Neil Tappin

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…

Why-is-Rory-McIlory-missing-so-many-putts

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…

how unknown Todd-Hamilton won The Open

How unknown Todd Hamilton won The Open The last time the Open travelled to Royal Troon it provided one of the biggest shocks in its 150-year history. Todd Hamilton, a…

This year the Open returns to Royal Troon for the first time since 2004. Troon has been on the Open rota since 1923, hosting the Championship eight times (2016 will…

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Golf Monthly’s Neil Tappin heads to The Belfry to test three new Freeway trolleys from PowaKaddy. The FW 3, 5 and 7 make up the range but how did they…

Evnroll ER Putter

Evnroll ER Putter Series (ER1 and ER2 £249, ER5 and ER6 £275) Key Technology: The brainchild of putter designer Guerin Rife, the quartet of Evnroll ER putters’ face mill pattern…

Lynx Predator Irons

Lynx Predator Irons – Key Technology The Lynx Predator Irons are made from stainless steel and are designed to offer a high Moment of Inertia for added forgiveness. They also…

what is 'coil' in the golf swing

What is ‘coil’ in the golf swing? There is a reason golf coaches use the word ‘coil’ when referring to the rotation of the body. This is because your upper…

flop shot made easy

Flop shot made easy Before we get into the details of the technique itself, the most important thing to remember is to accelerate through impact. The flop shot is an…

What is the right golf shoe for your swing

Whether competing on Tour or picking up a club for the first time, golfers are often told by coaches that power comes from the ground. The way in which your…

what makes a golf course unfair

Saturday’s Sawgrass test at the Players Championship was the source of much criticism both amongst the media and the players themselves. With the wind blowing, the greens left to get…