Bad Lies

Make clean contact no matter how difficult your lie

The key to this shot is to choke down on the club far enough–all the way to the shaft–if necessary

Trouble Shots

Don't Let Some Bad Breaks Ruin Your Round

Golf is a lot like life. Some days everything comes easily; other days nothing seems to go your way.

Ain’t Bad, Just Is

Catch a bad break? Don't let it get you down. Escape!

I can’t go at this shot right-handed because the cactus impedes my stance. But I can get the ball back in play by playing a left-handed shot.

Why You Can’t…

(and how you can)

One of the great things about the game of golf is that, on occasion, all of us, even the highest handicapper, will hit a shot like a pro. It might be a well-struck drive, hitting a par-5 in two or holing out a bunker shot.

Manage Your Game

Think Better, Score Better

A common saying in golf is that the game is 90% mental.

Spotlight: Charles Howell III

Find out what Charles Howell III thinks about iron play and his new Bridgestone irons

Arguably one of the best American-born players in his 20s on the PGA Tour, Augusta native Charles Howell III had a great year in 2007. His second win came at the famed Riviera CC—a victory that kick-started his best year as far as PGA Tour earnings are concerned, having amassed more than $2.8 million on the golf course. For ’08, Howell’s game looks even better, thanks to a newfound confidence in his swing, putting and, most of all, in his new golf clubs.

4=8

Four shots that will save you eight strokes

I call it The New Math, but you can think of it as a simple way to cut strokes from your scorecard quickly and easily._Ê As an instructor, I like to teach my students the basic premise that by adding to their technical repertoire and eliminating incorrect moves, they can effectively lower their handicaps. In other words, I believe that a good instructor subtracts as much, if not more, than they add. By eliminating inefficient and wasted motion and streamlining your technique, you’ll be making a giant first step toward improving your swing and your scores.

4 Ways To Score With A Hybrid

Learn These Key Shots To Shoot Lower Scores

By now, you’ve probably realized that hybrid clubs are a lot easier to hit than traditionally shaped long irons. The ball flies higher and lands softer with a hybrid, making them ideal for shots deep in the fairway that require a soft landing on the green. But what you may not know is hybrid clubs are also designed to perform well from a variety of other locations on the golf course. From the rough, the fringe, even the bunker—the hybrid can be an effective tool for saving your score.