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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.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Davis, Director of Instruction at Royal Links Golf Club, explains the benefits of hitting hybrids over traditional long irons.
PGA Professional Rob Labritz talks to you about the proper length of backswing.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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