How To Pull Off Uphill And Downhill Pitches

Let The Slope Determine Your Set-Up

Playing mountain golf, a lot of times you can find yourself in tricky situations, with uphill or downhill lies. A lot of players tend to set up a little bit “off.” Let the golf course tell you how and where to stand for uphill and downhill pitches. UPHILL Here I have an uphill lie so Read more…

The Keep Your Left Arm Straight Myth

Concentrate On A Square Face Instead

Let’s discuss a big golf myth: Keep your left arm straight (or right arm for lefties). It’s one of Five Old Wives Tales in Golf. Keep your head down Keep your left arm straight (front arm) Shift your weight/turn your shoulders Hit the ball Follow through I don’t believe you should try to bend your Read more…

Practice To Play Golf Forever

Understand Your Physical Limitations As You Age

One of the biggest things that all of us feel as we get older (I’m 48!) are the random aches and pains after spending too much time on the practice tee or working on short game. We need to learn to practice to play golf as long as we can. Hopefully forever. Let’s face it, Read more…

How To Play Golf Forever

The Fountain of Youth Exists — Just Ask The Golf Tips Top 25
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Let’s talk about every serious player’s goal: To play golf forever. No matter what age you are at this moment or where you are on the golf accomplishment spectrum — rank beginner to grizzled multi-decade vet — you can avoid the “autumn golf” phase of life for as long as you’d like. You can put Read more…

Mark Your Golf Milestones, Part 3

A Roadmap To Breaking Scoring Barriers

We’re getting into fall and cooler temps are the norm. It’s time you start ramping up your efforts to reach or surpass your Golf Milestones before the season catches up with you. BREAKING 100 Chip Shots are Your Savior If you haven’t learned by now, it’s time you do. Chances are no matter how bad Read more…

Swing Straight With The Right Foot Back Drill

You’ll Get Back On Plane In Minutes

I’m a big believer in having drills that will give my students the best opportunity to feel what he or she needs to — to swing straight, for instance. Once you feel it you have a much better chance of repeating it. I’ve used the right foot back drill in my teaching with every level Read more…

Learn To Play ‘Target Line USA’ Golf

Once Practice Is Over, Forget Mechanics And Just Play

As I begin this critically important instructional piece that I call Target Line USA (more on that in a moment), I’d be highly remiss if I didn’t give full credit to the late great Coach Bill Strausbaugh. Bill was a PGA of America National Teacher of the Year, my primary mentor, a father figure to Read more…

Three Types Of Golf Practice

Work On Mechanics, Feel And Scoring

So many times, when I am talking to new students, they tell me their golf practice goes well, but they can’t seem to transfer their golf skills into scoring. I immediately ask them how they are practicing. Most people just do the mechanical aspect of golf. For example, while working on their swing, they focus Read more…

The Right Golf Ball Position Every Time

A Failsafe Drill For Every Club

As a Long Drive specialist, I feel really comfortable with a driver in my hands and I am confident when I tee it up, I can hit a decent drive. What I struggle with is consistency and solid ball striking with my irons.  My coach Paul Horton, 2017 PGA of Canada Coach of the Year, Read more…

Make Your Greenside Bunker Play Better With Umbrella Drill

Master This Move And You’re Covered
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A green-side bunker shot is supposed to be one of the easiest shots in the game. After all, it’s the only shot in golf where we can hit up to three or four inches behind the ball and still get an acceptable result. Most golfers struggle with a green-side bunker because they have a difficult Read more…