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TNT's Craig Sager wanted to dramatically improve his game so he went to the PGA Golf School in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Part of his learning was the importance of fitness and balance and how it would improve his health and his golf game.
Are you warming up correctly before your round on the putting green? Are you focusing on any mechanics or techniques in particular? Our PGA Professional offers a great routine to get your hands and eyes prepared for the greens you'll face during your next round.
Perhaps you play where putts are good "inside the leather." Or the length of putter. Or, based on Sergio Garcia's 17-foot concession in the World Match Play Championship, maybe your "gimme" putts are considerably more liberal.
It was a key moment in the tournament: Seung-Yul Noh, facing a 14-foot par-saving putt on the 17th hole Sunday to keep his lead at three shots. And compounding matters? A gusty, swirling wind that accentuated TPC Louisiana's undulating greens.
PGA Professional Matt Hilton offers a great drill to help improve your putting consistency. And for more help with your game, find the local PGA Pro in your area!
With some of the higher scores shot this week at the WGC - Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral, I know there are a number of golfers out there who say it's fun to see the top players hitting shots like we all do.
Torrey Pines is a tremendous venue, everyone who watched one shot of the golf this past weekend understands how beautiful, impressive and difficult it is.
PGA Professional Craig Renshaw, Director of Instruction at Paradise Valley Golf Club, explains why people have difficulty getting their long putts close to the hole and offers ways to remedy this problem.
PGA Master Professional John Hughes offers two different ways to play the ball when it lies in the first cut of rough just off the green.
Blake Cathey, Lead Instructor at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, offers a way to help you develop better putting consistency by improving your tempo and confidence.
Carolinas PGA Section Teacher of the Year Krista Dunton demostrates how the arms, shoulders, and spine should rotate and align correctly while putting.
Mike Bender, Director of Instruction at the Mike Bender Golf Academy, talks about why people have trouble hitting putts solidly and offers a way to help make better contact with the ball.
Kevin Weeks and Allen Gobeski show different ways of improving your short game from placing a golf glove between your forward elbow and body when practicing putting to help keep your face square through impact, to using technology to examine golf clubs and swing technique.
PGA Professional and top player Chris Starkjohann offers some pointers on the proper putting technique.
Mike Bender, Director of Instruction at the Mike Bender Golf Academy, discusses a good drill to help you learn better distance control on putts.
Ted Bishop, PGA Professional at The Legends Golf Club talks about lag putting. He gives two fundamentals to help with your putts. First, place your ball on the ground with the trademark straight up in the air and the number on the forward side of the ball.
I think we've all seen this Tiger Woods before. Dominant. In control. Confident. Runaway winner.
Many players take the putter back too far and then decelerate through impact without even realizing it. Here is a drill to ensure you are accelerating through impact: Standing a few feet from the hole, set up to the ball as you would a regular putt.
Obviously, there's not a lot I can add to what we all witnessed at Medinah. That was just simply amazing golf: great players, hitting great shots, under incredibly great pressure.
Once again, the old adage that "golf is a game of putting" holds true - especially on the PGA Tour. So many storylines were playing out this past week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, it was hard to keep track of them all.
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