Hybrids & Irons

PGA Professional Kevin Weeks, Director of Instruction at Cog Hill, offers tips on how to hit out of a bad lie on the course, such as when you have to play out of a divot.

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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: 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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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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Ball position for your irons
PGA Professional Ron Philo Jr. talks to you about proper ball position relative to your target.
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A Lesson Learned: Major adjustment for approach shots
I've played in so many golf tournaments in my life that it'd be impossible to recount them all. But I can promise you I'll never forget my week in Atlanta and my first major championship - the 93rd PGA Championship.
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A Lesson Learned: Beating the wind
Congratulations to Darren Clarke this year's British Open champion. I always enjoy the media coverage the week or two leading up to the British Open. For many of us the style of golf that it takes to win the British Open is truly different.
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Should You Fire at That Pin?
A question I field quite often is how and when should an amateur take dead aim at pins during the play of a normal round of golf.
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How to Hit Those Dreaded Long Irons
It's one of the toughest shots for most amateurs to hit -- the dreaded long iron. One of the biggest problems people have with the long irons is a misconception on what makes a good long iron shot. Here are a few keys to remember to help you hit consistent long iron shots.
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The Greenside Uphill Chip
Playing a chip shot from a greenside uphill lie can be very challenging. First, it may be difficult to establish your stance on the slope. Then, knowing what club to use and gauging how far the ball will fly and roll can be confusing.
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Hello Hybrids!
One of the biggest changes in golf equipment in recent years has been the switch from long irons (#s 2-4) to the hybrid clubs. Technological changes in both clubs and balls made this come about, and almost by necessity.
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