Golf Improvement Mistakes (4 to 6)

Watch this video for 3 BIG mistakes amateur golfers make when trying to improve their golf game.

And watch right to the end because you’ll see the best golfers in the world putting into practice the 6th tip:

About John Richardson: John is from Northern Ireland. And as an average golfer he set an extraordinary goal of shooting par or better within a year. His first round to kick off the challenge was 103. And then 362 days later he shot 70! Everything John did to achieve this goal is explained in full detail in this Break Par Blueprint Program which is perfect for the “average” golfer that want’s to make a big improvement to their golf game.

About Andy Brown: Andy lives in St. Andrews and is the publisher of The New Four Magic moves which you can find out more about here.

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  1. Stan C on October 5, 2011 at 2:27 am

    I have been guilty of all 3 of those mistakes. Damn this is good stuff. Can’t wait for more.

  2. Betty on October 5, 2011 at 2:47 am

    One time I planned out a game of golf before I played and took 5 shots off my average score of 110. For some reason I have never done it again. This has just reminded me!! I am enjoying this video series a lot.

  3. Simon on October 5, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Really enjoyed the video. Liked the ending. Sadly you don’t see enough of that when you watch the tour on TV.

  4. Stu on October 5, 2011 at 11:30 am

    fantastic advice that I need to apply. like this series of videos a lot. keep em coming.

  5. ed on October 5, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    did not receive 1 – 3. can you email them?

  6. Joe Krarup on October 5, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Great stuff, particularly about focusing on your target/pre-shot routine and NOT your score!

  7. Gary Atkinson on October 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Great discussion format, agree with the analysis of amateur play being one myself. I have realised that without the basics the game will elude you. I like the detail of your basics i.e fundamentals, planning etc. all of which WILL make a difference.

  8. Dick on October 5, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Great stuff!

  9. Gaudencio on October 5, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    l like all these tips. Problem is when you are in the golf course you forgot everything.

  10. Gerry on October 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    John. It was great revisiting this video. I took on your challenge but it took me 3 years. I still go on the range twice a week and I have my goals for each session. For each shot I go through my pre shot routine. I stand behind the mat and pick my spot and visualise the shot – walk forward and hit the ball. (just as I would on the course). This helped me take my range game to the course. I got more from your instruction than from anywhere else. Thanks.
    PS 4 over par today 5th Oct in high winds!

  11. Mike Politsch on October 5, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I did not get the first video, can you please resend it.



  12. Jeff Richmond on October 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    For those that missed the first video please go here:



  13. Cliff J on October 5, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    In the videos it all looks very controlled, we hackers do a practice swing that is perfect yet,
    as we all know, when we actually come to hit the ball there is a fear that we will make a
    complete mess of it, especially with a gallery!!
    This is all very good stuff though and I shall follow the tips and hopefully improve my own game.

  14. Nadeen A on October 5, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    All excellent points – really like the one regarding the goal setting. So often we golf and only seem to worry about the score. Great videos of pros – they make the swing look so simple.

  15. Ju on October 5, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Watching these videos very carefully and I’m going to apply them with believes. Thank you very much. Your heart is in there.

  16. Mike Kenny on October 5, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    No video loading in chrome. Flash is up to date.

  17. Jeff Richmond on October 5, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Hi Mike, sorry about the problems. Can you please try another browser. It’s a very good video and worth while watching. Thanks. Jeff

  18. Ivan Berryman on October 6, 2011 at 8:29 am

    More excellent advice to follow on from the previous tips Bring it on! I cant wait to get out and practise what you are preaching! good onto you!

  19. Tim Flynn on October 6, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I think it very important to realize that all of these professional golfers arrive early and warm up by stretching, eating a good meal, hitting balls at the range and putting and bunker work as well.
    Most amateurs do very little if any of these pre round things. Maybe a few putts, but really little stretching and hitting balls at the range pre round consists of hitting the “Big Dog” mostly.
    Notice the pre shot swings by these men are not full swings, they are basically small, gentle swings that are mostly involved in their minds eye as they visualize the target. The work has already been done before the round.
    Good post guys, great information, keep it coming!

  20. Khalid on October 7, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I need some one to create a video lesson plan for caddies training. Can you refer me to some one who can provide that.

    The mistakes described by you certainly are logical and understandable. Let me try them out before i can submit my comments…Regards

  21. chris on October 7, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    All very logical & great advice – amazing that it’s FREE !!!

  22. David T on October 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Great Stuff!!! I used the same pre-shot routine before every one of my shots today. I visualized the ball flight just like you said. Wow!! I shot my best round of the year. Thanks so much for all your great information!!!

  23. Doug Janes on October 9, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I made no. 2 & 3 mistakes just yesterday! No breakfast until after the round was over and, we were joined by a single who every shot just walked up to the ball and hit it straight. I was very envious of him for not having to take a bunch of practice swings like the others in the group. I now realize the importace of preparing for a round by maintIning your energy level and the importance having a set preshot routine. Can’t wait to incorporate these.

  24. James Burroughs on October 10, 2011 at 3:25 am

    That is what I do when I play golf. I look at the ground to see what to hit over on the line I want to send the ball. I’ve been trying to hit the ball straight. I haven’t been trying to fade or draw the ball yet. That is what I’m starting to work on next. I’m also trying to use an inside to outside swing path. I’ve been closing my clubface and hitting the ball straight and sometimes pulling the ball to the left. That’s what I’m working on, trying to hit the ball from the inside with a straIght, not closed clubface.

  25. Kall Ramanathan on October 10, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Thank you for the tips 4-6. Wish the quality of the bonus videos was better!

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