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March 31, 2017

A quick tip on grip pressure - with some contrasting opinions from Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesteros!

March 16, 2017

What to look for if you are hooking the ball…

  1. Check your left hand grip and bake sure you can only see 2 ½ knuckles, not three or four;

  2. Ensure your shoulders are square to the intended line, not to the right if you are a right handed golfer;

  3. Are you taking...

December 14, 2016

A massive congratulations to Sam Brazel on his career changing win at the UBS Hong Kong Open on Sunday. With this win, Sam gets 2 years exemption on the European Tour. Sam and I have been working together for 15 years and his putt on the 18th to clinch the title is a m...

April 30, 2016



One of the most asked questions that I get as a Teaching Professional is “How am I going to fix my slice!?”  There are a few fundamental things to look for that can cause this shot:

  • Check your left hand grip – are you seeing 2 ½ or even 3 knuckles, not one or two?...

April 27, 2016

What an incredible Masters week we had!  Being a small group, we were able to do some things this year that no other tour from Australia gets to do!  From two nights at a private golf course on the magnificent Lake Oconee to driving down Magnolia Lane, to seeing Danny...

April 14, 2016

Stop Shanking!!!

We’ve all seen them – and we all dread them…if you ever get the shanks, follow these simple steps to try to end them very quickly!

  1. Make sure that you are not swinging too flat on your backswing;

  2. Get your weight off of your toes and back towards...

March 14, 2016


To hit behind your chips and therefore have more control over your ball flight, remember the following six steps:

  1. Move the ball further back in your stance;

  2. Keep your weight on the front foot;

  3. Move your head directly over the ball;

  4. Don’t break your w...

February 14, 2016

Over the next few months, I will be giving you a series of drills that will help improve your game.  This month, we will discuss the “Feet Together Drill” which is one of my favorites because it teaches you balance and good tempo.  Most importantly, it will show you wh...

January 25, 2016

Just wanted to share a fantastic article about Sam Brazel, one of my students who is currently playing on the Asian Tour.  Want to wish him all the best for a fantastic 2016 season!




January 14, 2016

When you hit a bad shot (and believe me, every golfer hits these!), your reaction and coping mechanisms are crucial to the rest of your game. 


I believe that expressing yourself after a bad shot by talking to yourself or putting the club back into your bag forcefully i...

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