Swing Faults

by Mike Angelo National Golf Schools One common swing fault that I see with both high and low handicappers is an improper turn or pivot. Whether its over rotation of the hips (no coil), hip and knee sway (weight goes outside the trail foot), reverse pivot with origins with bad advice like keep your head down,

Keep your Grip Consistent

by Charlie King, New Rules Golf School at Reynolds Golf Academy   Take your 58-degree wedge, your 52-degree wedge and a pitching wedge and hit enough shots to get a good working knowledge of how far the ball’s going to go with a half swing. Don’t try to perfect a bunch of different lengths of

Chip Away at Your Score

By Michael Ellis, PGA, Senior Instructor, Marriott Golf Academy in Palm Desert You’ve just hit your drive down the middle on a Par 4 hole. Your next shot comes up a little short of the green. You can still make a par with good chip and a putt. You proceed to hit a poor chip

Top Ten Ways to Feel a Winning Swing

  1)  In the address position, it should feel as if….your arms are hanging like a piece of rope. 2)  On the takeaway, it should feel as if….you are pushing a second ball (behind the clubhead) back away from the target. 3)  During the backswing, it should feel as if….you are turning back to shake

More Distance without the Big Turn

by Paul Purtzer, PGA, Purtzer Golf Academy/Sure Swing Golf Machine A Big Turn Doesn’t Necessarily Equal More Distance Most PGA Tour players and top amateurs spend a lot of time on their grip, stance, posture, alignment and ball position. Then the backswing takes a lot of time and attention. Working on your set up and

Putting for Distance Control

By Dave Dolengowski, Senior Golf Instructor Marriott Golf Academy Dedicating time in your practice to improve your distance and speed control is crucial to help you achieve your goal of lowering your putt count. It is very seldom I see a student miss the direction of a putt by 5 feet left or right of

Putting On Your Mind

Some of you have expressed difficulties in switching from playing Bermuda greens to Bent grass greens when playing multiple rounds in the Myrtle Beach area. The two most important points to consider are: 1. PACE – Bent grass is usually faster than bermuda, so before you tee off, make sure you go to the putting

Sand Bunkers

There are three types of sand bunkers on a golf course; a fairway bunker, a greenside bunker and a waste bunker.  Only in a waste bunker are you allowed to ground your club and in fact you can even drive your cart through the bunker, no raking required.  In both the fairway and greenside bunkers