Draw It 6/2/08

See The Draw To hit a slight draw, the club must attack the ball from inside the target line. A great way to see the proper swing path is to create a gateway with the use of some well-placed tees. Position the tees so the clubhead will approach the ball from an obvious inside path. Read more…

Finishing School 5/12/08

The Fade Finish The body is in a unique position during the fade finish. The right shoulder is much lower than in the draw finish and hasn’t traveled around toward the target. The left elbow is higher than the clubhead, and the torso remains very tilted to the right. This finish encourages the club to Read more…

Give Me A Break 11/19/07

Peak Vision When reading a putt’s break, it’s important to keep in mind that two major factors impact how much it breaks: speed and slope. When both of those ingredients are perfectly aligned, it’s a winning combination. Getting there, however, isn’t as easy as it sounds. Take my example here. The five balls bending to Read more…

Handy Man 11/27/07

Weaker Grip = Active Release The key to having a good grip is finding one that matches your release of the clubhead. When the hands are positioned in a weaker position on the club, the release through impact must be more active with the hands and arms to square the clubface. The body’s rotation slows Read more…

Hit High Stop Fast 12/3/07

Super Lob! To play a super lob shot—the kind that you might see Tiger or Phil pulling off with ease—you need some basic setup changes. With your most lofted club and a centered ball position, begin with a wider stance and an open clubface. Now, lower your body and the handle of the club, as Read more…

Home Remedy – Pitching 3/3/08

Yardstick Drill If you struggle with low- or medium-trajectory pitching, this is a great drill to try. Simply take two yardsticks and place one through your belt loops and the other on the left side of your grip. Make sure the second yardstick runs up the shaft under your left arm. Take your setup and Read more…

Hook Lies 12/10/07

Ball Above The Feet To execute a shot when the ball is above your feet, begin by moving the ball back in your stance. The more severe the slope, the farther back the ball should be positioned. Also, the more severe the slope, the more the ball will hook to the left, so adjust your Read more…

Keep It Connected 12/17/07

Forehand Golf and tennis have a long history together. Those who play one sport often play the other; in fact, some teachers emphasize that the two strokes are pretty similar. For this drill, I’m going to use a tennis ball to help convey the importance of keeping a triangle formed between your shoulders, arms and Read more…

Putt Chip – 5/5/08

The Putt-Chip Shot If short chips around the green aren’t your specialty, consider a shot that resembles a putt rather than a chip. If you look closely at this photo, you’ll see I’m holding both an iron (a 9-iron) and putter. I’ve taken the iron and lifted the heel and choked down on the grip Read more…

Baseball Game 11/5/07

Unwind And Snap   A good golf swing is very similar to a baseball swing, especially when it comes to creating power. The key to hitting a golf ball hard, and a baseball for that matter, is proper timing. Just before the arms and club finish the backswing, the hips must begin their rotation back Read more…

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