Going Deep At The Pebble Beach Golf Academy

Longtime Teacher Laird Small Puts Complete Learning First
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Editor’s Note: This story on the Pebble Beach Golf Academy originally ran in the Fall 2015 issue of Golf Tips Magazine We all know it’s true: If we’re paying attention and passionate about what we do, we’ll gain a wealth of wisdom over the course of our lives. Laird Small, affable Director of Instruction at Read more…

How To Stop Topping The Golf Ball

We have all heard the phrase, “Keep Your Head Down!” Some people might say, “Keep your eye on the ball.” They say this so we do not top the golf ball. It is one of the five old wives’ tales of golf.  In fact, it is the NUMBER ONE Old Wives’ Tale. It won’t help Read more…

Bump Your Way To Proper Swing Plane

No less an authority than Jack Nicklaus, as well as my teaching mentors Mike Austin and Dan Shauger, all believed that if the first move in the downswing was to move the weight into the lead foot it is absolutely impossible to release the club too soon. But it’s how we move to the lead Read more…

Keep The Lead Hip Firm For A Solid Swing

For More Power, Avoid Sliding Toward Target

One of the most prevalent issues that I see with my students is sliding the left, or lead hip (right-handed golfer) too far toward the target in the downswing. Most of us, when we first started playing the game, were told to hit against a firm left side. When the left hip moves well past Read more…

Diamond Resorts Tournament Promises Big LPGA Lessons

Celebrities Can Learn A Thing Or Two At New Event
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The hype leading up to the inaugural Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, which kicks off the LPGA 2019 season Jan. 17-20 at Tranquilo Golf Course at Orlando’s Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club, has been relentless, fun and justified. There’s nothing else like it in golf. Actually, it’s actually two events in one, featuring 26 Read more…

How To Putt Like Jack Nicklaus

Forget The Release, Go For The Piston

Let’s talk about “releasing” the putter head. It’s discussed a lot among golf instructors, letting that head “pass” the hands as it goes through the impact zone, but is that what you really want to do? Putt like Jack Nicklaus, that’s what. Nicklaus, perhaps the greatest golfer, and putter, of all time, looked at and Read more…

Five Ways To Improve At Golf

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There are many things in life we can’t control. As a golfer, we can’t control the weather, how the golf course is set up, and many other items. So they may not figure directly on how you can improve at golf. Then there are things in our lives we do have control of. Once placed Read more…

Simplify Your Sand Shots

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Golfers need to be proficient at two types of bunker or sand shots: from fairway bunkers and from greenside bunkers. Here’s a simple plan for each. The Fairway Bunker Shot The main priority here is to make solid contact between the club face and the ball.  This can be accomplished by using a similar setup Read more…

Keys To A Great Golf Stance

Find The Right Width For Maximum Power and Control

I’m a huge advocate of setting up your golf swing’s “launching pad” in a fundamentally sound condition. We hear a lot about the importance of a sound grip . We hear tons about your ability to properly align yourself to your target. We also hear how important a great athletic posture is to perform a Read more…

Meet Golf Tips’ Top 25 Instructors

We’ve Built The Best Lineup Of Golf Teaching Talent in America
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Golf Tips Magazine is proud to present its Top 25 Instructors for 2019-2020. In early 2018 we decided to overhaul our previous Top 30 list, formed a nomination committee and undertook an exhaustive, months-long search for the best golf teaching talent we could find from coast to coast, finally narrowing our list to several dozen Read more…

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