Beat The Buried Lie In The Rough

Try This Chop Shot To Get Out Of The Bird’s Next

Have you ever walked up to your ball and found it laying like it is in Photo 1? The dreaded buried lie. UGH! If you happen to be in Florida or Hawaii and this ball is sitting in Bermuda rough, your level of difficulty just got raised up a notch higher. What do you do Read more…

How To Make A Proper Golf Swing Turn

Maintain Spine Angle For Balance And Power

One of the most difficult things for golfers to do is making a proper golf swing turn. Players tend to move either laterally (side to side) or vertically (away or toward the golf ball) as they swing the club. This additional movement in the swing creates imbalance, inconsistency, and slows down your club head speed. Read more…

Shift Weight To Drive The Golf Ball Well

It’s The Center Of A Smooth Swing

When a student is hitting their irons well and having trouble with the driver, I am reminded of a comment a colleague mentioned to me straight from one of the finest teachers ever, Harvey Penick. He said that a golfer can hit his irons pretty well without shifting his weight, but to drive the golf Read more…

Good Ball Strikers Do These Two Things

Extend Yourself And ‘Wrap’ The Club

Good ball strikers do two things consistently in the full swing. No. 1, they have good extension. Take a good look at Photo 1, and look at my right arm. It almost looks as though it’s “chasing” after the ball down the target line. Look at how fully extended my arms are. Poor strikers of Read more…

Learn The Art Of Spotputting

Follow These Steps To Find The Cup More Often

There are many factors to consider while putting on the greens. Is my putt uphill or downhill? How fast are the greens? How much slope is there? Is the slope to the left or to the right? Is there a double break? Is there wind or grain present that will affect the line and/or the Read more…

Great Tips For Winter Golf Practice

Stay Sharp Even When The Snow Starts Falling

It’s mid-autumn with Thanksgiving in sight, and winter snows have already fallen in parts of the country. When the season truly sets in, golfers have two choices: Head south to warmer climes, or find a way to stay sharp at home. Time to spruce up your winter golf practice routine. Which means it’s time to Read more…

Tiger Woods: The Hands Are Crucial In The Golf Swing

For Proof, Check Out This Video
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I found this video of Tiger Woods, perhaps the greatest player to ever walk the planet, extremely interesting.  He’s clearly the most dominant player over the last 20-plus years, during which time technology has ruled golf instruction.  During this same period, we have heard countless “swing authorities” tell us to use our big muscles. They’ve Read more…

Five Steps To More Golf Consistency

A Guide To Creating Better Impact Conditions

Everybody wants more golf consistency. Defining that is sometimes hard and often unattainable in golf’s current form. For most I would define it as making decent contact most of the time and hitting the ball within a relatively discernable area or pattern. That definition of consistency is definable, and if need be can be measurable. Read more…

Mark Your Golf Milestones Part 4

A Roadmap To Breaking Scoring Barriers

The holidays. Less daylight and colder weather are now upon us, creating fewer opportunities to break through your golf milestones before the end of the year. Don’t panic! You can still make this happen. Being patient and allowing your current skills to take you there will work. But if you’ve determined that next year is Read more…

Base Putting Eye Position On Your Stroke

How You See Is What You Get

When I talk about putting with my students, I like to work on these top three skills: Ability to aim Ability start putt on the intended line Speed control This tip will help you master the top two. Everyone’s sights and visuals are different, so it is important to calibrate each player specifically and find Read more…