Golf Practice With Purpose

Three Ways To Maximize Your Time

The great Allen Iverson once said, “Listen, we’re sittin here talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, but we’re talkin’ about PRACTICE.” So what does this have to do with your golf practice? As a golf professional and an avid writer I noticed that we generally write awesome articles about Read more…

The Big Golf Teacher Breakup

Ending a Golf Affair Ain’t As Easy As It Looks

Brad and Angelina may be headed to court, but their split is nothing compared to the anguish of when student and golf teacher part ways. Nick Faldo sending a terse fax to David Leadbetter ending a 13-year relationship that produced six majors. David doesn’t even get to visit the trophies. Tiger Woods and Butch Harmon’s split Read more…

Three Ways To Better Ballstriking

Posture, Path, Plane Still Your Key To Improvement

It’s the moment of truth: The split second when clubface meets ball. When you come right down to it, nothing else in golf matters. That’s why consistent, accurate ballstriking is what every golfer strives for, why it’s the only way to get better through the bag and lower your scores. There are, of course, many Read more…

Silence The Golf ‘Chimp’ By Taking His Time

The golf mental game is a different animal, even for elite athletes. It often perplexes baseball players that they can hit an eye-wateringly fast-moving ball with such accuracy and yet they perpetually struggle to make contact with a stationary golf ball. There are a number of possible explanations for this, some scientific, some common sense Read more…

Putting With The Pistol

Quiet The Hands To Find The Hole

Many amateur players have very active hands and wrist when putting. This activity causes many inconsistencies in their putting and leads to putts short of the hole or rolling the ball well past the hole. They tend to throw the club head back first on the backswing and then flip the right hand through the Read more…

The Six-Spoke System 4: Time Management

Make A Practice Plan To Reach Your Improvement Goals

Editor’s Note: Following is the fourth of six in-depth instruction pieces in digest form from Top 30 instructor Tom Patri’s 2005 book, The Six-Spoke Approach to Golf. Tom is one of the most respected teachers and coaches in the game, and we’re honored to add his deep passion and knowledge to the pages of Golf Read more…

Perfect Practice Putting

Six Great Ways To Build A Winning Stroke

Earl Cross is one of those golfers who’s never satisfied with his game. In other words, he’s like all golfers. So, the Grass Valley, California resident embarked on a mission to create a practice system that would build on his decades of experience as a teacher of youth and adults. And do that, he decided Read more…

Five Common Golf Beginner Mistakes

Being a beginner in golf is truly a unique place. Golf is arguably one of the hardest sports to learn and play at a high level, so beginner mistakes are the rule rather than the exception. If you’ve already taken up the game, remember that time you hit a beautiful long straight drive? Or remember the Read more…

How To Shape Your Golf Shots

Trackman, GEARS Help With Alignment, Swing Plane

Like many full-service teaching facilities, my staff and I at Boyne Resorts use Trackman and other technology like GEARS to help our students get a firm grip on their golf games. These tools help them, and us, find out how all the elements of a swing — club path, angle of attack, clubhead and ball Read more…

Fix Those Fat And Thin Shots

A Quick And Simple Guide To Better Contact

Pure contact with the golf ball and turf is perhaps the best feeling a golfer can experience.  Unfortunately this experience is not what most golfer experience on a shot to shot or day to day basis.  The fat and thin shots have one thing in common, the bottom of the swing is too far behind Read more…

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