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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.
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.
PGA Professional Kammy Maxfeldt offers some tips for improving your swing speed, and positioning the club on your backswing.
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.
Brandel Chamblee and PGA Director of Instruction Rick Martino demonstrate how to hit the ball straight or shape the ball by adjusting body position at address to achieve your desired ball flight. For left to right flight, have right shoulders closer to the ball with shoulders more open.
Southern California PGA Section Teacher of the Year Kip Puterbaugh talks about the fundamentals of the swing plane. He instructs to start your swing with early rotation of the body. Then, allow your head to move slightly with swing rotation and lead with your lower body through the down swing.
Southern California PGA Section Teacher of the Year Kip Puterbaugh demonstrates that to shape your shot, you should position the ball slightly back of normal, swing shallower and from the inside out. He also recommends practicing with an elevated shaft to help facilitate a shallower swing path.
Southern California PGA Section Teacher of the Year Kip Puterbaugh instructs that for set-up you should create a position with your upper body tilted over at the hips with your weight on the balls of your feet with shoulders back.
PGA Professional Eric Hogge helps your create the proper weight transfer during your swing.
Southern California PGA Section Teacher of the Year Kip Puterbaugh and Tri-State PGA Section Teacher of the Year Eric Johnson give recommendations for some practice games to help improve your performance using irons and fairway woods.
Jim Remy, PGA Professional at Okemo Valley Golf Club, gives advice about gripping the club. He says to make sure that when you grip the club, you grip it in your fingers, with your thumb pointed straight down the shaft. Remy goes on to demonstrate how you will get a much stronger grip on the club.
PGA Professional Roger Lundy, Academy Director at Indiana Junior Golf Academy, offers a fun way to help ensure you are gripping the golf club correctly.
David Donatucci, Director of Fitness for the PGA of America, offers some great stretches to help you warm up before your round.
John Borrell, Lead Instructor at the PGA Learning Center in Port St. Lucie, Fla., discusses the grip and the movement of the club from the start of the swing. He shows both the incorrect and correct positions to hold the club at the start of the swing.
Chris Czaja, PGA Teaching Professional at Boca West CC and 2010 South Florida PGA section Teacher of the Year, offers thoughts for improving the backswing and shows a drill that can correct problems.
I'm a senior golfer and I use graphite shafts - I have for several years. Please explain the punch shot. I was watching the Sony Open and I saw several players with abbreviated swings. Nick Faldo tried to describe it but I didn't understand.
PGA Professional Eric Hogge offers a quick lesson to help you grip your club correctly.
PGA Professional Tim Weinhart shares the importance of a good pre-shot routine.
PGA Professional Gary Bates, an instructor at the PGA Learning Center in Port St. Lucie, Fla., demonstrates the proper way to take a divot with your iron.
2003 PGA Teacher of the Year and Director of Instruction at Pebble Beach Golf Academy Laird Small discusses the importance of reviewing your scorecard after your round.
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