Hybrids & Irons

PGA Professional Ron Philo, Jr., shows you how to execute one of the most important shots in golf - the three-quarter wedge shot.

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Your three-step pre-shot routine: Check lie, wind, target
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Quick Golf Lesson: Stop the Shank
Try this drill to eliminate the dreaded shank from your golf swing. And for more instruction for your game, visit your local PGA Professional.
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Is Your Ball Position Correct For Each Club?
Do you know where to position your body relative to the ball when hitting different clubs? PGA Professional Eric Hogge demonstrates the proper setup when using a sand wedge vs. a 4-iron to maximize your chances for success!
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Michael Breed golf tips: Getting out of the rough
PGA Professional Michael Breed hits Hazeltine National Golf Club to give you some helpful tips on getting out of the rough and onto the green.
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Michael Breed golf tips: Tricky lie on a fairway
PGA Professional Michael Breed hits Hazeltine National Golf Club to give you some helpful tips on hitting a solid fairway shot from a tricky lie.
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How to hit lob and flop shots
Kentucky PGA Section Teacher of the Year Brian Manzella demonstrates how to position your body and strike the ball to play lob and flop shots and the main differences between the two shots.
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Golf tip: How to hit 100-yard shots
PGA Teacher of the Year Laird Small instructs on how to use a club to hit your ball three different lengths and heights by adjusting where you place your hands on the grip and the placement of the ball in your stance.
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Long irons vs. hybrids on long fairway shots
Tri-State PGA Section Teacher of the Year Eric Johnson teaches to consider all course conditions to determine proper club selection and that rescue clubs can be more forgiving and tend to have a higher trajectory.
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Difficult golf lies: How to hit on an uphill lie
Brandel Chamblee talks about the stance and playing of a ball on a hill with an uphill lie. Middle Atlantic PGA Section Teacher of the Year Joe Plecker instructs to use your upper body on downhill lies and that your head should be ahead of the ball.
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Hitting a knockdown shot in golf
Brandel Chamblee opens the segment making one point on hitting the knockdown shot to back plateau pins or under the wind. He makes sure that the ball is back in stance and to not release the club.
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Hybrid golf clubs: How hybrid clubs help your game
Laird Small, Dir. of the Pebble Beach Golf Academy, explains how hybrids are designed to help your game and demonstrates the proper way to hit them in several different situations.
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Hybrids vs. long irons
Mike Davis, Director of Instruction at Royal Links Golf Club, explains the benefits of hitting hybrids over traditional long irons.
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Golf backswing tips: How far back should you go?
PGA Professional Rob Labritz talks to you about the proper length of backswing.
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Q&A: How do I correct a shank?
My wedges and irons are usually a strong point in my game, but since the start of this season I have a funny tendency from time to time. I will have a slice come off my club and not just a little, a hard low line drive straight to the right!! Got any suggestions?  
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How to hit a golf ball out of a bad lie
PGA Professional Kevin Weeks, Director of Instruction at Cog Hill, offers tips on how to hit your ball out of a bad lie on the golf course, such as when you have to play out of a divot.
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A Lesson Learned: Take a divot
Even before I knew I would be writing this week's "A Lesson Learned", I was excited about the Deutsche Bank Championship.
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A Lesson Learned: The half-swing shot
It was a great way to start the FedEx Cup playoffs - seeing three of the major championship winners and Tiger Woods all in contention for the win on the final day of The Barclays.
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A Lesson Learned: Wedge Distance Control
One of the questions I'm asked most often is, "What is the biggest difference between amateur golfers and professional Tour players?" Well I think I saw it up close this past week at the Athens Stadion Classic where I was fortunate enough to compete and we all saw it this weekend
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A Lesson Learned: The trap draw hook
Well what can I (or anyone) say about the 2012 Masters that will do it justice? Intense, dramatic, emotional and full of great players hitting amazing shots.
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A Lesson Learned: Controlling trajectory
Harbour Town Golf Links, the site of this past week's RBC Heritage Classic, is one of the true classic courses on the PGA Tour.
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