Instruction Feature

At Harbour Town Golf Links last week we learned that you have to be in control of your golf ball to have success. 2013 PGA Teacher of the Year Lou Guzzi offers some more helpful advice to anyone headed out to play a round on a tighter "target" course.
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
Proper Posture: Starting It Right
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
Learn From Your Sand Wedge
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
All in Hand: Your hands' path determines success
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
Getting Hip to a Good Swing
This week, I'd like to write about the role of the hips since they, along with proper shoulder rotation, are critical in executing a strong, consistent golf swing. In fact, those two movements must work together.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:55am - 2 Comments
Increase Swing Speed for More Distance
Two of the biggest factors that contribute to distance are hitting the golf ball in the center of the club face, and creating speed. Think of your swing as having two engines - your body and your arms. Both are power producers and both have their role in the swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:52am - 0 Comments
Loft and Ball Position Determine Trajectory
Loft and ball position controls trajectory. My comments are intended mainly for the improvement of your short game, but these pointers can be applied to your full swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:44am - 0 Comments
Get a Grip - The Right Grip For You
Developing a proper grip requires a sound understanding of how the placement of the hands impacts the direction of the clubface and the wrists throughout the swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:41am - 4 Comments
Getting By With a Little Help
Today's golf instruction encompasses many different theories, philosophies, and models. The bottom line to all of the types of instruction you receive is being able to feel the difference between how you currently perform your swing and how you want to perform your swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:29am - 0 Comments
Preparing for a Better Golf Year
You play the same way you practice is a coaching adage used in all sports at all levels. If it is true, most golfers have little hope of playing well. It is common to see golfers practice without focus, without targets, with frustration and with mechanical thoughts that are often misguided.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:25am - 1 Comments
Choosing Wisely: the target, the shot and the club
11 Nov 2010 - 11:16am - 0 Comments
Getting 'Hip' can help your game
We've all read articles and heard TV commentary about restricting your hip turn on the backswing to develop more coil and increase you X-Factor (the differential in degrees of rotation between shoulder rotation and hip rotation).
11 Nov 2010 - 11:07am - 0 Comments
Return Shaft to Address Position for Consistent Swing
Address and impact have two very different looks to them as well they should. However, the angle of the clubshaft is one thing that golfers should try to make look the same at impact as it was at address. A great way to tell if you are accomplishing this goal is to look at your divots.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:02am - 0 Comments
Check Your Centers
Did you know the golf swing has two centers, an upper, and a lower? The approximate location of you upper center is the top button on your golf shirt (if you have it buttoned). The approximate location of your lower center is your belt buckle.
11 Nov 2010 - 10:57am - 0 Comments
Hands On Experience
One important consideration with every golf swing -- and a clear difference between top players and most amateurs -- is the position of the hands at impact. With a good player, the hands are even with their left (lead) leg and ahead of the ball at impact.
11 Nov 2010 - 10:37am - 0 Comments
One Good Turn Deserves Another
The cliché,"one good turn deserves another" is as helpful with your golf swing as it is for everyday living. Once you adopt a balanced posture with a tilt of the spine, lower back flat, hips back, knees slightly flexed and your body weight concentrated on the balls of your feet, you are ready for
11 Nov 2010 - 10:30am - 0 Comments
Feel the Rhythm: Get in the right rhythm and get the right swing
The weight of the clubhead cannot be manipulated. It MUST be swung. A swing is accomplished when the club goes back and forth with the rhythm of a pendulum. The "tick-tock" of a pendulum is the beat of a great golf swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 10:16am - 0 Comments
Commit To Your Shot!
Quite often, when we hit a great golf shot we usually have a feeling that we are going to hit the ball well. It's a wonderful feeling of confidence and composure. Then there are those times when you talk yourself into hitting a ball poorly or missing an easy putt.
10 Nov 2010 - 4:29pm - 3 Comments
Turn Away From Your Slice
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