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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A Lesson Learned: Give par a chance
Hey, stop me if you've heard this one before. Tiger Woods goes out and wins on the PGA Tour. Actually, you've probably heard it quite a few times (78 to be exact!).
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A Lesson Learned: Playing in the rain
Watching the final few holes of the Wells Fargo Championship, it was fascinating to watch the drama of a crowded leaderboard and watch the world's best golfers battle each other, their own emotions and - the weather.
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A Lesson Learned: Timing is everything
 
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A Lesson Learned: When laying up is your best option
What a great honor it was to welcome the golf world to TPC Sugarloaf -- where I've been privileged to serve as PGA Head Professional since 2011. It was the inaugural year for the Greater Gwinnett Championship and we couldn't be happier with how the week unfolded.
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Master Your Own Golf Game
 
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A Lesson Learned: Balance the Key to Points Win
In talking to the players on the range this week at the Shell Houston Open, the one thing they told me they were working on was balance and rhythm.
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Lesson Learned: Turn Penalties into Positives
Penalties happen in golf. For the average player, it’s difficult to go an entire round without getting at least one “freebie” or two -- strokes you didn’t actually make, but ones you earned through the magic of the rule book.
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A Lesson Learned: Play to Your Strengths
He could have lost it at any moment.
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A Lesson Learned: A tale of two comebacks
In order to handle extreme pressure, there needs to be some sort of big picture perspective also. If we live and die based on how we perform, then we can be left elated, but also devastated.
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A Lesson Learned: Pressure Points
Two relatively unknown golfers, both in potential life-changing situations, needing one round - or even one hole - to dramatically alter their golf careers forevers. One came through, the other lost in a mind-blowing way.
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A Lesson Learned: Use your past experiences
As I was preparing to watch the final round television coverage of the Sony Open on the Golf Channel, I was comparing the two leaders heading into Sunday.
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A Lesson Learned: 2012 Tournament of Champions
Well here it is, the 2012 PGA Tour season has begun and we have our first winner of the year. I always love watching the opening Tournament of Champions - Maui may be one of the most beautiful places on earth and the Plantation Course at Kapalua is one of the best golf courses in the world.
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A Lesson Learned: Grand Lessons from Majors Champions
Each week, after important golf events, we have a top PGA Professional view and analyze the action and determine what golf tip can be gleaned from watching the world's best players that can be easily applied to your game.
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A Lesson Learned: Proper Perspective
This week we can learn a little bit about perspective and what is really important in life. One of the story lines all week at the McGladrey Classic in Sea Island Georgia was Ben Crane waiting for a possible phone call to head home for the birth of he and his wife's third child.
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A Lesson Learned: Perseverance pays off at the Frys.com
As I started to watch today's TV coverage for the 2011 Frys.com Open at CordeValle Golf Club, a couple of things came to my mind. I knew that we would get a healthy amount of Tiger Woods. This was Tiger's first tournament since the PGA Championship.
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A Lesson Learned: Becoming an elite player
This past Monday, I played at Cog Hill Golf Club in Lemont, Illinois - the venue for the BMW Championship and second-to-last event of the FedExCup Playoffs on the PGA Tour. I then came to CordeValle to represent my country and my association in competing in my fourth PGA Cup.
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A Lesson Learned: Many great - and different - swing philosophies out there.
This past week's Deutsche Bank Championship was a clinic in great golf. Big names such as Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Luke Donald were among the leaders all week - as were up and comers Chez Reavie, Jason Day and now champion Webb Simpson.
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A Lesson Learned: Plan your work and work your plan
Nothing like Mother Nature throwing a couple of curve balls at the guys on the PGA Tour this week and everyone else along the East coast for that matter.
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A Lesson Learned: Caddie Issues
One of the most talked about storylines coming out of Adam Scott's impressive four-shot win at the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational was of course, about his caddie Steve Williams.
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A Lesson Learned: Learn from the past, stay in the present
Local boy Webb Simpson finally recorded his first win on the PGA Tour and as the statistics show, it was just a matter of time.
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