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  • CollegeGolfer
    Why do low-handicap college golfers miss left?

    As instructional tools evolve, we as teachers are better armed with technology that helps us become better instructors. The video feature on my Trackman helps me to better understand the dynamics of impact and the issues of...

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  • keegs3sunday_1000
    Think you’ve got to “give it a run” on must-make putts? Think again

    With the Ryder Cup this week, I thought I’d share with you one of my pet peeves when it comes to making putts and rolling the ball the right speed. It drives me crazy when I hear...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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  • RoryDriverSwing
    How does Rory hit it so far?

    The U.S. Ryder Cup team will have to deal with Rory McIlroy’s long drives all weekend long, whether it’s in a team format or singles play. Although length off the tee won’t be the deciding factor at...

    • Posted 8 days ago
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  • william-murray-0
    Do you have the right attitude to improve?

    Over the last twenty years, I have seen all types of golfers with different attitudes come to the lesson tee — some people are excited to learn, while others are in full-scale panic mode. Whatever your state...

    • Posted 9 days ago
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  • Julian #1 Peru Junior
    You need a golf coach, not a golf instructor

    The key to lower scores is easier than you think. Every golfer wants to improve, but most of those golfers are uncertain as to how they can do it. That’s why they spend thousands of dollars on...

    • Posted 11 days ago
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  • RickieFowlerSwingChanges
    Video analysis: Rickie’s revamped swing

    Although he finished the season without a victory, Rickie Fowler proved to be one of the most consistent performers on the PGA Tour in 2014. He finished ninth in the FedEx Cup standings, second in the Team...

    • Posted 14 days ago
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  • LongDrive
    A modified “Stack and Tilt” swing that encourages upward hit with driver

    New and innovative swing models are always fun for me as a golf instructor, because they’re good for golf and push us as golf teachers to become better. Out of the box ideas and their fundamentals make...

    • Posted 15 days ago
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  • DominantEye
    How eye dominance affects your golf swing

    The influence your eyes and vision have on your golf game is obvious. They control depth perception, reading break on a green, planning your attack on a hole, avoiding trouble and many other tasks and obstacles. I...

    • Posted 18 days ago
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    Find a good wedge for you and learn to control the face angle

    In this part of my short game series, I am going to talk about distance control when hitting pitch shots and less-than-full wedge shots into the green. There are many things that go into hitting solid and...

    • Posted 20 days ago
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  • Stickney effect launch monitor
    Stickney: Fix the real cause of the problem with a launch monitor

    As teachers, we all have our own ideas of how golfers should swing the club. Sometimes our recommendations for a particular student follow the norm while other times they can be a little different because of an...

    • Posted 21 days ago
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  • Flopshot Fallacies
    Flop Shot Fallacies

    There is a misconception among many golfer on how to hit a flop shot. Most people think that you must do the things below to hit a really high shot. I am here to tell you that...

    • Posted 22 days ago
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  • Periodisation 2
    Drip, Drip Drip: There goes your strength during the golf season

    Nick Buchan, a UK strength and conditioning coach, co-authored this story. There have been some articles published recently about in/off season training and periodisation. In our opinion, their recommendations to avoid certain exercises or use a block...

    • Posted 22 days ago
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  • Mike-Dunaway-Golf-Magazine-Covers-v2
    Who is the greatest driver of the golf ball, ever?

    Greg Norman said, "he is the longest living human on earth" and Ken Venturi stated "he combines power and accuracy better with a driver than anyone I have ever seen."

    • Posted 25 days ago
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  • CartPathGolfWRX
    What happens when you hit a shot off the cart path?

    Phil Mickelson hitting wedges out of the hospitality area at the Barclays two days in a row showed the true beauty of golf – play it as it lies! It also showed us as golfers that we need...

    • Posted 26 days ago
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  • FowlerChokeUp
    Between clubs? Choking up is always the best strategy

    What should golfers do when they’re stuck between yardages? Alter their swing? Hit their shorter club harder? Hit their longer club easier? The answer is neither. I recommended that most golfers simply “choke up.” Think about it:...

    • Posted 28 days ago
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  • 71202621_crop_exact
    We may never see golfers digging it out of the dirt again

    The role of the professional golf coach is relatively new in the game of golf. Most tour pros nowadays have any number of coaches on their “team,” in charge of everything from their backswing to their thoughts...

    • Posted 33 days ago
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  • HunterMahan
    For solid impact, control your low point

    Besides “consistency,” the second most common request I get from my students is they would like to hit the ball more solid. There’s nothing like the feeling of a compressing the golf ball, and I firmly believe most...

    • Posted 36 days ago
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  • Clark: Tiger’s “late release” is holding him back

    After removing himself from Ryder Cup consideration last week, Tiger Woods announced earlier this week that he would take “a month or two” break from the golf course to rest his ailing back. That means we probably...

    • Posted 39 days ago
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  • SergioTee
    Analyzing golfers’ “favorite” shots on Trackman

    In a previous article, I showed you how the face and path interact in order to produce curvature on a golf ball. In this article we will examine the numerical data from the Trackman while I hit...

    • Posted 43 days ago
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  • Strano7
    NFL Quarterback gets a lesson in athletic posture

    A quarterback in the NFL and a PGA Tour level player face a similar challenge. Although golfers aren’t dodging a blitz, players from both sports can create dynamics that alter performance and results without the player knowing...

    • Posted 46 days ago
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  • Screen Shot 2014-08-14 at 4.51.57 PM
    How increasing mobility can help your golf swing

    How do you increase consistency and accuracy through mobility? OK, you are doing the lessons, you have great clubs and you are engaging in golf fitness; the trinity of going low for a round of golf. But...

    • Posted 47 days ago
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  • DrDan1
    Focus on what you can control

    Every golfer I work with wants one thing: more confidence. It doesn’t matter whether they are a touring professional or an amateur striving to break 100, every golfer wants confidence. At the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, we...

    • Posted 48 days ago
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  • Tiger2001
    Is trying to get better always a good thing?

    “I don’t want to be the golfer I was in 2001, I want to be better,” Tiger Woods once said. Golfers sometimes fight too hard to make improvements, and find themselves doing more harm than good. Rory...

    • Posted 48 days ago
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  • Bubba-Watson-PGA-Championship-2014
    Are you curving the ball too much?

    As a teacher, I have to admit that the invention of the Trackman has been one of the most amazing additions to the golf instructional world; however, as with any type of technology, it can be utilized...

    • Posted 50 days ago
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  • TigerLean2
    Chamblee, Nobilo get heated over Tiger’s swing changes

    Tiger Woods missed the cut at the 2014 PGA Championship, finishing at 6-over par for the tournament, but it was an argument between analysts about his golf swing that had everyone’s attention. Click here to see what...

    • Posted 53 days ago
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  • Create a swing that’s built to last with help from Tom Watson

    Tom Watson continues to prove that solid fundamentals can withstand the test of time in the game of golf. Now 64, Watson continues to exhibit the consistency of a golfer decades younger. He’s made the cut in...

    • Posted 54 days ago
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  • IMG_3162
    Posture: The key to good swing dynamics

    If I had to choose, I would say that the grip is the most important fundamental in golf. I say that because the grip controls the club face, which controls the direction of the shot. And the...

    • Posted 56 days ago
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  • 5 fundamental positions to improve your game

    There’s no one perfect way to swing a golf club, but there are specific positions that have proven to be consistently successful. In this article, I would like to show you five, time-tested positions that we can...

    • Posted 57 days ago
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  • gary-player
    Review: Gary Player’s Instructional DVD Set: A Game For Life

    It may not be fair to hold a legend in one aspect of life to a similar standard in another. When such a prominent figure makes an effort to repeat his/her achievements in another realm, there is...

    • Posted 59 days ago
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  • BandsFeat copy
    5 exercises to avoid during the golf season

    In a previous story, I explained my reasoning behind developing an improved approach to training during the season. A transitional approach gives you the best opportunity to avoiding overtraining while potentially maintaining performance gains made in the...

    • Posted 62 days ago
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  • ImpactPointsFeat
    How a cure for athlete’s foot can lead to longer drives

    Impact is arguably the most important part of the golf swing. It’s the only point in which the golf club meets the golf ball and it’s where the ball is programmed with all the information necessary to...

    • Posted 64 days ago
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  • Tim Clark swing
    Winning Swings: Tim Clark, don’t sweat the small stuff

    Tim Clark is a world-class player who has built his swing around a physical condition that doesn’t allow him to rotate his palms upward. In the video above, I take a look at his mechanics and swing plane,...

    • Posted 64 days ago
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  • divot2
    Find the bottom of your swing arc by learning to read your divots

    Golfers can learn so much about their swings and how to improve from looking at their divots. If we look at the depth of a divot, it tells us a story about the angle of attack at...

    • Posted 70 days ago
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  • McIlroy Winning Swings 2014 Open
    Winning Swings: See how Rory McIlroy drives it so far

    Rory McIlroy stands only 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighs a mere 160 pounds, yet he’s able to drive that ball longer than all but a handful of the golfers on the PGA Tour. What’s his secret? In...

    • Posted 71 days ago
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  • StickneyInside
    Identifying the two types of inside takeaways

    Aside from a lucky few, every golfer at one time or another has gotten into the habit of taking the club back too far to the inside, which causes the club to get “behind” a golfer’s hands...

    • Posted 71 days ago
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  • low-back-pain
    Preventing Low Back Pain: A Golfer’s Guide

    Whether you’re a once-a-month golfer or one who hits balls every day, there is a good chance you’ve experienced some kind of discomfort in your low back as a result of swinging a club. A host of...

    • Posted 74 days ago
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  • Montgomerie and Harman Swing
    Winning Swings: Comparing Colin Montgomerie and Brian Harman

    How can two very different swings both produce championship results? That’s the topic of this week’s “Winning Swings” segment, which compares the swings of John Deere Classic winner Brian Harman and Colin Montgomerie, a 31-time European Tour...

    • Posted 76 days ago
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  • Stickney driving irons
    Are you a candidate for a driving iron?

    A few weeks ago I wrote an article comparing the performance of my 5 wood, hybrid and 3 iron on Trackman to better understand the pros and cons of each club. It wasn’t that hard to guess...

    • Posted 77 days ago
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  • Will static stretches decrease your driving distance?

    It looks goofy, but Miguel Angel Jimenez’ dynamic pre-round warm up helps him hit longer drivers and avoid injuries.  In golf, static stretches were once considered the best way to increase your range of motion. I don’t follow this belief,...

    • Posted 78 days ago
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