Put Your Swing Together

(By Taking It Apart)

Nobody has the perfect golf swing all the time. Even the greatest golfers in the world have little ticks and flaws that occasionally creep into their swings.

Shank Stoppers

Why You Shank And How To Stop It

What’s the most hated, feared and downright embarrassing shot in golf? Without a doubt, it’s the dreaded shanked shot.. The shank has no limits, often affecting both great players and novices, with varying degrees of effect.

Showcase: Ping Irons

If you started playing golf any time between ’82 and ’91, chances are

you cut your teeth on PING’s iconic EYE2 irons. EYE2 was the first

game-improvement design that all types of players could embrace,

including better amateurs and touring professionals. Because of this,

as well as its unique look and feel, the EYE2 became what’s generally

considered the best-selling iron of all time.

Swing Plane & Simple: Getting In Line

Getting Your Swing On Plane Is Easier Than You Think

So much has been written about swing plane over the past few years, that students of mine often come to me very confused about what it is. Simply put, to make an “on-plane” swing, all you have to do is swing the club on the same angle it’s at when it rests on the ground.

The Turn Zone

Swing Don't Sway

Why the golf swing is called a “swing” is beyond me. It’s actually more of a turn than a swing, with the body’s weight moving sequentially from one side to another via a rotary motion—not a swinging one.

3 days in Myrtle Beach

Save money this spring on the Grand Strand

It’d be hard to find a more competitively priced golf destination than Myrtle Beach. Long considered the affordable alternative to higher-end golf hot spots, it’s poised to attract budget-conscious golfers and a new crop of vacationers during the current economic downturn.

Focus On: Eagle Mountain

Hurry, this place won't be such a hidden gem for long

Nestled in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, Eagle Mountain Golf Club and the Inn at Eagle Mountain offer an intimate getaway just eight miles from downtown Scottsdale. Smaller in size than other Phoenix-area resorts (Eagle Mountain is more of a retreat than a resort), its 42 “mini suites” are terraced onto a hillside and offer postcard views of the golf course and valley far below.

May 2009

The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more

The latest in golf equipment, instruction, training aids, apparel & more Now Playing: TAYLORMADE R9 TaylorMade has a real knack for changing things up, and we mean that in a literal sense. In 2004, with the introduction of the r7, TaylorMade made it possible to adjust the weighting of a driver with a series of Read more…

PROspectives: Ryan Moore

Milk The Cow

For a long time I’ve been doing a drill that I like to call Milking the Cow. From the photos, you probably can guess where it got its name. Why is it important to milk the cow in your swing? Because it creates a 90_¡ angle between your left arm and your club shaft and, in golf, that’s what we call lag.

Showcase: The Anti-Irons

The latest game-improvement offerings

Irons today are nothing like they were just a few years ago. That’s a good thing because iron technology hasn’t exactly had such an easy time keeping up with the meteoric rise in driver, wood and putter designs. However, the latest leaps in iron technology have been huge, with numerous models featuring more game improving technology than we’ve ever seen.

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