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5 Golf Tips On Hitting It Long And Straight

Know what Total Driving is? Not many golfers do. And those that do don’t usually think about it much. But viewed correctly, Total Driving is a valuable concept—one that can really help boost your competitiveness. Total Driving describes how long … Continue reading

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Golf Tips From The Most Dramatic U.S. Opens Duels

The U.S. Open is one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments. It’s also one of its most favorite tournaments. One reason why is the drama that always seems to accompany it. The Open is among your favorite majors “if you prefer … Continue reading

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The Right Way To Start Back

The right way to start back is low and slow. Those first few inches are the swing’s most critical maneuver. But many weekend golfers start their swings by lifting the clubhead upward, creates a tight, upright backswing. This type of … Continue reading

Bunker

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This Drill Teaches You To Escape Bunkers In One

Golfers often leave their first shots in the bunker. One reason is their divots. Golfers tend to create divots in the wrong place because they strike the sand way too far in front of the ball. Your clubhead must slide … Continue reading

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3 Golf Tips That Can Save Your Round

One shot can save your round. A good example is the round one of the students in our golf lessons group played the other day. She was scuffling pretty badly. Her drives were finding the rough. Her approach shots were … Continue reading

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How To Beat The Short Side

Most superintendents try to put holes in fair locations. But other superintendents like to really challenge you. So they put holes in tough locations—like behind two bunkers or in the middle of a valley. But by and large hole locations … Continue reading

Chipping

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6 Questions To Ask Before Chipping

How good is your short game? If you’re like most golfers, it’s probably not as good as you’d like. We all can benefit from a better short game—no matter what our golf handicap. So if you take the game seriously, … Continue reading

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3 Golf Tips That Can Save Your Round

One shot can save your round. A good example is the round one of the students in our golf lessons group played the other day. She was scuffling pretty badly. Her drives were finding the rough. Her approach shots were … Continue reading

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Chip It Close With this Drill

If you’re struggling with hitting chips the right distance, it could be for one of two reasons: Either your eyes and your swing don’t see and feel the same thing, or you’re hitting at the ball instead of letting your … Continue reading

Draw

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This 3-part Drill Fixes Your Slice Permanently

What’s the most common swing flaw in golf? If you said “the slice,” you’d be right. Maybe 90 percent of all golfers struggle with a slice. That’s right—90 percent. What causes them to slice may varies, but all slicers hit … Continue reading

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# 6 Toughest Shot In Golf

Hitting a controlled draw works well on long holes when you want to hit a drive that pro-vides extra run. Or, when you want to shape the shot around a dogleg left. But hitting a controlled draw is hard for … Continue reading

Driver

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5 Golf Tips On Hitting It Long And Straight

Know what Total Driving is? Not many golfers do. And those that do don’t usually think about it much. But viewed correctly, Total Driving is a valuable concept—one that can really help boost your competitiveness. Total Driving describes how long … Continue reading

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Back 2 Basics: The Secret To Finding Extra Distance

John Daley is among the longest hitters on Tour. But he overswings. And while it’s better than swinging too short, overswinging off the tee usually gets you in trouble. Still, Daley’s swing highlights one key point you should remember when … Continue reading

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Add Dynamic Loft For Maximum Distance Off The Tee

This is the first in a series of articles on new concepts in golf. These new concepts can help you refine your swing and chop strokes off your golf handicap. Today’s high-tech wizardry is transforming the golf swing. Thanks to … Continue reading

Equipment

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How To Greenside Spin When Needed

How do I make a golf ball spin? I’ve been asked this question in golf lessons about a thousand times. Learning to apply spin to a ball is like finding the Holy Grail for many weekend golfers. To them, it’s … Continue reading

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5 Golf Tips On Choosing The Right Ball

Do you put much thought into what ball you play? Most weekend golfers don’t. But the ball you play can dramatically affect your scores. The right ball can help you chop strokes off your golf handicap. The wrong ball can … Continue reading

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4 Swing Changes That Will Boost Your Game

More and more Tour players are changing their swings. Why? They want to match the latest advances in equipment and physical conditioning. These changes add power and efficiency to their swings. The result: They’re hitting longer, more accurate shots. And … Continue reading

Full Swing

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2 Golf Drills That Help Synchronize Your Swing

Synchronization in the golf swing is everything. That’s why we work on it constantly with students in golf lessons. It’s the difference between being a good ballstriker and a poor one. When you’re out of sync your body stops rotating … Continue reading

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Back 2 Basics: Mastering Your Downswing

Rushing your downswing is a power killer—maybe the worst. When you “snatch” the club from the top, you create a downswing that’s cramped and narrow. This forces you to swing down on top of the ball, losing both power and … Continue reading

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Back 2 Basics: Build A Dynamic Backswing

The golf swing is like a chain reaction. One move naturally leads to another. Usually, the swing’s first few moves are the most critical. That’s why your backswing is so important to your swing. Get the backswing right and you’re … Continue reading

Golf Articles

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Golf Tips From The Most Dramatic U.S. Opens Duels

The U.S. Open is one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments. It’s also one of its most favorite tournaments. One reason why is the drama that always seems to accompany it. The Open is among your favorite majors “if you prefer … Continue reading

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7 Golf Tips that Can Lower Your Golf Handicap

Want to chop some strokes off your golf handicap without making a single swing change? Use some sage advice from Lee Trevino to do it. But beware. Some of what he says might surprise you. Trevino is one of golf’s … Continue reading

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How To Greenside Spin When Needed

How do I make a golf ball spin? I’ve been asked this question in golf lessons about a thousand times. Learning to apply spin to a ball is like finding the Holy Grail for many weekend golfers. To them, it’s … Continue reading

Golf Drills

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Back! Hit! Stop! Drill Boosts Power And Accuracy

If you’re like many golfers, when you overswing, you speed up your transition from the top. This throws your swing completely out of sync, and causes you to lose a sense of where the club is in the swing. That’s … Continue reading

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Throw The Cones Drill

When we work new golfers, they tend to hit at the ball rather than swing through it. When they do that you create all sorts of bad shots. Hitting at the ball pushes golfers out of sync and out of … Continue reading

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Defeating First Tee Jitters

Do you get first-tee jitters? So do Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. So you’re in pretty good company when it comes to the first tee. Anxiety about what might happen usually causes these jitters. Remember, we said might happen, not … Continue reading

Golf Fitness

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Increase Consistency With This Workout

You don’t have to be an Adonis to play golf. Nor do you have to go to the gym daily. In fact, many golfers play regularly without ever working out. But being out of shape can cost you strokes—especially on … Continue reading

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5 Golf Specific Stretches To Increase Flexibility

Did you play golf today? If you live in an area where it’s cold and snowy in winter, chances are you didn’t. Like many golfers who live in these areas, you’ve probably put your clubs away for the year. Club … Continue reading

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Lower Golf Handicap With These Golf Exercises

Want to add 20 yards to your drives, hit crisper irons, and chop strokes off your golf handicap—all without taking a single golf lesson: Workout at least three times a week. Many professional golfers workout religiously, including Tiger Woods. When … Continue reading

Golf Tips

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7 Golf Tips that Can Lower Your Golf Handicap

Want to chop some strokes off your golf handicap without making a single swing change? Use some sage advice from Lee Trevino to do it. But beware. Some of what he says might surprise you. Trevino is one of golf’s … Continue reading

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Use These Six On-Course Fixes To Save a Round

Every golfer has bad days. You know the kind we mean—days when nothing goes right. Even your “go-to” shots don’t work. Too many bad days like this can dent your confidence and boost your golf handicap. While practicing regularly keeps … Continue reading

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Clear The Highest Lip With These Golf Tips

Trying to escape a bunker is tough enough. But add a high lip to the bunker and a golfer can really feel “trapped.” One of the toughest shots in golf—especially if you have a high golf handicap—this shot requires you … Continue reading

Grip

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Hit Rock Solid Irons With These Two Golf Tips

Wouldn’t it be great if you could hit rock solid irons every time? Well, you can. All you have to do is make two adjustments. Don’t believe it? Neither do the students in our golf instruction sessions—until they do it … Continue reading

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Get A Grip On Yourself

Applying pressure where it’s needed most is the secret to a good grip. But how much pressure to apply is a key question? It depends. If you ask three teachers how much pressure to apply on a scale of 1 … Continue reading

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Are You Playing The Right Size Grips

Make no mistake about it. Using the wrong grips can hurt your golf handicap. The wrong grips stop you from hitting good shots. Needless to say, it’s in your best interest to use grips tailored to your swing, not to … Continue reading

Hybrid

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Hitting The Hybrid: 5 Proven Golf Tips

Hybrids are among the most playable clubs in your bag. It’s why so many golfers carry them—pro and amateur. It’s also why we encourage students taking our golf lessons to try them. Hybrids are also highly versatile. You can use … Continue reading

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Hitting A Hybrid From Deep Rough

Do you hit your hybrid from deep rough? If not, try it sometime. A potent weapon, the hybrid can save strokes when you’re in trouble. It’s ideal when in the deep stuff with a long way to go. The ability … Continue reading

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Chop Strokes Off Your Score Now

Students take golf lessons for many reasons. Mostly, it’s to learn something technical. For example, some students attend our golf instruction session to learn how to hit their woods better. Others come to us to learn how to hit their … Continue reading

Maximum Distance

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Shed Your Sway To Gain Distance Off The Tee

Are you getting the most out of your drives? If you’re not, you may be swaying. Swaying is a deadly swing fault that cripples ballstriking. It can cost you distance off the tee and in the fairway. Common among weekend … Continue reading

Mental Game

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Hit Clutch Shots When It Matters Most

Do you play your best golf when it really matters? Not many golfers do. Take the players who attend our golf lessons. Like many weekend golfers, they sometimes underperform when the pressure is on. That’s because they haven learned to … Continue reading

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Use Personal Par To Drive Lower Golf Handicap

Golf is a thinking man’s game. But you have to control what you think about to shoot lower scores or chop strokes from your golf handicap. Take the typical weekend golfer. She spends too much time thinking about her swing—especially … Continue reading

How To Win Your Next Match

How To Win Your Next Match

April marks the beginning of golf for many players. It also marks the start of many golf leagues, which usually play match play. With this format, the player with the lowest score wins the hole and the person who wins … Continue reading

Perfect Impact

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Use Shallow Swing To Hit Clean Crisp Irons

We’ve all heard this advice at one time or another: Hit down on your irons. Hitting down compresses the ball against the ground for a purer, sweeter strike that throws the ball skyward. But if you take too steep an … Continue reading

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Back 2 Basics: Improve Your Impact

Solid impact is the hallmark of all great drivers of the ball. That’s because impact is paramount. It’s where the rubber meets the road. But making good impact doesn’t con-fine itself to hitting the driver. It’s also critical when hitting … Continue reading

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Back 2 Basics: Use Trigger To Kick-Start Swing

While your final address position may feel athletic and engaged, you still need to start your swing correctly to hit a good shot. Unfortunately, some golfers tend to freeze over the ball—especially if they’re on the first tee. Others tend … Continue reading

Pitching

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Control Finish To Control Spin On Pitches

Controlling your pitches is one of the keys to breaking 80. If you can stop your pitches within 8 feet of the cup, you’ll boost your chances of shooting low scores. You’ll also chop strokes off your golf handicap. To … Continue reading

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3 Golf Tips That Can Save Your Round

One shot can save your round. A good example is the round one of the students in our golf lessons group played the other day. She was scuffling pretty badly. Her drives were finding the rough. Her approach shots were … Continue reading

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How To Conquer Hardpan

In golf you’re always making adjustments—especially when hitting from troublesome lies. Sometimes you need to adjust your stance. Other times you need to adjust your swing. And then there are times you need to adjust both. With hardpan lies, you … Continue reading

Putting

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Learn To Hold The Line

We tend to get away from the basics over time. Even the best players do it. So from time to time, you should review the basics, like how to grip a putter. In putting, things like grip pressure and alignment … Continue reading

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6 Golf Tips On Putting With Feel

Most instruction on putting deals with mechanics. Sometimes, it focuses on things like, how the putterhead moves through the impact or how the putterface aligns with the target line. Other times, it focuses on things like what the best putters … Continue reading

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Drain More Putts With This Putting Drill

Even the best players in the world look up after they’ve made a putt. It’s only natural. But looking up can cause you to come out of your stance and make an awkward, off-line stroke. That in turn can cause … Continue reading

Q & A

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Bring Your “A” Game To The Course

Q. Hi Jack, I really enjoy your tips. There is no question they work. As a high handicapper (20), I come completely unglued in some rounds. I suddenly top drives, shank irons, and duff wedges while my putting goes to … Continue reading

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Hit Your Pitches Close With This Drill

If you’re unable to hit your pitches close enough to one-putt, you may be costing yourself strokes. Hitting pitches close enough will help you chop strokes off your scores and your golf handicap. Here’s a drill from short game guru … Continue reading

How To Eliminate Your Fade

Q. Hi, Jack: I’m struggling with a high cut or fade and am losing valuable meters off the tee with this type of shot. Please assist me to hit a straighter drive or even a draw Regards, Garth  A. Thanks … Continue reading

Setup

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The Right Way To Start Back

The right way to start back is low and slow. Those first few inches are the swing’s most critical maneuver. But many weekend golfers start their swings by lifting the clubhead upward, creates a tight, upright backswing. This type of … Continue reading

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Squeezing The Most Out Of Your Swing

How a golfer should hold a club is among the swing’s most overlooked fundamentals. You have to hold the club tight enough so it doesn’t slip out of your hands, but not so tight that you “strangle” it. Gripping the … Continue reading

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Make Preflight Check To Hit Straighter Drives

Hitting longer, straighter drives isn’t about swinging harder. It’s about swinging the club correctly with goo tempo and rhythm. Your swing is like a chain reaction. One move naturally leads to another. That makes the first few moves in the … Continue reading

Short Game

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Hitting Crisp Irons From Tight Lies

Excessive hand action on tight lies often leads to fat and thin shots. So the key to hitting crisp irons from tight lies is to keep hand action to a minimum. To do that, you need to lead with your … Continue reading

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Learn To Escape The Sand In One

Escaping the sand is a challenge no matter what your golf handicap. Ideally, you want to escape in one shot. But if you’re like some weekend golfers, it often takes two or three shots to get out. Or, if you … Continue reading

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How To Master Club Release

Learning to release the club properly is essential. But it’s not a fundamental most golfers practice or think about. In fact, most golfers think about other phases of the swing without ever thinking about the release. But releasing the club … Continue reading

Swing Plane

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How To Hit Pinpoint Approach Shots

What do you think of making the hole bigger in golf? A hall of fame golfer recently suggested the change. He thought it would make the game more fun and get more people to play. He may be right. He … Continue reading

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Indoor Drill #4: Choke Up To Master Swing Path

Looping is one of the more common swing faults among weekend golfers. It occurs when you swing the club back too far inside. Then you loop it to the outside to get it back on the right swing path. This … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Recovering Your Golf Swing

Ever lost the feel of your swing during a round? All of us have. Sometimes we let our hands and arms dominate our swing. That causes us to come into the ball too steeply, short-circuiting power and causing us to … Continue reading

Trouble Shots

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Hitting Crisp Irons From Tight Lies

Excessive hand action on tight lies often leads to fat and thin shots. So the key to hitting crisp irons from tight lies is to keep hand action to a minimum. To do that, you need to lead with your … Continue reading

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7 Golf Tips that Can Lower Your Golf Handicap

Want to chop some strokes off your golf handicap without making a single swing change? Use some sage advice from Lee Trevino to do it. But beware. Some of what he says might surprise you. Trevino is one of golf’s … Continue reading

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Mastering These Two Shots Will Elevate your Game

Golfers are no strangers to trouble on the course. That’s why so much of our time on the course is spent playing “damage control.” That’s when you’re hitting shots from trouble while trying to minimize strokes. Often, damage control takes … Continue reading

Wedge

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Simple Way To Hit A Soft Lob

Some shots are harder to hit than others. Take the lob shot. It’s a great shot around the green—one that can bail you out of all sorts of trouble. It’s especially effective when you have to pitch over a greenside … Continue reading

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Master The Sand Save To Reduce Golf Handicap

How good are the pros at sand saves? Very good. A sand save is getting up and down from a greenside bunker. In other words, if you escape the bunker in one and sink the putt, it’s a sand save—regardless … Continue reading

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Scariest Shot #3: Mastering The Dreaded Half Wedge

Scariest Shot #3:  Mastering The Dreaded Half Wedge Hitting into the green from 40-60 yards out is a real challenge for many weekend golfers. Most can only do it once in three times. The reason: they have to slow their … Continue reading

Woods

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Golf Tips On Hitting Driver Off The Deck

Traditional wisdom says its crazy to hit driver in the fairway. Most times traditional wisdom is probably right—but not always. Hitting driver off the deck is a difficult shot. Besides, you have other clubs designed to hit the ball off … Continue reading