Three Crucial Short Game Drills

Get Your Game In Shape Around The Green

It’s no secret that the short game should occupy most of a golfer’s practice time. After all, most strokes are racked up from 100 yards and in, especially on and around the green. If you truly want to put a dent in that handicap and perhaps put your personal best-ever score in your sights this Read more…

How To Practice To Play Golf

Make Every Range Session Truly Count
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Do you practice to play golf? In other words, are you making the most of your range sessions? In a lot of the clients I see are golfers looking to gain an edge and reach not only the next level of play, but at least one level beyond. They spend time at the golf practice Read more…

Hitting A Draw Part 5: The Follow-Through

Extend The Arms To Close The Deal

You’ve done it! You’re down to the final piece of the puzzle of hitting a draw. You’ve gotten through the backswing by tracing the grid, you turned your hips and got those knees to change flex, you kept a nice flat left wrist at the top, you slid your hips far enough towards the target Read more…

Hit A Hybrid On Short Par 4s

Bag The Driver For Your Best Birdie Shot

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…

Pace Off Those Lag Putts

This Drill Works On Greens Of Any Speed

Today’s super-manicured and scientifically calibrated putting surfaces make the game of golf more challenging than ever. Fast greens like those we offer on the three nines at Champions Retreat — one designed by Gary Player, one by Jack Nicklaus and one by the late Arnold Palmer — can cause your approach shots or chips to Read more…

Manage Your Way To Lower Golf Scores

Be Honest, Be Patient To See Real Improvement
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I probably give far more playing lessons then the average bear. Let’s be clear: on the lesson tee I’m a teacher, on the golf course I’m a coach, and the whole plan, clearly, is to achieve lower golf scores for my clients, and that means not thinking about score. During a playing lesson I ask Read more…

Going Beyond Golf Performance

New Programs at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Raise Instruction Bar

When did golf schools become golf experiences? It’s hard to pinpoint the exact date, but not the reasons. First, advances in technology have taken instruction well beyond merely hitting buckets of balls under the watchful eye of a pro. And second, that technology has changed the way golf is taught. The process has become more Read more…

Chipping Instruction For Kids – And Everyone

Short game has been my passion since I realized that it is the biggest equalizer in golf. Not everyone is able to hit the ball solidly nor should we fool our students into believing they can, but everyone can learn to be a good short game artist. We all know the importance of putting and Read more…

How To Hit A Draw Part 4: Downswing

Master The Lateral Slide To Start Your Downswing

Now that the backswing is tidied up we begin our downswing, but what important things need to happen so we can trace our grid and also make a solid strike to hit a draw? We hear a lot about “clearing our hips” in the downswing,” when in fact most golfers who struggle to hit a Read more…

Turn Your Golf Bag Into A Training Aid

Fix Your Backswing With This Quick Tip

Having problems fixing your backswing issues? Well, your carry bag could be used for more than just holding your clubs and accessories. In fact you can turn your golf bag into a training aid. Yanking the club too far inside on the take away? Too much hip sway on the back swing? Getting stuck on Read more…