This months golf tip comes from working with a student in school last week. Ellene H. told me she had never been able to get out of a bunker in one shot – EVER!! I have had success with this drill before so I told her to first practice buried bunker shots. Bury half the
With the deep face drivers on the market today, the tees that we have been using for the last 100 years are being threatened with extinction! In order to get the max out of these new scientific wonders, you have to hit the ball higher on the clubface. This requires use of a longer tee.
As you set-up to the ball, your eyes are pointing at the ball. As you swing the club back, your eyes continue to point at the ball. At impact your eyes are still pointing at the ball. But, I say you should not try to keep your eyes on the ball. Does that make sense?
The phrase “holding your finish” can be beneficial, if done the correct way. My definition of “holding your finish” is – After completion of the swing; you continue to be properly balanced until the ball lands on the ground. Notice that in the above definition I haven’t mentioned where the club is or anything about
Rhythm is often talked about, but greatly misunderstood. Most golfers that I observe trying to slow their rhythm are actually slowing down their swing speed. There is a difference between the speed you are swinging and the rhythm you are swinging. Rhythm should be thought of as a way of making all the body parts
I listen in amazement when my fellow Professionals tell their students that the distance you hit your tee shot isn’t important. They say it is more important to hit the ball in the fairway. I agree that driving isn’t the most important aspect of the game as far as creating a low score. The skill
As PGA Teaching Professionals, we see golfers put a lot of emphasis on swing purity. Let’s make no mistake, there is nothing in golf like a perfectly struck tee shot that arcs high into the air and lands far down in the center of the fairway. The problem is that it doesn’t happen every time,
The tighter you hold the golf club, the less speed you create. The less swing speed you create; the less distance you hit the ball. The more you grip the club with your hands (small muscles/tendons), the less you swing with your body. Think of your body as the big muscles (shoulders/arms). If you want
The start of the forward swing needs to be just as smooth as the beginning of the backswing. The swing never totally stops at the top of the backswing but one of the most common mistakes of all golfers is to rush the transition. Starting the backswing unusually slow is not the answer as the
Uphill and downhill lies add to the difficulty of bunker shots. Here are some suggestions that will help you negotiate these lies. Uphill: Address the ball with it forward in your stance and your shoulders tilted more than normal in order to hit through the ball without too much digging but taking just the right