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Save More Pars

Get Up And Down More Often

Save More ParsThe best way to chip the golf ball isn’t the way you might have been taught. In fact, chipping is arguably the most misunderstood aspect of scoring, mainly because there are countless ways to get the job done.

Knock It Stiff

When To Go for It, When To Play It Safe

Knock It StiffYou might be asking yourself why I’m not aiming at the green on this shot. I’ll give you a hint: See all that blue stuff? I don’t want my ball to go in it!

Score From The Sand

Get up and down every time

Score From The SandHow you grip the club can greatly influence the type of shot you want to hit.

Drive 4 Show

Hit It Big And Hit The Fairway

Drive 4 ShowTop shots happen when you lose the spine angle you established at address and “stand up” as you approach the ball.

Hit More Greens

Make Consistent Contact With Your Irons

Hit More GreensThe connection between the hands and clubhead is critically important.

Never Lay Up!

Make Solid Contact With Your Hybrids And Fairway Woods

Never Lay Up!Here I'm addressing the ball and making a swing with two different clubs, an 8-iron and a hybrid.

Play Like A Pro

11 Tips To Help You Play Your Best

Play Like A ProEvery week, TV audiences are mesmerized by PGA Tour pros. It’s easy to understand why.

2010 Training Aids Buyer's Guide

2010 Training Aids Buyer's Guide

Chip Shots

Save strokes from just off the green

Chip ShotsOne of the reasons the world’s best players are so good is that they have stellar short games.

Putting Absolutes

Drain It From Everywhere

Putting AbsolutesWhen it comes to putting, personal preference almost always wins.

Trouble Shots

Don't Let Some Bad Breaks Ruin Your Round

Trouble ShotsGolf is a lot like life. Some days everything comes easily; other days nothing seems to go your way.

Bad Lies

Make clean contact no matter how difficult your lie

Bad LiesThe key to this shot is to choke down on the club far enough—all the way to the shaft—if necessary

Bunker Escapes

Get Out and Onto The Green

Bunker EscapesWhen it comes to bunkers, amateurs fear them far more often than do touring professionals.

Fix Your Game

...While You Play

Fix Your GameWhen you’re on the course and your game starts to fall apart, what should you do?

Hybrid Basics

Learn how to hit your utility club

Hybrid BasicsHybrid clubs are incredibly useful, so long as you know how to swing one.

5 Shots 1 Club

(Sand Wedge, That Is)

5 Shots 1 ClubThe most successful golfers are the most creative ones. (Consider how inventive Phil Mickelson is when his tee shots get him in trouble.)

8 Tricks To Become A Better Player

Quick and easy tips to play better golf right now

8 Tricks To Become A Better PlayerOne of the most common mistakes amateurs make is improper alignment. Some think they should align their feet at the target, others try to get their shoulders parallel to it.

Stripe It!

Who says you can’t hit it far and straight?

Stripe It!On the PGA Tour, they call it “Total Driving.” That’s the stat that ranks players according to how far and straight they drive the ball.

Characteristics Of Great Chipping

Get Up And Down In A Hurry!

Characteristics Of Great ChippingHitting better chip shots requires a few fundamentals, most of which get overlooked by beginner and better players alike.

Iron Out The Kinks

Better iron play is a matter of making a few quick fixes

Iron Out The KinksThe hard part is over, right? You’ve boomed a 300-yard drive right down the middle, leaving no more than a short iron into the green.

How To Win The Masters

There Is More Than One Way To Come Out On Top

How To Win The MastersOne of the things I enjoy most in golf is the opportunity to travel to Augusta, Ga., for The Masters each spring.

Chip Control

5 Ways To Knock It Close

Chip ControlAdmit it. Chipping isn’t exactly exciting. Some might say it’s downright boring. It certainly isn’t as thrilling as busting a drive 300 yards down the middle.

Why You Can’t...

(and how you can)

Why You Can’t...One of the great things about the game of golf is that, on occasion, all of us, even the highest handicapper, will hit a shot like a pro. It might be a well-struck drive, hitting a par-5 in two or holing out a bunker shot.

Tour Power

Bubba Watson teaches you how to hit it strong

Tour PowerDepending on whom you ask, the median amateur driver distance is about 200-210 yards. Shocking, right?

Swing Myths and Simple Fixes

Swing Myths and Simple FixesI’ve seen so many different approaches to golf instruction that some things have come full circle. For every instructor who says keep your head down, another says let it turn.

 
 
 
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