The Big Golf Balance Act

Five Drills For A Better Turn Through The Ball

Golf is a rotational athletic endeavor, requiring you and your body to balance an accelerated rotational force to transfer the energy you generate with the golf club to the ball at the absolute right time. At least that is what physics tells us — centrifugal force releasing inertial energy in a straight line to your Read more…

Don’t Scoop The Clubhead

How To Shave 5 Strokes Off Your Score

Too many golfers are given a wrong idea about the golf swing. The idea is a double whammy — it makes the swing unnecessarily complicated and produces poor shots. The wrong idea is that we should use our hands during the swing to scoop the clubhead under the ball. As can be seen in the photos Read more…

Sports Science Lab Brings Out The Athlete In Golfers

New York-Based Facility Builds Personalized Fitness Programs

Though the argument should have long since been settled, it rages yet: Are golfers athletes? Of course they are, and that’s why the New York Sports Science Lab is such a valuable, expert resource for so many top-level players — or anyone who seeks them out to help realize their physical and mental potential. We’re Read more…

Five Ways To Golf Power And Accuracy

A Fist-Ful Of Tips From The Pacific Northwest

Editor’s Note: It’s getting more and more evident that amateur golfers should put the bulk of their practice time into the short game, from the pitching wedge in. That’s where well over half of the strokes in a round take place. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore the longer clubs. Of course not — Read more…

The One-Legged Golf Weight Shift

This Drill Helps With ‘Pressure Transfer’

Let’s talk about the one crucial element of the golf swing to assure power and stability through impact: The weight shift forward. Actually, the common phrase to describe the initial movement in the downswing is “weight transfer,” but I prefer to call it “pressure transfer.” You’re not moving your entire weight to the lead leg Read more…

Ramp Up Your Driver Power

For most clubs in your bag, hitting down on the ball is key. You work to make contact just before the bottom of your swing, compressing the ball against the turf and sending it toward the target with plenty of force and a slight backspin. But for the big stick, that all changes. For great Read more…

What Golf Pros Want For A Merry Christmas

Some Of Our Favorite Teachers Reveal Their Wish Lists

I once had a buddy who loved to break out an old holiday-flavored saying when I or anybody else tried jump on the excuse train: “If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we’d all have a merry Christmas.” We golfers can relate. Who among us hasn’t uttered these words or something similar … “If Read more…

How To Hit a Draw, Part 3: Wrist Action

Now that we know the basics of how to hit a draw and the process to achieve it from article 1 and article 2, let’s dive in a bit deeper and talk about wrist action in the swing and how they have a dramatic effect on whether the ball will draw. The wrists are an integral Read more…

Putting Secrets From A True Master

Practice With Purpose To Build A Sound Game

I’m going to let you in on one of my favorite putting secrets. In 1981, when my Florida Southern team arrived at Hop Meadow in Simsbury, Connecticut just outside Hartford, we encountered a long, tight course with deep rough and fast, undulated putting surfaces. At our team dinner after our first practice round one of Read more…

Feinstein’s Inside Scoop On The 2016 Ryder Cup

The First Major Goes Deep Into America’s Victory
The First Major - 2016 Ryder Cup

This is an off year for the Ryder Cup’s biennial clash of the American and European titans (and the Presidents Cup doesn’t quite rate; sorry PGA Tour), so good thing our old friend John Feinstein is back with his latest book-long dish on the 2016 Ryder Cup, a perfect storm of history, personalities and planning Read more…