Instruction Feature

Like most amateurs who don't play regularly -- and haven't had lessons from a PGA Professional -- I hit a left-to-right shot. Call it a cut, power fade, whatever. But I'm prone to the occasional ugly slice into the woods.
1.
No Swaying while Chipping
When chipping, most of your weight should remain on your front foot and your lower body should remain very quiet throughout the stroke. However, a common tendency is to sway during the stroke and that leads to inconsistency. Try this drill the next time you practice your chipping:
13 Jun 2012 - 3:29pm - 0 Comments
2.
No Peeking When Chipping
Many players lift their head too soon when chipping because they are eager to see where the ball is going, or they try to help the ball into the air, which causes them to look up too soon. This leads to very inconsistent contact.
13 Jun 2012 - 3:24pm - 0 Comments
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Feet Together Drill to Improve Balance and Tempo
To get a fuller swing while increasing your balance, try taking some slow practice swings with your feet together. Many players have a tendency to sway back and forth in their swing and with your feet together you obviously can’t do that.
13 Jun 2012 - 3:09pm - 0 Comments
4.
Proper Tempo by using the Takeaway Drill
Good tempo in the golf swing is extremely important. The first few feet of your take-away should be the slowest part of your swing.
12 Jun 2012 - 3:43pm - 1 Comments
5.
A Lesson Learned: Pressure Points
Two relatively unknown golfers, both in potential life-changing situations, needing one round - or even one hole - to dramatically alter their golf careers forevers. One came through, the other lost in a mind-blowing way.
29 Jan 2012 - 11:52pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: David vs. Goliath
Sunday's shootout in the desert was a classic David versus Goliath confrontation as Mark Wilson and Robert Garrigus went toe to toe in the final round and David came out on top.
22 Jan 2012 - 11:35pm - 0 Comments
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How to prepare to play a golf tournament
Almost all of us who play golf regularly or even occasionally have been in a competitive environment when it comes to the game of golf.
2 Nov 2011 - 2:33pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Proper Perspective
This week we can learn a little bit about perspective and what is really important in life. One of the story lines all week at the McGladrey Classic in Sea Island Georgia was Ben Crane waiting for a possible phone call to head home for the birth of he and his wife's third child.
16 Oct 2011 - 10:34pm - 0 Comments
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A Lesson Learned: Perseverance pays off at the Frys.com
As I started to watch today's TV coverage for the 2011 Frys.com Open at CordeValle Golf Club, a couple of things came to my mind. I knew that we would get a healthy amount of Tiger Woods. This was Tiger's first tournament since the PGA Championship.
9 Oct 2011 - 11:03pm - 0 Comments
10.
Maximize your swing plane
PGA Professional Jonathan Gibbs ahares a great tip you how to maximize your swing plane.
9 Aug 2011 - 2:39pm - 1 Comments
11.
Take your medicine
PGA Professional Tim Weinhart instructs you to follow a poor shot with a smart shot - pitch your ball back onto the fairway - to ultimately save strokes on your scorecard.
9 Aug 2011 - 2:36pm - 0 Comments
12.
Golf pre-shot routine: Why it's important
PGA Professional Tim Weinhart shares the importance of a good pre-shot routine.
9 Aug 2011 - 2:29pm - 0 Comments
13.
Making pitch shots simple
PGA Professional Chip Sullivan offers some tips on how to hit pitch shots perfect every time.
9 Aug 2011 - 2:22pm - 1 Comments
14.
How to chip in golf: Improve fundamentals
PGA Professional Chip Sullivan shares some tips on how to improve your chipping game.
8 Aug 2011 - 6:44pm - 0 Comments
15.
Proper putting technique
PGA Professional and top player Chris Starkjohann offers some pointers on the proper putting technique.
8 Aug 2011 - 6:38pm - 0 Comments
16.
Putting from different distances
PGA Professional Chris Starkjohann gives you a drill to help you make those all important shorter putts.
8 Aug 2011 - 6:34pm - 0 Comments
17.
Using your hybrid around the green
PGA Professional Mark Sheftic demonstrates how easy and effective it is to use your hybrid around the green.
8 Aug 2011 - 6:27pm - 0 Comments
18.
Golf chipping tips: Using proper loft when chipping around the green
PGA Professional Mark Sheftic corrects a common mistakes amateurs make with their chipping game.
8 Aug 2011 - 6:22pm - 0 Comments
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Driving accuracy: How to hit the ball straight
PGA Professional Ron Philo Jr. gives you some tips on how you can hit more fairways with your tee shots.
8 Aug 2011 - 6:12pm - 5 Comments