The Iron Game: Compress To Impress

I have always felt that the golf swing is a chain reaction of events, and nowhere is that more evident than with the iron game. A good set up (Photo 1) leads to a proper takeaway, notice that my hands are well inside of the club head (Photo 2). From here all I need to Read more…

The Short And Long Of Great Golf

What’s the best way to learn and practice the game of golf? Many teachers would say it’s from the hole back. Tough to argue the point: A three-inch putt counts just as much as a 300-yard drive, so why not get that shot down first, building confidence as the hole moves farther away and the Read more…

Hit A Hybrid On Short Par 4s

We’ve all done it: Stepped up on the tee of a tantalizing, drivable par 4 (like the 4th hole at DeBell Golf Course in Burbank, California, shown above), pulled out the big dog and let ’er rip … with varying results. More often than not we miss the green or end up in a spot Read more…

Perfect Putting Rhythm

Golf Tips Top 30 PGA teaching professional Bobby Hinds pinpoints good tempo as the key to putting success, whether you’re three or thirty-three feet from the hole.

Get In Line To Sink More Putts

Where you are aiming and where you think you are aiming are often different. I encourage the use of alignment rods to get truly on line. Find a straight putt on the practice green and place an alignment stick parallel to the right of the target line (Photo 1). When you set up make sure Read more…

Turn The Chin

Too often, I’ve watched golfers set up to the ball correctly with a consistent routine, good alignment and solid posture. But in the last few seconds of the setup, during the moment when the golfer takes a last look at the hole, the setup falls apart, gets cockeyed and the golfer can’t help but hit the ball any which way but straight. Sound familiar?

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.

Score From The Sand

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

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