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June 2016

How to Avoid Hooking the Golf Ball

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Have you been hooking the golf ball a lot lately?

The key to hitting the ball straight is the swing – it’s all in the swing!

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Julian Reynolds at the Bonville Golf Resort in New South Wales where he teaches us:

  • How to set up buckets in a formation as markers to guide the swing
  • How to create a straight swing on the way through

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Great Nutrition Tip for Golf

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In Golf nutrition means everything! Good nutrition means long-lasting concentration, more powerful focus, and ultimately a better game.

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed trainee pro Mitchell Sheather where he teaches us:

  • Nutrition could be the difference between a top place finish and missing the cut
  • How to stay hydrated and well-fed throughout the day

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How to be More Consistent with Your Bunker Shots

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The dreaded bunker shot!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could escape that bunker with ease and consistency?

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Vaughan Somers at the Melbourne Golf Academy in Victoria where he teaches us:

  • To focus on getting out of the bunker before doing anything fancy
  • The three key points to getting a consistent bunker shot (two technical, one mental)

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The Fastest and Easiest Way to Improve Your Golf

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As CEO of Golf University I’m constantly exposed to a lot of great information from world class golf coaches and because of this I’m often asked by social golfers about the number one piece of advice that would help them improve their game.

Obviously there is more than one way to skin a cat – so rather than giving my thoughts on any specific mental, physical and technical tips I prefer to ask them the following five questions.

If implemented correctly these five questions will help anyone with their golf improvement, regardless of their playing ability.

Here are the questions:

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How To Improve Your Consistency Out Of The Bunker

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It can be tough to correctly judge the distance out of the bunker, not to mention adapting your swing technique to help you get out of the sand.

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Victorian Coach of the Year Matt Cleverdon at Kingston Heath, Victoria where he teaches us:

  • The problem with how people instinctively judge distance on the sand
  • How to get a concept of the length of the shot

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How To Improve Your Compression On The Golf Ball

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There’s a special way to practice that will give you more distance and consistency when hitting with the iron; it’s called an impact bag!

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Michelle Beecroft at the Melbourne Golf Academy in Victoria where she teaches us:

  • How compression is the downward strike of the club face on the golf ball
  • How to get a clean contact off the ground

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How To Measure and Improve Your Putting

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Once you get to the green, it’s a whole different game from the fairways.

Putting is all about consistency and control; if you’re finding yourself always 3-putting to get to the hole, read on.

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Vaughan Somers at the Melbourne Golf Academy in Victoria where he teaches us:

  • Most people three putt due to hitting it short or long, rather than left or right
  • A putting drill to measure your accuracy and help you improve

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How To Increase Your Drive By 15 Metres

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There’s not a single golfer that wouldn’t want to add 15 metres to their drive – we all know how important the drive is. If you improve your driving distance, you should majorly improve your game.

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Adam Fraser at the Melbourne Golf Academy in Victoria where he teaches us:

  • The importance of club selection
  • The best way to position your feet for a drive

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How To Improve Your Power For Golf

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There’s no questioning how important power is when it comes to golf; a powerful swing can be a deadly tool, and really help you climb up that leaderboard.

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed professional trainer Storm Malaat the TaylorMade Performance Lab at the Melbourne Golf Academywhere he teaches us:

  • How power allows us to apply force explosively
  • The key to achieving a high clubhead speed

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How to Hit a Hybrid Golf Club

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Have you ever tried to hit a hybrid club?

Many players prefer it over the long iron, feeling that it gives them a significant advantage.

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Adam Fraser at the TaylorMade Performance Lab at the Melbourne Golf Academy,where he teaches us:

  • How hybrids are becoming common amongst elite players
  • The structural differences between a hybrid and an iron

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