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.
Side Hill Lie
Side Hill Lie: 1. Aim towards the high part of the hill as your ball will always favor the opposite direction. 2. Always take practice swings and pay attention to where the club sweeps the grass that will determine the appropriate ball position for the lie.
27 Jun 2011 - 11:32am - 0 Comments
Play the game!
Don't stand in one place hitting 30 pitch shots and then 30 bunker shots.   Position yourself near the practice bunker.  Hit a pitch shot.  Then hit a bunker a shot.  Then try a high lob shot.  Then a bump and run.  Then a bunker shot with some release.&n
27 Jun 2011 - 11:30am - 0 Comments
Green Reading 101
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
27 Jun 2011 - 11:29am - 0 Comments
A Good Swing Hinges On Your Grip
A good grip allows us to effectively control the clubface throughout the swing, but also allows us essential wrist hinge which promotes our ability to maximize distance.  The key is to get the club shaft running diagonally through the fingers of the top hand (left hand for right handed pl
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Putting
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.
27 Jun 2011 - 11:25am - 0 Comments
Short Game Ball Position
Here is a way for a right-handed golfer to remember where your ball should be played.  If you want the ball to roll play it off of your right foot.  If you want your ball to be lofted into the air play it off of your left foot.
27 Jun 2011 - 11:23am - 0 Comments
Tilt your Spine for Better Drives
Most tour players and better amateurs tilt their spines 3-5 degrees toward their back leg.
27 Jun 2011 - 11:20am - 1 Comments
Get a Grip
How to hold a golf club is just as important as how you swing it. The three main types of grips are 10-finger, interlocking, and overlapping. Much has been written about differing grips and how it affects the swing so the importance is not missed.
27 Jun 2011 - 11:18am - 0 Comments
You Should Keep Your Stats!
Do you keep statistics of your rounds?  These numbers do not lie, and tell the story of your strengths and weaknesses.  Having factual evidence and knowing what parts of your game require the most improvement will certainly lead to better practice sessions as well as quicker skill im
27 Jun 2011 - 11:16am - 0 Comments
Line it Up!
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
27 Jun 2011 - 11:13am - 0 Comments
Hold A Yardstick and Get Ready For More Accuracy and Length In Your Swing
Find a wooden yardstick and take your grip on the yardstick with the bottom edge in your fingers and thumbs on top. This will enhance you feel for keeping the grip more in the fingers and the palms facing each other which is the correct position they should be in on your club handle.
27 Jun 2011 - 11:11am - 0 Comments
Developing Touch On or Around the Green
Developing Touch:  Golfers with a good short game have a great control of distance and can adjust easily to different speed greens.  Developing distance control is pretty easy with sound technique and good practice sessions with feel drills.Feel Drills:  Feel resides in your sub
27 Jun 2011 - 11:08am - 0 Comments
The Fried-Egg
If you're ball is sunny-side up in the bunker, its time to dig!  Grab your wedge and setup with a middle ball position and a square clubface (try a slightly closed face if the lie is really buried).  Your club must enter the sand just before the ball and you must follow through a
27 Jun 2011 - 11:06am - 0 Comments
Bump and Run Chip Shots
Many amateurs we teach tend to use the same club for most short game shots around the green.  This can work for sure but may not be the most efficient way of doing things.  Perfecting one swing and changing clubs based on the distance of the shot proves to be more consistent than per
27 Jun 2011 - 11:02am - 0 Comments
Bump It and Run It In Windy Conditions
In many parts of the country, golfers must contend with windy conditions..  To successfully play "under the wind," the best strategy on a windy day is the "knock down" or "bump and run".  To execute this type of shot, play the ball "back in your sta
27 Jun 2011 - 11:00am - 0 Comments
The Resistance of a Field Goal Kicker
As you come toward impact, you want your left side to straighten up.
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Balance Out Your Stroke For Consistency
Whether hitting a distance wedge, pitch shot, chip shot, or putt - you need a consistent stroke.  One way to ensure a consistent stroke is to ensure an even tempo.  An easy way for you to work on your tempo with these shots is to make sure your backswing and finish are equal distance
27 Jun 2011 - 10:50am - 0 Comments
The Six Foot Circle
On all of the Colleton River Plantation Club practice greens we have placed six foot white circles around some of the putting holes.
27 Jun 2011 - 10:47am - 0 Comments
Look to the Blimp for a Great Turn
To create the correct turn in the swing without excess motion and moving off the ball try this drill. From address pretend that there is a blimp above and behind your right shoulder. Turn back and look up at the blimp.
27 Jun 2011 - 10:44am - 0 Comments