Friday, July 29, 2005

Mind Movies - A Powerful Weapon in Improving Your Golf

As you know I am making good progress on my new book The Invincible Golfer.

This week I have been describing how to use Mind Movies to improve your golf. This is a very exciting concept that has played a major role in my own improvements.

Most golf teachers pay far too little attention to this technique which is a pity because it is so powerful. Once you have mastered the art of using Mind Movies the effect on your golf swing can be very dramatic and the improvements will almost certainly be long lasting.

I know that some of you can't wait for this new tome to be published. I am working as fast as I can.

If you want to be one of the first to get a copy of The Invincible Golfer please let me know by e-mailing me your e-mail address. You can also sign up for my Teaching Tales on my web site and that will ensure that you are told as soon as the book is published.

All the best

The Golf Bandit

Thursday, July 28, 2005

More excitement about putting.

Putting has been the bain of my life for more years
than I care to think about. So it's very exciting when
at last a high percentage of putts start to disappear.

When I played yesterday I made two birdies. One
with a 6 foot putt and the other with a putt of
over 10 feet!

I am a real convert to the claw method of putting
which I explain fully on my web site at

All the best
The Golf Bandit
RSS links on The Golf Bandit web site.

I have just put RSS feed links all over my web site at

On just about every page now you will be able to find
the red RSS logo.

I hope that you find the explanation clear. If you don't
could you please let me know so that I can try to make
it clear for everyone.

All the best

The Golf Bandit

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Golf Vacations in France

I have just published a new page on my web site about the three areas in France where my wife and I have enjoyed fabulous golf vacations.

One area is an especial favourite of ours because the courses and the restaurants are just that little bit better.

Check it out at

All the best

The Golf Bandit

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Three hip replacements and he was still competitive! - How?

As you know I played in a big tournament last week. One of my playing partners in the final round was a seventy eight year old man who has had three hip replacement operations. He plays off a 12 handicap. And he plays darn well.

Even with the very latest enormous Big Bertha he sometimes struggled to make the carry to some of the fairways on a tough course, but he still managed to work his ball around the course.

He scored 31 points in the final round on a long course, in a strong wind. That put him well in the top 25 percent of the field.

What was the secret of his success?

He was magical over the last 100 yards. He chipped the ball to one-putt distance time and again. And he did it from all sorts of different lies and slopes.

It was a masterclass in saving a card by determination and intelligent use of his wedge.

There is going to be a whole chapter on 'Getting Up and Down' in the Invincible Golfer which should be published at the end of next month.

All the best,

The Golf Bandit

Monday, July 25, 2005

The Golf Putting tip is now on my web site.

Sorry this has taken so long. I have been having a bad IT day.

However, the golf putting tip I promised you is now up on my web site. The link is:

Please let me know what you think.

All the best

The Golf Bandit.
More about putting

I'm sorry that I didn't manage to get the promised article about putting up on the web site yesterday. I got caught up in trying to get an RSS feed onto the web site and that proved to be more time-consuming than I had imagined.

Today, I promise to get my words of wisdom about putting onto the web site.

I will issue another blog as soon as that's done.

All the best,

The Golf Bandit

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Exciting news about putting

Yesterday I mentioned that 'I must work on my putting'.

So late in the day I made my way up to the club and onto the practice putting green. I had decided to try 'The Claw' method used by Chris de Marco and a number of other tournament pros who have been having putting problems.

My main problem has been in putts under 5 feet. I had been pulling them all to the left of the hole. I could actually feel it in my hands as I pulled the club across the back of the ball.

The only two things I knew about The Claw method were:

1. roughly how to grip the putter with my right hand,

2. that you need to keep the blade of the putter square to the line of the putt on both the back and the through parts of the stroke.

I decided to grip the putter like a pen or pencil and then simply draw the blade back down the line of the putt and push it forward down the line of the putt.

The results were more than good. It felt very simple and comfortable. But the best point was that a lot of putts ended up in the hole.

I will post a longer article about this on my web site later today at

All the best

The Golf Bandit

Saturday, July 23, 2005

How I got on at the Tournament

I played 5 matches and won 4 of them.

Conditions on the second day were very tough. The wind blew a half gale.

I won the Division One Prize.

I won the Seniors Cup.

I was second in the overall competition - beaten by an even bigger bandit than myself.

All in all not a bad result.

Must improve my putting.

All the best

The Golf Bandit

Tournament Play

I am just off to play in a two day, three round amateur golf tournament which has a restricted entry.

My strategy for winning this tournament is to focus my attention on the flight of the ball, before I play each shot. And then to focus on tempo as I swing the club.

My main objective over the three rounds will be to stay in focus.

Watch this space to find out how I get on.

All the best

The Golf Bandit

Learn from The Tiger

I watched every shot that Tiger Woods played in the last two rounds of The British Open and I learned one important lesson.

The only time that Tiger plays poor shots is when he loses balance.

It is amazing, if you think about it, that someone who swings a golf club as fast and powerfully as he does maintains his balance as well as he does.

Compare his balanced finishing position with what you see on your golf course and you get some idea of why he is as good as he is.

The Golf Bandit


I will be using this blog to tell you about the latest development in my thinking about Winning at Golf.

All the best

The Golf Bandit