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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect Right? Practice makes perfect is what everyone says so it has to be right. Well, not if you’re doing it wrong. I like to say, “Practice Makes Permanent!” If you are practicing the wrong thing, you will end up with a very good “bad habit”. To improve your golf game, it’s important […]

 

Stableford Format

Golf Format The Stableford scoring system is a popular golf format. Developed by Dr. Frank Barney Gorton Stableford in 1931, the Stableford format is a scoring system in which the final score is not the stroke total. Instead, each hole earns a point value based on the individuals stroke total. As a result, the final score […]

 

Stay Safe in the Heat

Stay Safe In The Heat Playing in hot weather can effect your golf game and even worse, your health, so stay safe in the heat. However, as long as you’re prepared, you can still have fun out there while staying safe from the heat, too. Here are some tips for when your golf game coincides with […]

 

Increase Upper Body Rotation

Increase Upper Body Rotation You probably do not know that you need to increase upper body rotation to get more yards on your tee shots. Furthermore, average players think that turning their upper and lower body more into the back swing is the recipe for more distance. Generally speaking, we should turn the upper body/shoulders […]

 

Great Golfers Have Shoulder Tilt

Shoulder Tilt All great golfers have shoulder tilt at the top of the backswing. Furthermore, they also maintain their tilt far into the follow thru. First of all, you know you need to “keep your head down”. Secondly, you know you need to “keep your eye on the ball”. But do you know the root […]

 

Hitting off of Hardpan

Tough Golf Lies Hitting off of hardpan can go wrong in a hurry if you don’t know what you’re doing. Hardpan is usually a flat, hard, dried out area with little or no turf. It’s typically found in low irrigation areas or places where golf carts are often used. Hitting from hardpan requires a certain […]

 

Playing In the Rough

Playing In The Rough We all find ourselves playing in the rough from time to time. Therefore it’s important to make the right decisions on club selection, grip and stance in order to minimize the damage for that hole and your overall score. When playing in the rough, you’re usually dealing with thick, long and sometimes […]

 

Watch Out for Fliers

Knowing when a flier is possible can be the difference between a birdie and a bogey or even worse! The first indicator of whether the shot maybe a flier is the length of the grass your ball is in. If your ball is in taller than normal grass like rough there is a good chance it […]

 

Chip Shots vs. Pitch Shots

Chip Shot Chip Shots vs. Pitch Shots. It is important to have a predictable system of controlling carry distance and roll diastanc with your chip shots and pitch shots. A chip shot is meant to be a low trajectory shot with minimal spin. I use the basic chip shot when I am within 3 steps […]

 

Swing with Ease into the Breeze

“Swing with Ease into the breeze!” Remember one of my favorite sayings: “Swing with ease into the breeze!” Playing into the wind will typically decrease distance and increase spin. This creates a shot that will go shorter and stop sooner than a usual shot. Playing into the wind will also magnify certain shots. For example, a […]