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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 […]

 

The Teeing Ground Defined

The Teeing Ground According to the USGA the definition of the teeing ground is: “The starting place for the hole to be played. It is a rectangular area two club-lengths in depth, the front and the sides of which are defined by the outside limits of two tee-markers. A ball is outside the tee box […]

 

Did You Address the Ball?

Address The Ball Do you know what it means to Address the Ball? The USGA says “A player has “addressed the ball” when he has grounded his club immediately in front of or immediately behind the ball, whether or not he has taken his stance.” This means you can take a stroke and strike the […]

 

Keep Your Grooves Clean

It sounds basic but how well do you keep your grooves clean between shots? Contrary to popular belief grooves do not put spin on the golf ball when you strike it. It is a clean face and loft that puts spin on the ball but it is the clean grooves that help make the face […]

 

Procedure For A Lost Ball

Procedure For A Lost Ball According to the new (2019) rule Procedure for a Ball Lost or Out of Bounds: Rule 18-2 says that you have 3 minutes to search for your ball. This time starts from when you or your caddie actually start searching for the ball. If you do not find the ball […]

 

Ways to Grip the Golf Club

Try these ways to grip the golf club. However, it is always a good idea to visit your PGA golf instructor to see how the grips can be fine-tuned to alter the direction and distance of your shots. Baseball Grip/Ten-Finger Grip This grip is when you hold the golf club with the top hand index […]

 

Tee It Forward

Tee It Forward To enjoy your round more, don’t be afraid to tee it forward. What set of tees do you think you should play from? Most of the time when there is a group of guys they all seem to decide to play from the back tees. Is it really fun to always be […]

 

Golfing in the Rain

To Play or Not to Play That is the question. Golfing in the rain is not most players idea of fun golf. Most people will try to avoid it but sooner or later every player finds themselves in the rain every once in a while. When this circumstance arises it is best to be prepared. […]

 

Temporary Water

TemporaryWater According to the USGA, “‘Temporary water’ is any temporary accumulation of water in the “general area” that is not in a penalty area and is visible before or after the player takes his stance. Snow and natural ice are either temporary water or loose impediments and is at the option of the player. Manufactured […]