The Six-Spoke System 4: Time Management

Make A Practice Plan To Reach Your Improvement Goals

Editor’s Note: Following is the fourth of six in-depth instruction pieces in digest form from Top 30 instructor Tom Patri’s 2005 book, The Six-Spoke Approach to Golf. Tom is one of the most respected teachers and coaches in the game, and we’re honored to add his deep passion and knowledge to the pages of Golf Read more…

Find Your Pre-Shot Routine

It’s More Important Than Many Golfers Think

    So it’s the beginning of the golf season — or will be soon — and you have done your due diligence in preparing to play your best. You have hit the range, maybe taken a lesson or two to work out some kinks in your swing, worked on your putting stroke and short game. But Read more…

How To Hit The Water Blast

Treat This Golf Shot Like a Buried Bunker Blast To Get High And Dry

We all remember PGA Tour player Bill Haas’ incredible water blast shot at the FedEx Cup that won him the championship a few years back. He made it look easy (as they all seem to do!). This shot is actually not as hard as it may look to the typical weekend golfer. I usually will Read more…

Silence the ‘Chimp’ By Distracting Him

  Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of Iain Highfield’s unique series on his OSVEA system (Options, Selection, Visualization, Execution and Acceptance), which includes taming what he calls  “The Chimp,” that ancient part of the brain that instills fear and tension in human beings, including golfers. This task can be as easy as 1,2,3. Read more…

The Six-Spoke Approach: Analysis With Perspective

Be Honest And Your ‘Real’ Stats Will Treat You Well

  Long before I wrote the Six Spoke Approach, long before I met Peter Sanders who turned me onto Shotbyshot.com, I had a gentlemen in my life who taught me the importance of monitoring my “real stats” and what they meant. His name was Charley Matlock, my coach at Florida Southern College. Sadly, as I Read more…

Find Your Golf Ball Position Every Time

A Vital Quick Tip

I see many golfers whose ball position changes from shot to shot. It’s different from hole to hole and day to day. There’s no way to ever be consistent that way. I teach my students a very solid and foolproof way to “find” correct ball position so they can become more consistent ball strikers. Chip Read more…

Lisa Longball Golf Power

How To Crush It Like A Women’s Driving Champ

Canadian Lisa “Longball” Vlooswyk makes a living obliterating golf balls. She is one of the longest women drivers on the planet and the first woman in history to hit a golf ball 350 yards in competition. A seven-time Canadian long drive champion and a sought after motivational speaker and author, Vlooswyk is one of the Read more…

Make Some Putting ‘Change’

Put Those Pocket Coins To Good Use

Ever wondered how to make a few of those monetary ballmarkers burning a hole in your pocket do double-duty when you’re practicing? Well here’s a great way to turn your loose change into a handy putting aid anytime you’re grooving your stroke. What it Addresses: Hitting a solid putt, with the correct speed, will allow Read more…

The Short And Long Of Great Golf

Shaving Strokes Simply From Putter To Irons

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…

Getting Fit With Callaway Golf

The Figures Don’t Lie And Neither Should Golfers

  The Mercedes is paid for. The check is in the mail. There are lies, and then there are dastardly evil prevarications: Me? Oh, I hit my 6-iron 210, 215, a bit farther if I really juice it. Don’t be that guy. I spent an afternoon recently at the Callaway Golf Mothership in Carlsbad, California, exploring myths and truths Read more…