Troon Announces Player Development Month

Special Instruction Offers And More For May

Troon is promoting May as “Player Development Month” at Troon-affiliated daily-fee golf courses, private clubs and Troon Golf Academies. Troon facilities and Troon Golf Academies throughout the United States will be hosting golf clinics in May designed for all levels of players, new through advanced. 2019 marks the eighth year that Troon has recognized May Read more…

A Closed Club Face Can Be Good

Fast Swing Speeds Can Handle It

We’re often told that a closed club face is a bad thing, and it is sometimes. Then again, it can be a good thing if other swing conditions fall into place. Let’s take a look at wrist action during the swing and what happens when you change conditions from address to the top, and how Read more…

Is It Time To Try Side-Saddle Putting?

Toss A Ball And You Get the Picture

  Lining up a putt is important. When figuring out the break of a putt, most of us stand at a right angle to the line, facing the ball, to determine it. This is not accurate, but side-saddle putting IS accurate. Think about it: When you line up a putt, you stand behind the ball Read more…

Be Your Best Driver Of The Golf Ball

Two Positions To Put You Far Down The Fairway

I’m a huge believer that awareness is half the battle when it comes to improving one’s game. We’d all like to our best driver — to drive the ball as long and straight as top PGA Tour players. Most of us will never be able to achieve the overall distance of a Dustin Johnson, Cameron Read more…

Tiger’s Win Gives Golf A Huge Boost

His Return To The Top Holds Lessons For Us All

I’m sitting in the Indianapolis Airport at 5:30 a.m., waiting to fly back to Florida paradise after a two day visit to my new summer digs, The Hawthorns Golf and Country Club in Fishers, Indiana. As I scroll through various social media platforms — as I do each am to see what’s happening, especially in Read more…

Learn To Rule Greens With Putt Ruler

Simple Device Makes Perfect Contact Possible
putt ruler opener

I have known The Putt Ruler inventor Bob Walton for over 25 years. We were introduced by our mutual friend Bob Ford, head PGA Professional at Seminole and past head professional at Oakmont. Bob Walton is as passionate a golfer as any living and breathing human being I have ever met on this planet. So Read more…

Get Your Golf Short Game On Plane

Most of you struggle with your golf short game because you swing the club too far inside on your takeaway. When we videotaped the best short game players we found when the club reaches parallel to the ground on the takeaway the club was parallel to the target line. So how do we learn the Read more…

Putt Like A Pro: Always Hit The Sweet Spot

The Parallax Effect Is Key To Solid Contact

Every putter manufacturer stresses the importance of FEEL. Words like “soft feel,” “muted feel,” “firm feel,” “softer sound and feel,” “old school feel,” and “gentle feel” are used to describe the feel of the putter’s impact with the golf ball. All golfers know and understand that sensation, both the good and the bad.  Impacting the Read more…

Play Smarter Golf Right Now

Use The Skills You Already Have To Improve

No time to practice? No clubs allowed in your office? A lot of items on the “honey do” list? No worries! You can play better, or should I say “smarter golf,” with the skills you currently possess, and lower your scores. Most golfers put very little “thought” into their games, for good reason. You do Read more…

How To Get The Most Out Of A Caddie

Great Tips From A Top Resort Caddiemaster

Playing a round with a skilled caddie can be one of the most enjoyable experiences in golf. Unfortunately, many golfers today have rarely had this opportunity, and when it arises, the prospect can sometimes evoke a sense of intimidation. To help put players at ease, Sean Benz, caddie master of The Grand Golf Club at Fairmont Read more…

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