Swedish born Anders has earned a nationwide reputation for his skill, passion and unrivalled patience in teaching golfers of all abilities.

He is the Head Professional at Cosby Golf Club in Leics where golfers from all over the country come for lessons in his state-of-the-art tuition and custom fitting studio.

Holding 3 course records and named by influential magazine ’Todays Golfer’ as one of the UKs top 40 teaching Pros at the age of 25. Anders was voted UK’s top instructor in the influential Best Of UK Business awards.

Throughout his career he has worked with numerous England Team players as well as Tour Professional winners on European Challenge Tour, European Seniors Tour and even The Grey Goose Tour, USA.

His great passion however is working with club golfers of all standards. Anders enjoys a national clientele due to his easy to understand style of teaching and passion for creating better golfers.

Anders has worked with the English Blind Golf for over 20 years and is passionate about helping blind people enjoy the game. He has Coached the England Golfers Team at The World Championship and also at The Blind British Open.

.“After working with Anders I made history by winning both The ‘English Blind Strokeplay’ and ‘English Blind Matchplay’ Championships in my first season. This is in no small part down to his help and patience.”

Billy McAllister, Stevenage Kent

Anders has continued to earn accolades for his coaching achievements including

  • Advanced Fellowship of the PGA
  • 2016 Coach of the Year finalist – Mercury Sports Awards
  • Voted UK’s #1 Instructor in best of UK awards
  • UK Professional of the year finalist – Golf Industry Awards
  • Nominated for Disability Coach of the Year – National Coaching Awards

Anders has written for MG for many years and will also be doing so online with us here. Regular monthly tips, the occasional video, a competition or two and how to book a lesson with him, all included.

 


Quick Fixes – with Anders

Without a doubt the most frequent request I face is “how do you create backspin like the Pros?” I will now share the truth with you but first there is a set of golden criteria which have to be met:

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  Soft covered ball such as a Pro V or similar.
2  Clean and sharp grooves.
3  Tight lie on short grass
4  Descending and accelerating blow
Strike from the middle of the face.
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Once these 5 laws have been adhered to we can get on with the technique needed to create the exciting spinning wedge shot.

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1: The set up has the hands slightly forward, ball in centre of the stance, and weight favouring the front foot.

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This helps to create the downward strike needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2: The backswing needs an early wrist set as the shoulders turn and begin to pull the hips into a slight turn to the top of the backswing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3: The downswing has a definite shift of weight onto the ball of the left foot but critically the angle of the shaft remains lagging behind the left arm for as long as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

4: Impact has the hands even further forward than address and 80% of the weight on the left side.

This creates the downward strike and hits ball before turf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5: It is very important to accelerate into a full finish even if you had a shorter backswing to maximise the spin.

You should finish facing the target with hips,chest and shoulders.

 

 

 

Practise these golden rules and you may just see the ball taking one bounce and ripping back towards the hole just like the big boys!

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