On the ABC

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On the ABC

Last weekend I was invited into the ABC studios to talk all things golf. Listen to my interview with Niav Owens.

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Three simple ways to sharpen your game

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Three simple ways to sharpen your game

As a golf coach, I hear many reasons why students feel now is the right time to get a lesson. There’s the lifelong golfer who has survived without a single coaching session, but just can’t kick a bad habit. Or the spontaneous student who recalls their lesson a couple of years ago and reports they just haven’t hit it as well since.

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Tiger Woods is back

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Tiger Woods is back

Where were you at 1am on Monday 22 July or 5am on Monday 13 August? If you're anything like me (and based in Australia), your alarm was going off and you were soon glued to the TV watching Tiger Woods battling it out with Francesco Molinari and Brooks Koepka at the British Open and USPGA majors.

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How to beat the golfing blues

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How to beat the golfing blues

Australia's winter months can be a very tough time for both golfers and golf coaches. For a golfer, their bodies become inflexible and cold hands struggle to hold on to the club for dear life! It's tough as well as frustrating for coaches as they watch their students struggling to get their 'golfing muscles' moving.

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The new MODERN GOLF exercise app

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The new MODERN GOLF exercise app

I am extremely proud to have designed three different golf-specific exercise programs for an exciting new app called The Workout List. All programs can be performed at home, in the gym or on the golf course before a round.

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Our shop doors are open!

Our shop doors are open!

As a golf coach, I am a strong believer in training aids. They can be used in a lesson environment, during practise sessions or at home. Unfortunately, I know there are many ineffective training aids out there too.

Are swing thoughts slowing your golf progress?

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Are swing thoughts slowing your golf progress?

What do you focus on during your swing on the golf course? Is it keeping your head down or your left arm straight? Or is it the timing of your wrist cock or making a good turn to the top of the backswing? Whatever it is, you might want to think about leaving it on the driving range.

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What role does the left arm play?

What role does the left arm play?

I was recently asked by one of my students what my thoughts on the left arm were, and its role in the golf swing. There are not many sports or skills where the left arm (non-dominant arm) plays such a big role in the overall movement. Think of tennis, squash, writing or throwing a ball, the non-dominant arm would hardly ever perform the majority of the overall function or skill here.

Upper body vs Lower body in the golf swing

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Upper body vs Lower body in the golf swing

A lot of my lessons recently have been centered around weight transfer and how to get the correct sequencing moving back and through.

I think if we can understand how the upper body and lower body work, both together and against each other, we can get a clearer idea on the whole weight transfer concept.

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What happened to Sergio Garcia at The Masters?

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What happened to Sergio Garcia at The Masters?

Have you ever hit so many shots on a hole you didn’t know what to do with yourself? I know I have, and it’s beyond frustrating. It’s fair to say that Sergio Garcia did not have a good day at the Masters. I’ve got my theory on what happened. Let’s look at how it played out.

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European River Cruise 2018

European River Cruise 2018

Join us on this week long extravaganza as we combine your love of golf with a European adventure that is 5 star all the way.

The privately chartered Avalon Panorama will take you through the sights of Germany, Austria and Hungary in luxury as well as taking in four amazing golf courses along the journey!

What is Swing Fit?

What is Swing Fit?

Lifestyle blogger Ellie Parker, of Live with Elle fame, recently came to try out one of my Swing Fit classes. Read what she had to say in her post all about her experience.

Thank-you!!

Thank-you!!

Thank-you to all of my MODERN GOLF students. What a great year at the Sydney Golf Academy, Moore Park, Sydney.

1st anniversary - we've been busy!

1st anniversary - we've been busy!

It's been a busy year since MODERN GOLF teamed up with the Sydney Golf Academy at Moore Park.

A quick and sincere thank-you to all my students, old and new, for making this the best year for MODERN GOLF.

TODAY SHOW | Live

TODAY SHOW | Live

To showcase the renovated driving range to a national audience, I was asked to help out with a few live weather crosses for the TODAY show (15 June 2017).

It was a lot of fun and an impressive insight into how Natalia Cooper and her (large) crew operates.

King Island golf trip

King Island golf trip

King Island golf trip from Moore Park, taking in Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes golf courses.

And we're back!

And we're back!

Yes, Moore Park Driving Range is open again and looking better than ever!

On Saturday morning, I was lucky enough to give the first lesson on the new range, and I had a total blast from a coaching perspective

Small changes, Big results

Small changes, Big results

[VIDEO] Toni recently came to me for a lesson because he was frustrated with his game. He cited consistency as well as not having an understanding of his swing as being his main flaws.