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
  • A pre-shot routine should have three vital components: an intermediate target; a trigger mechanism; and a cleansing breath... watch video
  • Fill out a concentration scorecard after every round to improve your concentration skills... watch video
  • Learn a drill to help you swing rather than place the club into position at the top of your backswing... watch video
  • Establish a cleansing breath as close to putting your club in motion as possible... watch video
  • Use this practice drill to develop a feel for your chipping distance... watch video
  • Dr. Richard Coop’s philosophy on cultivating the mind to improve the golf game... watch video
  • Practice swinging through to your finish position and holding for five seconds to achieve straighter and longer shots... 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
  • Visualizing the flagstick as a tall object can help you make more shots up to the hole... watch video
  • Create a workshop away from the ball where all your thinking is done... watch video
  • Divide the green into quadrants and aim for the one where the flagstick is placed... watch video
  • Choose a label for different sand shots to describe the sound, feel and vision of sand going up... 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
  • To fix putting distance control problems let your putter head gain momentum, not accelerate, through the stroke... watch video
  • Practice this drill to keep your putting stroke balanced going back and following through... watch video
  • Practice this simple drill to getter a better sense of the speed of your putts... watch video
  • Imagine the line of the putt as wide as the hole... watch video
  • Playing golf well requires concentration in both an analytical and integrated fashion... watch video
  • Find the right speed for your putt by making rehearsal swings... watch video

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Master the Golf Swing for a Medium Pitch Shot This is a great shot to practice because it is a mini version of the full swing. Make sure to finish near your front pocket and practice distance control by taking your backswing up to your pocket, chest or shoulder height.
Why Golf Rotation (Not Weight Shift) is the Key to a Better Swing Eliminate the term weight shift. It is actually a move to the back leg and then a shift to the front leg. This allows for natural head movement and body rotation
How to Get a More Consistent Swing Using Golf Swing Tempo To develop a consistent and repeatable swing every club in your bag should have an identical tempo and rhythm, tempo is the rate of speed from start to finish of the swing while rhythm is the acceleration and deceleration of the golf club