Jakobus Nel

Jakobus Nel

Jakobus Nel is the owner and editor of a successful golf instructional website called TheGolfLesson.co.za. Here you will find great golf instruction to improve your golf.

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Why You Should Invest in Golf Lessons to Play Your Best Golf

Many amateur golfers spend lots of money buying new golf equipment and no money on golf lessons. They have the impression that the new equipment will improve their golf and take their game to a whole new level. This is one of the reasons why amateurs never seem to get better. Here is why you should invest in golf lessons.

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The Correct Way to Hit a Long Bunker Shot

Bunker shots are difficult enough to get right when next to the green, but the longer bunker shot from a fairway bunker is even more challenging. So here are a couple of simple things you should do to improve your long bunker shots.

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How to Get a Great Pre-Shot Routine and Improve Your Consistency on the Golf Course

Are you a golfer that needlessly throws away at least one stroke per hole? So many golfers waste precious shots during a round either due to a lack of concentration or lack of adequate preparation for a particular stroke. Here is how to ensure you don't waste these strokes ever again.

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Two Things Golfers Must Do to Improve Their Consistency

What can you do to improve your consistency on the golf course? Today I am going to give you two simple tips that all pros do but many weekend golfers overlook to make you a better golfer. To find out what they are you have to read this article.

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How to Correctly Balance & Align Your Body Towards the Target When Addressing the Golf Ball

One of the fundamentals of a good golf swing is for your body to be correctly balanced and aligned to your target. Doing this properly is a skill that will definitely improve your golf by a few shots every round. Read this article to learn how to do this properly.

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How to Successfully Hit a Draw

A draw is a very easy shot to hit if you know to execute the shot correctly. Playing it correctly will help you to become a better golfer and add a very important shot to your arsenal of strokes. Here is how to successfully hit a draw.

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Why it is Important For You to Make a Full Follow-Through

Most golfers don't realise the great importance of the follow-through when swinging the golf club. You may argue that the rest of the swing is no longer important once the club has made contact with the ball. Today I am going to show you why the follow-through is so important.

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How to Improve Your Downswing and Follow Through

If you struggle to hit the ball consistently or don't get enough distance on your shots your problem may lie with your downswing and follow through. Here are a couple of pointers to help you improve this area of your game.

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How to Get the Perfect Posture For Driving the Golf Ball

The foundation of a good swing is to have the correct balance and posture. Without these you will struggle to make consistent contact with the ball and your accuracy will not be very good. So here are a couple of pointers on how you can improve your posture.

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Four Set-Up Essentials For Chipping

One of the fundamentals of a good short game is to have the correct set-up for your chip shots. The following four pointers will help you improve your set-up and consequently improve your chipping.

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How to Improve Your Golf Course Management

One of the ways to drastically lower your score is to improve your golf course management. This basically means improving the way you approach and play each hole on the course. This is an area that most amateur golfers don't spend a lot of time on and consequently waste many shots through inadequate planning.

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Why You Should Keep Your Head Still When Putting

As we all know, putting is very important when playing golf and the aim of all golfers is to hit as few putts as possible. Here is a simple tip that will drastically improve your putting. One of the most common mistakes amateur golfers make when putting is moving their heads during the putting stroke.

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What is the Correct Ball Position When Putting?

The putting stroke is one of the most important strokes if not the most important stroke when playing golf. So naturally if you want to improve your golf you need to improve your putting. One way to improve your putting is to place the ball in the correct position at address to ensure that you strike the ball at the optimum point with the sweet spot of the putter in the intended direction.

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A Couple of Simple Tips That Will Drastically Improve Your Putting

There are some fundamental differences between the ways that professional golfers approach their putting strokes compared to amateurs. Here I have highlighted a couple of these differences to help you improve your putting.

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How to Drive the Ball Accurately Down the Middle of the Fairway

The most important part of teeing off on a par 4 or 5 is to ensure that the ball ends up in the fairway. If you can't do this consistently the you will often struggle to make par and will feel frustrated and angry. Here are a couple of pointers for your setup routine to improving your driving accuracy off the tee.

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