Uneven Lies And How To Beat Them

Level The Playing Field With These Adjustments

A large percentage of shots during a round of golf will not be from a perfect, level lie like you practice on the range.  Understanding what may or may not happen from these uneven lies and making the necessary set-up adjustments are extremely important to executing the shot and minimizing the BIG mistakes. When executing Read more…

Build A Better Golf Grip

‘Hammer It Home’ To Hit The Ball Long and Straight

When most amateurs decide to play this game, they simply grab the golf club without any idea where their hands should be placed. From that point on, faults begin to affect their golf swing. There are countless variations of the “bad” golf grip that the beginner comes up with and an equal number of swing Read more…

Golf Fundamentals: Assess Your Alignment

It‘s The Most Important Position Of Any Swing

Over the years, there has been so much written, photographed, and videoed about swing positions, swing movements, and other items that can improve your golf swing. But they all hinge on one among all core golf fundamentals: Nothing works unless you are properly aimed to your intended target. If you set out this year to improve Read more…

The True Golf Swing Revealed

It’s Really The Sum Of Two Swings

I believe that the true golf swing is much easier to learn than most people make it. Most golfers confuse and complicate the golf swing by getting stuck with what I call “do-this-do-that” information. They are always trying to “make” a move like “pulling the elbow into the right side” or “holding the angle then release Read more…

Whistling Straits An American Links Masterwork

Pete Dye Design Offers ‘Open’ Challenge And Beauty

Of the thousands of photos I’ve taken on golf courses, it’s one of my favorites. It was early morning and we were staging at the Whistling Straits clubhouse, getting ready to head out onto the Irish Course for a morning round on Pete Dye’s “other” design at Destination Kohler. As we prepared our golf bags Read more…

The Iron Game: Compress To Impress

Draw The Line For Proper Contact

I have always felt that the golf swing is a chain reaction of events, and nowhere is that more evident than with the iron game. A good set up (Photo 1) leads to a proper takeaway, notice that my hands are well inside of the club head (Photo 2). From here all I need to Read more…

The Six Rs Of Mental Game Success

Developing A Resilient Competitive IQ

Most of us are familiar with the old expression: “Golf is 90 percent mental, and the other 10 percent is in your head.” How true. While ingraining the fundamentals, learning the proper techniques and dedicating yourself to plenty of practice is vital to lowering scores, so is building a reliable mental approach to every swing and Read more…

How To Hit A Draw, Part 1

Get On The Grid To Find The ‘Right’ Flight

Golfers of all skill levels and experience regard the shot described by three familiar words — hit a draw — as the holy grail to master. The image of the ball leaving the face slightly to the right, getting up to its apex and making a small left hand turn as it moves closer and Read more…

The Man Who Taught Jack Nicklaus, Part 1

Jack Grout Schools An Ohio Football Star

Editor’s Note: Following is the first of several planned excerpts from  A Wonderful Run at Life: The Stories of Pandel Savic, published in 2016 by Orange Frazar Press and available on Amazon and at selected bookstores nationwide. An immigrant from Macedonia and star quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes who led them to their first Read more…

How To Build A Powerful Golf Launch Pad

Proper Set-Up Promotes Balance Through The Swing

Just what is a golf launch pad, and how does it lead to a more efficient and powerful swing? I’ll show you, but first a little background. Each golf season, as a full-time teacher and coach, I re-examine techniques that I use, as well as the techniques of others. During the past 10 years, we Read more…