Pitch shots can be a useful shot to have on the golf course. It allows you to loft the ball into the air and have it stop on the putting surface within a matter of feet instead of releasing and running off the back of the green. In order to hit this shot, you must
by AJ Gaul, Certified Instructor, Marriott Golf Academy, Palm Desert, California When attempting to hole putts of a shorter length, two elements are extremely crucial. The first is the ability to properly align the putter head and body with the intended target line. The second is making a stroke that follows a proper path
By Michael Ellis, PGA Senior Golf Instructor Marriott Golf Academy All too often I see golfers excessively spinning or unwinding the hips and shoulders too early in the downswing or forward swing. This almost always creates poor swing path and results in an over the top motion or an outside to inside swing path. Slices
By David Graham Certified Instructor Marriott Golf Academy, Orlando There are a few golf myths out there that show up on the lesson tee from time to time. These myths get passed on to each generation of new golfers which has the same impact as they had on previous generations, they harm our golf swing!
By Ben Nicholas Certified Instructor Marriott Golf Academy One of the more difficult shots a golfer may face on the course is a bunker shot that is 40 to 60 yards from the green. Let me suggest using the splash shot technique… but instead of a sand wedge… use a pitching wedge or a nine
Two Step “Over the Top” Fix By David Graham Marriott Golf Academy, Orlando FL If your golf buddies tell you that your swing is “over the top”, or if you see your divots going left of your target line, then this two step drill will help cure your “over the top” blues. In the down
by Ben Nicholas Certified Instructor Marriott Golf Academy in Palm Desert, CA Many students I work with believe that more distance off the tee will significantly lower their scores. Typically the best way to lower scores would be to work on shots around and on the green; however more distance is never a bad thing.
By A.J. Gaul Certified Instructor Marriott Golf Academy – Palm Desert, CA One of the more critical but unfortunately most misused fundamentals is that of parallel alignment. In its proper form, alignment is set with the clubface aiming along the ball to target line, and the body aiming parallel to this line. When accomplished properly,
By Dave Dolengowski Senior Instructor- Marriott Golf Academy in Orlando, FL Posture The most common fault I see in posture is too much tension in the arms and shoulders (see picture 1). Sometimes this is caused from a driver being too long and upright in lie angle. Today’s drivers have a lie angle that
By A.J. Gaul Certified Instructor Marriott Golf Academy in Palm Desert, California One of the most common downswing flaws I see in amateur golfers is the “out to in” club path through impact. This flaw causes many of the pulls or weak slices that many high handicappers commonly see as a shot shape. On the