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…

Find Your Pre-Shot Routine

It’s More Important Than Many Golfers Think

    So it’s the beginning of the golf season — or will be soon — and you have done your due diligence in preparing to play your best. You have hit the range, maybe taken a lesson or two to work out some kinks in your swing, worked on your putting stroke and short game. But Read more…

Golf Driving Tips: Hit The Ball Straighter!

The Long Ball Is Great, But Finding The Fairway Is King

“Let the Big Dog Eat.” “Grip it and Rip It.” “Go Big Or Go Home.” Everyone wants to hit the ball farther, but distance is no more important than direction. Golf driving tips are plentiful, but to score better you have to drive the ball in the fairway. So this article is about how you can drive the Read more…

Can Tiger Woods Be Tiger Again?

Drop everything! Tiger Woods is back in the house. I’m standing here at my desk in early January with four inches of snow outside my window, dreaming of my first late winter round on almost-green grass somewhere and practicing my swing and stroke indoors when I can. The first tournament of the PGA Tour season, Read more…

How To Hit The Water Blast

Treat This Golf Shot Like a Buried Bunker Blast To Get High And Dry

We all remember PGA Tour player Bill Haas’ incredible water blast shot at the FedEx Cup that won him the championship a few years back. He made it look easy (as they all seem to do!). This shot is actually not as hard as it may look to the typical weekend golfer. I usually will Read more…

Silence the ‘Chimp’ By Distracting Him

  Editor’s Note: This is the third 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. This task can be as easy as 1,2,3. Read more…

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