Are you hooking the ball?

The most common causes of hooking (too much right to left curve on the ball) are a closed club face at the top of the backswing or a bad grip or both.    Usually a closed face at the top of the swing is when the back of the right hand is facing the ground when

How to Hit the Flop Shot

The flop shot is very valuable when you need to carry the ball over undesirable areas such as water and sand from about 10 to 40 yards.  Hit properly the ball will land on the green and stop reasonably fast. For best results a sand wedge is the proper club to use.  Most high handicap

Keys to Generating Power

Throughout the entire swing you should let your body swing your arms, much like swinging a heavy ball at the end of a chain.  If you keep your elbows together and in front of your center (the upper part of your body) in the hitting area centrifugal force will create club head speed.    

Get a Grip this Season

After you dust off your clubs be sure and revitalize your grips by scrubbing them with hot water and a Brillo or SOS soap pad.  Rinse them off with hot water and dry with a clean towel. Now lets start out the this season by holding the club correctly.  You must hold the club correctly

Putt for Score

In terms of scoring, putting is the most important part of the game.  To be a good putter takes a good technique, concentration and lots of practice.  Many players lack confidence in putting.  In some cases they actually fear this part of the game taking away all the enjoyment.  Positive thinking certainly helps your confidence

Yoga for Better Golf

Below is a selection of Bird Golf Yoga poses to enhance flexibility. Each yoga pose can be performed on its own to assist with relieving certain conditions, such as lower back injury or fatigue or combine any of these Yoga poses to create a golf exercise program which will encompass strengthening and increasing flexibility of

The Chip Shot

The Situation: Your ball lies 10 feet off the green with high grass between you and the fringe so you can’t putt. You want to get the ball rolling as soon as possible so it can react like a putt, which gives you the best chance of making the shot. The shot selection that makes