Online Golf Lessons & Tips (Full List)

Quick Start

Quick Start Help Guide
Short on time? Not sure where to start? This quick help guide shows you how to best use the lessons and videos on Free Online Golf Tips

Beginners

Beginner Golf Tips: Help & Advice For Newcomers To the Game
If you’re just starting to learn the game, this is a great place to start. It will help you choose the best lessons and areas to focus on first…

10 Quick Beginner Golf Tips
Here are 10 short beginner golf tips that compliment the guide above…

Golf Set Up Lessons

Proper Alignment: Make It Your #1 Priority

You need to become almost obsessive over your alignment. It’s a simple concept but one that I see so many club-level golfers failing to put into practice at the range or on the course…

The Stance: Build A Solid Base For Your Swing

This video lesson covers the ideal stance width for various clubs and proper position for the feet…

Ideal Distance to Ball And Why It’s Important

This simple tip and reference point will show you exactly how close you should be standing to the ball for each club…

Correct Ball Position For Each Club In the Bag

Understand exactly where to place the ball relative to your stance…

The Best Position For Your Hands For More Solid Ball Striking

This is often overlooked (or unknown) by most amateur golfers yet it’s a simple tweak that can really help your ball striking consistency…

Perfect Posture For An Efficient Golf Swing

You don’t have to be a young athletic-type to adopt a good posture in your set up. This video shows you what a good golf posture is and why it’s essential to your success…

Quick Posture Drill

Use this quick drill to test your own posture over the golf ball…

A Proper Golf Grip: The Complete Step-By-Step Guide

If you’ve had a poor grip for some time it may feel uncomfortable to change. But it’s well worth the effort. Follow this lesson, keep a club to hand at home or in the office and make a perfect grip feel like second nature…

Golf Swing Tips & Lessons

Backswing

The Takeaway

Checkpoints for a perfect, one piece takeaway…

Takeaway Drill #1 Takeaway Drill #2

Halfway Back Position

Checkpoints and tips for getting the club in a great position halfway back…

Backswing Drill #1 Backswing Drill #2

Top of Back Swing Position

The position you get the club into at the top of the backswing is going to largely influence your downswing and the path of the club into the ball…

Top of Swing Drill #1 Top of Swing Drill #2 Top of Swing Drill #3

Downswing

The Transition to Down Swing

Checkpoints and tips for starting the downswing…

Down Swing Drill #1 Down Swing Drill #2 Down Swing Drill #3

Impact Position

Checkpoints and tips for the perfect impact position…

Impact Drill to Improve Ball Striking Golf Impact Drill #2

Extension & Rotation

In this article and video, we’ll look at what proper extension and rotation is, why it’s important and how you can achieve it in your own golf swing…

Arm Rotation Drill Drill for Correct Hand Rotation

The Follow Through

A nice-looking, balanced follow through in your golf swing isn’t just for show – it has a very important role…

Golf Swing Follow Through Drill

Full Swing

Same Swing, Different Club

Having learned the fundamentals needed to create a great golf swing, try to avoid making too many changes when using the different clubs…

Ball Flight Laws Made Easy

Understanding the shape of your shots (especially your bads ones) can help you self-diagnose and fix your swing faults. Here’s a plain-English review of modern ball flight laws…

Ball Flight Diagram & Terminology

A useful visual aid to help you understand the various ball flights and their names…

Golf Slice Lessons

What Causes A Slice?

This short video explains what causes one of the most common shot shapes amongst club golfers…

Cure Your Slice For Good: Part 1 – Check Your Alignment

Don’t overlook this simple set up flaw. If you’re not meticulous with your alignment and the rest of your set up, it becomes very difficult to fix a golf slice long-term…

Cure Your Slice For Good: Part 2 – Check Your Grip

Both a weak and a strong golf grip can cause a slice. Check your grip by following this guide…

Cure Your Slice For Good: Part 3 – Check Your Swing Path

Correct your golf slice by double checking your swing path…

Cure Your Slice For Good: Part 4 – Rotate Your Hands

Cure your golf slice by rotating your hands and forearms…

Golf Slice Drills

Anti Slice Drill #1

This, in my experience, is one of THE best drills for fixing a golf slice. It helps you develop the correct swing path. You may have seen it before but don’t discount it on that basis – work with it at the range in combination with the drills below and you’ll completely cure your slice…

Anti Slice Drill #2

This is a progression on the anti-slice drill above to help you achieve the ideal swing path through the ball…

Anti Slice Drill #3

Once you’ve achieved the correct swing path, rotating your forearms and hands correctly will give you the shot shape you’re looking for (straight or even a soft draw). This drill helps you with correct arm and hand rotation…

Anti Slice Drill #4

Another drill to help you with proper forearm / hand rotation through the golf ball…

Anti Slice Driver Drill

Although the principles for curing a golf slice are exactly the same for a driver, its length and swing speed can make rotating the hands quickly enough difficult. Here’s a drill to fix that…

Over-Exaggerate to Cure a Golf Slice

Want to know how to permanently cure a golf slice (or any fault in your game)? You must over-compensate so that in order to really feel the difference in your swing. See this video for more details…

Anti-Shank Golf Drills

Fix Golf Shank Shots for Good

This anti-shank drill is simple yet very effective. Work with it for just a short period of time and you’ll fix those shank shots in no time…

Golf Shank Fix Drill #1

This anti-shank drill is simple yet very effective. Work with it for just a short period of time and you’ll fix those shank shots in no time…

Golf Shank Fix Drill #2

A follow-on from the drill above, this exercise will help you permanently eradicate shanks from your game…

Golf Hook Lessons & Drills

What Causes A Hook?This short video explains what causes a classic hook shot…
Cure Your Hook For Good: Part 1 – Check Your AlignmentDon’t overlook this set up flaw. If you’re not meticulous with your alignment and the rest of your set up, it becomes very difficult to fix a golf hook long-term…
Cure Your Hook For Good: Part 2 – Check Your GripMake sure an incorrect grip isn’t at the source of your golf hook…
Cure Your Hook For Good: Part 3 – Check Your Swing PathCorrect your golf hook by checking your swing path through the ball…
Cure Your Hook For Good: Part 4 – Anti Hook Drill #1Snap-hooks occur when the rotation of the hands and forearms is too aggressive. This drill uses the feeling of a chip shot to help you get a feel for less hand and forearm rotation…
Cure Your Hook For Good: Part 5 – Anti Hook Drill #2Once you develop feel for hand and forearm rotation using drill #1, the drill will help you progress through fuller, more powerful swings but without excessive hand rotation…

Anti Thin / Topped Shot Tips

What Causes A Thin & Topped Golf Shot?
An introduction to what a thin golf shot is and how it occurs.
Stop Topping The Ball: Part 1 – Lifting During The SwingThe first common fault that leads to thin golf shots…
Stop Topping The Golf Ball: Part 2 – Bending The ArmsThe second fault that leads to many topped or thin golf shots…
Stop Topping The Golf Ball: Part 3 – The Best Ball Striking DrillOne of my favourite golf drills that promotes solid, crisp ball striking. You don’t need any other drill than this to prevent thin shots occuring on the golf course…

Anti Fat Tips

What Causes A Fat / Duffed Golf Shot?An introduction to what a fat golf shot is and how it occurs.
Anti Fat Drill #1
Not all fat shots are as blatant as hitting several inches before the ball. Here’s a simple drill to see whether your hitting your shots a bit fat…
Anti Fat Drill #2
This drill will help both fat and thin golf shots…
Anti Fat Drill #3
This is a more advanced drill that can feel a bit awkward at first, but I encourage you to give it a try…

Golf Pitching Tips

How To Set Up For Great Pitch Shots
Learn the proper set up to help you make solid and consistent contact with ball – and maybe even impress your playing partners by making the ball check and spin…
How To Control The Distance of Your Pitch Shots
Once you can consistently control the distance of your pitch shots, you’ll give yourself makeable birbie putts and you’ll save more pars when you’re in trouble…
How To Improve Your Golf Pitch Shots
Here’s the most common fault I see in club golfers, and how to fix it…
Golf Pitching Drill – Accelerate Through The Ball
Here’s another common fault along with its fix ..

Golf Chipping Tips

How To Set Up For Great Chip Shots
Here’s the correct set up to help you chip consistently so you get up and down more often…

How To Achieve A Consistent Chip Shot Ball Strike
No more thinned chips through the green! Here’s how you can strike you chips with confidence…
Chipping Distance Control
This chipping technique video will show you how to control the distance of your chips for more birdies and par saves…
Club Selection For Chip Shots
This video lesson will help you choose the right club for the chip at hand…
How To Play A Chip & Run
I think more golfers should play this shot more often. Here’s why and how…
How To Play A Flop Shot
It’s ot only a great way to impress your playing partners, the flop shot can get you out of the trickiest positions and save you shots. Here’s how to play it…
Chipping From A Downhill Lie
You’ll very often find that your ball is resting on a bank that makes up the side of the green. Here’s how you adjust your set up and technique for a downhill lie…
Chipping From An Uphill Lie
And here’s how you play chip shots from an uphill lie…
Chipping From A Bare Lie
Ever found your ball lying on very bare, dry or hard ground around? It’s a tough shot and one that is often thinned through the green ending up further away than your started. Here are some tips for playing this type of shot…
Chipping From A Heavy/Rough Lie
On many golf holes, you don’t have to miss the green by much to find your ball sitting down in heavy grass. It’s another tough shot that requires a balance of commitment and finesse…

Bunker Golf Tips

The Best Set Up For Bunker Shots
Here’s the correct set up for most golfers when playing green-side bunker shots…
How To Take The Right Amount Of SandImprove your golf bunker play by taking the right amount of sand (hint: don’t make the mistake of taking different amounts of sand to control your bunker shot distances)…
Easy But Effective Bunker Drill
The simple drill will really improve your bunker play and distance control…
Bunker Shot Distance ControlHere’s the best technique for controlling the distance of green-side bunker shots so you can make more sand saves…
How To Play From Wet & Compact SandEver had to play from wet and compact sand only to thin the ball through the side of the green and into a worse postion than when you started? This video lesson will prevent that from ever happening again…
How To Play Plugged Lies
Generally considered one of the toughest sand shots to control, a plugged lie needn’t bother you again…
How To Play From Sloping Lies In The SandDon’t let an awkward slope in the bunker ruin your score. Here’s how to tackle them…
How To Play From Fairway BunkersLanding in a fariway bunker doesn’t have to cost you the hole. Here’s how to play this shot…

Golf Putting Tips

Proper Putting Alignment
Here’s how to line your putts up correctly so you can hole out more often…
Correct Putting Stance & Ball Position
This putting lesson covers the fundamentals of putting stance, posture and golf ball position. Not to be overlooked..
Keep Your Eyes Over The Golf Ball
Improve your putting accuracy with this simple tip…
The Basic Putting Grip
This lesson covers the most popular putting grip (see the lesson below for variations of this grip) …
Improve Your Putting Stroke
You’ve set up to your putt perfectly – now here’s how to carry out the perfect putting stroke…
Improve Your Distance Control
If you can accurately and consistently control the speed and distance of your putts (even if your line is off a little), you’ll rarely three-putt…
Different Putting Grips
There’s more than one to grip the putter. Experiment with these popular alternative grips to see which one works best for you…
How To Read Greens & Breaks
Putting across a slope in the green can be tricky. This lesson will help you read the slopes and the pace of your putts so that you have confidence wherever your ball finishes on the green…
Putting With A Hybrid / Rescue Club
Your putter is not always the best club in the bad to putt with. Here’s how and when to use a hybrid or rescue club to putt around the fringes of the green…

Golf Driving Tips

Increase Your Driver Distance
This video lesson will help you add yards to your drives without compromising on accuracy…

Fade & Draw Shot Tips

How To Draw The Golf Ball (Easier Method)
Here’s how to draw the golf the ball by making some simple changes to your set up. I recommend this method for mid to high handicappers…
How To Draw A Golf Ball (Better Players Method)
This method of drawing the golf ball gives you a little more control over the flight. Suitable for better players…
How To Fade The Golf Ball (Easier Method)
Here’s how you can fade the golf the ball by making changes to your set up. This method is suitable for mid to high handicappers…
How To Fade A Golf Ball (Better Players Method)
This method of fading the golf ball gives you a little more control over the flight. Suitable for better players…
How To Hit Low Golf Shots
Blocked out by trees? Need to hit the ball low underneath overhanging branches? Here’s how it’s done…

Trouble Shot Golf Tips

How To Play Golf In The Wind
This video lesson shows you how to play into head winds and cross winds…
How To Play Golf In The Rain
Don’t let the rain ruin your round. Here’s how you can stay comfortable and play solid golf in wet weather…
Keeping Warm In Winter, Without Restricting Your Swing
Here are some helpful tips for clothing and accessories that will keep you warm on the golf course this winter…
Difficult Lies – Tight / Bare Ground
Golf shots from very bare or dried out ground can be tough. Here’s how you play them…
Difficult Lies – Rough / Heavy Ground
If your ball ends up in heavy grass, here’s what you should do…

Difficult Lies – Ball Below Feet

The first lesson in the ‘sloping lies’ trouble shot series. This video will help you play a ball that is below your feet…
Difficult Lies – Ball Above Feet
This usually doesn’t cause as much trouble as a ball-below-feet lie, but you still need to adjust your set up to make good contact. Here’s how…
Difficult Lies – Downhill Slope
Downhill lies cause a lot of thinned or topped golf shots in amateur golfers. But that needn’t be the case for you…
Difficult Lies – Uphill Slope
Perhaps the least tricky of the sloping lies but still a potential for problems. Here’s how to play the ball from an uphill slope…
Flop Shot Over A Bunker
Impress you friends and get out of a tricky spot with the Phil Mickelson flop shot…
Plugged Lie Bunker Shots
A tough shot but one that needn’t wreck your card. Here’s how to play from buried lie in the sand trap…
Wet / Compact Sand Bunker Shots
We have to play these shots all too often in the UK! When the sand is wet and compact it’s so easy to thin the ball into No Man’s Land. Here are few tips to stop that happening to you…
Putting With A Hybrid Iron
This is a really useful shot to have in your locker. It’s not difficult to execute and if you lack confidence hitting deft wedges from the fringe of the green, give this one a try…

Course Management Golf Tips

Course Management Strategy (Part 1)
In this video we’ll look at ‘sucker’ pin positions and high-risk shots and how you can save shots by balancing the risk and rewards…
Course Management Strategy (Part 2)
Part 2 for the video above…
No More Out Of Bounds
It elicits one of the worst feelings in golf – watching your ball drift beyond the white boundry posts. The simple but effective tip will help you stay in bounds when you need to…
Shot & Club Selection Tips (Part 1)
Most amateur golfers under-club their approach shots and par 3 tee shots. In this video you’ll see why taking an extra club or two will save you numerous shots over 18 holes…
Shot & Club Selection Tips (Part 2)
Part 2 for the video above…

Golf Practice Tips & Lessons

The Best Golf Practice Routine
I believe this routine is one of the best uses for a bucket of balls. It help you transfer your game on the range, to (literally) any course on the planet…
Get The Most From Your Practice Routine Part 1
When it comes to practising your golf game, quality trumps quantity every time. The secret is to make every shot count…
Get The Most From Your Practice Routine Part 2
When it comes to practising your golf game, quality trumps quantity every time. The secret is to make every shot count…
Understanding Range Balls
This short video will help you understand why range balls don’t always behave as you might expect…
Understanding Range Mats
A lot of golfers tell me they have no problem striking the ball at the range, but they hit a lot of fat and thin golf shots on the course. Here’s why…

Golf Fitness Tips

Fitness For Golf – Scientific Proof That It works
Fitness for golf isn’t just for top professional players. Here’s how players of any age and handicap can improve their game with a golf fitness program…
Golf Warm Up Exercises
Here’s a sample golf warm up routine that help you get each game off to the best possible start…
A Guide To Golf Strength Training
In this golf strength training article we’ll set out the step-by-step guidelines for creating your own golf strength routine…
Complete Golf Strength Training Workout
This sample golf strength workout will increase your swing speed and allow you to hit the golf ball further with every club in the bag…
Golf Strength Exercises
A series of golf-specific strength exercises that you can perform at the gym or at home with some basic equipment…
A Guide To Golf Flexibility
In this golf flexibility guide we’ll look at a step-by-step approach for creating a performance-boosting golf stretching program…
Complete Golf Stretching Program
This sample golf stretching program will improve your golf game in a number of key ways…
10 Great Golf Stretches
The golf stretches below form part of a golf stretching program that is suitable for golfers of every ability…

Mental Game Golf Tips & Lessons

A Pre-Shot Routine For Every Golfer
Practice this pre-shot routine until it becomes second nature. It will improve your ball striking consistency and lower your scores…

Swing Thoughts: What To Focus On During Each Shot
We’ve all heard the Zen philosophy of ‘being in the moment’ and clearing the mind of all unwanted thoughts. Sounds great in theory but how do you actually put that into practice?

Think In Positives And Get What You Want
“Don’t leave this putt short” you think to yourself only to watch a 6 footer die 6 inches before the hole. A classic example of how your internal dialogue can lead to the very thing you don’t want. Here’s how to get what you DO want…

How Changing Your Arousal Levels Can Improve Your Golf Game
Every top golfer is doing it. Some shout and grunt while they’re doing it. Others use slow, heavy breathing to do it. You should be doing it too…

Improve Your Focus On The Golf Course
Most club golfers mentally split their round up into a front 9 and a back 9. But that’s a sure way to lose focus and drop shots. Here’s an alternative method for keeping mind ‘in the moment’…

Golf Equipment Tips & Reviews

What’s In Your Golf Bag?
Ever been confused about what combination of clubs to carry? In this video I show you what’s in my bag and what I recommend for most club-level golfers…
Club Fitting & Customization Guide
You wouldn’t buy a new suit that didn’t fit and nor should you buy a new set of clubs that haven’t been customized to your body type and swing. This laymans guide gives you the low-down on club fitting so you can buy with confidence…