Fundamentals

PGA teaching professional Eric Hogge shows you how to generate a good full shoulder turn in your swing and what that turn should feel and look like when done properly.

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Golf pre-shot routine: Why it's important
PGA Professional Tim Weinhart shares the importance of a good pre-shot routine.
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How to take a divot with irons in the fairway
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.
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Reviewing your most recent round can help your golf game
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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How to use a golf swing analyzer
Brandel Chamblee and PGA Professional Gene Powell use the swing analyzer at the PGA Learning Center to show how to analyze your swing. The MATT technology by TaylorMade uses cameras to pick up the motion of your swing to give you specific data about your swing.
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What you can learn from Tiger Woods' win at the 2013 Farmers Insurance Open
Those of you who were surprised by Tiger Woods' runaway win at Torrey Pines in his first start after missing the cut in Abu Dhabi haven’t been paying attention. The man is the master of the bounce-back.
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How to chip in golf: Improve fundamentals
PGA Professional Chip Sullivan shares some tips on how to improve your chipping game.
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Using golf lessons on the course
Taking a golf lesson to the course can be a challenge. Making a swing change on the range is difficult; on the course it is even tougher. The range is the frying pan, the course is the fire.
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How to teach your child to play golf
Over the past decade the Junior Golf Industry has become big business. Numerous Junior-only equipment, training aid, and apparel companies have sprung up, not to mention the countless number of junior tours and college recruiting/resume services that have come along.
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How to prepare to play a golf tournament
Almost all of us who play golf regularly or even occasionally have been in a competitive environment when it comes to the game of golf.
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How to set up for a golf shot
Learn how to set up for a golf shot with the proper grip and stance. Mike Davis, Director of Instruction at Royal Links Golf Club, discusses some important specifics of improving your golf game.
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A Lesson Learned: So Good at the Solheim
It wasn't exactly the result I wanted - or expected - but it was still great to watch the Solheim Cup this past weekend. Obviously, I love it when the ladies take center stage in the golf world and I have to offer a sincere "Congratulations" to Team Europe.
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A Lesson Learned: Maintain control
What a fantastic week – watching the world's best players take on such a tremendous test in Oak Hill and chasing the season's final major.
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A Lesson Learned: Holistic Golf
One of the things that strikes me about Brandt Snedeker, this week's champion of the RBC Canadian Open, is that he is a complete golfer. That may read incredibly obvious, but I'm saying from a PGA Instruction perspective, it's obvious he has no weakness anywhere in his golf game.
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A Lesson Learned: The Artistry of Golf
I don't know that I can say anything about the 142nd Open Championship that hasn't already been said from a fan perspective.
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A Lesson Learned: Hitting the Links
Little did I know when I agreed to do this week's "A Lesson Learned" that this would be such an amazing week for golf fans. Where do I start? How about 19-year-old Jordan Speith winning on the PGA Tour? 19!!! Or Will Willcox shooting a 59 on the Web.com Tour?!
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A Lesson Learned: Play faster, play better
Right now, one of the 'hot topics' in the golf world is pace of play - as it should be.
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A Lesson Learned: Perspective helps with pressure
Last week, I competed in one of my favorite events - the PGA Professional National Championship. This past weekend, Inbee Park not only won the Women's U.S. Open but managed to make it her third straight major championship this year.
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Proper Tempo by using the Takeaway Drill
Good tempo in the golf swing is extremely important. The first few feet of your take-away should be the slowest part of your swing.
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Keep it simple, keep it fun
When I was in college I realized how rewarding it was to help someone with their golf swing and then see their face light up after hitting a good shot. I actually enjoyed it more than hitting a good shot myself. That is when I decided to pursue a career in teaching the game of golf.
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Feet Together Drill to Improve Balance and Tempo
To get a fuller swing while increasing your balance, try taking some slow practice swings with your feet together. Many players have a tendency to sway back and forth in their swing and with your feet together you obviously can’t do that.
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