Instruction Feature

See how Patrick Cantlay hit a fantastic shot from behind a tree to win Shriners Hospital for Childrens Open in the second playoff hole, with advice from PGA Professional Lou Guzzi.
The Greenside Uphill Chip
Playing a chip shot from a greenside uphill lie can be very challenging. First, it may be difficult to establish your stance on the slope. Then, knowing what club to use and gauging how far the ball will fly and roll can be confusing.
11 Nov 2010 - 4:11pm - 0 Comments
Lag for Lower Scores
One of the predominant problems that most golfers suffer from is poor judgment on the putting green. Poor judgment is, simply not understanding the goal for each individual putt. Most high handicap and even some very good intermediate players think the goal is to make every putt they look at.
11 Nov 2010 - 3:45pm - 0 Comments
A Good Putting Stroke starts with a Good Set Up
One of the fastest and easiest ways to make more putts is to ensure your set-up is fundamentally solid. Too many players rely solely on feel to help them putt better. If there is too much compensation in your putting stroke and aim, it will be difficult to be a consistently good putter.
11 Nov 2010 - 3:42pm - 0 Comments
A drill to help make short putts
It's no secret that under pressure one of the most nerve-racking golf experiences is the 4-to-6-foot putt.
11 Nov 2010 - 3:38pm - 0 Comments
How to Play Your Best Golf While in Florida
If you are coming down to Port St. Lucie to visit us here at the PGA Golf Club, you are in for some outstanding golf.
11 Nov 2010 - 3:31pm - 0 Comments
Tips for Tall Players
I am a golf professional who happens to stand six-feet, five-inches so I can certainly relate to the unique challenges faced by the tall golfer. I think that the most prevalent bad habit of a tall player is to move the body too much.
11 Nov 2010 - 3:26pm - 0 Comments
Choose the Right Instructor
As technology has advanced, so has golf instruction. Just as there are many choices of drivers, putters, balls, and other equipment, there are just as many choices of golf instructors. The process of how you choose your golf instructor is as unique as your fingers' prints.
11 Nov 2010 - 3:22pm - 0 Comments
when off course, get online
The internet is fast becoming a creative tool to help golfers improve.
11 Nov 2010 - 3:16pm - 0 Comments
Raising a Golfer: A Parent's Guide
Over the past decade the Junior Golf Industry has become big business. Numerous Junior-only equipment, training aid, and apparel companies have sprung up, not to mention the countless number of junior tours and college recruiting/resume services that have come along.
11 Nov 2010 - 2:09pm - 2 Comments
Playing in Higher Altitudes
Earlier this year, PGA Tour hosted the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open at the base of the beautiful Sierra Nevada's.
11 Nov 2010 - 2:00pm - 0 Comments
How to Hit Those Dreaded Long Irons
It's one of the toughest shots for most amateurs to hit -- the dreaded long iron. One of the biggest problems people have with the long irons is a misconception on what makes a good long iron shot. Here are a few keys to remember to help you hit consistent long iron shots.
11 Nov 2010 - 1:21pm - 0 Comments
Should You Fire at That Pin?
A question I field quite often is how and when should an amateur take dead aim at pins during the play of a normal round of golf.
11 Nov 2010 - 1:15pm - 1 Comments
Proper Posture: Starting It Right
In order to develop a fundamentally sound address position to play your best golf, you need to understand the various components involved.
11 Nov 2010 - 1:09pm - 0 Comments
Learn From Your Sand Wedge
This special golf club has the unique ability to teach you the simple swing fundamentals for the new player and also help the strong player recapture their slumping swing. Since the sand wedge is a shorter club, use it to establish rhythm.
11 Nov 2010 - 1:03pm - 0 Comments
All in Hand: Your hands' path determines success
It's mind boggling to consider all the elements of correct body movement required to arrive at impact with a square clubface along with a clubhead path down the target line -- positioning ourselves for a straight shot.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:59am - 0 Comments
Getting Hip to a Good Swing
This week, I'd like to write about the role of the hips since they, along with proper shoulder rotation, are critical in executing a strong, consistent golf swing. In fact, those two movements must work together.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:55am - 2 Comments
Increase Swing Speed for More Distance
Two of the biggest factors that contribute to distance are hitting the golf ball in the center of the club face, and creating speed. Think of your swing as having two engines - your body and your arms. Both are power producers and both have their role in the swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:52am - 0 Comments
Loft and Ball Position Determine Trajectory
Loft and ball position controls trajectory. My comments are intended mainly for the improvement of your short game, but these pointers can be applied to your full swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:44am - 0 Comments
Get a Grip - The Right Grip For You
Developing a proper grip requires a sound understanding of how the placement of the hands impacts the direction of the clubface and the wrists throughout the swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:41am - 4 Comments