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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Even before I knew I would be writing this week's "A Lesson Learned", I was excited about the Deutsche Bank Championship.
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.
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
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.
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.
PGA Professional Ron Philo Jr. talks to you about proper ball position relative to your target.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It was fortunate for Hunter Mahan that he made a bunch of key putts down the stretch at Firestone, because several times it looked to like he either didn't have a pre-set strategy to play the final holes, or if he did, he didn't stick with it.
Each year when I watch the British Open I am reminded of two extremely important concepts that every golfer should learn and master. First, when around the green, putt when you can. Second, hit down on your woods like you hit down on your irons.
It wasn't long after the beginning of the 2010 John Deere Classic that you knew it was going to be a special tournament. After all, most of us thought that we were going to watch a Paul Goydos runaway victory after he posted only the fourth 59 ever shot on the PGA Tour.
PGA Professional Ron Philo Jr. teaches you how to control your distance with the three-quarter wedge shot
PGA Professional Rob Labritz, the Director of Golf at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY, talks to you about proper positioning for hitting hybrid clubs.
PGA Professional Jonathan Gibbs talks to you about building confidence with your long irons or hybrids.
PGA Professional Jonathan Gibbs instructs you on how manage your distance off the tee by being aware of your grip pressure.
PGA Professional Sean Dougherty demonstrates proper stance and posture when hitting your golf shots.
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