Short Game

Article: The Toe Putt

One of the most overlooked aspects of putting is making sure you have solid contact.

Also labeled: Putters, Putting, Quick Tips

Article: Left Turn

Hitting successful chip shots from around the green requires a few basic fundamentals to understand. I think chipping is a little like putting, in that there's more than one right way to succeed. ...

Also labeled: Chipping, Instruction, Quick Tips

Article: Short Game School

The secret to shooting lower scores isn't hitting longer drives and hitting more greens.

Also labeled: Amateur, Chipping, Instruction, Pitching

Article: One-Club Wonder!

A typical 6-iron has a loft of 30°, which places it between your pitching wedge (48°) and driver (approximately 9°).

Article: Bunker Control

Without question, most amateurs make playing from the bunker more difficult than it needs to be.

Also labeled: Instruction, Sand Shots, Techniques

Article: Flip It To Stick It!

If you've ever found yourself short-sided in the rough, as I am here, then you know you need to execute a shot that gets the ball up high and in a hurry—and lands soft. Here's a more advanced way to play this rough flop shot.

Article: Greenside Greatness

As you can see here, I've got a 40-yard bunker shot, which is arguably one of the game's hardest tests. I'll show you two ways to play it, depending on the kind of sand that you find in the bunke

Article: My Favorite Tips & Drills

Sometimes, even the best players in the world need to refresh their fundamentals. In fact, for some, the fundamentals are the only things they work on come time to keep their swings in check.

Article: Give Your Swing A Tune Up

It's already the middle of the golf season, and I'm sure some of you are finding yourselves stuck in a rut.

Article: July-August 2011

Article: The Putt-Chip Shot

The putt-chip is a shot that I encourage all of my students to learn at our golf school.

Article: Quick Tips To Play Better

If you want to dial in your chips and pitch shots, you have to learn to swing with the bigger muscles, not the smaller ones.

Article: Tips For Sticks

Good golfers often struggle with very different problems than average golfers. Good golfers often struggle with very different...

Article: Learn Like A Pro

As an instructor, I have had the privilege to work with Paige Mackenzie since the winter of 2008.

Article: Making Crisp Chipping Contact

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

Article: Stripe Your Chips

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

Article: Old School Rescue

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

Article: Throw Some Sand

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

Article: 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. ...

Also labeled: Chipping, Wedge Play, Wedges

Article: Closed, Open, Square

Better 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.

Article: Drop 10 Strokes In 10 Minutes

It’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. ...

Article: My Favorite Tips And Drills

Just because the golf season is near a close, there’s still plenty of work to do if you want to keep your swing fresh and up to par for the next golf season.

Article: Score From The Sand

How you grip the club can greatly influence the type of shot you want to hit.

Also labeled: Quick Tips, Instruction, Sand Shots

Article: Save More Pars

The 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.

Article: Putt 4 Dough

Line up three balls about 10 feet from the cup.

Article: Play Like A Pro

Every week, TV audiences are mesmerized by PGA Tour pros. It’s easy to understand why.

Article: Bunker Escapes

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

Also labeled: Instruction, Sand Shots, Wedge Play

Article: Putting Absolutes

When it comes to putting, personal preference almost always wins.

Article: Chip Shots

One of the reasons the world’s best players are so good is that they have stellar short games.

Article: 5 Shots 1 Club

The most successful golfers are the most creative ones. (Consider how inventive Phil Mickelson is when his tee shots get him in trouble.) ...

 
 
 
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