Dr. Richard Coop Golf Instruction Videos

Dr. Richard Coop
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Education
CB 3500 Peabody Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3500
Golf Videos by Dr. Richard Coop
  • Practice this drill to keep your putting stroke balanced going back and following through... watch video
  • Create an imaginary wall from the tee to the middle of the fairway to cover the side where the trouble lies... watch video
  • Use this practice drill to develop a feel for your chipping distance... watch video
  • Establish a cleansing breath as close to putting your club in motion as possible... watch video
  • Fill out a concentration scorecard after every round to improve your concentration skills... watch video
  • Dr. Richard Coop’s philosophy on cultivating the mind to improve the golf game... watch video
  • A pre-shot routine should have three vital components: an intermediate target; a trigger mechanism; and a cleansing breath... watch video
  • Block half of the hole with two tees and practice making putts without hitting the tees... watch video
  • Pick an intermediate target to aim for that is between your ball and the target... watch video
  • Choose a trigger or signal mechanism to come into focus and total concentration before each shot... watch video
  • To fix putting distance control problems let your putter head gain momentum, not accelerate, through the stroke... watch video
  • Practice this simple drill to getter a better sense of the speed of your putts... watch video
  • Find the right speed for your putt by making rehearsal swings... watch video
  • Divide the green into quadrants and aim for the one where the flagstick is placed... watch video
  • Visualizing the flagstick as a tall object can help you make more shots up to the hole... watch video
  • Learn a drill to help you swing rather than place the club into position at the top of your backswing... watch video
  • Choose a label for different sand shots to describe the sound, feel and vision of sand going up... watch video
  • Practice swinging through to your finish position and holding for five seconds to achieve straighter and longer shots... watch video
  • Create a workshop away from the ball where all your thinking is done... watch video
  • Playing golf well requires concentration in both an analytical and integrated fashion... watch video
  • Imagine the line of the putt as wide as the hole... watch video
Pro Finish Position The finish position from multiple viewing angles shows proper balance and weight shift and practicing this position can eliminate other problems
Plane of the Golf Swing Always maintain the same plane on your downswing as your backswing and keep your plane between the ball and your feet
Five-Step Short Shot Routine Follow this routine to improve your short game and look like the pros

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