These Short Game Techniques Will Keep You Sharp

Some well-practiced short game techniques and drills are indispensable year to year and round to round. Here are three tried-and-true ways to keep your game around the green razor sharp. THE BUMP AND RUN This type of shot is great for around the green when you are unsure if you should putt or chip, and Read more…

How To Teach Your Junior Golfer The Full Swing

It Starts With Equipment And Realistic Expectations

The last few issues I tried to point out ways to help the junior golfer in your life gain experience with developing their short game, putting, and ways to do this as a family. After all, working together is the key element. Now we move on to full swing mechanics for juniors, what to avoid, Read more…

Become a Golf Chipping Machine

Gain ‘Leverage’ Around The Green

There are certainly different ways to hit a chip shot. Do you set up square or open? Do you play the ball back in the stance? Middle? Forward? Do you pivot? If you are having trouble with consistency around the greens, here’s something you can try: Become a golf chipping machine. At right is a Read more…

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…

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…