Make Some Putting ‘Change’

Put Those Pocket Coins To Good Use

Ever wondered how to make a few of those monetary ballmarkers burning a hole in your pocket do double-duty when you’re practicing? Well here’s a great way to turn your loose change into a handy putting aid anytime you’re grooving your stroke. What it Addresses: Hitting a solid putt, with the correct speed, will allow Read more…

The Short And Long Of Great Golf

Shaving Strokes Simply From Putter To Irons

What’s the best way to learn and practice the game of golf? Many teachers would say it’s from the hole back. Tough to argue the point: A three-inch putt counts just as much as a 300-yard drive, so why not get that shot down first, building confidence as the hole moves farther away and the Read more…

Golf Fitness Through Yoga

Five Poses For A Stronger Core And Injury-Free Back

For over two decades I have been teaching yoga to a diverse clientele, ranging from high level professional athletes to octogenarians. Regardless of age and fitness level, the initial visit is often prompted by back pain. At this point in the quest to overcome their suffering the buzz words “work on your core for a stronger Read more…

Climb The Ladder for Better Putting

A Drill To Help You Dial In Distance

Having trouble controlling the distance your putts travel? The most important element of putting is being able to control distance. Why? Because “Distance Controls Direction.” A putt that travels beyond the hole will curve less, while a putt that is barely making it to the hole will curve much more. That’s why you should seek to Read more…

10 Best Swing Tips Ever!

Follow These Drills To Shore Up Your All-Around Game
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Keep Your Hands Low – Limiting the height of the followthrough will effectively reduce the height of your shots. The lower the hands, the lower the ballflight. Moving the ball back in your stance or choosing a stronger club and trying to swing easy are other ways to accomplish the same thing, but they’re less reliable and more difficult to execute.

The Secondary Angle

Maintain Your Spine Tilt For Improved Ballstriking

Posture is a critical element of the golf swing, and is often overlooked by golf instructors and recreational players alike. It’s not particularly dynamic or flashy, and most golfers just don’t get excited about spending time developing correct posture. However, establishing the proper body angles at address–and maintaining them throughout the swing–is absolutely crucial to solid ballstriking and good shotmaking.

Stop Your Slice Forever

It’s True, You Can Do It. Here’s How

Even as technology has pushed golf equipment to the physical limits of ballflight correction and control, the slice remains the average player’s Waterloo. It’s an insidious condition resulting from certain swing flaws that, through the decades, haven’t changed. Do certain things, especially in the downswing, and you’re guaranteed to produce that dreaded banana ball. In Read more…

Silence The ‘Chimp’ With Tension Awareness

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of Iain Highfield’s unique series on his OSVEA system (Options, Selection, Visualization, Execution and Acceptance), which includes taming what he calls “The Chimp,” that ancient part of the brain that instills fear and tension in human beings, including golfers. You can get caught up with the series at Read more…

The Six-Spoke System Spoke 2: The Golf Mind

Yes, Your Best Game IS All In Your Head

  Editor’s Note: Following is the second of six in-depth instruction pieces in digest form from Top 30 instructor Tom Patri’s 2005 book, “The Six-Spoke Approach to Golf.” Tom is one of the most respected teachers and coaches in the game, and we’re honored to add his deep passion and knowledge to the pages of Read more…

The Tour’s Golf Practice Place

Florida’s PGA Learning Center is a Tech Geek Dream

Before he broke through with his first win on the PGA Tour after a decade or more in the journeyman grind, Jim Herman was a regular at the PGA Learning Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Still is, in fact. When he’s around his old stomping grounds, the soft-spoken, unassuming Herman — who conquered a Read more…

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