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greens in regulation

Could your iron play use some work? Are you hitting only a pitiful percentage of greens in regulation? I’m no doctor or nutritionist. Far from it. But I do know the symptoms of the dreaded “iron deficiency” that plagues...

If you’re like many weekend golfers, you don’t have a lot of time to practice your game. Your family responsibilities and your work consume most of your time. So, when you do get a chance to practice, you must...

Scoring, not great drives or pinpoint approach shots, is the secret to breaking 80 and to score like a pro. So, you need to become a good scorer to go low. One PGA pro that epitomizes a good scorer is...

A lot of things have changed in golf over the years—especially when it comes to club technology. But there's one thing that hasn't changed. It's the importance of hitting greens in regulation (GIR). This stat is among the most...
golf swing to boost scoring

How many swings do you need to break 80? If you're like most golfers, you'd probably say two—your full swing and your putting Strike. Right? But Dave Pelz, golf's well known short-game guru, thinks otherwise. He says adding a...
straight down the middle

Long and straight down the middle. That’s how we’d all like to hit them. It also boosts your game. In fact, there's no better way to chip strokes from your scores than by starting every hole from the middle...
use good wrist action to add yards

Would you like to pound out 300-yard drives? Sure, you would. That would sure help your game, wouldn’t it? But slamming 300-yard drives isn’t easy. So, what's the key to boosting clubhead speed? One is to use good wrist action...
transform-your-hook-with-these-proven-golf-tips

While hooking isn’t as common as slicing, it’s still a nasty swing fault—one that can cost you strokes or ruin a day. But if you're a hooker and not a slicer, you’re in luck. A hook, as they say,...
beat tight fairways using your driver

Do you panic when faced with a tight fairway? Some weekend golfers do. Hitting tight fairways is challenging. No doubt about it. Miss the fairway and you can dig yourself into deep trouble, especially if the rough is thick....
Short Game Shots

Improving your short game in golf is the key to breaking 80. Without a good short game, you’ll have to hit every green in regulation to eliminate extra strokes. And hitting every green in regulation is near impossible—no matter how good you are. One situation where you can cut golf strokes is a shot that's 20 or 30 feet from the green. You can't afford to miss this shot. If you do, you’re looking at a bogey or even a double bogey, making it tough to break 80 for the round.
Develop A Go-To Golf Shot

There are numerous reasons why players work the ball. They can hold it up into the wind. Work it away from trouble. Or fade or draw the ball to better get at different pin locations. A straight ball flight would be subject to the wind direction, so for example, if there is a left pin location, the wind is left to right, you would have to start the ball way left of the green and hope the wind brings it back on target. Or you could draw the ball (right handed) into the wind and have your miss (if the wind overpowers the draw) be in the middle of the green. It also can improve the angle of attack depending on pin location and shape of the green. Also think about fairways that bend left or right. Shaping the ball allows them to utilize the most out of the course's shape.