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.
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
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.
It's already the middle of the golf season, and I'm sure some of you are finding yourselves stuck in a rut.
The putt-chip is a shot that I encourage all of my students to learn at our golf school.
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.
Good golfers often struggle with very different problems than average golfers. Good golfers often struggle with very different...
As an instructor, I have had the privilege to work with Paige Mackenzie since the winter of 2008.
The chip shot might seem like a simple motion, so why do so many golfers complicate it with added movements?
When it comes to hitting short shots from just off the green, many of my students tend to neglect some basic swing fundamentals.
While a buried bunker lie might be a bad break, it’s certainly not impossible to get it up and down from here.
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.
My good friend and mentor Mike LaBauve once told me a story about watching Greg Norman practice at the U.S. Open. ...
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.
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. ...
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.
How you grip the club can greatly influence the type of shot you want to hit.
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.
Line up three balls about 10 feet from the cup.
Every week, TV audiences are mesmerized by PGA Tour pros. It’s easy to understand why.
When it comes to bunkers, amateurs fear them far more often than do touring professionals.
When it comes to putting, personal preference almost always wins.
One of the reasons the world’s best players are so good is that they have stellar short games.
The most successful golfers are the most creative ones. (Consider how inventive Phil Mickelson is when his tee shots get him in trouble.) ...
When you’re on the course and your game starts to fall apart, what should you do?
Hitting better chip shots requires a few fundamentals, most of which get overlooked by beginner and better players alike. ...
Admit 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.
The fastest way to lower your scores is to hone your game from 100 yards in.
If 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. ...