Maybe Johnny Cash was referring to golf when he sang "I Walk The Line." Probably not, but Jason Day suggests amateurs should use more than their sense of sight when trying to read longer putts. His tip: Walk the line and get a feel for the pitch of the green.
The rough at Sahalee Country Club during the 80th PGA Championship measured anywhere from 4-6 inches. Our members had been playing those conditions for the few months leading up to the event and have a better understanding of the shots required to recover from the high, dense grass.
11 Nov 2010 - 4:41pm - 0 Comments
The most important idea in chipping is to swing the clubhead at a descending angle, with the clubhead behind the hands. At impact, the shaft and body must be leading towards the target. The hand and wrist action should be minimal. Imagine the clubhead is shoving the ball into the ground.
11 Nov 2010 - 4:38pm - 0 Comments
That troublesome 20-30 yard pitch shot is easier than you think. Learn to hit a variety of pitch shots by relaxing your arms to allow them to work around your body.
11 Nov 2010 - 4:29pm - 1 Comments
One of the most important decisions you will have to make around the green when playing is whether or not to use a lever action or non-lever action.
11 Nov 2010 - 4:23pm - 0 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The internet is fast becoming a creative tool to help golfers improve.
11 Nov 2010 - 3:16pm - 0 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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