Golf Tips

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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4
Feb

Keep Your Right Foot Firm

If you’re having trouble hitting powerful drives, you might need to work on keeping your body behind the ball through impact. One common problem that afflicts amateur golfers is raising the right foot before impact and shifting too much weight to the left, thus losing power. Avoid shifting your weight too early by anchoring your right foot to the ground

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28
Jan

Maintain Your Angle

If you’re having trouble generating power with your swing, you might be losing the angle before you make contact with the ball. Here’s what you should be doing: From the top of your backswing, drop your hands rapidly and bring the club down. At the bottom, the club shaft should form nearly a 90° angle with your arm. You don’t

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22
Jan

Embrace the Toe Chip

If you ever end up with your ball in a divot or lying in thick grass, a toe chip can help you get it out of the grass and onto the green. Here’s how: Set up close to the ball with your shaft nearly straight and just the toe of the club (the part of the clubhead farthest from the

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14
Jan

Putt Your Way to a Better Game

You should always focus on the parts of your game that will yield the highest return in lowering your scores. Your chances of making a 15-footer aren’t all that good, so why would you use your precious time to practice those putts? You should be focusing on the putts you actually have a decent chance of making. Based on recent

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7
Jan

Zero In On Your Impact Location

When your club makes contact with the ball, and the ball gets its marching orders, this is “the moment of truth.” Most golfers are unaware of where they are making impact with their irons and woods, and it’s extremely important information. The next time you are on the range, mark the head of your irons with a dry erase marker

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31
Dec

The Secret to Aligning Your Putt

If you’re haunted by poor putting, your problem might be alignment. You might have other issues but dealing with your alignment might help fix the others. The problem: aiming too far to the right (or left if you’re a left-handed putter). That means when you’re making contact, you have to cut across the ball to make contact. This automatically puts

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24
Dec

Use Your Hips to Stop Popping Up Tee Shots

Your tee shots are popping up, or your ball just dribbles once it lands on the fairway. What’s the problem? You’re hitting down too much on the ball. That’s not a problem if you’re using an iron off the turf. But not for the other shots. How do you know if you’re hitting the ball down too much? You’re breaking

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17
Dec

No More Chunking the Chips!

The popular advice: Keep your head down when you hit chips and short pitches. You follow the advice, but you still don’t get it right. So, what are you doing wrong? It’s not you. It’s the advice. You concentrate on keeping your head down, which causes tension in your hands and arms. That restricts your swing and prevents you from

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10
Dec

Putt Away the Pressure!

You’re on the last hole. You’re on the green. It’s been a great day on the course. If you sink this, you’ll achieve a personal best, and your friends will brag about your game for the next 10 years. Everybody’s watching. Your best game ever is at stake. Then suddenly you freeze. Too much pressure! You’re not alone. Pressure can

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