Lesson Learned

In this week’s Lesson Learned from 2013 PGA Teacher of the Year Lou Guzzi, we take a look at Tiger Woods’ putting woes in Mexico, compared to the rest of his game, and Lou offers up a quick putting tip to help everyone working on their game on the green.
How to hit great shots under pressure
The TPC Scottsdale's 16th hole is one of the most pressure-packed shots players face all year. 2013 National PGA Teacher of the Year Lou Guzzi explains how they control their nerves and execute on the biggest stages, to hopefully help you the next time you face a crucial shot in a crucial spot.
5 Feb 2018 - 11:52am - 0 Comments
Tiger Woods struggled mightily with his driver at Torrey Pines, but still salvaged solid scores. Here's how you can, too.
Tiger Woods didn't have his best game, especially off the tee in his first start of 2018 at Torrey Pines, but he scrambled to positive finish overall.
29 Jan 2018 - 10:19am - 0 Comments
Faced with a massive bunker face? This is how to escape with minimal damage to your scorecard.
We take a look at how Wesley Bryan hit a masterful shot from the 18-foot deep bunker along No. 16 on the south course at PGA West during the CareerBuilder Challenge.
21 Jan 2018 - 8:26pm - 0 Comments
Wesley Bryan saved himself a stroke with an 'opposite-hand' shot in Hawaii. Here's how you can do it, too.
Learn how to hit the 'opposite-hand' recovery shot, like Wesley Bryan pulled off at the Sony Open. You don't have to be a trick shot artist to add this shot to your game, just follow the simple tips from PGA Professional Lou Guzzi.
15 Jan 2018 - 9:15am - 0 Comments
You might not be able to crush driver like Dustin Johnson, but you absolutely can get more distance off the tee. Here's how.
See how Dustin Johnson, the 2018 calendar year's first winner, generates so much power and accuracy, like on his 433-yard drive on the par-4 12th hole at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Analysis and instruction from PGA Professional Lou Guzzi.
8 Jan 2018 - 11:18am - 0 Comments
When to go for it -- and when not to -- on a short par 4
Every golf course has its share of risk-reward holes.
3 Dec 2017 - 4:11pm - 0 Comments
How to control your trajectory while playing in windy conditions
At the RSM Classic, Vaughn Taylor hit some of the best shots of the day in very windy conditions. PGA Professional and 2013 PGA Teacher of the Year Lou Guzzi offers some advice for having success in the wind.
20 Nov 2017 - 12:26pm - 0 Comments
Forced to stand closer to the ball than you'd like? Here's how to pull off the shot anyway like Patton Kizzire did on Sunday
Learn how Patton Kizzire played the uneven stance he faced on the 18th hole at the OHL Classic successfully to claim his first TOUR win, with instruction provided by PGA Professional Lou Guzzi.
13 Nov 2017 - 11:40am - 0 Comments
Here's how to wrap a hook shot around a tree to save a stroke like Patrick Cantlay did to win the Shriners Open
See how Patrick Cantlay hit a fantastic shot from behind a tree to win Shriners Hospital for Childrens Open in the second playoff hole, with advice from PGA Professional Lou Guzzi.
6 Nov 2017 - 10:10am - 0 Comments
This is how you can pure your 3-wood like Justin Thomas did on his way to winning the CJ Cup
Justin Thomas, in the first hole of a playoff with Marc Leishman, hit an amazing 3-wood from 243 yards to help him win the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in South Korea and jump to #3 in the world golf rankings.
23 Oct 2017 - 10:36am - 0 Comments
Pat Perez's carefree attitude is leading to wins on the PGA Tour. Here's how it can benefit you, too.
Video highlights from Pat Perez' win at the CIMB Classic
16 Oct 2017 - 11:50am - 0 Comments
Phil Mickelson hit a screaming hook to get out of trouble and made birdie at the Safeway Open. Here's how you can do it, too.
Phil Mickelson made a scrambling birdie at the 2017 Safeway Open after hitting this low hook under a tree. Here's when (and how) you should try the same shot.
9 Oct 2017 - 11:59am - 0 Comments
Right-handed Justin Thomas saved himself a stroke by hitting a shot left handed. Here's how you can do it too.
Justin Thomas hit a left-handed recovery shot in the third round of the Tour Championship. Check out our 'Lesson Learned' story to read about how to pull this shot off.
25 Sep 2017 - 12:42pm - 0 Comments
Rickie Fowler striped a driver off the deck. Here's when it's the right play for you.
Rickie Fowler striped a driver off the deck from 281 yards out on the final hole in the BMW Championship on Sunday. A crazy shot to try, right? Not necessarily.
18 Sep 2017 - 11:06am - 0 Comments
Justin Thomas made the right call at TPC Boston. Here's how you can, too.
Justin Thomas had options for how to play his third shot from just off the green on the 18th hole of the Dell Technologies Championship. He elected to putt it, and held on to win.
6 Sep 2017 - 8:53am - 0 Comments
Golf tips: A recipe for success in team competitions
As we saw at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, team golf outside of the Ryder Cup can be a lot of fun to watch.
1 May 2017 - 11:43am - 0 Comments
Golf tips: Don't let a windy day on the course ruin your scorecard
As is often the case anytime one tees it up in the Lone Star State, wind was a factor throughout the week during the Valero Texas Open. Kevin Chappell emerged as the winner on Sunday at 12-under 276, picking up his first PGA Tour win in 180 tries.
24 Apr 2017 - 9:59am - 0 Comments
Fair or unfair? Dissecting Zach Johnson's bank-shot birdie at Bay Hill
In the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday at Bay Hill, Zach Johnson hit the kind of shot you don't see often. Playing the par-3 17th hole, Johnson hit his tee shot into a greenside bunker.
20 Mar 2017 - 10:46am - 0 Comments
Golf tips: Tackling a difficult stretch of holes
The Champion Course at PGA National, host of the Honda Classic, features one of the most difficult three-hole stretches in golf. Its par-3 15th, par-4 16th and par-3 17th holes are known as, "The Bear Trap."
27 Feb 2017 - 12:23pm - 0 Comments