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Good golf swings are greater than the sum of their parts
I love to stop by a range and watch the brand new golfers. Even though most of their swings result in whiffs, tops and chunks, they usually manage to smash at least one shot long and straight....
- Posted 6 days ago
How to actually stay down through the shot
Most serious golfers have seen slow-motion video of Tiger Woods or some other tour pro who moves his or her body down in the moments before impact. Those players actually lower what is called their “center,” or upper...
- Posted 18 days ago
There’s no need to fear lessons
I did five lessons today. Five different lessons. The first person was in-to out, shut face, hitting hooks that barely got off the ground. The correction involved swinging more left through the ball and adding a slightly weaker...
- Posted 31 days ago
Fixes for the “chili dip” and “chipping yips”
Other than perhaps the shank, the most frustrating shot in golf is the chili dip; a chip shot that is supposed to go several yards but only moves 5 feet. The frustration comes from that fact that...
- Posted 40 days ago
Swing path problems and how to fix them
In my previous story, I discussed Tiger Woods’ ongoing struggle with his swing path, which at times is too inside-out. Click here to read the story. Because Tiger pushes the needle more than just about any other...
- Posted 63 days ago
Stop shanking short shots!
The shank is the most frustrating and embarrassing shots in golf. It can happen to any player of any level at anytime. But the most common shank is the one hit near the green on short chips and...
- Posted 109 days ago
What makes a good golf course?
What is the best golf course you’ve ever played? What is your favorite course? Your least favorite? After you take a minute to ponder those questions, consider this: Why? What is it about the course you chose...
- Posted 136 days ago
Club fitting, from a golf teacher’s perspective
Properly fitted equipment is a must for everyone, pros and amateurs. There is plenty of good information on club fitting (read Tom Wishon), but I’d like to discuss fitting from a teacher’s perspective and some of the...
- Posted 156 days ago
Well… We’re waiting
One of my favorite scenes from the best golf movie ever, Caddyshack: Judge Smails: “Ty, what did you shoot today?” Ty Webb: “Oh Judge, I don’t keep score.” Judge Smails: “Then how do you measure yourself with...
- Posted 163 days ago
Breaking down Jim Furyk’s highly effective golf swing
Most golfers would like to play half as well as Jim Furyk. He is without a doubt one of the best players of his generation, with more than $53 million in on-course earnings. In his 21-year career,...
- Posted 187 days ago
Keep it simple (student)
The job of a teaching professional is to know the game in all of its complexity and teach it in all of its simplicity. If I cannot put everything I’ve learned on the head of a pin and...
- Posted 193 days ago
Keys to successful pitching
The pitch shot — the short, high shot played near the green — is a fairly easy shot. But many struggle with it. The biggest reason for this is that most people do not trust the loft...
- Posted 199 days ago
Forget method teaching: Swing your swing
Over the course of the 50 years, 30 of which I’ve spent teaching golf, I have seen many methods come and go. From “Square to Square” to “Stack and Tilt,” from Alex Morrison’s left-handed game to Tommy...
- Posted 220 days ago
Simple steps to better chips
The words “chip” and “pitch” are often used interchangeably to describe shots hit around the green, but they’re actually two different types of shots with distinct purposes. If you can understand the difference between a chip and...
- Posted 229 days ago