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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.
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.
PGA Professional Joseph Hallett demonstrates how to get better posture using some common items found around the clubhouse.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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