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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.

Slice No More

Say adiós to the banana ball once and for all!

Slice No MoreTo draw the ball, the first thing you need to have is the right image. Begin by setting your sights on a spot to the right of your target. This is your starting line.

Quick Tips

Sadlowski Power

Quick Tips We admit, this issue isn’t the first Golf Tips magazine-produced issue to feature the long-hitting Jamie Sadlowski.

Prospective

What can you learn from Camilo, J.B. and Jesper

ProspectiveCamilo Villegas and J.B. Holmes are two of the game’s longest hitters. Jesper Parnevik is one of the longest iron players. What can you learn from them?

Ain’t Bad, Just Is

Catch a bad break? Don’t let it get you down. Escape!

Ain’t Bad, Just IsI can’t go at this shot right-handed because the cactus impedes my stance. But I can get the ball back in play by playing a left-handed shot.

Slice Control

Sometimes the best way to cure a slice is to embrace it

Slice ControlHitting a slice isn’t all bad. If you can minimize it, then control it, a slice is actually one of the most repeatable shots you can hit. A “fade,” which is also known as a slice that still finds the fairway, can produce a long drive that has just enough backspin to prevent the ball from rolling away from you and into the rough.

10 Best Tips

(You've Never Heard)

10 Best TipsIf you’ve ever received a lesson, or better yet, a series of lessons, it’s likely you’ve been told to do the same thing more than once.

5 Ways To Putt

Which one are you?

5 Ways To PuttEIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE INFORMATION people take in is visual. That is,what we see is most of what we know. Consider the last movie you saw.

Hit It Big

Crush your drives with these fifteen tips

Hit It BigGrips are usually classified as neutral, weak or strong. A weak grip, where your hands are rotated to the left, adds loft at impact and makes your club of choice play a bit weaker. The result? Loss of distance.

Straighten Your Tee Shots

Quick tips for straighter hits

Straighten Your Tee ShotsA weak grip leads to an open face. Unless you’re trying to hit one on purpose, this grip is a surefire way to help you slice the ball.

Practice Like A Pro

PGA tour pro Kevin Streelman shows you how to play like one of the world's best players

Practice Like A ProTo get started, when you practice, always do so with a target in mind for every shot.

Master Your Iron Play

Hit Better Iron Shots With These Simple Keys

Master Your Iron PlayBetter iron play requires solid and consistent fundamentals. If you watch the best players in the world, and factor in the heavy pressure and stress they face during any given round, you’ll notice that the players with the soundest fundamentals are the players who rise to the top of the leaderboard come Sunday.

Master The Short Game

Get Up and Down From Everywhere

Master The Short GameThe fastest way to lower your scores is to hone your game from 100 yards in.

Cure Your Slice

How to fix your slice for good by learning to hit a draw

Cure Your SliceNow that you’ve learned to close the clubface continuously and how straight shots can come from a slightly open face, you need to take that hook and turn it into a draw.

 
 
 
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