Off The Tee
A big key to successful round of golf is getting off to a great start on every hole. Top PGA Professionals give you advice and hands-on tips on how to lower your scores by being more effective from the tee box.
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PGA Professional Le Ann Finger explains what you should be aware of when teeing your ball up and how to ensure the correct height for the ball.
Adam Smith, PGA Director of Instruction at Salisbury Country Club, demonstrates some easy stretching exercises to do before teeing off: torso rotations, leg kicks and jumping jacks.
How can I get longer drives?
PGA Professional Danny Balin gives you some advice on proper ball position before you hit your drives.
PGA Professional Ted Fort, Instructor at Marietta Golf Center in Marietta, GA, tells you how to hit the sweet spot on the driver.
PGA Professional Jim Estes, Director of Golf Instruction at Olney Golf Park in Olney, MD helps you eliminate your slice by practicing a helpful drill.
Steve Bosdosh, PGA Director of Instruction at The Members Club at Four Streams, talks about how good players deloft the club at impact and hit the ball farther. Bosdosh demonstrates a simple drill with tees to help you feel the clubhead at impact.
Joe Plecker, PGA Director of Instruction at Baltimore Country Club instructs on how to hit a draw or a fade, depending on what the hole calls for.
Steve Bosdosh, PGA Director of Instruction at The Members Club at Four Streams, gives advice on how to correct a slice. Bosdosh shows the 'hockey drill', where you split your grip to allow your right side rotate over your left side to make the ball curve right to left.
Martin Hall, PGA Director of Instruction at Ibis Golf and Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida talks about how to get more distance. Hall demonstrates a drill to help hit the ball farther.
What a great finish to a great tournament in Memphis! Congratulations to Dustin Johnson, what a way to comeback from his injury. His ball-striking and touch around the greens showed that he is not only fully recovered, but has to be among the favorites for next week's U.S. Open.
Scott Piercy won the RBC Canadian Open, in large part because of his four-birdie run early in the final round. And that run was punctuated when he drove the green on the 300 yard par 4 fifth hole. Wouldn't it be great if you had that shot in your bag?
This week's HP Byron Nelson Championship at TPC Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, certainly showed us what a roller coaster ride golf can be at times. As in life, golf has its highs and lows and that was clearly on display in the Lone Star State.
Another Senior PGA Championship in the books and what a great week it's been.
A lot will be made of the extraordinary birdie putts Adam Scott holed, first at 18 and then at 10 in the playoff, to win the Masters. But Scottie wouldn’t have been in that position if he hadn’t driven the ball with such deft precision all week.
The hardest shot in golf down the stretch in a tournament isn’t the long bunker shot or the towering drive; it isn’t the curling downhill putt or the finesse chip.
Golf can be a game of opposites...Go back to move forward!
You have to feel for Robert Garrigus. To be so close, to have that first PGA Tour win so firm in your grasp as you stand on the 18th tee of the final round and not walk away with the trophy, he'll be thinking about the events of that hole for a long time to come, I'm sure.
Though the PGA Tour has been in action for a few weeks, the eyes of the golf world really wake up traditionally when the tees go in the ground at Torrey Pines.
Quite often, when we hit a great golf shot we usually have a feeling that we are going to hit the ball well. It's a wonderful feeling of confidence and composure. Then there are those times when you talk yourself into hitting a ball poorly or missing an easy putt.
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