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  • Sony Open in Hawaii - Round One
    Learn to hit bunker shots like the pros

    One of the most difficult shots for amateur golfers to understand is the greenside bunker shot, yet when you watch professionals, they take dead aim and are looking to hole the shot from any reasonable lie. I...

    • Posted 4 days ago
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  • Lag slowing you down
    Is Lag Slowing Your Swing Down?

    In my last article, “Who is the Greatest Driver of the Ball, Ever?” we introduced the techniques that separate the longest drivers of the golf ball from most amateur and tour players. We established that the turning...

    • Posted 4 days ago
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    Go lower with subconscious golf

    A philosophy that I believe in is one in which the swing is powered by the subconscious mind and reacts to the image that the conscious mind creates. I am not stating that a golfer’s physical technique is...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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    Why golfers shouldn’t be frustrated by their release

    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 the golf club begin to become a straight line. Whenever the release occurs...

    • Posted 10 days ago
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  • Stickney How to hit a draw
    By the numbers: How to hit a draw

    Doppler radar launch monitors have proved at least two things about ball flight. The golf club’s face angle at impact controls the ball’s starting direction. The club’s path influences the ball’s curvature. Simply put, this means that...

    • Posted 11 days ago
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  • Adam Scott
    Finding the bottom of your swing arc with weight shift

    You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again. One of the most popular tips in golf is for players to “keep their head still.” This is a broad term that’s better understood by looking at what...

    • Posted 16 days ago
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  • Shankar's Flightscope session was part of his coaching program
    Take the coaching route to more successful golf

    Above: Shankar’s Flightscope session was part of his coaching program. I’ve thought for a little while now that the golf industry’s traditional paradigm for game improvement was flawed. I’ve been playing competitive golf for 23 years and...

    • Posted 16 days ago
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  • Body-Language-1
    Every “Body” Can Be Confident

    As a Sport and Performance Counselor and the Director of Mental Training at The Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy, I have golfers from juniors to professionals that come to me wanting one thing: confidence. Golfers who have confidence...

    • Posted 17 days ago
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  • TigerWoodsWind
    Stickney: How to play like a pro in the wind

    I was going over some Trackman and Tour data the other day — as I often do from time-to-time in order to keep my perspective fresh — and I came across a chart I’d like to share...

    • Posted 18 days ago
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  • GolfSwingMirror
    Learn to become your own swing teacher

    A great golf teacher is one who imparts enough knowledge in his or her students that those students can self-correct based on knowing and feeling their OWN swing. That’s why the most important role of a teacher is...

    • Posted 20 days ago
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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...

    • Posted 25 days ago
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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 30 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 32 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 33 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 35 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 38 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 39 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 42 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 44 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 45 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 46 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 46 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 49 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 50 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 52 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 57 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 60 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 63 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 67 days ago
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