The Short And Long Of Great Golf

Shaving Strokes Simply From Putter To Irons

What’s the best way to learn and practice the game of golf? Many teachers would say it’s from the hole back. Tough to argue the point: A three-inch putt counts just as much as a 300-yard drive, so why not get that shot down first, building confidence as the hole moves farther away and the Read more…

Golf Yoga Means Great Fitness

Five Poses For A Stronger Core And Injury-Free Back

For over two decades I have been teaching golf yoga to a diverse clientele, ranging from high level professional athletes to octogenarians. Regardless of age and fitness level, the initial visit is often prompted by back pain. At this point in the quest to overcome their suffering the buzz words “work on your core for a Read more…

Climb The Ladder for Better Putting

A Drill To Help You Dial In Distance

Having trouble controlling the distance your putts travel? The most important element of putting is being able to control distance. Why? Because “Distance Controls Direction.” A putt that travels beyond the hole will curve less, while a putt that is barely making it to the hole will curve much more. That’s why you should seek to Read more…

10 Best Swing Tips Ever!

Follow These Drills To Shore Up Your All-Around Game
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Every good golfer knows that power comes from the body, not the arms. To learn to power the club with your body instead of your arms and hands, put the club behind the ball at address, with your body in a dead-stop position. Without taking a backswing, try to drag the ball into the air. execute.

The Secondary Angle

Maintain Your Spine Tilt For Improved Ballstriking

Posture is a critical element of the golf swing, and is often overlooked by golf instructors and recreational players alike. It’s not particularly dynamic or flashy, and most golfers just don’t get excited about spending time developing correct posture. However, establishing the proper body angles at address–and maintaining them throughout the swing–is absolutely crucial to solid ballstriking and good shotmaking.

How To Stop Your Slice Forever

It’s True, You Can Do It. Here’s How

Even as technology has pushed golf equipment to the physical limits of ballflight correction and control, the slice remains the average player’s Waterloo. It’s an insidious condition resulting from certain swing flaws that, through the decades, haven’t changed. Do certain things, especially in the downswing, and you’re guaranteed to produce that dreaded banana ball. In Read more…

Silence The ‘Chimp’ With Tension Awareness

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of Iain Highfield’s unique series on his OSVEA system (Options, Selection, Visualization, Execution and Acceptance), which includes taming what he calls “The Chimp,” that ancient part of the brain that instills fear and tension in human beings, including golfers. You can get caught up with the series at Read more…

The Six-Spoke System Spoke 2: The Golf Mind

Yes, Your Best Game IS All In Your Head

  Editor’s Note: Following is the second 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 Read more…

The Tour’s Golf Practice Place

Florida’s PGA Learning Center is a Tech Geek Dream

Before he broke through with his first win on the PGA Tour after a decade or more in the journeyman grind, Jim Herman was a regular at the PGA Learning Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Still is, in fact. When he’s around his old stomping grounds, the soft-spoken, unassuming Herman — who conquered a Read more…

See and Feel Those Breaking Putts

Put Both Elements Into Play To Find the Bottom

Putting asks for only two functions to master: speed and direction, line and pace, spot and roll … whatever you call it, they need to be done! In this article we will address a downhill, left to right breaking putt, the most unpopular putt choice for most right-handed golfers. To become a good putter you have to Read more…

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