Four Key Movements To Better Golf

Every Great Swing Shares These Attributes

Everything I teach comes from studying the best players in the world. I don’t necessarily teach the “Fundamentals of Golf” as I learned them growing up — based on a number of factors I’ve found they don’t necessarily apply to all golfers. I like to teach what I call the Tour Fundamentals of Golf, which Read more…

Six-Spoke Series No. 6: Simple Technique

Fundamentals Make All The Difference

Editor’s Note: Following is the sixth and final instruction piece 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 Golf Tips. Looking back at Read more…

Bird Golf Academy Comes To Turnberry Isle

Fifth Florida Location For Nationwide Golf School

Bird Golf Academy, the ultimate golf learning experience, has opened a new location at Turnberry Isle Miami, one of the most well-known luxury resorts. This new resort access for Bird Golf students gives them the ability to hone their skills in a state-of-the-art, private practice areas of the location. “Turnberry Isle is an ideal venure Read more…

Former Oakmont Pro Joins Nemacolin Golf Academy

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – the acclaimed luxury resort in the Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania – announces its Golf Academy has become one of the premier teaching facilities in the U.S. while led by its new director of instruction, Eric Johnson. Johnson, one of GOLF Magazine’s “Top 100 Teachers in America,” arrived at Nemacolin just days Read more…

Mind Power: The Golf Mental Game

Apply my Five Cs for competitive golf and bring some mental power to your game

If you don’t think professional golfers play under considerable pressure, then you may not have seen this year’s major championships.

The Keys to Speed and Power

Swing ‘Uphill’ and ‘Downhill’ For Greater Distance

As a teacher, one of the things that comes up the most is the desire for more speed and power in the golf swing. More distance! I was once told that Russian sprinters employed a simple technique as part of their training: Run uphill to get stronger and run downhill to get faster. It was Read more…

Taking It To The Course

The Shots Of The Masters

No tournament is quite like the Masters. And although no course is like Augusta National, PGA Pro Jeff Ritter finds that his new home course of Poppy Hills comes close — close enough for him to show how he would approach every kind of shot situation were he teeing it at “The Toonamint.” And how you can, too.

Feel The Need For Putting Speed Control

‘Toss’ This Golf Tip Into Your Bag Of Drills

Do you ever wonder why you see Jordan Spieth looking up at the hole while he putts rather than looking down at the ball? This technique will help with putting speed control. The premise of this drill comes from our basic hand eye coordination of tossing or rolling a ball (Photo 1). Your eyes will figure Read more…

How To Hit ‘Knuckle Ball’ Flop Shots

Keep An Open Face For A Soft Landing

How do top-tier pros like Phil Mickelson pull off those amazing flop shots time after time? And what situation warrants this kind of pretty, delicate shot in the first place? Flop shots are useful when you’ve got little green to work with. For instance, if you’re just off the side of a green with a tucked Read more…

The Big Putting Split

Putting is a puzzle. Always has been, mostly because almost every golfer on the planet is making it much harder than it needs to be. Do I mean to say you’re doing it wrong? Yes, I do. Think about it. You spend hours using alignment aids and grips to get the putter head to move Read more…