Monthly Archives

July 2016

How to Hit Out of a Bunker over Water to an Island Green

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Hitting out of a bunker, over water, onto an island green has got to be one of the hardest shots in golf!

Luckily, with the right technique, the shot can be made a lot less intimidating.

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Grant Smith the Head Golf Professional at Arundel Hills Country Club, Gold Coast, Australia where he teaches us:

  • To get a natural lean by digging only your front foot in
  • How to contact the ball so that you don’t take too much sand

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Craig Parry Explains the Best Way to Practice for Golf

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We all want to improve our game, and to do that, it takes dedicated practice!

If you’re really looking to boost your game, it’s not enough just to play a few casual holes on the weekend!

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Australian Golf Legend Craig Parry on the beautiful 5th tee at the Hamilton Island Golf Club in Queensland where he teaches us:

  • How to structure your practice for golf
  • Why it’s important to allocate time for different areas of your game

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How to Hit Out of Long Fairway Bunkers

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Seeing your drive end up in a long fairway bunker isn’t necessarily a catastrophe!

With the right shot, you can even hit straighter and longer and often get to the green from the bunker.

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Mark Bowd the Head Golf Professional at Murray Downs Golf and Country Club in New South Wales where he teaches us:

  • How to go for the green out of the fairway
  • To hit the ball with a shallow divot

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How To Play a Slice Shot

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Most golfers usually try to avoid hitting a cut shot because they are usually inconsistent and end up putting us on another fairway.

However, a proper cut (also known as a slice) can be an incredibly useful tool, particularly for getting a little more distance around those dog legs.

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Richard Caiolfa the Head Golf Professional at Rich River Golf Club Resort in New South Wales where he teaches us:

  • Why a cut shot (or slice shot) is not always a negative thing!
  • Two ways to create the shot

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How to Draw the Golf Ball

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As you probably know any golf hole with a big dog leg can be intimidating, particularly when we’re right up against the corner and need to get around it.

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Bruce Green the Head Pro at Royal Melbourne where he teaches us:

  • How to draw the ball to get around a corner
  • The importance of the right hand in the draw (or left if you are left handed)

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How to Stop Three Putting

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We’d all like to improve our putting on the green – there’s nothing worse than losing easy shots because it took you 3 (or more!) putts to get the ball in the hole!

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed David Nable the Head Pro at Lakelands Golf Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, where he teaches us:

  • A fantastic drill to help avoid 3 putts
  • How to line up the putt to account for imperfections in the green

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How To Hit A Flop Shot

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For most golfers playing a flop shot can be a major problem.

When you need to hit one you’re probably often trying to get over bunkers to a tight pin.

As you know that’s a lot of potential for embarrassment!

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Ashley Blake the Trainee Pro at Tocumwal Golf Club, in the beautiful Murray Region of Australia, where he teaches us:

  • How to add loft to the face to get the ball higher
  • The importance of thinking “safety first” when playing the flop shot
  • How far over the bunker to hit the ball

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How to Set Up and Align the Golf Stance and Club

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Richard Coles has written in our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/GolfUniversity, mentioning he is an absolute beginner and wants an introduction to some of the fundamentals of golf: The grip, the stance, and proper alignment.

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed the director of golf at The Hills in Queenstown, New Zealand, Craig Palmer, where he teaches us:

  • Why an athletic stance creates the opportunity for a great golf shot
  • Why our weight should be evenly distributed across your feet
  • How to align our body with the head of the golf club

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How to Control a Downhill Chip

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Terry from Tewantin in Noosa wrote in our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/GolfUniversity saying he is having some issues with his downhill chips; he’s scared he’s going to overrun it, and he’d like to know: how do you stop the ball?

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Craig Maclean at the Moonah Links Golf Resort in Victoria where he teaches us:

  • How to use the surrounding roughage to slow the ball down, rather than bouncing it straight onto the green
  • Why we should use the most lofted golf club for these shots

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How to Improve Your Short Putts

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Sarah from our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/GolfUniversity  is having issues (like a lot of golfers) with her three/four foot putts; she keeps missing them!

As part of Golf University’s weekly “Tip from the Pro” I videoed Head Pro Gary Colquhoun at the Mandurah Country Club in Western Australia where he teaches us:

  • To stabilise the lower body on the smaller putts – no hip or knee movement
  • To keep the head absolutely still during the stroke

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