Golf Tips

3
Jun

Mental Fortitude

  The best golfers know that successful shots are as much mental as they are physical. A common way to increase your focus is to keep your mind centered in the moment. What type of shot are you playing? What is your target? Do you have a strategy for your swing?   At the same time, try to block those

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28
May

Stop Caring for More Control

It’s extremely common for golfers, pro or amateur, to have a hole or holes that they routinely play poorly. You know the ones; they aren’t just adding bogeys to the scorecard. In fact, it’s closer to a total meltdown. Hitting drives into the weeds, skulling chips, leaving balls in the bunker, and finishing things off with a putting exhibition might

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20
May

Don’t Let Your Lie Angles Lie to You

If you haven’t checked the lie angle on your clubs, your golf game may be suffering. The lie angle is the angle of the shaft relative to the floor, when the bottom of the club is flat on the ground.   If you’re a taller player with an upright swing, a club with a steeper angle is for you. A

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13
May

The Dreaded Dogleg

A dogleg is a hole that bends at some point along its length, like the hind leg of a dog. A common mental block among golfers is how best to play a dogleg hole with real trouble on either side of the fairway.   Since the ball tails off to the right for most of golfers, it doesn’t make much

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6
May

Roll Your Way to a Better Score

 When you play a short shot, try going for maximum roll. It’s always easier to control your ball on the ground than the air, and by avoiding airtime, you don’t have to think about where the ball will fall or how far it will bounce.   Many golfers try to crush the ball, so it lands close to the target.

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29
Apr

Fades and Draws Made Easy

This decades-old trick is a simple way to shape shots, and it is every bit as valid today. To hit a fade – Jack Nicklaus’ preferred shot – make sure to aim the face of your club where you want the ball to land. Next, align your body to the left (or right, for left-handers). To hit a draw, just

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22
Apr

Everyone Needs a Cure for the Shanks

Most people would rather not acknowledge their shanks on the course. But believe it or not, even the ugliest of shanks is fixable.   The first thing you need to do is take a break from the course and head to the range. It’s time to check in on some basics. Make sure your posture is correct, with your chest

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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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