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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Dear Diary, I'm Getting Better
Ben Hogan wrote, "I find it is helpful if I jot down after practice exactly what I have been working on and precisely how it was coming along." Many professional golfers today keep notes on their swings and what they are working on, including Vijay Singh.
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Three 'Musts' for a Smooth Takeaway
1. Grip Points to Belt Buckle Since the takeaway follows from the set-up, a proper address can correct errors before they happen.
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Get in Alignment
To properly align yourself to your target, you should always see four parallel lines from your address position. The first two are relatively simple. These are found by envisioning a set of railroad tracks.
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Three Simple Steps to Consistency
Most of us have had the experience of waking up and going through a normal morning, and as soon as you are ready to head out the door, you can't find your keys.
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A Lesson Learned: Becoming a Pressure Player
Jim Furyk finished with an amazing bunker shot on the 18th hole to win $1.35 million in the Tour Championship at East Lake and an additional $10 million in the FedEx Cup. He was able to handle the pressure that would bring most of us (mere mortals) to tears.
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A Lesson Learned: Turn bad days into big wins
In what has to be one of the most popular wins on the PGA Tour this year, Dustin Johnson won his second event of the year and the Ryder Cup team member is now on the short list for "Player of the Year" honors. Congratulations Dustin on an outstanding week and a job well done.
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A Lesson Learned: The PGA Championship and knowing the local rules of a course
Following the controversial Sunday at the 92nd PGA Championship, there were many questions about the ruling which penalized Dustin Johnson and kept him out of the playoff for the title.
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A Lesson Learned: Weigh your options, play to your strengths
The PGA Tour dished out another down to the wire, nail biting finish this weekend at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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A Lesson Learned: The most important shot of a tournament? The next one you're going to hit.
There will be a great deal of attention focused on Martin Laird’s three putt on the 72nd hole, especially that lag putt that ran 7 feet past the hole, or the second putt that never touched the cup.
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A Lesson Learned: What you don't think about when you are going low
The seemingly abundent number of low scores in recent weeks will trigger a flurry of questions from golf fans; most notably, are the players getting better or are the courses getting easier?
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A Lesson Learned: Secret to going low is to Play it Forward
Carl Pettersson did something unusual this week - as you probably already know. Yes, he shot an amazing 60 on Saturday, and then followed it up with a 67 to win the RBC Canadian Open, but that's not what I'm referring to - not exactly.
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A Lesson Learned: Proper practice will mean peak performance
I watched this past U.S. Open with great interest and from a variety of perspectives. Like many of you, I watched as a fan. There's few things in the world more entertaining and fascinating than watching the world's best players take on a course like Pebble Beach under U.S.
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Take your medicine
PGA Professional Tim Weinhart instructs you to follow a poor shot with a smart shot - pitch your ball back onto the fairway - to ultimately save strokes on your scorecard.
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Correct weight transfer
PGA Professional Rob Labritz talks to you about weight transfer on your downswing.
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Short iron ball position
PGA Professional Rob Labritz talks to you about proper ball position with your short irons.
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Take the Right Angle for Impact on Your Swing
PGA Professional Eric Hogge offers a quick lesson to help you take the right angle for impact.
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Position Your Feet Correctly for Better Golf Swing
PGA Professional Eric Hogge shares a tip to help you position your feet correctly for a better golf swing
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Proper Distance Away from the Golf Ball
PGA Professional Eric Hogge offers a quick lesson to help you be the proper distance away from the ball.
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Top and Lower Half Aligned
PGA Professional Eric Hogge offers a quick lesson to help you keep your top and lower half aligned.
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Get Aligned Properly Every Time
PGA Professional Eric Hogge offers a quick lesson to help you get aligned properly every time.
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