Golf Tips

Brian Fitzgerald – The Golf Doctor’s Free Video Golf Tips.

New free video golf tips will go up each week on a Monday morning. Please look at my latest free video golf tip below.

This weeks tip is “A Simple Chipping Game To Lower Your Golf Score”. It will open on Monday morning at 9am.

Last weeks tip was “The 3 Types Of Shank And How To Stop Shanking The Golf Ball”.

All of my previous tips can be found either in my YouTube Playlists or are listed in order here

Last year I visited France and spent a few days following the Tour De France. I met up with a couple of of the staff from the Orica Green Edge Cycling Team ( Andrew Gerrans & Dan Jones) and gave them some tips before the start of stage 8.

You can find it here Backstage Pass With The Golf Doctor



  1. Hi Brian
    A bit perplexed with your latest video noticed playing it left handed with the right handed club, can you explain the theory.

    See you soon
    Frank Robb

  2. Thanks for your question Frank. At least I know someone is out there watching.

    It was a bit of a fun tip. A bit tongue in cheek.

    The message was to let the club do the work. We don’t have to try an manipulate the club head to make the ball go in the air.

    We simply need to return the club back to its original starting point and the loft of the club does the work for us.

    The past two tips have the same message. Hit slightly down on the ball and the ball will go in the air.

    In addition it is a great shot to have in the arsenal as you never know when your ball might end up against a tree and this is a great way of playing the shot.



  3. Thanks Brian for the chip and run tip you showed me last Saturday morning in the driving range before my golf game. It worked really well and didn’t cost me any shots. It was a winner for me, winning B Grade.

  4. Well done Trevor.

    Congratulations on winning B Grade.

    I new you would be able to incorporate that into your game fairly quickly. I didn’t think it would be that quickly though.

    Keep up the good work and thanks for letting me know.



  5. Hi Brian,
    That was an interesting video about coming out of wet sand.
    My question to you is :- Do you position your stance in relation to the ball the same whether in fluffy or dry sand compared to wet sand? Plus do you lean forward having your nose in front of the ball in wet sand as in dry?
    I am still having problems in some bunkers, although last week was a little better than the week before. I know and you would (I am sure) tell me that I need to practice more as I am still only playing once a week.
    How is your golf? Are you playing more as you said you were going to?
    Keep up the videos and the tips. I am enjoying watching them even though I don’t comment on most I still look back over them.

    Cheers Ray.

  6. Hi Ray and thanks for the comment and questions.

    Firstly, your set up and ball position should remain the same regardless of the type of sand. Be it wet, dry, coarse or fine sand.

    I would be happy to check you for a few minutes at some stage.

    Although I have played more golf this year (in 6 months) than any of the last 5 years things have been quite hectic lately so I am time poor. I will get back ito it towards the end of winter.

    I am glad you enjoy the tips. I love making them and interacting with people as well.

    I’ll no doubt see you later today at the course.



  7. Hi Brian
    I have been watching your videos and found them very helpful especially the fence drill, which helped straighten my shots. I think the hardest thing For me to get right is the transition from the backswing to the down swing. It is the difference between a good or bad shot for me. Hope you can do a video on that one day.
    Regards Robert

  8. Thanks for the comment Robert.

    I’m glad you have found the Fence Drill Helpful. It certainly lets you know if you are in the wrong position doesn’t it.

    I will add your suggestion to my list of future golf tips and let you know when it is about to go live.

  9. Hi Brian, thanks for the golf lesson last Monday sorting out my problem of hitting left all the time.
    played today and I was hitting a lot straighter thanks. Am trying no to take too many things into my head all at once. Also when I am 50 to 70 mtrs out and using my 7, 8, iron I am hitting along the ground and left when 20 mtrs out using a 9 iron I feel ok and hit it fairly well ?? any ideas ?
    Thanks again

  10. Hi Allan,

    I am glad things are getting better.

    When you are hitting 50 to 70 metres with your 7 and 8 iron are you attempting to lob the ball to the target or run the ball to the target?

    I am happy to watch you hit a few at the range rather than guess here.

    Just ask when you are there.


  11. Hi Brian, usually I am trying to pitch and run when up to 50 mtrs out I have no confidence when trying to get this shot in the air.

  12. Hi Allan,

    I think it is best to for me to take a look. I’m happy to check you for 5 minutes N/C. Ask for me when you are down at the range next.


  13. Hi Brian, thanks for your golf tips each week. Very informative I am constantly having trouble bottoming out in my golf swing,Is there a drill I can practice to have a consistant swing in hitting the ball correctly each time. Thanks again for your video lessons.

  14. Hi Allan.

    I take it that when you say bottoming out your golf swing you mean hitting behind the ball.

    If this is the case. It can be due to any of the reasons (but not limited to ) listed below.

    1. Incorrect ball position
    2. Poor body position in your set up.
    3. Pulling down with your hands from the top of the back swing
    4. Improper use of the hands
    5. Improper use of the body
    6. Poor weight transference during the down swing.

    Without seeing you I am only guessing and I don’t really want to guess on something as important as your golf swing.

    Next time you come down to the range. Ask if i am free and if I am I will take a look at you for 5 mins.

    I will then be in a better position to help you.


  15. Brian,

    I enjoyed the SeeMore Giant Putter video. You make a compelling case for an upgrade!
    I will be in contact with high expectations of solving al my putting issues.

    Ronnie B.

  16. Hi Brian,
    Thanks for your tips last Tuesday.
    On Wednesday my drives were much straighter with the tip that my right shoulder was sitting outside the line of my feet and hips. Pulling it back in line after placing my right hand on the club seems to be working.
    Also, Liz said that she was now getting her drives in the air !

    Thanks once again.

    Brian and Liz

  17. That’s great news for you both.

    Thanks for taking the time to keep me posted.

    This year should see some big improvement for both of you.

    I don’t care how many drinks I lose in bets with you both.



  18. Brian,

    I liked the idea of your pitching practice drill shown on the latest video. ( As a golfer – I am also a good cyclist!). However – where do I find a fairway that enables me to set up circles, cones etc?


  19. Hi Ron thanks for the feedback. Golf practice like cycling training needs to be tailored and specific areas need to have a focus.

    You make a great point about how difficult it is to find a place for these sorts of drills.

    These work really well on footy ovals and parks but most councils take a dim view of golfers practising on these areas. on these.

    I filmed this click where I work and this area can be utilised by anyone as long as I am not using it for coaching purposes.

    I also use targets already in place at the range and visualise the circles around those targets. Improvisation is the key.

    I hope this helps. Good luck with playing the game.


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