Neil Tappin

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.…

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…

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…

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…

why america will win the Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup is a strange beast. It is notoriously hard to predict, at times it defies logic and it certainly has a way of making heroes of previously unheralded…

What is the right ball position for hybrids?

Your hybrid is an important club, especially in the winter. The extra weight behind the ball will help from a host of different lies but should you be thinking of…

Titleist 917 Driver Review

We review the D2 version of the new Titleist 917 driver

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Apple Watch Series 2: What it means for golfers If you have been thinking about investing in a smart watch for golf, the chances are the Apple Watch Series 2…

How Rory McIlroy has transformed his putting

McIlroy’s first port of call was to enlist the help of putter designer Scotty Cameron. Nike’s decision not to continue making golf clubs enabled the Northern Irishman to look further…

How to avoid driving out of bounds

Here is a situation we often face on the golf course. You are stood on the tee and there is trouble down the entire length of one side, in this…

How to check your eyeline

In my experience the best way to split any practice putting session is to devote half of it to fundamentals, like how to check your eyeline and the other half…

how to play the knockdown shot

How to play the knockdown shot There are two things that will determine the height of your golf shots: the loft on the club at impact and the speed at…

what does being laid off mean in golf

What does being laid off mean in golf? This month’s slice of golfing terminology to explain is the phrase ‘laid off’. It is something golf coaches and commentators often say…

how to hit the perfect 1st tee shot

How to hit the perfect 1st tee shot? Before we get into any of the more technical elements to a good opening drive, let’s focus on your gameplan. When you…

pressure proof pitching tips

We are going to start this feature on pressure-proof pitching tips with the number one mistake golfers make. If your backswing is too long when you pitch, you will instinctively…

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Phil Mickelson may have not won the 2016 Open Championship but there is plenty he should be happy about 1 Long game Over the years Phil Mickelson’s only detectable weakness…

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From tee-to-green Rory McIlory has been one of the best players on show at this Open Championship. Averaging around 65% of fairways and greens hit, driving the ball comfortably over…