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Golf Swing Tips

Take advantage of golf swing instruction from top pros and drop strokes from your game. Our golf swing tips will help you hit the sweet spot and keep your game in the fairway.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Educate Your Hands

Better Iron Play Is Within Your Grasp

Educate Your Hands

Most of the time when you read golf instruction pertaining to the hands, it has to do with how you grip the club. 

Pro Vs. Joe

How to take your swing from average Joe to touring pro in no time.

Pro Vs. JoeWhen you compare an average golfer (in this case, we’ll called him “JOE”) to a Tour player (let’s call him “PRO”), you notice big differences in each golf swing. For example, the PRO can achieve certain swing positions because he’s more flexible and has stronger golf muscles than JOE. In fact, physical limitations often prevent JOE from reaching the same positions as the PRO, making it critical for him to make certain adjustments to his technique in order to still strike the ball solidly without hurting himself.

Hit Shots Like A Pro

Quick Tips From The Tour

Hit Shots Like A ProIt stands to reason that if you want to learn how to do something the right way, you should learn from the best. For this reason, we’ve gathered some shotmaking tips from current PGA Tour players. Pay close attention to the techniques they describe, and practice them regularly, just like they do. Soon enough, you’ll find that these Tour-proven tips will pay dividends in terms of better shots and lower scores. In addition, we offer a swing sequence of Padraig Harrington, arguably the best player in the world at the moment. Check out Padraig’s swing and strive to copy both its simplicity and consistency. You’ll be glad you did.

Body Movin'

How to use the body in the golf swing

Body Movin'Players like Charles Howell III, Rory Sabbatini, Jonathan Byrd, even the budding superstar Anthony Kim, all have something in common. Besides obviously being PGA Tour players, they’re all relatively small guys in both size and stature who manage to hit the ball with tremendous power. How do they do it? Each of these players, as well as a handful of other professionals, understands that true power and control come from swinging the golf club with a powerful core.

Spin City

The quick and easy on all things spin.

Spin CityTo execute a wedge shot that hits, takes a hop and stops (or spins back), the first thing you need is the right kind of ball (see the sidebar) and a high-lofted wedge with sharp grooves. Next, you need a good lie from the fairway so the ball compresses against the clubface and the grooves “bite” into it and get it spinning fast.

Lean Machine

How to lean the body effectively

Lean MachineSimply put, when you address the golf ball—and because the ball is both on the ground and in front of you—you’ll have to lean forward to reach it. To do this effectively, adjust the upper-body lean by hinging at the hip socket, not in the back or by excessively squatting.

Simple Shotmaking

How To Be A Complete Player

Simple ShotmakingI was hitting balls one day with my friend and fellow teaching professional, Ron Gring, when he described a way of looking at all the key shots in golf as “the nine panes of glass.” This obviously refers to the image you see above, with a fade, straight shot and draw at low, medium and high trajectories fitting into the nine slots. 

 
 
 
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