How To Play A Tricky Par 5

Consider Ditching The Driver And Laying Up

In my years as a head pro in the beautiful Sierra Nevada of Northern California, I’ve come to love mountain golf and the unique challenges it brings, including the occasional tricky par 5 that hugs the hills. Not only is the golfer dealing with sometimes extreme elevation changes, high-altitude air and distracting vistas, but there’s Read more…

Three Skills Challenges For Better Golf

Take On These Drills To Gain Control Of Your Club

All golfers are looking to improve and shoot lower scores. That said, each golfer should be very careful on how they go about improving as it’s an individualistic process and many lose sight of that. That’s why I’ve come up with three challenges for better golf. The best players in the world have showed us Read more…

Making Golf Goals That Are Realistic

A Realistic Look At Expectations For Kids (And Adults)
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Is my child good enough to play in tournaments?” That’s a very common question that I get on a weekly basis. I usually follow the parent’s question with one of my own: “What does your child want to do?” And that means making golf goals that are realistic for everyone. It is very important to Read more…

Spray Your Way To Tee Shot Power

This Quick Fix Will Set You Back Just Five Bucks

One of the biggest power leaks in a golf swing is not contacting the ball on the center of the club face.  A great way to gain tee shot power is to use foot spray during your practice session. Purchase a can of foot spray at your local pharmacy. Hold the can at least one Read more…

How To Smooth Out Rough Golf Lies

A Few Small Adjustments Will Get You Back On Short Grass
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The first objective off the tee is hitting the fairway, but even the pros miss their share of short grass. It’s then that their expertise at “reading” the resulting rough golf lies kicks in, and they find a way to a better spot … or, hopefully, the green. You can be an expert, too. Properly Read more…

The Six Best Lessons Barry Goldstein Knows

Tried-And-True Lessons To Improve Every Game

Subscribe today to Golf Tips magazine for the best instruction, reviews and much more delivered straight to you! There are certain things a golf teacher leans on through the years, no matter what student he or she is dealing with. They are bedrock, proven fundamentals that help everyone of every ability. After 25 years of teaching Read more…

Why Old School Golf Coaching Matters

Technology Is Great, But Nothing Beats Learning By Playing

Barry Goldstein and Tom Patri have a lot in common. They are both golf instructors, with more than 60 years of experience between them. They both reside in South Florida for much of the year — Goldstein on the Atlantic side, where he teaches at Inverrary Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Patri on the Gulf Read more…

Balance Basics For Golfers

Use Simple Drills And BodiTrak For Better Swing and Stroke
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Ask any great athlete what one characteristic they all share and you’ll hear a lot of the same answers. But one general theme will emerge: Regardless of the sport, balance is the common thread. So, it’s time to look at balance basics for golfers. Balance is what allows us as human beings to walk erect Read more…

Divot And Pivot For Solid Golf Contact

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What is what I call “Divot And Pivot? In short, it’s the key to solid golf contact time after time. I can honestly say this one is “Original TP.” I tell all my students if I could give them two skills for Christmas, they would be the ability to compress/hit down on the golf ball Read more…

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