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Golf Tips To Cure 5 Deadly Swing Faults

We enjoy working with golfers of all levels in our golf lessons. We work with players with single digit golf handicaps that want to fine-tune their swings to new golfers that have never swung a club before and want to … Continue reading

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Whipping The Yips, Part II

This second article in this series discusses remedies for accelerating yips. The first article covered what causes the yips and the two kinds of yips. The third article in the series covers rotational yips and a remedy for it. Just … Continue reading

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Drive 10 Practice Game

Below is the second in our series of practice games. Games keep you from getting bored while practicing—whether it’s at the range or practice green. Enjoy! Tee up a ball. Stand behind it and envision a 40-yard strip down the … 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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Chip It Close With This Formula

You must make two critical decisions when chipping: What club do I chip with and where is my landing spot on the green? Ideally, you want the ball to roll more than it carries. When chipping, roll equals control. That’s … Continue reading

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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

pcb

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

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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Drive 10 Practice Game

Below is the second in our series of practice games. Games keep you from getting bored while practicing—whether it’s at the range or practice green. Enjoy! Tee up a ball. Stand behind it and envision a 40-yard strip down the … Continue reading

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Planning In The Tee Box Pays Off

The tee is the only area on the course where you can place the ball. It’s also the only place where you can tee the ball up. Deciding how high to tee it is a crucial decision. Tee the ball … Continue reading

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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

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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3 Ways To Exit Your Iron Swing

This is the first of a two-part article on exiting your swing. In Part I we talk about the keys to exiting a swing and the types of swing exits available. In Part II we talk about common exit faults. … Continue reading

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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

Golf Articles

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Golf Tips To Cure 5 Deadly Swing Faults

We enjoy working with golfers of all levels in our golf lessons. We work with players with single digit golf handicaps that want to fine-tune their swings to new golfers that have never swung a club before and want to … Continue reading

Practice Off the Course

6 Golf Tips On Practicing Off The Course

If you’re like me, golf is a passion. You love to play all the time. You’ll play 9 holes, 18 holes, even 36 holes, if you can find friends to play with. If you can’t, you’ll play with people you … Continue reading

Exit Iron

4 Common Exit Faults To Avoid

This is the second of a two-part article on exiting your swing. In Part I we talked about the keys to exiting a swing and the types of swing exits available. In Part II we talk about common exit faults. … Continue reading

Golf Drills

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Golf Tips To Cure 5 Deadly Swing Faults

We enjoy working with golfers of all levels in our golf lessons. We work with players with single digit golf handicaps that want to fine-tune their swings to new golfers that have never swung a club before and want to … Continue reading

Rory McIlroy

Four Golf Tips We Can Learn From Rory McIlroy

In 2013 Rory McIlroy ranked 26th on the PGA Tour. In 2014 he ranked 3rd. In 2013 McIlroy was among the top 30 finishes in the Fed Ex Cup rankings. This year he finished 3rd with 3, 050 points. That’s … Continue reading

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Play Three Practice Games

Practicing is boring. So for the next several newsletters we’ll be providing games you can play at the practice range or on the green instead of drills. Games “spice up” your practice sessions. They’re fun to play and they’ll shrink … 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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Taking What You Learn To The Course

Practice is all about developing new habits. When you practice, you’re developing new playing habits. Practice is where you try new things and adjust your swing to produce better results. But you must be able to transfer what you’ve learned … Continue reading

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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

Perfect Impact

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Back To Basics: Making Solid Contact

With irons, need to make clean, crisp contact at impact. But that’s easier said than done—especially for weekend golfers. As a member of this group, you don’t play as often as a professional golfer. Nor do you practice as much. … Continue reading

Exit Iron

4 Common Exit Faults To Avoid

This is the second of a two-part article on exiting your swing. In Part I we talked about the keys to exiting a swing and the types of swing exits available. In Part II we talk about common exit faults. … Continue reading

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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

Pitching

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Back To Basics: Basic of Pinpoint Pitching

Do you come up short on pitches? If you said yes, you’re not alone. Many weekend golf-ers do. Coming up short boosts scores and golf handicaps. It makes breaking 80 nearly impossible. To shave strokes from your scores and break … Continue reading

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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

pcb

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

Putting

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Whipping The Yips, Part II

This second article in this series discusses remedies for accelerating yips. The first article covered what causes the yips and the two kinds of yips. The third article in the series covers rotational yips and a remedy for it. Just … Continue reading

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Whipping The Yips

This is the first in a series of three articles on the yips. This article discusses what causes the yips, explodes some of the myths about the yips, and examines the two kinds of yips. The following two articles will … Continue reading

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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

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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Back to Basics: Building A Repeatable Iron Swing

“I want to be remembered as the man who hit the straightest—not the longest.” That’s a quote from Ben Hogan—perhaps the game’s greatest player. His quote provides a rare insight into how he thought. It’s the way you should be … Continue reading

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Planning In The Tee Box Pays Off

The tee is the only area on the course where you can place the ball. It’s also the only place where you can tee the ball up. Deciding how high to tee it is a crucial decision. Tee the ball … Continue reading

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Back 2 Basics: Setup Position With Irons Is Vital

How careful are you with your setup position when hitting irons? Your setup position is vital to hitting crisp, accurate irons. Since we have total control over our setup, there’s no excuse for getting it wrong. Of course, your setup … Continue reading

Short Game

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6 Best Wedge Shots Of All Time

Big drives are impressive. Just as students in our golf lessons. But it’s the short game—chipping, pitching, and putting—that brings home the bacon. So if you want to take your game to the next level, perfect your short game. Doing … Continue reading

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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

Bunker Drill

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

Swing Plane

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6 Steps To Finding The Perfect Swing Plane

Some golfers use a one-plane swing. Others use a two-plane swing. Both ways work. In fact, you could probably find great Tour players in both camps. What’s critical isn’t how many planes you use, but staying on plane as you … Continue reading

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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

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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6 Best Wedge Shots Of All Time

Big drives are impressive. Just as students in our golf lessons. But it’s the short game—chipping, pitching, and putting—that brings home the bacon. So if you want to take your game to the next level, perfect your short game. Doing … Continue reading

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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

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