Instruction Feature

Hitting from a fairway bunker without the right approach can be a difficult golf shot. PGA Professional Billy Ore offers up some quick and easy instruction for keeping your positive round going.
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Winter Golf: Possible and Enjoyable
 
16 Jan 2011 - 3:42pm - 0 Comments
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Fight the winter blues while, at the same time, improving your game
 
13 Dec 2010 - 11:23am - 0 Comments
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Golf in cold weather: Proper preparation makes it a breeze
“Winter golf” has different meanings depending on what area of the country you happen to be in. In Florida or Arizona, it means peak season. In Minnesota and Massachusetts, it means a time to put the clubs into storage.
2 Dec 2010 - 3:15pm - 2 Comments
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Overcoming Thick, Greenside Rough
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
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The best chipping drills for consistency
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
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Executing the Perfect Pitch Shot
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
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Short Game: Lever vs. Non-Lever
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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when off course, get online
The internet is fast becoming a creative tool to help golfers improve.
11 Nov 2010 - 3:16pm - 0 Comments
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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
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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
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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
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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