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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.

Manage Your Game

Think Better, Score Better

Manage Your GameA common saying in golf is that the game is 90% mental.

Tour Trends

Get Your Game In Shape With The Hottest Trends On Tour

Tour TrendsThe Tour pros I teach have altered their swings over the past few years to better match the latest equipment, advances in physical conditioning and varying course conditions.

Hunker Down

Hunker DownHave you ever been told to “hunker down” and get ready? Ever wonder what that means? The word “hunker” has been traced back to German and Dutch origins, meaning to squat, get low and bend the knees. Today, the expression means that and a few things more, including to settle in or to hold resolutely.

DrillDown

Three Drill for Three Different Clubs

DrillDownFor effortless power, your upper and lower bodies must resist one another and create “whip” or “torque.” To achieve this, keep your right knee flexed and turn against it.

Tips From The Tour, 2009

The best players in the world aren’t just fun to watch. There’s a lot to learn about their swings that you can incorporate into your game.

Tips From The Tour, 2009They may not know it, but several of the best golfers in the world are actually darn good instructors. They may not articulate their moves verbally, but in watching them play, there’s a lot that we as wannabe-Tour pros can learn and pick up from their amazing abilities.

Fake vs. Real

How to spot a good backswing from a bad one

Fake vs. RealGolf instruction usually is loaded with tips on what you need to do to optimize your downswing and impact position. And while that's obviously important, I believe it's just as important to know how to make a proper backswing.

Anthony Kim Snapshot

Anthony Kim SnapshotDon’t get us wrong, Anthony Kim still has in our opinion, one of the most compact and powerful swings on the PGA Tour. As is the case with this shot, he actually just barely missed green, albeit a long ways to the right and at the opposite end of the pin which was tucked in the back left corner.

Put Your Swing Together

(By Taking It Apart)

Put Your Swing TogetherNobody has the perfect golf swing all the time. Even the greatest golfers in the world have little ticks and flaws that occasionally creep into their swings.

The Turn Zone

Swing Don't Sway

The Turn ZoneWhy the golf swing is called a “swing” is beyond me. It’s actually more of a turn than a swing, with the body's weight moving sequentially from one side to another via a rotary motion—not a swinging one.

Shank Stoppers

Why You Shank And How To Stop It

Shank StoppersWhat’s the most hated, feared and downright embarrassing shot in golf? Without a doubt, it’s the dreaded shanked shot.. The shank has no limits, often affecting both great players and novices, with varying degrees of effect.

Plane & Simple

Get Your Swing On-Plane Now!

Plane & SimpleSo much has been written about swing plane over the past few years, that students of mine often come to me very confused about what it is. Simply put, to make an “on-plane” swing, all you have to do is swing the club on the same angle it’s at when it rests on the ground.

No Sway, Jose

And Keep The Bag In Place

No Sway, JoseOne of the great players on the PGA Tour was Chi Chi Rodriguez. In his heyday, Chi Chi could play and hit the ball as well and as far as almost anyone, even though he was smaller in size.

PROspectives: Ryan Moore

Milk The Cow

PROspectives: Ryan Moore

For a long time I’ve been doing a drill that I like to call “Milking the Cow.” From the photos, you probably can guess where it got its name. Why is it important to “milk the cow” in your swing? Because it creates a 90° angle between your left arm and your club shaft and, in golf, that’s what we call “lag.”

 
 
 
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