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Short Game

Improve your technique and master your short game. Get short game instruction to help simplify those critical shots. From holding the club properly to using the right angle, the key to golf's short game is a click away.



Stripe Your Chips

Line up a range ball for perfect contact

Stripe Your ChipsWhen it comes to hitting short shots from just off the green, many of my students tend to neglect some basic swing fundamentals.

Making Crisp Chipping Contact

Two tips for better chipping contact

Making Crisp Chipping ContactThe chip shot might seem like a simple motion, so why do so many golfers complicate it with added movements?

Old School Rescue

Use your sand wedge to escape all kinds of greenside lies

Old School RescueWhile a buried bunker lie might be a bad break, it’s certainly not impossible to get it up and down from here.

Throw Some Sand

And escape the bunker

Throw Some SandOne of the reasons so many folks struggle from the sand is that they don’t understand the importance of an open face at impact.

Knock It Tight!

Six Tips To Get Up And Down

Knock It Tight!My good friend and mentor Mike LaBauve once told me a story about watching Greg Norman practice at the U.S. Open.

Closed, Open, Square

Control your pitch shots by practicing with your 8-iron

Closed, Open, SquareBetter iron play is at the heart of game improvement. It’s the center link of the golfing chain, and without a strong link in the middle, playing your best becomes an arduous, if not very frustrating, task.

Drop 10 Strokes In 10 Minutes

Score your best in 2011, quickly!

Drop 10 Strokes In 10 MinutesIt’s a new year. It’s a new you. It’s time to kick those bad swing habits and make 2011 the year you play your best golf ever.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Bunker Escapes

Get Out and Onto The Green

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

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 
 
 
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