PGA Professional John Garner’s Teaching Philosophy
John Garner’s Teaching Philosophy
Part 1. THE SWING.
The Grip – “controls a square club face.” — hits the ball forward !!
The Posture/Stance – “helps your Direction & the first part of The Swing.”
Ball Position – “is the bottom of The Arc.”
Pro – Basics – “is the use of your body in the correct order which controls the arc.”
- a) Turn your shoulders behind the ball approx. 90 degrees.
- b) slide/turn your hips across to your forward leg keeping your head behind the ball
- c) Use your hands & arms past your body – over & out towards the target
Ben Hogan – said, “that it is the intention of every good golfer to approach the ball from the inside.”
Vital Ingredients of a good golf swing :
- a) HEAD STEADY b) SLOW BACK c) BRUSH the TURF d) HOLD YOUR BALANCE
Part 2. Course Management V Technique !!!
I believe that most Golfers think too much about the swing rather than concentrating on scoring
The Aim should be :
The Driver & long fairway shots – “get the ball onto – The Fairway.” ( 30 metre width/corridor )
Rescue & Irons – “ get the ball onto – The Green.” ( 20 metre width/corridor )
Wedge Play – “ get the ball around The Flag.” ( 10 metre width/corridor )
Chipping – “ get the ball close to The Hole.” ( 5 metre width/corridor )
Putting – “ get the ball into The Hole.” ( 1 metre circle )
When practising try to group your balls & measure each club by pacing the distance & write it down.
Learn one shape of safe shot, either left to right or right to left. You’ll need it on the 18TH TEE !!!
Work on YOUR routines, they will get you through THE PRESSURE !!!
Learn to HOLD YOUR NERVE, particularly on THE SHORT PUTTS !!!