Golf Tips

15
Apr

Grip It, Rip It, and Put Your Body Into It

Many people focus on the smaller mechanics of using their irons to greatest effect. But sometimes, it’s about the bigger picture.   In order to get the most distance out of your irons, try to put your entire body behind the ball during your swing. Make sure you have a slight tilt to your shoulders, so your spine is angled

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8
Apr

Posture Makes Perfect

To get the most out of your irons, maintaining good posture throughout the swing is key. Try using this strategy many pros use for all their shots, including their irons:   Keep your right arm fairly straight on the takeaway. Make sure to use a shoulder turn and not just lift your arms. From the top, start down by pushing

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1
Apr

A Quick Tip for a Longer Iron

There’s plenty of great information out there to increase your drive and crush that long ball. But what about when you need to hit your longer irons at a solid rate? It’s important to take the club back easy on your backswing. A longer iron requires more of a sweeping motion and a smoother swing than other irons. To achieve

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25
Mar

Take Your Wedge into the Sand… and Beyond

Many people think a sand wedge is only for the bunker. But really, you should use your sand wedge for bunker shots and most pitch shots to the green.   It’s important to remember that the sand wedge has “bounce” on the sole of the club, meaning the back trailing edge is lower than the front leading edge.  When used

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18
Mar

Want a Longer, Cleaner Drive? Grab a Towel.

Unlike most of the clubs which require a downward hit on the ball for good contact, the driver requires an upward strike. Unfortunately, most amateur golfers do the opposite, catching the ball when the club is still moving downward – leading to pop-ups and less-than-impressive distance. This might sound a little strange, but this is when you go grab a

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11
Mar

Putt Like the Pros

Next time you’re at your local course, take a glance at the putting green, and you’ll see an infinite number of different putting styles. Even with the “pros,” you’ll see thousands of different grips, stances, and even, putters. It’s natural to wonder why anyone putts the way they do with the “flat stick.”   That’s where the basics of great

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4
Mar

Get a Grip

Getting back to basics can often be the best way to decrease your score. Most golfers know that the “Vs” created by the index finger and the thumb of the left and right hands should be in alignment with the right shoulder. You would be surprised at how many golfers have trouble maintaining what was once considered a traditional hand

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25
Feb

Emerge from the Sand

  Everyone loves the beach… unless you’re golfing. Getting stuck in the sand is the best way to torpedo your score. To get out of the bunker, most golfers try technical swings that involve their wrists. Leave that stuff to the pros and go for something more predictable. Try lining up in the middle of the ball and put most

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19
Feb

Get Out of the Rough

  Even the best golfers can find themselves lost in the rough sometimes. Anytime you’re lost in the weeds, remember two, two, and two. Make sure to choke down on the club 2 inches, stand so the ball is back 2 inches when in your normal stance, and drop your front foot back 2 inches.   By choking down on

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11
Feb

Control Your Breathing

You might not know it, but golf can create so much stress that it triggers the “fight or flight” response in your body. Your heart beats faster, your blood pressure increases, and your mind begins to race. These are all things that make it harder to focus and stay in the moment. Here is a simple breathing exercise you can

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