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Effective Practice Series with Steve Astle

Senior Professional at the East Midlands Golf Academy. Steve Astle shares some tips on how to make your practice as effective as possible. 


Effective Practice Series - Tournament Box

Steve shows you the best way to work in your tournament mode box, giving you more pressurised and game-like situations, that start bringing the reality of the golf course onto the range for the most successful results possible.


Effective Practice Series - Transition Box

Steve Astle shows you the next area to work on for effective practice, the transition box. Focusing taking your technical work into a real life situation will help you improve your swing and test it under golfing conditions.


Steve Astle: Assessing shots - Use the five L's

Steve Astle, Head of Instruction at the East Midlands Golf Academy in Derbyshire examines the best ways to assess your lie and how to execute the perfect shot the situation you are in on the golf course.


Ball Striking Improvement Series - Tip 5: Posture & Balance

Steve Astle rounds off his 5-part ball striking improvement series with his personal tips for great posture and balance throughout your golf swing. Combining all of the aspects previously discussed in the videos along with correct posture and balance will help successfully improve your overall ball striking abilities.


Ball Striking Improvement Series - Tip 3: Right Shoulder

Another key factor to help improve your ball striking revolves around the connection in your golf swing, focused predominantly on your right shoulder. The better this should works and more connected you stay during the swing, the more consistent and effective the strike of the ball will be.


Ball Striking Improvement Series - Tip 2: Grip

Steve Astle shows you his opinion of the best golf grip to encourage a solid strike on the ball and hit more consistent shots.


Ball Striking Improvement Series - Tip 1: Impact

Steve Astle, the Head of Instruction at the East Midlands Golf Academy analyses the impact position to help you improve your ball striking abilities when out on the golf course.


Effective Practice Series - Conclusion

Steve Astle evaluates and recaps his 3-part series revolving around making your practice the most effective it can be. He outlines all the key points regarding the series and helps you understand how to continue with the process to become more successful when practicing.


Effective Practice Series - Technical Practice

The technical ability of any golfer is vital to a fundamentally sound golf swing, Steve Astle helps you focus on the process of improving technical issues in your golf swing.


Ball Striking Improvement Series - Introduction

The introductory video from Steve Astle's ball striking improvement series. Steve explains the tips and drills he will be referring to throughout the series to help you improve your ball striking. 


Short Game Fundamentals - Club Selection

Aaron Holtom of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though shot selection around the green and which club to select to help you get up and down more often.


Short Game Fundamentals - Chipping

Aaron Holtom of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though the fundamental golf technique you can use for successfully chipping the ball onto the green.


Putting Tips - Get More Consistency

James Whatley of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though a one of the fundamentals of putting to help improve your length control to imrove your consistency.


Putting Tips - Distance Control Routine

James Whatley of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though a simple drill to help you control your distance on the green when putting. Controlling distance will help you hole more putts, eliminate three putts and lower your golf scores as a result.


Putting Tips - The Grip

James Whatley of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though the fundamentals of the putting grip.  This a a great basic video talking through the fundamental principles of setting up for putting.


Bunker Fundamentals - Commit For Better Bunker Shots

James McDowall of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though bunker fundamentals and the importance of committing to your bunker shots to get out every time.


Bunker Fundamentals - Playing From Awkward Lies

James McDowall of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though playing from awkward lies in bunkers.


Bunker Fundamentals - Impact Position

James McDowall of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though bunker fundamentals and impact position when playing out of a greenside bunker.


Bunker Fundamentals - Setting Up

James McDowall of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks through 3 basic set-up fundamentals to improve your bunker play.


Effective Practice - Play Better Series

In this series of 5 videos Steve Astle of the East Midlands Golf Academy at Morley Hayes providing 5 great tips for effective practice to help improve your game.


Short Game Fundamentals - The Cane Drill

Aaron Holtom of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though a simple cane practice drill to help your chipping and improve your short game


Bunker Fundamentals - How you should aim

James McDowall of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though the fundamentals of bunkers and how to aim.


Short Game Fundamentals - Pitching

Aaron Holtom of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though the fundamental technique you can use for to successfully pitching the ball onto the green.


Putting Tips - 6 Ball Putting Drill

Putting drill from James Whatley that wil help you prepare for your round of golf. Check out the 6 ball putting drill. 


Short Game Fundamentals - The Gary Player Drill

Aaron Holtom of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though a great practice drill inspired by the golfing great, Gary Player! By doing this drill it will focus you on your target and improve your chipping as a result.


Putting Tips - How to read a green

James Whatley  of the East Midlands Golf Academy shares some of the techniques that you should use when reading the green. These techniques will help you hole more putts and lower your scores


How to hole more 3ft putts

James Whatley from the East Midlands Golf Academy talks through a drill to help you increase the amount of short putts you hole. 


Bunker Tips - Consistency Drill

Escaping from bunkers can be a trciking business, in this video James McDowall from he East Midlands Golf Academy explains how to add consistency to your bunker play. 


Bunker Fundamentals - 6 Tips to Improve your bunker play

In this series of 6 videos James McDowell of the East Midlands Golf Academy at Morley Hayes provides 6 great tips on bunker fundamentals to help improve your game.  The videos offer some basic principles to aid beginners as well as some tips to help every golfer become more effective when playing bunker shots out of the sand.


Short Game Fundamentals - 5 Tips to Improve your short game

In this series of 5 videos Aaron Holtom of the East Midlands Golf Academy at Morley Hayes provides 5 videos to help focus and improve your short game offering some great tips and advice to get up and down more often.


Putting Fundamentals - 6 Tips to Improve your putting

In this series of 6 videos James Whatley of the East Midlands Golf Academy at Morley Hayes provides 6 great tips to improve your putting.  The series focuses on the basic principles of putting as well as specific drills and more advanced focus to lower the number of putts per round.


Effective Practice - Range Gate Drill

Steve Astle of the East Midlands Golf Academy talks though a drill that will help improve your accuracy. The drill will give you feedback as to how you are aligning and the start line of your golf shots.


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