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The Other Game If you want to be a complete golfer, you have to become a masterful putter To paraphrase Ben Hogan, golf is two games, the full swing and putting.
Stripe Your Chips Line up a range ball for perfect contact When it comes to hitting short shots from just off the green, many of my students tend to neglect some basic swing fundamentals.
The Downswing Trevor Immelman, Kevin Na and Paul Goydos demonstrate how to swing from the top to the finish Kevin Na generates power from his upper body, in particular, his arms and hands.
Making Crisp Chipping Contact Two tips for better chipping contact The chip shot might seem like a simple motion, so why do so many golfers complicate it with added movements?
Tips From The Tour Learn From The Best Want to play like a PGA Tour player? You have to practice. Every photo in this story was taken while these players were working hard on the practice tee.
Learn Like A Pro So you can play like one As an instructor, I have had the privilege to work with Paige Mackenzie since the winter of 2008.
Drive Time Hitting longer and straighter drives can be easy as long as you have the right fundamentals Most golf instructors agree that the best way to become a better golfer is to start from the ground up. It's not something most golfers think about, but in reality, the ground is critical to helping create more power.
Tips For Sticks If you’re a low-handicapper, here’s how to fix your most common faults Good golfers often struggle with very different problems than average golfers.
Squeeze The Tube Hold the club with the right grip pressure One of the most overlooked components of the golf swing is how firm or soft you should hold the club in your hands.
Old School Rescue Use your sand wedge to escape all kinds of greenside lies While a buried bunker lie might be a bad break, it’s certainly not impossible to get it up and down from here.
Make An Impact Add distance by making good contact Like most golfers, you probably want to hit the ball farther. Seems no matter how far we crush it, there's always room to hit it a few more yards down the fairway.
Two Tips For More One-Putts Lower your scores now! If your distance control is good on lag putts, you should leave yourself a lot of short second putts.
Deck The Driver Beat the ball off the fairway with your driver Let’s face it. The driver used to be placed off the deck a lot more often than it is now.
Learning From Lefty Strengthen your left side for better contact and bigger distance I might be a left-handed lad from Leicestershire, England, but I know what it’s like to swing from the right side.
Iron Power Hit your irons prodigious lenghts Most people don’t think “power” when it comes to iron play, but as with any shot on the golf course, more power can help you a lot more than it can hurt you.
Slice Killers! Quick tips to help eliminate the dreaded banana ball once and for all Ever wonder what causes a slice to curve? Either your hands don’t rotate enough and you hit the ball with an open face, or you have an out-to-inside swing path.
7 Faults Most Amateurs Make and the quick tips to cure them Here’s something to look for the next time you watch a professional golf tournament: Notice how, on great shots, the pros hold their finish and how, on bad shots, they don’t. Why’s this worth noting?
Get Mega Long! Bust your drives with tips from the L.D.A Let's face it, golfers who hit the ball farther have a huge advantage over those who don’t.
Throw Some Sand And escape the bunker One of the reasons so many folks struggle from the sand is that they don’t understand the importance of an open face at impact.
Rickie Fowler The PGA Tour’s 2010 Rookie of the Year swings as aggressively as he looks Now that Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Jim Furyk have all had their 40th birthday, and Tiger Woods’ image seems irreparable, the PGA Tour needs some exciting, new (and young) talent to excite audiences.
Storm Down Pump your left leg for bigger drives To hit longer drives, you have to get aggressive.
Posture Perfection Address the ball the right way Better golfers know that to swing the club consistently on plane, the secret is to avoid having an address position that causes you to lift the club up at the top of your swing.
Knock It Tight! Six Tips To Get Up And Down My good friend and mentor Mike LaBauve once told me a story about watching Greg Norman practice at the U.S. Open.
The 4-Step Putting Routine Far easy steps to drain more putts If you don’t prepare correctly, odds are, no matter how good you read the greens or how fluid your stroke may be, you may still find yourself missing putts.
Ironworks Quick tips for better iron play Better iron play is at the heart of game improvement. It’s the center link of the golfing chain, and without a strong link in the middle, playing your best becomes an arduous, if not very frustrating, task.