Editor's note: This is the fifth installment of a six-part series with PGA Professional Rob Labritz, offering up tips on how you can become a complete golfer.
One of the most important keys in fixing a slice permanently is to learn to swing the clubhead on an inside-to-out swing path through impact. In order to swing the club head into the golf ball from the inside of your target line, a full turn of the shoulders in the backswing is required.
10 Nov 2010 - 4:20pm - 0 Comments
I'm standing on the tee, driver in one hand, ball and tee in the other. I start telling my playing partners a funny story. I turn, briefly glance out over the hole and bend to press the tee into the ground. The tale continues. I address the ball -- still recanting the story.
10 Nov 2010 - 4:09pm - 0 Comments
Taking a golf lesson to the course can be a challenge. Making a swing change on the range is difficult; on the course it is even tougher. The range is the frying pan, the course is the fire.
10 Nov 2010 - 3:57pm - 0 Comments
Many PGA Tour pros will tell you in their magazine and TV tips that the bunker shot is the easiest in golf. This is a pretty demoralizing statement when you are having difficulty getting the ball out of the bunker much less near the hole.
10 Nov 2010 - 3:39pm - 0 Comments
A greenside bunker shot is the only shot in golf where you are not hitting the golf ball. The club enters the sand before the ball and flies out of the bunker on a cushion of sand. In essence you are simply hitting behind the ball and fatting the shot.
10 Nov 2010 - 3:28pm - 0 Comments
Important factors in putting can be categorized into three separate, equally important parts. * Green Reading - If you cannot predict the break of a putt, you will never be the best you can be.
4 Nov 2010 - 10:38am - 0 Comments
When confronted with a downhill lie, you must go through your "mental checklist" to assure a good shot: 1. Choose a more lofted club; the sloping terrain will de-loft your club. 2. Set your body and weight toward the angle of the hill. 3.
26 Oct 2010 - 3:41pm - 0 Comments
The ability to shape shots from side to side, control their trajectory and play from a wide variety of lies in all conditions are some of the hallmarks of an accomplished golfer.
26 Oct 2010 - 3:37pm - 0 Comments
The most common flaw I see in pitching is swinging flat-footed. By this I mean the trailing foot. Releasing the trailing foot (letting it roll towards the toe) makes it easier for the player to keep the hands in front of the clubhead.
26 Oct 2010 - 3:33pm - 0 Comments
As we all know, the short game is where we score or try to score that low number. But for many high handicappers, this is where their problems really start.
26 Oct 2010 - 3:30pm - 0 Comments
Any golfer wishing to lower his or her scores needs to learn how to control the ball's height and speed around the green. This key aspect of the short game is largely determined by a player's knowledge of two important shots -- the chip-and-run and the pitch.
26 Oct 2010 - 3:26pm - 1 Comments
Too often, students will ask me what the best club is to use for a basic chip shot, for example.
26 Oct 2010 - 3:21pm - 0 Comments
We've all had days when the swing felt perfect and our scores reflected that confidence. But unfortunately, we all know the days where the swing feels out of sorts and the scorecard reflects that as well.
26 Oct 2010 - 3:17pm - 0 Comments
Harvey Penick once said: "A man who can't putt is a match for no one, a man who can is a match for anyone."
26 Oct 2010 - 3:09pm - 0 Comments
I know, I've been there. As I was attempting to play the PGA Tour in the 70's, all the players that I knew would spend hours upon hours hitting balls with full swings. Some would spend some time practicing the "short game".
26 Oct 2010 - 3:03pm - 1 Comments
Some well-known putting gurus will preach about the importance of the putting "arc." Other renowned teachers will preach "straight back and straight through." Confused? So which is it? And what does the distinction mean?
26 Oct 2010 - 2:55pm - 2 Comments
We all miss more putts than we think we should. A lot of times it is simply due to the fact that our eyes are out of position.
26 Oct 2010 - 2:52pm - 2 Comments
Ben Hogan wrote, "I find it is helpful if I jot down after practice exactly what I have been working on and precisely how it was coming along." Many professional golfers today keep notes on their swings and what they are working on, including Vijay Singh.
26 Oct 2010 - 2:12pm - 0 Comments
One of the biggest changes in golf equipment in recent years has been the switch from long irons (#s 2-4) to the hybrid clubs. Technological changes in both clubs and balls made this come about, and almost by necessity.
26 Oct 2010 - 1:58pm - 6 Comments
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