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I'm often wondering on the golf course how I can balance the speed of my round with playing a round of golf that's respectful of etiquette, my playing partners and my own enjoyment.
Shoulder turn
Is the shoulder turn on the backswing the same amount regardless of the length of the club, or do you turn less the shorter the club? Related question: Is the arm swing shorter with shorter clubs?  
3 Aug 2011 - 1:53pm - 0 Comments
Perched lie in the bunker
I struggle from bunkers, especially in two cases. If the ball is perched in the sand, and I am green-side, how should I play the ball? I struggle with spin and consistency, and I am wondering if I should pick the ball clean or hit down on it.
3 Aug 2011 - 1:52pm - 0 Comments
Horizontal practice swings
I am hitting a lot of iron shots off center towards the toe of the club. I checked my lie and it is center. Any suggestions on drills to get the shots more toward the center of the club?  
3 Aug 2011 - 1:50pm - 0 Comments
Hitting the long irons
I need a tip for hitting the long irons, 3-5. I hit the lower irons fine and feel quite comfortable. I can hit the long irons, however the feel and ease is just not there.
3 Aug 2011 - 1:47pm - 0 Comments
The Gary Player step through
Hi Jim, I'm about a 10 handicap, and I'm trying hard to perfect my swing. I hit the ball very well, but often topple forward toward the target (like Gary Players step through drill).
3 Aug 2011 - 1:44pm - 0 Comments
Using your wrists to drive further
I've been playing for two yrs now and love the game, but the problem is that nature cheated me out and I only stand 5'-5" tall. On an average drive, I probably hit the ball 220 yds or so. I can't help feeling cheated when I see 6'+ tall guys hammering the ball.
3 Aug 2011 - 1:44pm - 0 Comments
Difficult time with long irons
I've been golfing for several years. For the life of me, I still can't hit any long irons. I've tried different things, taken lessons but just can't get it together. I've been told the hybrids are the way to got but I think I need to fix my fundamentals first.
3 Aug 2011 - 1:39pm - 0 Comments
Get more distance
I just started learning how to play golf from and instructor and was wondering does power come with time and comfort from your swing or is that it when you get your swing somewhat sound. I'm 24 years old with a background in football and wrestling and do lift 3 times a week.
3 Aug 2011 - 1:39pm - 0 Comments
Swing set up
Should I keep my left arm completely straight when hitting the ball and how far should I stand from the ball at set- up.  
3 Aug 2011 - 1:33pm - 0 Comments
Grip tip
My 16 yr old hits a nice little draw, but lately he sometimes starts to push the ball straight right. I think he quits on his follow through, maybe trying to guide the ball instead of crushing it.
3 Aug 2011 - 1:32pm - 0 Comments
Confidence while putting
How much of a putting stroke would you put down to being confident standing over the ball? I seem to be having a bad run with the putter and feel my confidence is slipping over those tricky putts that we all enjoy.  
3 Aug 2011 - 1:29pm - 0 Comments
Position your elbow correctly
I had always had trouble in the past coming over the top and hitting either a fade or slice but I started practicing holding my right elbow to my side and closed my stance a little by dropping my right foot back and now I draw the ball and hit it much further.
3 Aug 2011 - 12:27pm - 0 Comments
Down Swing
When I start the down swing do my hips start first or does my hips and hands start at the same time. As of now I'm either pushing my shots a little right or blocking them out. I'm making solid contact but my shots are about 10 to 15 yards right of the target.
3 Aug 2011 - 12:23pm - 0 Comments
Proper swing drill
What is the best way of ensuring the swing is on plane during the early part of the take away?  
3 Aug 2011 - 12:23pm - 0 Comments
Pulling the ball
I carry a 5 handicap but when I get in trouble it is usually because I pull my driver straight left. Usually my driver goes strait or fades just a little. What do you think happens when I pull it dead left
3 Aug 2011 - 12:21pm - 0 Comments
Hit the ball solid
How can you break the habit of pulling up when approaching the ball ? I have got in the habit of pulling up and when doing that I top the ball and don't get a solid hit.
3 Aug 2011 - 12:19pm - 0 Comments
Check your divot
On short wedge shots from 75 yards in I am constantly pulling the ball left of target and short. Can you help me understand what I am doing wrong?  
3 Aug 2011 - 12:14pm - 0 Comments
Getting the ball up
I was having problems getting my ball off the ground from the tee, so I moved the ball well forward in my stance. I was getting the ball up, but now I have a bad hook with a lot of spin. From the tee the ball goes about 70 yards hooking then dives straight to the ground.
3 Aug 2011 - 12:14pm - 0 Comments
Working with your grip
Rolling of the wrist or closing the club face release is that something I do? or it just follows a good grip and set up I still hit to many slices and hard fades  
3 Aug 2011 - 12:12pm - 0 Comments