood, unaware of the low point of their swing.
This is a simple, solid, very repeatable golf swing that makes it so much easier to hit better golf shots more consistently.
It’s time to make the game easier. Not just now, but for the rest of your life.
There are three checks you should think about if you want to have a Fairway Wood that offers you the potential of recoveries made, and opportunities taken.
It’s your children to enjoy now, it’s a shared retirement you’ll appreciate later.
Improvements will translate into not just a better score,
but the added pleasure of more shots hit more sweetly.
The consequences to non-mental health through adolescence is catastrophic. Get children - every child you know - into golf.
From a great lie in the Fairway, make sure you’re not going to allow poor contact to leave you maddeningly short.
Play more golf. Make more friends. Take part in more social events.
If you’ve bought the latest technology but you’ve still got a problem with inconsistency, then here’s where the problem might lie.
The best players today want to be able to use technology to their advantage. The Titleist 718 AP3’s offer real technology advantages.
The Titleist 718 AP2 Irons have been designed for better ball strikers, who can see the advantage in having better distance control.
The regular golfer will enjoy the higher and longer ball flight. The scorecard will appreciate the consistency. Introducing the Titleist 718 AP1.
For better ball strikers looking for control over shot shape and trajectory, these are refined, classic Irons.
The Titleist 718 MB Irons are for the purist, better ball strikers, who want to shape shots.
If you’re measuring ‘steps’, get out and play golf more often. You’ll blow your target away.
HOW FAR DO YOU really hit your 5 Iron?
If they’re finding time for the gym, running or cycling before or after work, then they can find time for golf.
The revolution in Iron design is much more than a ‘faster face’.
The latest equipment and / or some coaching takes the right side out of play.
Your new #7 Iron will go as far as your #5 Iron, but it still travels with a #7 Iron trajectory.
Do you know how many steps you take in a round of golf?
A #7 Iron is between 1 and 1½“ shorter than a #5 Iron
Discover how golf is the greatest family pastime there is.
Whatever distance you can hit a #7 Iron, think again.
The combination of a COR-Eye face and a Toprail undercut cavity; unique features in these irons; creates more spring off the face for faster ball speed
A lot of people who played the game of golf through their teens and early twenties, stopped playing as their career’s and family commitments placed pressure on their time.
So many less experienced or less capable golfers think they aren’t good enough to be fit. That is so wrong.

The no.1 mistake I see most average golfers make

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We need your help. Most of you will know an ex-golfer. Someone who fell out of love with the game.
Do you have a steady rhythm to your swing?
Or do you have an uneven rhythm? That’s why we can’t just match swing speed to flex.
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If you’ve got children, or you’re lucky enough to have grand-children, and you haven’t done so already, introduce them to golf.
With a #7 Iron the right shaft can add up to 15 yards of carry distance.
Swinging faster is just one of the factors in hitting a golf ball further.
There’s no question that for a beginner, golf can be an intimidating game, especially 400 yards out from the hole.
The experts believe that this approach to practice keeps the brain much more engaged on the shot that’s about to be played ask Jordan Spieth
A story, published in Golf Digest, told of a 13 handicapper who added 29 yards with his #6 Iron, after a fitting.
Most advice seems to recommend using one of two practice methods, but when I watch golfers practicing, they don’t utilise either unlike Jordan Spieth.
A golfer who had improved shot dispersion by 50%, making approach shots much more consistently accurate, by making his Lie Angle just 1° Flatter.
A custom fitting will always give you the most performance from a golf club. To allow even more personalisation the PING G400 Driver comes with three models, each with a slightly different internal ... See more
How can a club face with more catapult still be legal. You have some unique innovation. Read our assessment of the Ping G400 irons.
If you’ve got some time after work, which is going give the most enjoyment?
Hitting an #8 Iron, rather than a #5 Iron into a green is so much easier.

The Ian Lee Beginner Programme


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What percentage of golfers playing in the next Saturday competition will have put in any real practice time?
Have you thought about how nice it feels to hit a good Iron shot? And then to do it again on the next hole?
With a perfectly set up Titleist 917D2 Driver, Jason Dufner won the recent Memorial Tournament. The amazing adjustability in this Driver allowed him to hit over 70% of Fairways off the Tee. That ... See more
If you’ve got short-game practice time with a friend or family member, then make it more fun with a Par 18 Challenge.
We have some simple questions about your wedges.
If you can take a few minutes to answer them, then you’ll go into a draw with the chance to win prizes.
A great video that will leave you excited about how the Titleist 917 Drivers can change you game. And excited about playing golf in Wyoming. Spectacular.
We watch so many regular, and even better golfers who live with a poorer score than they need to.
The width of the sole on your wedge, and the grind on the sole, can make it easier or harder to play different short shots.

The importance of improving from 40-yards.

Do you have a club that allows you to land 40-yard pitch shots softly?
Is this a 60° wedge or a wedge that allows you to open the face?

This week we ask you if you can answer these ...
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Whatever standard of golfer you are, try and find time to play 9 holes of 40-yard golf regularly.
From your full pitching wedge distance, how many clubs (excluding your putter) are you carrying in your bag?

The hunt for a better short game!

If you’re in the 14 – 36 handicap range, and I gave you a better short game, it could mean up to 5 shots saved per 9 hole round. Possibly more.

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While you’re playing a full 18-holes, there is another game or two you should keep track of. One is your average from 50 yards in.
Good technique is important if you want to hit 40-yard pitch shots consistently close to the hole. But so is the state of your equipment.
Too many amateur golfers actually strike the ball with a slightly descending blow.
The next time you’re at the Range practicing your Iron striking I'd like you to work on your pre-shot routine and aim.
Three great reasons your children should learn to play golf. First, they learn it so easily and get to have a lifetime of fun.
Research by MyGolfSpy informs us that over half of all golfers have the wrong perception about their putting stroke.

The Most Talented Golfer?

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Have you ever noticed how much easier children can pick up new movement skills than adults?
You can have a better relationship with your putter.
Encourage your children to find time to disconnect from the pressure and more connected with friends.
Is your putter your magic wand? Is it set up to allow you to square the face down the target line?

This will help you better!

If you could do just one thing to make you play better and enjoy the game more what would it be? Look at my impact with a driver, is it head behind the ball, weight into my left side with my hips ... See more
One of the richest benefits of golf can be found in what happens with your family down the years.
At the moment of impact, the putter needs to lift the ball out of the small depression it will be in, on the green. Your putter needs to match your stroke.
If you watch the diminutive ladies from the LPGA Tour hitting it a mile, you’ll notice how their downswing follows a specific sequence
When you watch the top Professionals’ Putting, it is really unbelievable to note just how much better they are than a regular golfer.
Some of the ladies on the LPGA Tour and my girl pupil hit the ball consistently past 270 yards, despite being shorter and lighter than many of those we see on the 1st tee struggling to get much ... See more

The big equipment ideas in 2017: Soft compression

For a long while some discredited softer compression golf balls. The story was, “overpower the ball, and it’s going nowhere”.
On the LPGA Tour the ladies, despite a more diminutive size, are hitting it from the tee past the 270 yard mark on occasion. What are they and my girl pupil doing that we can learn from?
Whether it’s metalwoods or irons, the ability to make faces, crowns, walls or hosels thinner and lighter, offers the designer “discretionary weight”.
Have you checked the average driving distances the ladies on the LPGA Tour hit their tee shots? One of my girl pupils averages 270 yards, how does she do it?
As they attempt to regulate the Tour Professionals, those who rule over the game have introduced rules to restrict the maximum spring off the face (CoR) and the maximium clubhead forgiveness (MOI) to ... See more
Make sure you’re lining up
with confidence.
A lot is made each year of groove technology in Wedges. Sharper, more precise grooves offering even more spin and control.
That does rather divert us from the real issue with grooves. They wear.
Are you one of the large majority of golfers who’re unsure about exactly how far they hit each of their clubs?
In a recent, very insightful interview, Tiger Woods said that the game had changed in the last 5 years.
There’s a simple measure we can improve, with game management improvement, that directly impacts your scorecard.
The better manufacturers have now mastered creating cores that have a high energy transfer (for fast ball speed) from a low compression (for great feel).
Titleist testing has revealed the impact of 75 rounds on your grooves. What does it mean to your game?
If you’re interested in your choice of golf ball (and you should be) you’ll have heard a lot about new releases of golf balls having lower compression to create a softer feel. Let’s start with the ... See more
A better statistic for most of us to measure than “greens in regulation” is our mid range approach shot percentages.
The priorities of a Tour Professional and you are bound to be different. Yours are more important to us.
You might not be trying to win a Major, but are you taking advantage of the improvements in golf ball technology?
If you’re a regular golfer with a 15 – 24 handicap, then you could be 10 shots better with a good player’s short game
from 100 yards in
Even if golf is a social adventure with a group of friends, with the final score mattering less than the enjoyment together, there’s a reason to get fitted for the best tee shot result.
Let’s introduce you to the Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x.
A good place to start is our explanation of the difference between the two as you’ll experience it.
You’d be amazed at how often we can deliver improvement without changing your driver.
You all play golf for individual reasons. We probably all enjoy hitting a record score, but for many (research tells us most), what we’re really after is enjoyment out in the big green space.
Here at Ian Lee's Golf Academy we offer you the opportunity to improve your game. From complete beginners through to elite amateurs and golf professionals we personalise the best golf instruction to ... See more
Your golfing dream doesn’t always have to be related to performance. It might be to be able to play with a daughter or son, or grand-father or grand-mother. Possibly you’d like to join in with a ... See more
Last week I reproduced some research into tee shot distances with the driver. It highlighted that we’re certainly playing a different game to the Tour Professionals.
I am going to start a series of articles on key benchmarks in your golf game that you should assess, but I want to start with a really important shoutout.
Using data supplied by Game Golf, the team at Golf Digest produced a very interesting article that showed us the average distances regular golfers hit their driver.
The world changes. Attitudes and expectations change. Retirement is a stage of life that’s changed. No longer does he go off to garden or the golf course to escape. No longer does she deal with all ... See more
In the last weeks I told you that, if you had an average swing speed, an improvement of just 0.04 in smash factor
(ball speed / clubhead speed) would add nearly 11 yards to your tee shot ...
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I use only the best and most accurate technology.

I have used most of the best technology to help all level of players. As for launch monitors I have what I consider to be the best. For those who want to know why watch the video.
There are so many ways to play golf. You don’t have to sit back and wait for the format to be dictated. Why not play a 4-man scramble amongst friends. It’s a really social experience and most shots ... See more
For the average swing speed golfer, just improving their smash factor (that’s a measure of how close to the sweet spot they strike the ball) by 0.04 will add nearly 11 yards to their tee shot. Justin ... See more
The three biggest reasons to play golf more often this year are:
Too many golfers have succumbed to the pressures of modern life and disappeared from the game. Let’s help them find the passion again.
A British health company completed extensive research on new year resolution and health and fitness, and found that of the population
This club transformed golf for all golfers, not just the inexperienced. But, although it was originally designed for the less experienced, it’s the better players who’ve taken most advantage of this ... See more
I’m not sure if there’s a more fulfilling activity than golf when people enter retirement. It continues to provide a challenge that offers a sense of reward and accomplishment.
There is a sense that the world is going too fast. Responsibilities and expectations have increased. There’s too much to be done, in too little time.
There is no club that you’ll use more on the golf course. Yet this is the club that golfers most rarely get fitted.
One of the great things about golf is that, while there are fundamentals, there are many ways to get the ball down the fairway, or onto the green.
There are so many reasons that golf is a great activity for children. They’re outside, in a social activity, developing coordination, balance and ball striking skills, and having a lot of fun.
Breaking 90 – Don’t live with this problem. Amongst golfers shooting above 90 and especially 95 the most common fault we see is a combination of the wrong swing path AND the club face open to the ... See more
There are so many aspects of “fitting” that make a difference to the ease with which you can hit better golf shots. Club weight and swing weight are two that are often overlooked by golfers. Both ... See more
Yes, that’s our target. We know that the ball that moves right (or left for left-handers), bedevils so many of our golfers.
There is no doubt that feel matters to all golfers.
It’s true that very good and experienced golfers might be able to detect the smallest changes to swing weight, but that shouldn’t interfere ...
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Most golfers struggle with a left-to-right shot shape (left handers are vice versa). If that’s you it’s robbing you of distance; time in the fairway and on the greens; and fulfillment.
In the search for improved ball striking consistency for you, we know we need to match the club weight and swing weight to your swing.
If you’re shooting above 90 or 95, then come and chat to us.
Have an assessment and let’s see how we can get you shooting in the 80’s more often, if not always.
When we’re helping you select a new golf club(s), we’re trying to help you find a club configuration that allows you primarily to reach your highest level of good shot consistency.
How many times are you tricked on unfamiliar greens by which way your ball breaks as it gets to the hole?
When we ask you: ”At which club length does your ball striking skill break down?”, we avoid the number on your iron deliberately.
There’s a point in your bag where your consistency of ball striking and accuracy start to break down or disappear entirely.
We probably accept that Tour caddies are better at reading Putts than most of us. There’s an opinion that they’re masters of some “dark art” of green reading.
When you crouch down behind the ball or stand up and walk around the Putt, what are you really looking at? Do you have a process to read the green? Does your local knowledge suffice?
So why have club lengths got longer (and lofts stronger)? One argument is that the manufacturers know we love to buy extra distance.
Up to what distance are you comfortable with your ball striking skills and where does either or both of your ball striking and accuracy start to break down? How could you extend that distance?
On TV it often looks like the Pros are making everything. You’d probably expect those statistics to be ‘better’. So, of the Putts they missed from 20 feet, what do you think the percentage breakdown ... See more
Titleist have always been big believers in adjustability and it really shows in their new 917 Fairway Woods, which now allow you to adjust the centre of gravity to achieve exactly the shape you’re ... See more
You want a good roll. That depends on the dynamic loft and angle of attack at impact. So how much loft do you need on your Putter?
In the last weeks I’ve been talking to those golfers who aren’t breaking 95 every time. Often we find that their golf has become too complicated. They’ve reached a level, but they don’t want to push ... See more
Better players know that knocking more spin off at launch has the twin benefits of added distance and better shot dispersion. That matters to a low handicapper.
Challenge us with this driver. What’s your true potential? There’ll be someone who’ll go past 40 extra yards.
Let’s skip the technology and get right to the 3 ways the Titleist 917 Drivers deliver extra distance.
Most amateurs have a big loss in ball striking consistency the higher up the bag they go. That makes longer Par 4’s and Par 5’s more difficult than they should be.
Exploiting rotational forces will not only add distance to your shots, it’ll help your ball striking consistency.
The impact of a correct shaft length for your correct setup is under-estimated. Try swinging on plane when you’re either too hunched or too upright.
Here’s a drill that makes it impossible for you to manipulate the club. The club will lead the swing.
Often to improve your ball striking we need to simplify the golf swing.
Your angle of attack on the ball will significantly influence the loft required to create the best launch angle.
Possibly we should measure the success of golf in the Olympics by how many people, especially youngsters, it inspired to try the game of golf.
The right clubhead design with the best compromise of forgiveness and control and hitting zone placement.
Ball speed is the biggest factor in how much carry you achieve and is created by clubhead speed and quality of impact. Technique and physical conditioning both have a role to play in how much ball ... See more
We need to match ball speed, launch angle, and spin rate to get the maximum carry and roll.
Your distance potential is determined to large extent by your clubhead speed and we want to make sure you’re not losing out. We can do this using a combination of appropriate technique adjustments ... See more
Although each of these Drivers has the same head size and the same loft (and the same shaft flex), each Driver, when placed on the robot tester, will launch the ball with different launch angles and ... See more
Hitting long shots requires a high energy transfer from golfer to club to ball, and Smash Factor is a measure of this energy transfer.
I know the experts worry about the Professionals overpowering golf courses, but most of us are in no danger of doing that. While most golfers are landing tee shots out in the 220-yard mark, the top ... See more
Why do Tour Putters put better than you?

I have already mentioned the importance of centre strike and without question all really good putters strike the ball solid every time and "roll" ...
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I get lots of golfers coming to me with concerns about losing distance in their game despite no obvious swing mechanic and/or equipment changes. When it comes to this common problem, I like to take ... See more
All over the web now we see adverts promising you a ‘secret move’ (if you give them your e-mail address) that will add 15 yards to your tee shots.
Your muscles will struggle to contract with enough force to stabilize and power-up your swing if they’re tight, rigid and unengaged. That’s why maintaining normal length in the muscles of your upper ... See more
High MOI Putters resist twisting. That’s especially important when you strike the ball towards the heel or toe. And most golfers, as soon as a putt is longer than 20 feet are inclined to become quite ... See more
This is a popular and effective way of preparing the body for efficient movement and getting into the habit of doing it regularly can improve your range of motion and help you generate more power and ... See more
Because he hits the sweet spot everytime! Improve your ability to consistently find the sweet spot on your Putter or use a high MOI Putter to improve both your control of distance and accuracy. ... See more
The Titleist H2 Hybrid provides hybrid ease of use with control that is much closer to an iron. That ought to interest our better golfers.
We’d like to see how much distance we can add to your game by helping you improve your flexibility using a set of exercises over a one-month period and assessing your swing before and after.
If you’re more of a regular golfer than a touring Professional then a high MOI Putter will improve both your control of distance and accuracy. So will making sure your Putter is fit to allow you to ... See more

Playing to the rules

17 Golf rules you definitely need to know when playing in a tournament. A neat article in Golf Digest.
The rotational capacity of your hips, back and shoulders affects how much torque you can produce during your golf swing, which in turn affects your power and distance.
Too many golfers treat the Putter like it’s a magic wand. They magically found one that ‘fit’ them. Sometimes, by magic, it works and sometimes it doesn’t.
There is a lot of confusing information written about the bunker shot, yet with the correct technique, this is an easy shot to play well. If you’re at all unsure of how to play this shot (beyond the ... See more
These two Wedges have the same bounce angle, but the one on the right raises the leading edge more, and offers more bounce, because the sole width extends the lower sole position.
One of the tips when practicing bunker play is to draw a line in the sand about a cm behind the ball and to practice entering the sand there. For many, that tip creates a vision of the leading edge ... See more
When we look in most golfers‘ bags, they’re carrying just 2 clubs to cover the short-game scoring zone while they’re carrying 7 clubs to cover the next 100 yards.
Bunker play is a great example of the danger of written instruction. Golfers have read a few guide points: Open the face, dig in the sand, aim behind the ball etc.; and then tried to apply those. ... See more
In any round, most golfers will find themselves with a Wedge in their hand and less than 30 yards to the green on 9 – 12 of the 18 holes.
If you and a few friends want to find an alternative to a gym session, or need an excuse to spend an hour at the golf facility, then ‘Par 18’ is great fun and a great way to practice.
Is your approach to a Par 3: ‘I was set this challenge, I’ll take it on no matter what”?
In this game, accuracy is everything. That's why Ian uses the GC2 + HMT- the most accurate technology available for capturing and reproducing true ball flight and club data. From the outdoor range to ... See more
Really? Two golfers are 150 yards from the green. One is a very low handicap golfer with great ball striking skills. The other is an inexperienced golfer who struggles with ball striking.
There should be a sequence of how you prepare your plan for how to attack a Par 3.
Many golfers think that as long as they know what shaft flex they require, then they can always find a club that fits them. Not so, I’m afraid. Some use online fitting tools matching swing speed to ... See more
Have you tracked where you’re missing the green on Par 3’s?
We’re offering 4 prize winners each a full ‘equipment assessment’ for free. All you have to do to stand a chance of winning is answer 4 simple questions.

Think like a Pro, how far do you hit the ball....honestly?

Even today I always want to know how far I hit the ball. Playing a few holes earlier, I hit a good 4 iron to the hole from 189 yards out. I hit the ball 2 yards short of the flag having rolled 9 ... See more
Tee it up on a Par 3. But how high? Set yourself up to succeed on Par 3’s.
The multitude of club performance technology on the market nowadays gives you a lot more options to improve your game, but you can only really benefit from this technology if it is set up to your ... See more

Inside the minds of the game's top players

https://www.titleist.com/script-notes

This is well worth watching to see how some of the best players see shots. The ...
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In the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship for Junior golfers, the participants will hit 3 chip shots to test their skill with the Wedge. This is actually a great competition to play amongst friends on a ... See more
Here’s a good golfer who gained 20 yards on distance from the tee with his fitting, but actually the big win was an increase of 30 yards of carry.
Have you considered measuring your tee-shot performance and tracking your improvement? Give this test a try.
This high handicap golfer added nearly 40 yards to his tee shots with a fitted driver. Can you do the same?
There are a lot of golfers out there reading every magazine and online article or watching every advert or TV show to find extra distance. But these are full of ‘generalisations’ that might or might ... See more
There are so many ways to have fun hitting a golf ball. You can create your own variation on the Drive, Chip & Putting Championship scoring format to improve those skills that will deliver more fun ... See more
Many of the better players get away with the wrong plane on their downswing most of the time because they’re able to make adjustments with their hands.
Both these golfers see golf as a social pastime. It’s an opportunity to have an enjoyable outdoor hobby that they can enjoy with friends. They like to hit good shots but know they won’t have the time ... See more
If you’re shooting in the lower 90’s with some good scores lower in the 80’s, but you’re inclined to lose the ball right (left for left handers) because of your first move on the downswing, then ... See more
If you’re a mid, or even higher, handicap golfer and you’re keen to lower that handicap, then the quickest route to that result is to sharpen up your short-game around the green.
Phil is long off the tee and he’s a good ball striker. But despite all the opportunities created, he struggles getting shots in the 60 – 90 yard distance close. If he plays a half-swing Wedge, the ... See more
Have you noticed how much trouble is short and right of so many greens? How can an assessment help?

Swinging on plane might be easier than you think

It might be easier than you think to improve your consistency. Without the proper posture, creating the correct plane for YOUR body will prove challenging

Watch how to hit a high lob/flop shot

Here is a specialist shot which I teach to the more advanced golfer. With the introduction of different lofted wedges it is so much easier to play higher or lower shots simply by changing the club. ... See more
It’s really worth learning about how a golf swing that’s “on plane” can add enjoyment to your round.

Do you recognize yourself; can we help?

Sally's tee shots are a bumble down the fairway. they don't have much height, and most of the distance she gets is the run she gets on the ball. How could an assessment help her?

Add simple options to your pitching

Once you have mastered the basic pitch (look at my last post) you can now add more options. Quite simply to hit the ball lower play it back in your stance towards your right foot, higher play it ... See more

Recover a golfer: give someone the gift of an assessment

If someone you know quit the game because it was too much of a struggle, let us help you recover that golfer by showing them the quickest journey to better golf.
An Assessment and Fitting isn’t the end in itself. It’s a very, very sensible approach to buying a tool that needs to do a job.

Learn this and play better.

Take away and setup of basic pitch shot
The more I see all levels of golfers play, probably the best way to lower your scores is to learn a good basic pitching action. Most golfers who shoot over 80 miss more greens than they hit from 80 ... See more

Like Drivers, there’s more than loft to Hybrids

Your Hybrids need to be more than just easy to hit. They should offer a consistent distance gapping from your longest Iron up to your Fairway Woods.
Some golfers gave up the game because they couldn’t reach a standard that allowed them to enjoy the game. They see the route back to the game as being hours on the lesson tee and hours thereafter ... See more
The Fairway Wood shot from the close-cut fairway is one of the hardest shots there is to play for most golfers. Many struggle to get this shot airborne on a good trajectory.

Recover a golfer: Make it fun

Golf, especially for someone who hasn’t played in a while, can offer a lot of punishment and heart-break. But we can change that.
So many golfers come to us with a request for a particular new Driver model and tell us what loft they need. A new model will create new launch conditions.
Research indicates that over 40% of those who no longer play would actually like to play again. What can you and I do to recover those golfers?

The biggest obstacle to getting better is the golf ball.

Jim McLean in his new Superstation
The biggest obstacle to getting better is the golf ball. Most people react to the ball the wrong way. If it goes right they swing to the left, if it goes left they swing to the right. This happens ... See more

I have used this image for years

Over 60 years ago the most popular golf instruction books was written Five Lessons by Ben Hogan who was and still is acknowledged as the best ball striker ever. One of the best images that gives you ... See more

Break 85: Don't ignore the fundamentals

How does a 140lb lady golfer hit the ball so far, so accurately, and so consistently?

Is gripping it the real problem?

Tension is a killer in the golf swing. It easily robs you of distance. More importantly, once it inhibits your large muscles, then accuracy and consistency disappear.
Just as important as an upper body turn is on the backswing, so you need to be
able to extend through the impact zone and follow through.

Stripe Your Fairway Woods!

Watching golf over the last week, I was struck by how consistent and confident the Professionals seem to be with their Fairway Woods. Of course, they’re not trying to hit the ball too hard, ... See more
Many golfers have never had any short game coaching. Even fewer have had a Putting lesson. And it shows in the performances from 40 yards in. It’s almost as if we expect to get to a level of skill ... See more

Does temperature affect your golf ball?

I am often asked how the temperature impacts on the golf ball? As a Titleist Partner I picked up this piece of knowledge from their research department.

"When a golf ball flies through ...
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I, like Butch Harmon believe in using the very best Technology. GC2 is used by many of the world's best golfers, coaches and golf equipment companies. It is also chosen and utilised by Sky Sports ... See more

You don't have to be Perfect

Rickie Fowler is one of the best young players in the world. He has quite an individual style, especially his backswing and even though he has worked hard to improve this it still considered by many ... See more
What you can learn from one of the best short games in golf, Luke Donald

Weight left side
Middle of the body over the ball
Eyes parallel to the ball to target line
Good posture ...
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Perfect your Set Up

There is no better time to work on your set up than during the winter. Try to spend a few minutes each week getting into a really good set up position.

I'm a big believer in that your ...
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Steve MacGregor talks about Rory's training programme.

Rory on Working Out

This is a great video for any young aspiring golfer to watch. I show this to all my young players.

“I’ve come across enough successful people now to know that the best in whatever walk of ...
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It’s more than CoG when we’re looking at trajectory

When we're looking at your golf swing and analysing your ball flight, despite all the advertising around 'deeper and lower' Centre of Gravity (CoG) locations, we're examining all of the impacts on ... See more
One of the advantages of youth is the ability to ‘separate’ the upper body and the hips.
One of the advantages of youth is the ability to ‘separate’ the upper body and the hips.
Titleist design and manufacturing precision with quality materials for consistency and performance.
You need to approach every hole aware of the risks, and the ability to know enough about your own game to appreciate where there’s a potential reward and where there isn’t.
When we get together with you, our job isn’t to ‘fit you for new Irons’; it’s to help you enjoy the thrill of hitting better golf shots. There are many routes to that end. We’ll assess your swing in ... See more

How is your upper body rotation?

Here's another exercise that is designed to improve your range of motion and your ability to make a good shoulder turn.
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We offer various junior coaching programmes where your junior can learn the game in a fun environment. From complete beginners wanting to take their first steps into golf through to aspiring elite ... See more
We offer great facilities for all levels of golfers. 18 hole Golf course, Par 3, Range, 90 yd Short Game area (co-designed by Ian Lee), Putting Greens, Ian Lee Golf Academy and Indoor Golf Studio ... See more
You’ll find that the game you have, to shoot under 85 consistently, will bring you so much joy. It’s not about your handicap, it’s about having the quality to get around a golf course with some ... See more
Most everyone understands what the lie angle on their Irons is. And most understand the impact of a Lie Angle that is too upright or too flat on their accuracy.
If you can use the next 3 months to improve your range of motion, then when you get to next make that golf swing, an improved range of motion will help you make a better swing.
The ability to separate the hips from the shoulders is important for an effective turn during the golf swing.
The hip flexor muscles must be flexible and strong if you want a stable, powerful golf swing. When they’re weak, compensation occurs, causing a number of swing limitations and injury.
Comerford’s Hip Complex is an exercise developed specifically to strengthen the hip rotators and improve stability, both vital to a powerful swing.

Putter alignment and stability

If the Putter is designed to fit your stroke then you will find it easier to make sure that the Putter head is square to your target line at impact.
Speed rules. Just a single mph of extra club head speed will translate to 4 extra yards. How hard can it be to find an extra mile per hour?
Adjustable Drivers offer you the chance to adjust your Fitting on the go? Sorry, that's only part of the story.

Finding the right shaft isn't simple

It's almost impossible to drag a club off the shelf and for it to be the perfect fit. If the combination of lie angles and shaft lengths wasn't enough, add the stock shafts and the different flexes ... See more

How difficult is this guess?

It is almost impossible to drag a set of clubs off the shelf and expect them to fit. The magnitude of options are now huge, and they matter.

Swing MOI explained

Golf club manufacturers have been working hard to make it easier for you to swing the golf club faster without extra effort. Recently we've seen clubs getting lighter, but now Cleveland Golf have ... See more
Struggling to hit consistently accurate shots? Start at the beginning.
I would guess that less than half of you have a standard warm up routine on the Putting green before they make their way to the 1st green. You really ought to. There should be a few key putting ... See more

What's your move to improve?

Have you thought about where you can make your next improvements? Think about it now.
In this short video from Matt Every, there's a really neat idea about distance control with your irons and how you can improve while having some fun.
The manufacturers' advertising promises extra yards. That's great but for many of you, finding the Fairway more often would have a bigger impact not just on your scorecard, but your enjoyment. Here's ... See more
Golf doesn’t have to be 18 holes and 4+ hours. Find a few friends, come down after work, and set up a competition around a practice area that might take only 30 – 45 minutes. You’ll have great fun in ... See more
Whatever your skill level or experience you'll really struggle to hit accurate approach shots if you're not playing with fitted irons. Here's why.
Then here are four skills challenges to test yourself. These challenges will examine your short pitch, greenside bunker, long chip and lob shot skills. Keep score and test yourself regularly. Make ... See more
When you're buying a new Driver we should start with your swing and what improvement will make the biggest difference to your game.
You should always be prepared to measure your performance levels at different shot making skills. Practice ought to be helping you to improve your skills so that you're having more fun on the course. ... See more
We all think we're beyond the fundamentals, but you should re-visit them often. Here's a fundamental many golfers miss and it makes a big difference to club head speed.
You should practice your short game more than your full shot swing