Lesson Learned

What happened to Russell Knox at TPC Sawgrass' iconic island green hole Saturday is the stuff of nightmares for most amateur golfers. Knox dunked three consecutive shots into the water, eventually finishing with a 9 -- and effectively ending any chance he had of winning the Players.
Golf tips: Don't look away from a missed putt
The objective of golf is deceptively simple: get the ball in the hole. But many amateurs fail to take advantage of what they might be able to learn from the shots that don't land in the bottom of the cup.
10 May 2016 - 5:09pm - 0 Comments
Golf tips: Why you slice the ball, and how to fix it
For most new golfers, the first frustration to overcome is usually how to make consistent contact with the ball. But once that's accomplished, it usually leads to a second, sometimes life-long frustration.
2 May 2016 - 2:01pm - 0 Comments
Rusty? Swing faster in practice to help create clubhead speed
When Jordan Spieth wanted to add more distance to his drives this season, he didn't make any modifications to his swing. Instead, he practiced swinging the club faster, trying to train his muscles to improve his clubhead speed.
27 Apr 2016 - 11:52am - 0 Comments
Like Hoffman, focus on the process
How did Charley Hoffman finally shake off his Sunday demons and win at TPC San Antonio?
26 Apr 2016 - 9:33am - 0 Comments
Why 'keeping your head down' is a myth
It's happened to each of us at some point during a round. Chunk or top the ball and your playing partner offers the advice nobody wants to hear:
19 Apr 2016 - 11:45am - 0 Comments
What you can learn from Branden Grace's RBC Heritage victory
The ultimate goal of every golfer is to hit every fairway, every green in regulation and never three-putt. But that's not likely, even for the best players in the world.
18 Apr 2016 - 12:22pm - 0 Comments
Two takeaways from Willett's putting routine
You may never win a green jacket like Danny Willett, but you can take away two key elements of what makes him such a precise putter. If you can draw a straight line on a spherical object, you're halfway there.
11 Apr 2016 - 5:52pm - 0 Comments
Walker's lesson: Remain 'in the moment'
One of the great things about golf is the relaxing pace. But that can also be a downfall. In a three- to four-hour round, the average golfer takes between 70 and 100 swings, leaving a lot of time in between shots to think about anything but golf.
30 Mar 2015 - 5:29am - 0 Comments
Avoid the three-putts, make the gimmes
More often than not, PGA Tour events are decided by putting contests. Sunday was no different. Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational by sinking a crucial birdie putt on the final hole, while Henrik Stenson let it slip away with back-to-back three-putts.
22 Mar 2015 - 8:08pm - 0 Comments
How to escape from a buried bunker lie
A ball buried under the lip of a greenside bunker. It's every golfer's nightmare -- and Patrick Reed was no exception during Sunday's playoff at the Valspar Championship.
16 Mar 2015 - 3:46pm - 0 Comments
Hone your mental game by 'playing' practice
When Jordan Spieth stepped up to the putt on the 18th green Sunday at Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead course, it wasn't the first time he'd faced that situation.
15 Mar 2015 - 8:07pm - 0 Comments
Throwing clubs golf drill: When it's OK to throw clubs
Rory McIlroy's angry golf club toss into the lake Friday at Doral? Bad. Learning how to swing on plane and find the correct release point by throwing clubs on purpose? Good.
9 Mar 2015 - 6:02pm - 0 Comments