All things being equal, and with no real obstacles in your way, from anywhere within a few yards of the putting surface, any teacher would tell any student to make use of the Putter. Simply put, it represents the option with the lowest risk of failure. Now put an obstacle in your path – some […]
Picture a) Picture b) Picture c) For those golfers who understand the importance of the face being open, a common fault is to ‘hang on to’ the club – trying to maintain the angle of the club-face through the shot (a), which will normally result in the shot finishing short of the target. The opposite […]
Use right hand only Try different ball positions Practise foot work Try different clubs Extend right arm after contact The one-armed swing This drill is simple enough – you grip the club as you would ordinarily and then remove the left hand. in fact, take it out of play completely by putting it in your […]
The set up: For the straight forward chip shot, the address position should be compact – with the feet relatively close together and slightly open (parallel to a line pointing just left of target). Importantly, the weight must favour the left side, with the ball placed back in the stance. The club is very much […]
Picture A Picture B Picture C Picture D Picture E Picture F Lay 2 clubs down in the sand (Picture A) with one club aiming left of your target and one to the right. Your feet & body should be lined up with the club aiming left and your club face should aim to the […]
(Golf Digest December 2016) Derek James explains the importance of good weight transfer in the short game in general.
(Compleat Golfer December 2015) Derek James explains the importance of good weight transfer in successful bunker play.
(Compleat Golfer Sep 2015) Getting the ball into the hole from the putting green
(Golfer’s Digest Aug 14) 9 valuable golf tips.
(SA Golfers Yearbook 2009) Valuable pointers from Derek James, voted top PGA teaching professional in 2008.