Category Archives: STUDENTS

String Line Putting Drill

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Practicing your putting along a string line, and through a narrow goal, will quickly teach the golfer what they need to feel to roll the ball straighter towards their intended target. To make a very inexpensive string line, all you need is 2 metal skewers and about 15ft of string. In the following video, student Matthew […]

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Junior Golfer Shows His Skills

24 Month Old Cobey shows us his skills.  Cobey puts some adults to shame with his ability to hit the ball time and time again even while looking at something in the bushes in the last video In coaching real youngsters like Cobey, building a sense of fun into lessons is vital.  I will then […]

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Swing Plane Improvement

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Student Brian Head works on his swing plane.  He has been hitting the ball very inconsistently lately and his shots can go a long way left OR right. BEFORE SWING Steep at the top Outside Plane on the downswing Outside to inside club head path through impact Clubface not rotating enough Left elbow not rotating […]

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Improved Chipping in One Easy Lesson

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Today I had Puji and Dinushi for their first lesson with me at Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links. Both players have great swings but are not achieving good impact alignments.  Introducing better impact alignments in chipping first is a great way to monitor success before progressing to a full swing. Dinushi Chipping Before and After (Click […]

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One Shot Away From Success

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I gave a very satisfying golf lesson on the range today and felt compelled to share. Harry came for his first lesson today after recently attending some lessons elsewhere.  He mentioned that the previous pro suggested he cock his wrists more on the backswing, but  was concerned this lead him to have less control in […]

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6 Months of Hard Work…. for what?

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The season ended for the Cardinia Beaconhills Junior Pennant Team last weekend when they lost their last game 1-5.  The team only won 1 match and halved 1 match all year but I mark the season down as a great success.  The VicGolf Junior Pennant season is a handicap matchplay competition between clubs with teams […]

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He may be young, but he’s got game!

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Matthew is only 10, but has recently been invited to join the Cardinia Beaconhills Junior Pennant Team to practice and hone his skills.  The team consists of boys between the ages of 13 and 17. Golf is in the blood of the whole family…  David, his father, plays off single figures and was runner up […]

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Student Scores First Ace

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Willow Golf is very excited to announce that student, JENNY CHANDLER, this week scored her very first ace. Playing in the Ladies club competition at Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links on Wednesday 16th March, Jenny came to the 11th hole. Measuring 166 metres, she selected her 3 wood and made a nice smooth swing.  The shot […]

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Joel – Learning to Sustain Lag on the Downswing

Joel Simons recent lesson in which we worked on sustaining the angle of the left wrist on the downswing to deliver more power and clubhead speed where it is needed… Through impact and not half way on the downswing!! Learning how to do this starts by making small swings and ensuring you maintain a bent […]

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5 year old Tyler – Chipping Lesson

I gave 5 year old Tyler a chipping lesson today and had to post this video of his chipping. Tyler was trying to help get the ball in the air a little and this was leading to a few topped shots along the ground.  We played a game… don’t cut yourself with the laser.  It […]

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Introducing Long Drive Champion – Tyler Foote

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Willow Golf student Tyler Foote today broke his own world record for longest drive.  His previous best was an impressive 75 metres which he set only a week ago. Today while out playing with dad Glenn, used his years of golfing experience to wind one up and hit it an amazing 90 metres on one […]

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Jenny Chandler sizzles around Beaconhills…

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I just got word that student Jenny Chandler had her best ever score around the Beaconhills layout today… Currently down to a handicap of 21 after a couple of months of lessons, Jenny shot an impressive 83 off the stick for a remarkable 62 nett. Speaking to her tonight she was thrilled to have finally […]

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Ben Taylor Swing Plane

Here is a video lesson report from a recent lesson with Ben Taylor. Ben currently plays off 4 and has recently been working on his impact alignments.  The drill he has been using is to preview impact before he starts his swings to help him get his right forearm on shaft plane through impact.  The […]

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Luke Whitworth Swing Plane

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Luke has been steadily improving his technique and handicap but it wasn’t until a recent lesson that we made a huge breakthrough in regards to his technique.  Luke is now delivering the clubhead into the ball from the inside, attacking the inside quadrant of the ball.  You’ll notice one of the differences in the before […]

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Luke Whitworth Impact

After only 3 lessons with Luke working on his impact alignments and a small grip improvement, he recently won the C Grade Club Competition at Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links with a nett 63. At 13 years old, he was the youngest in the field, playing against all the other adult members.  Congratulations Luke.

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Bruce Hardie’s Greatest Chips.

We were messing around on the chipping green on the weekend and thought I’d put some footage together. I have put the less efficient swings in with the more efficient swings. We were working on compression, hinge action and clubface control.

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Leo Ryan Chipping Lesson

While not picture perfect sometimes golf coaching is all about assisting the player to improve the shots they hit. Leo was obviously struggling with his short game but after a little work he was chipping very very well.  His approach to hitting chips and the impact alignments he achieved was excellent.

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Swing Plane

Ryan Fuller’s swing plane improvements this month. We are in the midst of our improvement phase as we’ve only recently started working together. Once the swing plane has improved we will work on Ryan’s loading and release. We have already addressed putting, chipping, compression and swing plane. It’s all going according to plan thus far […]

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Student Results

This is a place for students to post their results. Good or bad it doesn’t matter. I’m always keen to know how my students are going. If it’s a bad round then we might be able to offer tips or discuss what went wrong. So please post your results in here by leaving comments. Click […]

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Sara Beale

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24th October 2009 (h’cap 16) Sara presented on the 10th October 2009 with an inconsistent ball strike and lack of clubface control as you can see in the “before” frame below.  When she hit the ball ok the flight was high and lacking distance. We worked on compression drills and ball flight very much improved […]

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