PGA News Archive

Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Add power to your golf swing
PGA Professional Kammy Maxfeldt explains how to acheive more power in your swing by improving your lower body and shoulder turn.
Golf swing tips: How fast should my swing be?
PGA Professional Kammy Maxfeldt offers some tips for improving your swing speed, and positioning the club on your backswing.
Good hip and shoulder exercises for golf swings
David Donatucci, Director of Fitness for the PGA of America, demonstrates some exercises that can benefit your hip and shoulder turn.
Golf warm ups: Good stretches for playing golf
David Donatucci, Director of Fitness for the PGA of America, offers some great stretches to help you warm up before your round.
Best clubs to keep in your bag for women golfers
PGA Professional Le Ann Finger explains which clubs, especially for women golfers, are not as useful as others when heading out to the course.
Golf tee height: How high should I tee the golf ball?
PGA Professional Le Ann Finger explains what you should be aware of when teeing your ball up and how to ensure the correct height for the ball.
Putting or chipping from the fringe of the green
PGA Master Professional John Hughes offers two different ways to play your ball when it lies on the fringe just off the green.
Tips for your golf club grip
Steve Long, Dir. of Instruction at Brookstone Golf and C.C., shows how to grip the club correctly and addresses some of the common problems that arise from poor gripping of the club.
Making Solid Contact on Putts
Mike Bender, Director of Instruction at the Mike Bender Golf Academy, talks about why people have trouble hitting putts solidly and offers a way to help make better contact with the ball.
Better Putting Rhythm and Stroke
Blake Cathey, Lead Instructor at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, offers a way to help you develop better putting consistency by improving your tempo and confidence.
Improving the backswing
Chris Czaja, PGA Teaching Professional at Boca West CC and 2010 South Florida PGA section Teacher of the Year, offers thoughts for improving the backswing and shows a drill that can correct problems.
Increase accuracy off the tee
Chris Czaja, PGA Teaching Professional at Boca West CC, offers advice on how to hit the ball with more control and find the fairway more successfully.
Hybrids vs. long irons
Mike Davis, Director of Instruction at Royal Links Golf Club, explains the benefits of hitting hybrids over traditional long irons.
How to set up for a golf shot
Learn how to set up for a golf shot with the proper grip and stance. Mike Davis, Director of Instruction at Royal Links Golf Club, discusses some important specifics of improving your golf game.
How to hit putts the right distance
Mike Bender, Director of Instruction at the Mike Bender Golf Academy, discusses a good drill to help you learn better distance control on putts.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Golf stretching exercises before playing
Adam Smith, PGA Director of Instruction at Salisbury Country Club, demonstrates some easy stretching exercises to do before teeing off: torso rotations, leg kicks and jumping jacks.
Tips for chipping in golf
Brian Whitcomb, Director of Golf at Lost Tracks Golf Club in Bend, Ore., gives his best tips for chipping the golf ball. He explains the importance of chipping the ball one-third of the way in the air and then letting the ball roll the rest of the way to the hole.
How to get out of greenside bunkers
Allen Wronowski, PGA Director of Golf at Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Md., talks about greenside bunkers and gives some tips to improve your bunker game.
How to hit an uneven bunker shot
Ron Philo, PGA Director of Instruction at Ron Philo's School of Golf, talks about how get the best result from a shot out of an uneven bunker lie. Philo demonstrates how he goes about finding a stable position to swing from, setting up the stance, choking up on the club and making the proper swing.
How to draw or fade your golf shots
Joe Plecker, PGA Director of Instruction at Baltimore Country Club instructs on how to hit a draw or a fade, depending on what the hole calls for.