Fundamentals

It is very important that you do all your golf thinking and decision making away from the golf ball so when you walk into the shot, all you have to do is react to your target and execute.

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How to choose a golf instructor
I originally wrote this article in 2003.
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Add Power and Distance to Your Golf Swing Routine
Looking to add some power and distance in your golf swing? These drills can help build the muscles you need to hit the ball farther! And for more help with your swing just go talk to your local PGA Professional.
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A Lesson Learned: Match Play Strategies
The old adage is to always expect your opponent to make the shot in match play. I think we saw plenty of that this week at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.
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Balancing golf etiquette with pace of play
I'm often wondering on the golf course how I can balance the speed of my round with playing a round of golf that's respectful of etiquette, my playing partners and my own enjoyment.
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A Lesson Learned: Good golf in bad weather
You can't write anything about this week's golf at Pebble Beach, even a golf instruction article, without acknowledging Jimmy Walker and the amazing run he is on right now. Three wins on the season, three wins in only eight starts. The first three wins on the PGA Tour of his career.
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Preparing for Pressure A Lesson Learned
You can't write anything about this week's golf at Pebble Beach, even a golf instruction article, without acknowledging Jimmy Walker and the amazing run he is on right now. Three wins on the season, three wins in only eight starts. The first three wins on the PGA Tour of his career.
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Fix Your Improper Grip
Do you feel like your grip may be causing problems in your swing? PGA Professional Eric Hogge demonstrates how to hold the club properly to maximize your chances for success!
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A Lesson Learned: Playing in the wind
I love watching the PGA Tour in Hawaii. Even though the season technically started a few months ago, seeing the world's best players against the Hawaiian backdrop still signals to me the start of a new golf season.
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Starting Your Swing: Lower Body Leads
Do you feel like your golf swing mechanics are out of sync? PGA Professional Eric Hogge offers some great advice for starting your swing from the ground up in order to get the club into proper position and tempo.
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Chip Drill to Improve Impact
Do you have trouble making solid contact, or often hit the ball thin or fat? This simple drill from PGA Professional Eric Hogge can help improve your consistency and execution when striking the golf ball.
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What's the chair drill in golf
PGA Professional Joseph Hallett demonstrates how to get better posture using some common items found around the clubhouse.
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Visualize your target in golf
Kevin Weeks, Director of Instruction at Cog Hill, helps you visualize the target in front of you and properly align your body to help hit the ball more accurately.
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Quick stretches for golf
Adam Smith, PGA Director of Instruction at Salisbury Country Club, demonstrates some easy stretching exercises to do before teeing off: torso rotations, leg kicks and jumping jacks.
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Golf swing drill with sticks and towel
Ron Miller, Dir. Of Instruction at The Hill Country Club, offers a drill that uses sticks and a towel to help you better align your body before your swing.
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Golf shot setup: How to position the ball
PGA Professional Steve Long, Director of Instruction at Brookstone G&CC, demonstrates the proper way to set up to the ball before your swing to ensure correct balance and improve your consistency.
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Tips for your golf club grip
Steve Long, Dir. of Instruction at Brookstone Golf and C.C., shows how to grip the club correctly and addresses some of the common problems that arise from poor gripping of the club.
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What is the PGA Golf School?
TNT's Craig Sager put his game through a complete overhaul at the PGA Golf School in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Find out what he went through - and what you could expect - at one of the nation's top golf academies.
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Golf swing lesson: Releasing the club
Martin Hall, PGA Director of Instruction at Ibis Golf and Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., defines release as the gradual turning of the club from hip height on your downswing through your swing to hip height on the far side of impact.
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Golf swing tips: How fast should my swing be?
PGA Professional Kammy Maxfeldt offers some tips for improving your swing speed, and positioning the club on your backswing.
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Golf free drop rule: Ground under repair
Kentucky PGA Section Teacher of the Year Brian Manzella explains the rule when your ball lands in a precarious spot near a bunker. Understanding the rules of golf can provide advantages in difficult situations on the course.
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