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Dennis Clark is a PGA Master Professional and an advanced Certified Instructor. He has taught the game of golf for over 30 years to golfers all across the country. Recognized as one of the leading teachers in the country by all the major golf publications, he is a 7-time PGA award winner including the following: Teacher of the Year Philadelphia Section PGA Teacher of the Year, Golfers Journal Top Teacher in Pennsylvania, Golf Magazine Top Teacher in Mid Atlantic Region Golf Digest Earned PGA Advanced Specialty certification in Teaching and Coaching Golf Achieved Master Professional Status, a distinction held by less than 2 percent of PGA members. PGA Merchandiser of the Year, Tri State Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year, Tri State Section PGA Presidents Plaque Award for Promotion and Growth of the Game of Golf Junior Golf Leader, Tri State section PGA Served on Tri State PGA Board of Directors The former Director of Golf and Instruction at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Dennis now directs his own school, The Dennis Clark Golf Academy at the Marco Island Marriott in Naples, Fla.. He can be reached at dennisclarkgolf@gmail.com

It's known by various names: early extension, pelvic thrust, even "humping" the ball in some circles. What these terms describe is a premature motion...

In my experience, the grip is the single biggest influencer on all golf swings. It controls the club face, the club face controls the...

As teachers, we all make mistakes. As we get more experienced at the craft, we make fewer, but the work is a human endeavor...

A lot has been written about what is called "lag," or angle retention in the golf swing, which occurs during the downswing. How much...

When great athletes struggle, they are almost always interviewed after their poor performances and their answers to the line of questioning that follows is predictable....

With golf shots, the center of the club face is where all the good stuff happens, but it is elusive to say the least....

I think of the golf swing as two parts: The backswing and the downswing. Each represents a side of an equation that needs to be balanced. In other...

If you've ever been to the Augusta National Golf Club, you can appreciate the severity of the hills players have to deal with there....

Should you take a divot? It's a fair question I'm asked a lot, and my short answer is "yes." For most shots hit from the...

Essentially, there are two kinds of golf lessons. One I'll call construction, the other correction. In a construction lesson, which I almost always reserve for...

Most golfers know they should avoid coming “over the top" on their downswings. But for golfers who do, the road to fixing it can be...

I've been so busy teaching this winter that I haven't had much time to send a few swing tips your way. As you know,...

Well, here we go again. This story is about Tiger Woods, so if you're tired of reading articles about him, you can stop now. At the...

I recently attended the PGA Teaching and Coaching summit, a biennial gathering of the leaders in our industry. I enjoy interacting with and learning...

Hitting the ball fat is one of the most costly shots in golf. It’s embarrassing, the ball goes almost nowhere, and sometimes it even...

One of the most discussed topics when it comes to the golf swing is swing plane. It's is also one of the least understood...

I had a student come to see me recently with a severe case of the shanks. It was what I call an "up and...

Golfers hear a lot these days about new technology: the latest biomechanical revelations, 3-D findings, fitness training breakthroughs and so on. I think it's great, because it's...

Watching Tiger struggle around the greens at the Hero World Challenge was both astonishing and enlightening. It was astonishing because it was Tiger Woods,...

In the video above you will notice that Rory McIlroy, the world's No. 1 ranked golfer, does three things: he squats, he springs and...

My colleague on GolfWRX, Tom Stickney, wrote an article recently in which he listed five reasons why teaching golf will never be the same....

I have a lot of students who struggle to hit down on the golf ball, which often results from a basic misunderstanding of what...

I think we can all agree that the game of golf has changed immensely over time. From the days of mashie niblicks and featheries...

The last time we discussed release, we defined it as the point of extension of the lead arm and the golf club. The other part...

What's the "release" in a golf swing? For purposes of this article, I'll define it as the point in the swing when the lead arm and...