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Course Strategy - Playing to a Tight Pin

The 'sucker pin' is a flag that is clearly dangerous and tight but ends up enticing you into playing a unnecessarily risky shot. James Reeson shows you his best way to approach this dangerous shot. read more ...


Course Strategy - Play the Power Drive

James Reeson gives you his best tips for getting the maximum distance off the tee which can help you target those drivable Par 4's with greater accuracy and precision. read more ...


Chipping Tips - Miss low side to make more Up and Downs

Getting up and down from tricky little chipping areas can be a massive boost to your round and lead to lots of birdies. James Reeson evaluates the best way for you to give yourself great chances at making birdies from successful chip shots. read more ...


Course Strategy - Use your 'Stock Shot' when under pressure

Every golfer has experienced the pressure tee shot when your round, medal card or making the cut in a tournament is on the line. James Reeson helps you hit this pressure shot by executing your own stock shot successfully. read more ...


Course Strategy - Use the Knockdown Shot

Most amateur golfers will typically struggle to deal with the challenging shot of hitting into wind. James Reeson, a tour professional will give you his best tips of executing the 'knockdown' shot successfully. read more ...


The 'Jordan Spieth' Putting Drill

Jordan Speith is renowned for his incredible putting statistics and unbelievable displays of holing out crucial birdie putts. James Reeson believes the key to his success revolves around his putting technique from inside 10ft.  read more ...


Course Strategy - Playing Smart Off the Tee

Touring professional James Reeson explains the thought process every golfer should have on the tee. Thinking clearly about the easiest and smartest way to hit the fairway will lead to more birdies on the course. read more ...


How to Fix Your Chipping Yips

The yips is typically associated with putting, however it is also evident in some amateur golfers short games. Ryan Metcalfe gives you the best tips and drills on how to fix your short game yips. read more ...


The Best Way to Chip - Air or Ground?

Ryan Metcalfe examines the best way to chip around the greens. Metcalfe highlights the positives and negatives regarding both chipping techniques, and explains why the old fashioned 'bump and run' might not always be the best option for the modern game. read more ...


Four Week Chipping Programme: Week 4 - Find the Average Game

Phil Akers shows you a great drill to help you practice a variety of short game shots, along with understanding what your current level and knowing how to improve that level on the course.  read more ...


Four Week Chipping Programme: Week 4 - Your Own Short Game Handicap

Understanding where your short game strengths and weaknesses lie is a massive part of helping you become a better short game golfer. Phil Akers helps you understand and create your own short game handicap.  read more ...


Four Week Chipping Programme: Week 4 - The Ladder Drill

Practicing your short game is the key to getting better when you're out on the golf course. Phil Akers simple ladder drill is a great way of practicing your technique with a bit of added pressure, to resemble being out on a golf course.  read more ...


Four Week Chipping Programme: Week 3 - The High Lob Shot

The high lob shot is a chip shot that demands a lot of confidence and great execution. Phil Akers explains the key fundamentals in order to play the shot correctly and effectively.  read more ...


Four Week Chipping Programme: Week 3 - The Low Check Shot

Being able to play a variety of shots around the green is crucial for any amateur golfer to be successful when chipping. Phil Akers teaches how to execute the low check shot to give you another shot option when chipping around the greens out on the course.  read more ...


Four Week Chipping Programme: Week 2 - Improving Strike

Phil Akers helps you understand the best way to become a better striker of the golf ball when chipping around the greens. By making sure your club is in the correct position at setup, your success with ball striking will naturally improve along with it.  read more ...


Four Week Chipping Programme: Week 2 - Chipping High and Low

The ability to vary your chip shots both high and low can dramatically help you improve your shot selection and shot success around the greens when out on the golf course. Phil Akers gives you his tips to achieve the best results when hitting your chip shots high and low.  read more ...


Four Week Chipping Programme: Week 1 - The Chip and Run

The chip and run is one of the simplest and most effective chip shots a golfer can play. Phil Akers shows you the best tips to execute this shot successfully and consistently.  read more ...


Four Week Chipping Programme: Week 1 - Assessing The Situation

Phil Akers begins his 4 week chipping programme with his first video regarding assessing the short game situation. Phil encourages you to read the situation in front of you before you choose your intended short game shot.  read more ...


Power Drill: Creating Lag Through Your Grip

Ryan Metcalfe helps you create lag in the golf swing by utilising a more successful and positive left hand grip, influencing the lag you generate on the downswing.  read more ...


Why You Can't Hit a Draw

Ryan Metcalfe, a PGA professional at the Manor Golf Club helps you cure your constant slice by explaining how to hit a consistent draw, all based on tips that help you create a more successful spine angle.  read more ...


FlightScope Mevo - Review

Ryan Metcalfe analyses the new FlightScope Mevo to see if this state of the art technology from FlightScope is better than other launch monitors currently out on the market.  read more ...


A Simple Way to Custom Fit Yourself

Ryan Metcalfe, a PGA professional at the Manor Golf Club gives you his best tip to help you understand the custom fitting process, along with helping you address the flaws in your golf swing.  read more ...


Case study: How stat tracking helped me take my game to a new level

Cambridgeshire County player Ed Dimambro updates us on his stat tracking journey and how a dedication to short game practice last winter following stat anlysis has paid off in a big way.  read more ...


Feature Interview: Phillip Akers - How to get your child started with Golf

Phil Akers answers all your questions regarding junior golf and how to help your child progress and become the best golfer that they can be.  read more ...


Course Strategy: Controlling First Tee Nerves

The first tee shot of any round is always a nervous one for the majority of amateur golfers. With the help of Phil Akers however, you will be able to combat those nerves and be more positive and confident when starting your future rounds.  read more ...


Fix your slice with the Diagonal Ball Drill

Phil Akers highlights a simple drill to help you understand why you are causing the golf ball to slice, and the technique to counteract this unwanted golf shot.  read more ...


The Cane Drill: Learn how to avoid a Slice

Phil Akers teaches you all about your club face and what effect that is having on your golf shots. With the help of his simple drill, you can start to understand and develop your knowledge of the club face and its relationship with the slice shot. read more ...


The Belfry 10th Hole Course Strategy: Risk and Reward Shot Selection

The 10th hole at the Belfry is famous for it's clever design that entices the golfer to chance their arm or play more conservatively. Phillip Akers highlights the pro's and con's to both methods.  read more ...


Learn how to take your practice to the course

Phillip Akers shares his tips to help you take a successful mindset from your practice out onto the golf course.  read more ...


Driver Drill - Learn to 'launch it' for longer drives

Every golfer wants to launch their ball high into the air like the pro's. By using this drill from Phil Akers, you can work towards hitting your driver high and far with more consistency.  read more ...


Bunker Tip - Learn to play the high launching bunker shot

When you've been short sided in the green-side bunker and the high launching and soft landing bunker shot is needed it can be a very precise and delicate shot. Phil Akers gives you all the tips you need to successfully execute this tricky bunker shot.  read more ...


Driver Drill - Improve your strike and stop your slice as a result

Constantly connecting with the heel of the golf club typically results in a slice for the majority of golfers, but with Phil Akers simple and effective tips and drills, you can start to understand your golf swing more, and instantly correct your slice off the tee.  read more ...


Escape from trouble - How to play the Low Punch Shot

The low punch shot out of the trees is a shot every golfer will eventually need to play, Phil Akers informs you on the top tips needed to keep the ball low and escape from trouble.  read more ...


Driver Drill - Learn sequence correctly for straighter drives

With the help of this sequencing drill from Phil Akers, you will start to feel your lower body working more efficiently in the golf swing and maximising your distance and accuracy off the tee.  read more ...


Driver Drill - How to hit LONG and HIGH!

Phil Akers shows you how to hit your driver like the pro's, with one simple drill you will start to see yourself hitting your driver much better and a lot further.  read more ...


Effective Practice for Shot Shaping

Phil Akers, a senior teaching pro at the Belfry talks about making your practice more effective and efficient to help improve your shot making abilities on the course.  read more ...


Golf Course Greenkeeping Series

In this series of videos Golfshake's Owen Davies catches up with Stuart Green of BIGGA (British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association) to talk through key aspects of golf courses relevant to golfers.  Including; correctly repairing pitch marks, how to rake bunkers and aeration. read more ...


Sustainable greenkeeping - why is my course not perfect all the time?

BIGGA's Karl Hansell explains why your golf course may not be kept in as pristine condition as Augusta National - especially in out-of-play areas. read more ...


Why do we play off temporary tees when the course isn't frozen?

BIGGA's Karl Hansell told Golfshake why we play off temporary tees and putt on temporary greens during the winter months.  read more ...


What is thatch?

BIGGA's Karl Hansell explains to Golfshake what thatch is, what it does to our greens and how important it is to prevent it.  read more ...


What is in a typical greenkeeper's maintenance facility?

We all know where the greenkeeper's shed is on our courses. Karl Hansell of BIGGA explains what you could expect to find behind the doors of a greenkeeper's maintenance facility. read more ...


How can golf clubs protect their course?

Karl Hansell of BIGGA told Golfshake how greenkeepers can help protect their golf course - especially during the winter months. read more ...


How to recognise green disease and the importance of it not spreading

BIGGA's Karl Hansell explained to Golfshake how you can spot green disease and how important it is to prevent it from spreading. read more ...


How to correctly repair a pitchmark

Golfshake's Owen Davies finds out from BIGGA how to correctly repair a pitchmark at The Belfry. read more ...


How to correctly rake a bunker

Owen Davies discusses with BIGGA how to correctly rake bunkers on the course at The Belfry.  read more ...


Why do greens get aerated?

BIGGA explained to Golfshake's Owen Davies, the importance or aerating greens at The Belfry.  read more ...


Golf Course Etiquette

Golfshake's Owen Davies caught up with BIGGA to discuss golf course etiquette at The Belfry. Find out how to repair pitchmarks and divots, and how to rake bunkers. read more ...


Estate Management: Not Just a Greenskeeper

A greenskeeper's job extends beyond keeping the course tidy as Golfshake's Owen Davies found out after talking with BIGGA at The Belfry. read more ...


Why do greenkeepers topdress greens?

Golfshake's Owen Davies discusses with BIGGA why it is important for greenkeepers to topdress greens, how it is done and what materials are in the topdress. read more ...


Why green speed is not important

Golfshake's Owen Davies discusses with BIGGA at The Belfry why green speed is not important and how green speed is measured on a stimpmeter.  read more ...