Practice Shortgame with the ball that you play with


When practicing shortgame ie chipping and putting try to practice where possible with the same brand and compression ball that you play with.

Your feel will improve just by practicing in this way.

I recommend that you begin to construct your own practice bag of the same ball for both shortgame and long game (where applicable)

If you are lucky enough to be able to practice at a fairway that allows your own use of balls then this is a good way as well. I used to hit ie my 5 iron with no #5 balls , Driver with #1 balls etc and used to try and practice with the same number ball matched to a club so that I could find my true distance with each club .

This has become hard due to limited practice facilities over the years , but I am sure that you can at least practice your shortgame in this way.

Happy Golfing

Jonathan Porter


Keeping it simple is my philosophy


Keeping it simple is my philosophy when it comes to golf coaching. Too often students come to me confused with respect to the golf swing mechanics and working of the body in the golf swing.

My teaching is based around the book “The modern fundamentals of golf by Ben Hogan” , which is one of the most famous books written in 1957 and to this day is the book that many pros refer to.

Basically I look for a sound grip, good set up and ensure that the student understands the plane of the golf swing.

I also like all my students to be able to make good impact and am a firm believer in taking a divot . This divot should be at the ball to past the ball which will ensure that the ball has a good flight and also spin when it hits the green.

I like my students to have a light grip as if they are gripping a tube of toothpaste and not a snake !!

Golf is meant to be fun and in my teaching I will ensure that improvement is created yet fun of the game is maintained.

I do this by incorporating many drills and skills tests for the student to complete in their practice sessions which will ensure that they are practicing with a purpose.

To book in for a lesson please call 0416075985

Happy Golfing Jonathan Porter

The Perfect Golfing Gift for Christmas


Well, Christmas is just around the corner and we have all been guilty of giving and due to no fault of our own receiving gifts that we really don’t want.

So this Christmas is the year to change things around and give your loved one or friend a golf lesson gift voucher. These lesson vouchers will be emailed directly to you and are able to be printed.

Golf lessons for Christmas are the perfect gift for the avid golfer . Also theĀ  way to hint is just to send a link to my website direct to a friend and they can purchase the lesson voucher from there