How did Russell Henley, in his first PGA Tour event, set a rookie scoring record and win the Sony Open? And even more, how can his win help your game? Henley's instructor, PGA Professional Bobby Hix, gave us an exclusive talk for this week's "A Lesson Learned."
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Many amateurs have difficulty aligning their putter face properly to their intended line. Improper face alignment guarantees they will need to manipulate the putter face to get the ball traveling on the proper line. To correct this problem, pay close attention to the telecast of to
Putting as we know is so important and to keep it simple, hold your follow thru until the ball stops rolling and check the club face, it should be facing the target.
No matter how well you strike the ball from tee to green, your score won't reflect your shot making skills unless you can make putts. When playing a new course, the greens are unfamiliar. They may be faster, firmer, flatter, hillier, slower or have more grain. To get the
Are you three putting greens because of poor lag putts? If so, I have the perfect drill to improve you pace on long putts and get a better understanding of the speed of the greens. To begin, set up a semi-circle of tees one club length behind a hole. This forms the "buck
When you toss a ball how do you know how far to throw it? Your eyes are telling your body how far because they are looking towards your target as you are throwing. The same holds true in putting for great distance control.
Chipping it close makes a round of golf more enjoyable and takes some stress off your putter. Learn the "Lefts of Chipping" to improve your short, low shots around the green.
Instead of just beating balls on the range, try to play a round of golf on your home course at the range, the evening before the actual round. Stay at the range and hit your shot imagining the first fairway, approximate your drive and hit an iron to the green. If you miss, either c
How many times have you missed a three foot putt? Here is a drill to make three footers automatic. Start with eight balls surrounding a hole from a distance of one club length. Start with the straightest putt. Knock it in, and move around the circle. Try to make a
Don't just leave the putter face down there to fend for itself. I want you to put your right hand in charge. Picture your right hand as the equivalent of your putter face.
To keep your mind quiet while you putt and to maintain a smooth and even tempo try this 4 count tip. Once you have set up to the ball, the last thing you should do is give a focused look of visualizing the ball going in the hole. Count to yourself 1.
What club do you use the most during a round of golf? The answer is your putter. Focus on your fundamentals to improve your "P's of Putting". Master this list and you will be well on your way to a better stroke and lower scores.
If you miss the green and your ball ends up in a closely mown area don't forget about the hybrid putt. Approach the shot just as you would a putt. Use your putting grip, stance, pre-shot routine and stroke. You will find that with a little practice you will start getting
A carpenter's chalk-line and a CD disc are great putting aids to have in your golf bag. The chalk-line is useful to help you with your alignment and stroke. Find a straight six to ten foot putt on a practice green. Snap a chalk-line from the hole back to desired distance.
One of the more challenging aspects in playing a course with smaller putting surfaces is accurately reading the greens. With the putting surface being so small, it not only makes hitting approach shots to the green very important, it places a premium on effective green reading. On
As an instructor, every student is special and every golf acheivement means the world to me. I get a huge thrill from watching my students make their first par just like I do watching them break par.
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.
Every golfer who's ever faced a critical putt - whether it was for a two-dollar win in your weekend nassau, to win a club championship or in Ernie Els case, to win the Claret Jug and his fourth major championship; knows how your heart rate increases and your hands can shake a bit as you pr
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.
As expected, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans provided great golf, great drama and a great finish. For the second straight year, the tournament went to a playoff and golf fans enjoyed some extra holes to determine a champion. And a worthy one was certainly crowned.
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