Master These 10 Golf Money Shots

Pull Them Off When The Chips Are Down

It doesn’t matter how great or poor you’re playing, any given round requires at least one spectacular shot to win a skin, save a much-needed stroke or, in some cases, avert a disaster. We like to call these “money shots,” as opposed to “miracle shots,” because we believe that with practice, these types of shots Read more…

Use Circle Drill To Master Swing Plane

Hands On One, Club On The Other
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One of the most important things I can do as a coach and instructor is to help my students understand why they hit the ball well—and what they are doing when they are not hitting it well. I always feel that their poor shots give the teacher and student the greatest opportunity to learn. Often, Read more…

Get On The Golf Balance Board

Training Aid Offers Instant Feedback

As far back as 1988 I built, by today’s standards, a very crude Balance Board.  Today’s version of the TPGOLF Balance Board has come light years in terms of stability and quality, as well as the uses I have developed. The original premise is simply, as its title suggests, to train, through live action and Read more…

How To Avoid That Golf Hazard

Don’t Get Nervous—Get Aggressive To Clear The Junk
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Here we are facing one of the hardest shots facing any player: A 60-yard shot to the green, with a dreaded golf hazard in front and a bunker behind that. It’s a shot that takes a lot of commitment. Some players will go by the front of the green yardage — how far to just Read more…

KPMG Women’s PGA Clinics Announced For 2020

A Dozen Clinics Nationwide Will Encourage More Women to Engage in Golf 
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The PGA of America announced the schedule for the 2020 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Golf Clinics, a nationwide series of 12 full-day clinics that will welcome and empower women to learn more about the Game of a Lifetime. KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Golf Clinics, previously known as the PGA Golf Clinics for Women, will continue Read more…

Beat The Buried Lie In The Rough

Try This Chop Shot To Get Out Of The Bird’s Next

Have you ever walked up to your ball and found it laying like it is in Photo 1? The dreaded buried lie. UGH! If you happen to be in Florida or Hawaii and this ball is sitting in Bermuda rough, your level of difficulty just got raised up a notch higher. What do you do Read more…

How To Make A Proper Golf Swing Turn

Maintain Spine Angle For Balance And Power

One of the most difficult things for golfers to do is making a proper golf swing turn. Players tend to move either laterally (side to side) or vertically (away or toward the golf ball) as they swing the club. This additional movement in the swing creates imbalance, inconsistency, and slows down your club head speed. Read more…

Shift Weight To Drive The Golf Ball Well

It’s The Center Of A Smooth Swing

When a student is hitting their irons well and having trouble with the driver, I am reminded of a comment a colleague mentioned to me straight from one of the finest teachers ever, Harvey Penick. He said that a golfer can hit his irons pretty well without shifting his weight, but to drive the golf Read more…

Good Ball Strikers Do These Two Things

Extend Yourself And ‘Wrap’ The Club

Good ball strikers do two things consistently in the full swing. No. 1, they have good extension. Take a good look at Photo 1, and look at my right arm. It almost looks as though it’s “chasing” after the ball down the target line. Look at how fully extended my arms are. Poor strikers of Read more…

Learn The Art Of Spotputting

Follow These Steps To Find The Cup More Often

There are many factors to consider while putting on the greens. Is my putt uphill or downhill? How fast are the greens? How much slope is there? Is the slope to the left or to the right? Is there a double break? Is there wind or grain present that will affect the line and/or the Read more…