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Sink More Putts

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“Keep yours eyes still to hole more putts”

My Best Putting Tip

I have been coaching golf for over 20 years and I have read, watched, listened and attended many golf coaching seminars with the world’s leading coaches and this is by far the best tip to get you holing more putts.

If you find yourself missing these putts, their is a good chance that you are moving your head and body around far to much as you make your putting stroke. If you do this you will also affect where you strike the putt on the putter face, this can lead to poor lag putting.

A good idea would be to focus on a specific area of the ball, the logo, a dimple or even a pen marking that you have put on your ball. Focus on this area when you are making your putting stroke and listen for the ball to drop into the hole.

Keeping your eyes still will also dramatically increase your chance of hitting the putts out of the center of the putter, this will alone improve your distance control.

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PGA Advanced Professional
UK’s No1 Golf Coach

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Will a Shorter Driver Give You More Distance

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Will a Shorter Driver Give You More Distance

The standard length of a driver is 45-46 inches in length, it is believed that a longer shaft will give you more distance as the swing arc will be wider and therefore you will create more clubhead speed. As you know i use a flightscope and have proven so many times that hitting the center of the clubface will give you more distance rather than improving your swing speed by a few miles per hour. It is much easier to hit the center of the clubface with a shorter club than a longer club, therefore if you feel like you are struggling with your current driver here’s a few things you can try before you cut that driver down or order a new one.

1. Get yourself some Dr Scholl powder spray to spray on the face of your driver as this will show you where you are hitting the ball out of the face. Experiment going down the grip a little and see if that improves the center strikes out of the clubface. If you find that you are finding the middle of the clubface with a shorter length shaft then you need to get this looked at.

2. Most three wood shafts are 43.5 inches which is the old standard driver length. If you have an adjustable driver and three wood, put the three wood shaft in you driver and hit a few shots and see if you find any difference.

3. Book a lesson and get fitted on a launch monitor as we can check that you have the correct length shaft and correct loft to create the perfect launch and spin rates for you. The correct length driver will make it so much easier for you to control and maintain your body angles throughout the swing and as a result you may pick up distance as a result of better swing mechanics.

Mark Wood Golf Academy is based at Dale Hill and provides the best lessons in Sussex.

PS. Come down and tee it up to make some magic moments of your own. Check our website at 

www.markwoodgolfacademy.co.uk

Mark Wood

PGA Advanced Professional
UK’s No1 Golf Coach

The Best Golf Lessons in Sussex and Kent