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…

Tee Shots 101

Start Each Hole The Right Way

Short par-3s generally don’t intimidate most golfers unless there’s some sort of forced carry and/or a small green to contend with.

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…

How To Think Like A Tour Pro

Confidence and Faith Drive These Players To Success

Editor’s Note: During the 2018 Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii-based inner-game coach, author and musician Cary Valentine interviewed four current PGA Tour players — one-time Tour winner Tony Finau, second-year cardholder J.J. Spaun, two-time winner James Hahn and six-time winner and 2009 Open Champion Stewart Cink — to find out what makes them tick in Read more…

Going Beyond Golf Performance

New Programs at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Raise Instruction Bar

When did golf schools become golf experiences? It’s hard to pinpoint the exact date, but not the reasons. First, advances in technology have taken instruction well beyond merely hitting buckets of balls under the watchful eye of a pro. And second, that technology has changed the way golf is taught. The process has become more Read more…

Chipping Instruction For Kids – And Everyone

Short game has been my passion since I realized that it is the biggest equalizer in golf. Not everyone is able to hit the ball solidly nor should we fool our students into believing they can, but everyone can learn to be a good short game artist. We all know the importance of putting and Read more…

Success From Range To Golf Course

As coaches, all too often we engage in the following conversation when a player’s skills seem to get lost from range to golf course: Coach: “How did you play?” Player: “Rubbish, but I don’t get it, I hit it so well on the range.” The question: “Why didn’t my range game transfer over to the Read more…

How To Hit A Draw Part 4: Downswing

Master The Lateral Slide To Start Your Downswing

Now that the backswing is tidied up we begin our downswing, but what important things need to happen so we can trace our grid and also make a solid strike to hit a draw? We hear a lot about “clearing our hips” in the downswing,” when in fact most golfers who struggle to hit a Read more…

Secret Golf Spearheads A Teaching Revolution

Tour Pros Offer Tips In Unique Video Format

There are over 24 million golfers in the Unites States. Nine million are considered avid golfers, and all of them want to improve. That’s where online video instruction platform Secret Golf comes in. Secret Golf is solving the challenge of helping golfers find authoritative online golf instruction related to their needs — with help from Read more…

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