Golf Tip of The Day

If you put a log on the ground and asked someone to take out a chunk of wood from the log they would most likely swing the ax into the log at an angle and create sliced out section from the log. This action is done with an abrupt angle of attack into the wood log.
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One-Handed Putting
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
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Green Side Bunker Shots
Similar to shots from the turf, greenside bunker shot techniques have changed over time with the advancement of wedges, sand, green surfaces, etc....Players should focus on staying more square to their target line with the body and the path of the swing.  Using the bounce of the wedge and
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Toe in For Side Hill Lies
One of the toughest shots in golf is when the ball lies below your feet. The natural tendency is for the ball to drift to the right.  Many players top this shot or really slice it because they don't make the necessary adjustments.
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Skip the range?
If you are in a hurry to make your tee time and you only have 5 minutes to get ready, our Colleton River Golf Academy Professionals suggest stretching instead of hitting balls. Asking your body to do something that it may not be ready for on the first tee can be a disaster!
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Speed Putt
To get the ball close on long putts, speed is likely more important than direction. Develop a good vision of speed control and in your practice time work on long putts so you have the feel.
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Get Connected - Ball Between the Arms Drill
Creating a connection between the turn of your shoulders and swing of your arms promotes a more efficient golf swing with less moving parts.  Most amateurs' swings have too many moving parts and as a result develop a great deal of inconsistency.  To improve the connection in your
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Smarter Lay-ups
When you are faced with having to lay-up make sure you do the math in order to lay-up to a good distance.  Too often you will tend to always hit a 3 wood.  The problem is that you generally end up too close to the green to hit a full shot.  An example would be if you are 230 yar
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Balancing Your Body's Foundation
The foundation of your swing is all about balance.  Try these points to improve your foundation you're your set-up try to get the angle between your club shaft and spine near 90 degrees, your arms should hang down vertically so your hands are under your shoulders, and you should be ab
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Study the Lie of the Ball
From a short chip to a full swing, if the entire ball lies below the top of the grass, you will need to make changes in your set-up and swing.  You need to produce more of a steeper swing to get the ball up out of the grass.  Two keys that help first place more weight on your lead le
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In The Bucket Drill
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
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5-5-5
When you don't trust what you're doing, you tend to tense up and try to steer the ball. Think of it this way: When you strangle the club, the club doesn't choke, you do.Start monitoring your grip pressure.
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The Mental Side of the Game
Our attitude and how we think has a tremendous effect on how we play and score. When playing a true championship golf course one can benefit by setting realistic expectations and adhering to the following: 1) Play the set of tees that best suits your ability. 
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The Building Blocks of Elevation
Most golfers know how far they hit each club on a flat topography.  But a challenge course architects use to protect par is elevation change. 
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Putting: Improve Your Distance Control by Looking at the Hole
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.
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Mix it up!
Mix up your practice routine to learn to execute shots.  Hit a few warm up shots with your favorite club maybe a mid-iron or fairway metal.  Next, grab your gap wedge and imagine a shot on your home course with a specific target.
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The Swing Is The Thing
From my experience as a golf teacher I have observed that most people try and over use their bodies in the golf swing. Tour professionals and very skilled amateur golfers know how to use their body properly to increase swing speed in their golf swings.
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Timing
Timing and Rhythm. Quick drill is to say out loud 123--123.  123 on the back swing and 123 on the follow thru. This is a basic timing tempo but the way it works is to say it out loud so you can hear the pace of your arms in unison with your body turn...
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Use the Sand Wedge Correctly for Soft Pitches
The sand wedge has the most bounce and loft of any club in your bag. So to hit the soft high pitch shots, utilize this loft by keeping the ball in the center of your stance,  and keep your hands and the handle of the club pointed at your belly button.
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3 Keys to Un-lock your Putting
Putting accounts for 42% of your total strokes in a round of golf.  The question isare you spending 42% of your practice time on putting and is it efficient?  Here are three keys to allow you to make more putts.
27 Jun 2011 - 11:34am - 0 Comments