Reach Your Golf Milestones 2020, Part 1

Get The Year Off To A Sweet-Scoring Start

It’s time to get started with your plans to reach or exceed your golf milestone goals for 2020. Breaking through your barriers this year starts now, no matter what the weather conditions. BREAKING 100 Is Your Pre-Shot Routine Ready? Whether you realize it or not, you routinely do the same things each time you execute Read more…

Master These 10 Golf Money Shots

Pull Them Off When The Chips Are Down

It doesn’t matter how great or poor you’re playing, any given round requires at least one spectacular shot to win a skin, save a much-needed stroke or, in some cases, avert a disaster. We like to call these “money shots,” as opposed to “miracle shots,” because we believe that with practice, these types of shots Read more…

Use Circle Drill To Master Swing Plane

Hands On One, Club On The Other
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One of the most important things I can do as a coach and instructor is to help my students understand why they hit the ball well—and what they are doing when they are not hitting it well. I always feel that their poor shots give the teacher and student the greatest opportunity to learn. Often, Read more…

Get On The Golf Balance Board

Training Aid Offers Instant Feedback

As far back as 1988 I built, by today’s standards, a very crude Balance Board.  Today’s version of the TPGOLF Balance Board has come light years in terms of stability and quality, as well as the uses I have developed. The original premise is simply, as its title suggests, to train, through live action and Read more…

How To Avoid That Golf Hazard

Don’t Get Nervous—Get Aggressive To Clear The Junk
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Here we are facing one of the hardest shots facing any player: A 60-yard shot to the green, with a dreaded golf hazard in front and a bunker behind that. It’s a shot that takes a lot of commitment. Some players will go by the front of the green yardage — how far to just Read more…

How To Make A Proper Golf Swing Turn

Maintain Spine Angle For Balance And Power

One of the most difficult things for golfers to do is making a proper golf swing turn. Players tend to move either laterally (side to side) or vertically (away or toward the golf ball) as they swing the club. This additional movement in the swing creates imbalance, inconsistency, and slows down your club head speed. Read more…

Five Steps To More Golf Consistency

A Guide To Creating Better Impact Conditions

Everybody wants more golf consistency. Defining that is sometimes hard and often unattainable in golf’s current form. For most I would define it as making decent contact most of the time and hitting the ball within a relatively discernable area or pattern. That definition of consistency is definable, and if need be can be measurable. Read more…

Mark Your Golf Milestones Part 4

A Roadmap To Breaking Scoring Barriers

The holidays. Less daylight and colder weather are now upon us, creating fewer opportunities to break through your golf milestones before the end of the year. Don’t panic! You can still make this happen. Being patient and allowing your current skills to take you there will work. But if you’ve determined that next year is Read more…

Golf Shots You Never Practice, But Should

Work On These Common Situations To Save Strokes

After teaching the game for almost 30 years I have noticed that there are several golf shots that people NEVER seem to practice, yet these are the exact shots that cost them strokes round after round. Practice doesn’t make perfect in this case—it makes you prepared. If you don’t practice each of the shots below, Read more…

Dial In Your Wedge Game Now

Master Those In-Between Distances
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QUESTION: Are you struggling hitting your wedges the correct distance? Here’s how to get your wedge game in shape for those tricky shorter shots. While playing college golf at Austin Peay State University and then on the professional circuit, I found that it was imperative to make sure that the distances I hit my wedges Read more…