golf tips

Golf Tips: Approaching the green

If you’ve read the last two articles, you’ll remember we got off the tee and down the fairway. Now we need to approach the green with accurate distance control. How man ...

Shawn Kelley's golf tips: Let the big dog eat

This week we’ll begin a series of golf tips, “From Tee to Green.” We’ll start with the first shot and then discuss many of the subsequent shots you’ll ...

Golf Tips: Second edition offers more insider tips

After Brisk sales last year, I thought I would release Volume 2 on golf, which I believe will give the reader valuable playing tips and insider information that I have gained th ...

Golf Tips: Sharpen the wedge for a lower score

How many wedges do you carry in your bag? Some players carry two or three and some may even carry four. I personally carry three — a 49-degree pitching wedge, 54-degree sa ...

Golf Tips: Visualization is key to approaching the green

If you’ve read the last two articles, you’ll remember we got off the tee and down the fairway. Now we need to approach the green with accurate distance control. How ...

Golf Tips: Use pre-shot routine for pressure relief

It’s U.S. Open week, the second of the four major golf events in each year’s annual tournament schedule. And this year it is at the famed Merion in Pennsylvania &mda ...

Golf Tips: From The Feathery to the Noodle!

Today’s golf ball has come a long way in the past 100 years, from a wet rawhide cover filled with chicken feathers to today’s space age cores with durable covers for ...

Golf Tips: The plane truth: perfecting your swing

  The Swing Plane is defined as “the tilt and direction of travel of the inclined plane of the club shaft.” Unfortunately, the concept is a matter of confusion ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Summertime river safety; Auburn City Council reviews homeless shelter options once more and youth trap shooting

  Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what w ...

Golf Tips: Use balance to avoid the reverse pivot

  “Help, I’ve got a reverse pivot!” Here’s a complaint I often hear while teaching, and when I ask students what that means to them, I get some bew ...

Golf Tips: Putting key for green jacket at Augusta

  Hey, once again it’s Masters Week. Spring is in the air, the azaleas are in bloom along Magnolia Lane and the PGA Tour will play its first major of the year. & ...

Golf Tips: Tight lies are risky

  We’d all like a little tuft of grass under our golf ball when it come to rest, but with the technology in mowers and the colder weather that doesn’t allow th ...

Golf Tips: Transitioning from the range to the course

  When you go to the practice range do you hit the ball like you’re on the PGA tour, but when you go to course you can’t hit the broad side of a big red barn? ...

Golf Tips: Rough can be rough!

  Once in a while we may hit our golf ball a bit off line and it finds the area we call the rough — the second cut of the fairway where the grass is a longer length. ...

Golf Tips: Make the best of dreaded bunker shots

  The fairway bunker shot can be a challenge to hit successfully. Even with the best of lies, it can be tough to pick the ball off the sand and catch it solidly.  ...