Against the Collar 10/15/07

Wrong Right Rough Angle Boy, we saw this one a lot at the U.S. Open—a good drive that just settles up against the first cut of rough. The key here is to create an angle of attack that avoids all the long grass behind the ball. A low and around takeaway will get me in Read more…

Against the Wind – 10/8/07

Bad Good Wind Cheater When you want to hit shots under a head wind, don’t play the ball way back in your stance and hit down on it harder than normal. This technique, which is very common among amateurs, tends to produce chunks, thin shots and occasionally solid shots that have a ton of spin Read more…

Close Your Eyes 10/22/07

Eyes Wide Shut As I mentioned earlier, there’s a great amount of imagination and feel to putting. That’s why I’m making a stroke with my eyes closed. After all, when I take one of my senses away, I have to rely on the others to compensate. Here I’m relying on feel. Although I don’t recommend Read more…

Down the Line 10/29/07

On-Path Pitching One of the keys to accurate pitching is getting the clubhead moving consistently down the target line. A great way to practice this is to take a 10-foot piece of string and stretch it out directly on the target line of a pitch shot. Anchor each end firmly in the ground with a Read more…

Swoosh The Shaft – 9/3/07

Most of us are visual learners; that is, we retain what we see. Remember the last movie you watched? I bet you recall more of its images than the dialogue. I certainly do. When it comes to teaching golf, visual imagery is a must for me, but I’ve also come to rely on the importance Read more…

Find The Sweet Spot – 8/27/07

Brady Riggs on how to find modern drivers' hot spot.

As modern driver head sizes have increased and tees have become longer, the golf ball starts higher off the ground than ever before. To hit the ball in the sweet spot consistently, the clubhead must come well off the ground at impact. A traditional start with the club on the ground at address and the Read more…

Trick Shot – 8/20/07

Jeff Ritter turns his back to the target to get out of a tough spot

This looks tough, but it’s actually really easy. Here I’ve found myself against a tree with seemingly no way to hit toward the flag. What’s the solution? I’ve turned my back to the target and am hitting it backward. I’ve chosen to use my sand wedge, so I can stand close to the ball and Read more…

Setup For Success – 8/13/07

It might not be the most exciting element of the golf swing, but without a solid, consistent setup position your chances of making a good swing are extremely low. To ensure your body is set properly, focus on placing the majority of your weight in the balls of your feet, with your knees comfortably flexed. Read more…

A Visit With PING Golf

GT Exclusive!

Ever wondered what goes into making a set of irons? With special thanks to PING Golf and our partners at Golf Life TV, we were hosted to a tour and explanation of the fascinating and detailed process of how a set of PING irons are made. Sit back and watch how the folks in Phoenix, Arizona continually demonstrate why they have been leaders in club making for several decades.

A.J. Bonar

A.J. Bonar

A seasoned teaching professional to players on the PGA, LPGA and Nationwide tours, Bonar has more than 20 years of experience in golf instruction. A.J. is the Head Teaching Professional of the A.J. Golf School in San Diego, Calif.

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