How To Play Big Downhill Golf Shots

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On the 488-yard 6th hole at Journey at Pechanga, players are faced with a dramatic 300-foot elevation drop from the tee box to the green, and about 210 feet to the fairway. After catching your breath from the view and ride up to the tee, here’s how to handle these big downhill golf shots. ONE Read more…

10 Ways To Play PGA Tour Style

Follow These Rules To Raise Your Game

I’m no golf pro. I don’t even play one on TV. But I do watch PGA Tour stars on that 55-incher sitting in my living room, and what they do every week still amazes me after nearly five decades of paying attention. The shots they pull off. The pars they save. The powers of concentration Read more…

Uneven Lies And How To Beat Them

Level The Playing Field With These Adjustments

A large percentage of shots during a round of golf will not be from a perfect, level lie like you practice on the range.  Understanding what may or may not happen from these uneven lies and making the necessary set-up adjustments are extremely important to executing the shot and minimizing the BIG mistakes. When executing Read more…

Golf Wind: How To Read The Breeze

Does wind make a difference when you’re playing golf? Yes, golf wind matters, big time. Ask any of the top 93 players in the world after they played the first round of the Masters at Augusta National this year. Winds were sustained at 30 mph with gusts to 40. Only 11 players broke par and 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.

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…

2 Cool Trouble Shots

Master these Houdini-like escapes and you’ll be smiling your way to par
2 Cool Trouble Shots

Most of us can recall a particularly dicey situation during a recent round of golf. Probably plenty of them over the years. After all, getting in and out of trouble is one of the chief charms of golf. How boring would it be to be right down the middle, home in regulation and in the Read more…

Think & Play Like A Pro

Making better decisions leads to better scores

Lowering your scores on the golf course isn’t just about your ballstriking abilities. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses, and making better decisions based upon risk and reward, can improve your scoring immediately. The Tour pros you watch on television are constantly discussing and weighing the pros and cons of each shot with their caddies. Unfortunately, Read more…

Mind Games

How to train your brain for better golf

What separates the great players from the really good ones?