Wedge Play

Article: Just Think About...

To play better, try and think less. That doesn't mean shut your brain off completely.

Article: 5 Shots! You Need To Know To Score Like A Pro

The following five shots may not seem all that out of the ordinary, but they're the shots you need to master if you want to start shooting lower scores right now.

Also labeled: Chipping, Pitching, Short Game

Article: Left To Compress

On the LPGA Tour, it's imperative that you hit your wedge shots as close to the hole as possible.

Article: Get Low To Chip Better

To chip your best, I recommend you keep things simple.

Also labeled: Chipping, Quick Tips

Article: Manage Your Weight

One of the more common flaws I see in chipping is poor weight management.

Article: Dial In Your Distances

Also labeled: Drills, Short Game

Article: Partial Wedge Shots

Also labeled: Short Game

Article: Maintain The Cup In Your Left Hand

Here's a tip for low-handicappers who have a hard time controlling the distance of their short irons.

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: 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: 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: 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, Short Game, 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: Rough And Tough Shots

When your ball finds the deep rough like the position I’m in here, the smart play almost always is to take a higher-lofted club and either lay up or pitch the ball back into the fairway.

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: 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, Short Game

Article: Trouble Shots

Golf is a lot like life. Some days everything comes easily; other days nothing seems to go your way.

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.) ...

Article: Characteristics Of Great Chipping

Hitting better chip shots requires a few fundamentals, most of which get overlooked by beginner and better players alike. ...

Also labeled: Chipping, Instruction, Short Game

Article: 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.

 
 
 
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