Andrew Jones PGA professionalLocation: Littlestone GC, Kent

Contact: www.andrewjonesgolf.co.uk

Price: £60 per hour

Biography: Andrew turned pro in 1991 and has experience playing for GB and Ireland Amatuer teams and has represented his home country of Wales. He is part of the Kent County coaching team and currently coaches the Under-16’s Squad as well as one of the regional development squads.

Coaching philosophy: “My aim is to treat each pupil as an individual and listen to his or her needs. This helps me develop a trusting relationship that is cemented by constant and honest communication.”

Best tip: “Look out for excess wear on the heel pad of your glove. This is caused by a loose left hand rubbing on the grip and can result in a lack of power and control.”

how to judge your lie in the rough

Playing well in the winter is a test of your golfing instincts. Nowhere is this more applicable than when it comes to how to judge your lie in the rough. When the ground is wet underfoot, there is far less margin for error regarding the strike. Fractionally heavy contacts that…

wet lie chipping method

Facing a chip from a muddy or wet lie is a scenario no golfer enjoys. The margin for error on the strike is much smaller than usual and using your normal technique leaves this shot wrought with danger. That’s why you need to employ a wet lie chipping method. Beginners…

change your putting method this winter

In the winter the greens bear little resemblance to the perfectly manicured summer surfaces you are used to so it makes sense to change your putting method this winter. Widen your stance, bend your upper body over the ball more than usual and grip down the club. This will feel…

how high to tee your ball in the wind

When playing into the wind you should tee the ball down, right? Wrong. This is a huge misconception as people think that a lower tee height will automatically deliver a lower trajectory. This might seem like a logical conclusion but if you strike the ball lower on the face you’ll…

short putting drills

Short putting drills The pace you hit your 3-footers is just as important as when you are lagging from 40ft. You need a roll that is strong enough to stay on line over any imperfections on the green but you don’t want to hit the ball too hard and lip…

golf ball striking drills

As with most issues in the golf swing, poor strikes usually stem from mistakes at address. The number one fault to beware of is setting the ball too far forward at address. This causes your hands to be too far back encouraging a ‘ground-first’ strike. So before we move onto…

fairway trap shots

How to play fairway trap shots Unlike with the greenside splash shot, where you play that with plenty of knee flex, the fairway bunker shot is all about maintaining your height for a clean strike. That’s why you need to make some subtle changes to your normal approach. But before…

Beginners guide to chipping

With players requiring a whole host of different shots and techniques during a typical 18 holes, we all know that golf can be a complicated game. That’s why I believe in keeping this area as simple as possible especially in my beginners guide to chipping. I have three clubs here…

Ball above feet golf tips I’ve created a familiar scenario on the range having placed the ball above my feet. This is one of those everyday scenarios that requires some fine-tuning to your normal technique. If you can make the following changes you’ll make a clean, accurate strike. This is…

driver swing tips

1 Posture & alignment Every shot you play, from driver to wedge, requires good posture and alignment. But with the longer shaft of the driver in your hands, any mistakes here and the results could be disastrous for your scorecard. The biggest mistake with regards to posture I see is…

short-putting-fault-fixer

Clive Tucker provides some short putting fault fixer tips, as he addresses the most common mistakes from close range on the greens.

clear your hips

To create speed at impact your body must able to rotate powerfully through the hitting zone and so its imperative that you clear your hips for power drives. For some golfers, the left hip gets in the way through impact and the player gets stuck – often leaking shots to…

fix your slice

If you are struggling to fix your slice your first port of call should be to check your grip. Mistakes here will cause the club to open at impact, creating a left-to-right ball flight. Making significant changes to your grip is never easy but finding a more neutral holf of…