PGA Professional Katie Rule offers her top women's golf tips in a series of instruction videos designed to help women play better golf from tee to green
Women's Golf Tips - Your Ultimate Guide
While it's true that the game can hold certain challenges for golfers of any age or gender, some problems or issues are more prevalent among certain demographics.
PGA Professional, Katie Rule, turned pro off a handicap of +2 in 2012, and learnt her coaching methods by advancing through the PGA program, graduating as the PGA’s youngest ever PGA Director of Golf and becoming certified in Golf Psychology Coaching.
Katie’s main goal is to inspire, motivate and encourage golfers of all levels to be the very best they can be, but she is especially passionate about ladies' golf coaching. She has been head county coach to the Cornwall Girls 1st and 2nd team for the last two years, but also coaches the ladies at her club with regular 'improver' golf clinics.
Her wealth of experience as a sportswoman, with countless successes both on the course and on the table-tennis table where she claimed the Girls British Championship at the age of 13, makes her the ideal candidate to present this excellent series of golfing tips targeted specifically at female golfers.
She has a deep understanding of the most common problems they tell her about, whether it's power off the tee, flighting their fairway woods, escaping deep bunkers or finding the confidence they need to be able to play their best.
In this bespoke series of instruction videos for women golfers produced in association with PING, Katie unpacks everything with excellent tips, drills and advice from tee to green that will help women golfers of all abilities reach their potential and overcome some of the shots and scenarios they find most difficult out on the course...
1 Driver Power From ball position and stance, to shoulder angle and grip pressure, Katie works through the set-up essentials to help you do what all golfers want to do - hit their driver further!
2 Complete Power Katie explains two drills - one more energetic and one a little more gentle - that will help you develop the rotation needed to find more power with every club in the bag.
3 Release through impact Stop hitting it right! Katie heads down to her local beach to demonstrate how skimming stones is an ideal way to understand how the golf club should release through impact.
4 More height with your woods Many women golfers struggle to flight their fairway woods well off the fairway. Katie points out the ideal ball position and explains how to stop scooping and start sweeping your fairway woods.
5 Better iron strikes Katie stresses that 'keeping your head down' is one of golf's unfortunate myths and suggests two head movement drills that could really crisp up your iron striking.
6 The 60-yard pitch Getting up and down more often is the key to scoring well. Katie suggests a simple clockface drill and a focus on rhythm to help you get down in two more often.
7 Escape the sand every time Bunkers can be a challenge, but Katie explains how a few simple changes to your set-up could help you escape greenside bunkers every time and get up and down more often.
8 Chip it closer Katie helps you save par more often with a few simple changes to set-up and technique, while stressing the importance of pinpointing your landing point before you play.
9 Hole out better If you've got a £1 coin in your pocket or purse, then why not experiment with Katie's two drills to help you hole more putts?
10 Better course management Could you score lower without changing your technique? Katie thinks so as she focuses on pre- and post-shot routines, body language and shrewd course management.
If you spend just a little time working on some or all of these simple tips, drills and pointers, depending on what areas of the game you're most struggling with, your golf could be taking a serious step in the right direction. Very often in golf, it is the simple changes to technique or thinking that allow you to reap the biggest dividends!
Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and instruction. He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, a highly regarded trade publication for golf club secretaries and managers, and has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played well over 950 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, right across the spectrum from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.
Jezz can be contacted via Twitter - @JezzEllwoodGolf
Jeremy is currently playing...
Driver: Ping G425 LST 10.5˚ (draw setting), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 55 S shaft
3 wood: Ping G425 Max 15˚ (set to flat +1), Mitsubishi Tensei AV Orange 65 S shaft
Hybrid: Ping G425 17˚, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 S shaft
Irons 3-PW: Ping i525, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts
Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 50˚ and 54˚, 12˚ bounce, True Temper Dynamic Gold 105 R300 shafts
Putter: Ping Fetch 2021 model, 33in shaft (set flat 2)
Ball: Varies but mostly now TaylorMade Tour Response
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