Beat The Buried Lie In The Rough

Try This Chop Shot To Get Out Of The Bird’s Next

Have you ever walked up to your ball and found it laying like it is in Photo 1? The dreaded buried lie. UGH! If you happen to be in Florida or Hawaii and this ball is sitting in Bermuda rough, your level of difficulty just got raised up a notch higher. What do you do Read more…

Remember These Chipping Fundamentals

Having good fundamentals in chipping is so beneficial to creating solid contact. The two tendencies I see a lot of amateurs’ struggle with when chipping is using their hands to much and feeling like they need to lift the ball in the air. By creating some awareness in your chipping set up and motion, your Read more…

How To Pull Off Uphill And Downhill Pitches

Let The Slope Determine Your Set-Up

Playing mountain golf, a lot of times you can find yourself in tricky situations, with uphill or downhill lies. A lot of players tend to set up a little bit “off.” Let the golf course tell you how and where to stand for uphill and downhill pitches. UPHILL Here I have an uphill lie so Read more…

For A Great Short Game, Pick Your Landing Spot

Vistualize What Kind Of Aircraft You Need To Get Close To The Hole
short game landing spots

I love short game situations. There are so many choices and not a lot of “rights versus wrongs” — it can be the best display of creativity. But sometimes we all “mix the fundamentals” of one shot with another, and the short game shot we were hoping to gracefully see head toward the cup ends Read more…

Make Your Greenside Bunker Play Better With Umbrella Drill

Master This Move And You’re Covered
green-side bunker umbrella drill

A green-side bunker shot is supposed to be one of the easiest shots in the game. After all, it’s the only shot in golf where we can hit up to three or four inches behind the ball and still get an acceptable result. Most golfers struggle with a green-side bunker because they have a difficult Read more…

Three Keys To Better Greenside Bunker Play

It’s All About FACE/BASE/PACE
greenside bunker opener

The greenside bunker shot doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, it should be one of the easiest shots in golf, because you don’t have to strike the ball at all, just the sand underneath it. Here’s my three-step method for becoming a great bunker player: FACE, BASE AND PACE. So just what is a Read more…

Three Keys To A Sharp Short Game

Think Finesse Over Power

Most of us are guilty of moving elements of our full swing into the short game. Quite frankly because that information has been handed down for what is now generations: “the small swing is the same as the full swing.” Always, as in life, it is not quite that straightforward. The goals of full swing Read more…

Get Your Golf Short Game On Plane

Most of you struggle with your golf short game because you swing the club too far inside on your takeaway. When we videotaped the best short game players we found when the club reaches parallel to the ground on the takeaway the club was parallel to the target line. So how do we learn the Read more…

The Key To Clean Chipping Contact

No Sitting Around When There’s SOLID Chip Shots To Be Made

Inconsistency in chipping is one of the game’s great bugaboos, leading to all sorts of issues around the green — skulls, tops, chunks — that ultimately do serious damage to your scorecard. The secret to striking the ball the way you want to, again and again? Let’s just say this: Maintaining your “lean” is the Read more…

How To Hit The High Pitch

It’s All About Set-Up, Speed, Release!

The high pitch shot, especially a mid-distance one, can be one of the toughest for amateurs to master. You need enough speed to send the ball far enough, but enough trajectory to stop the ball on the green quickly and softly. But it doesn’t have to be a tough shot. Follow my prescription for mastering Read more…

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