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April 2016

How to Hit Out of Long Fairway Bunkers

By | Blog, Golf

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

By | Blog, Golf

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

By | Blog, Gaming, Golf

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

By | Blog, Golf

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

By | Blog, Golf

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

By | Blog, Golf

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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