golf tips

Golf Tips: Have yourself a sand blast

  Gene “The Squire” Sarazan is the man we have to thank for designing the sand wedge back in the 1930s.    His tinkering with a club head by ...

Golf Tips: Behind bars

  In a perfect world you’d consistently hit great drives down the middle of the fairway and your approach shots would never miss a green. Yeah right, tour pros can&r ...

Golf Tips: Practice correct form to avoid the dreaded shank

The shank, the laterals and hosel rocket are all nicknames of the most dreaded golf shot you could possibly make. Your ball gets careened off to the right or left of the fairway de ...

Golf Tips: Back to basics: Get a grip

Our lesson plan as we move into this new year is to reacquaint ourselves with golf’s fundamental basics. With consistency as our goal, the preeminent fundamental in the game beco ...

Plane truth

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 for many players. ...

Dealing with divots

A divot is the piece of sod that is displaced when the club strikes the ground and leaves a scraped depression in the soil below. I have had some interesting questions arise lately ...

From the range to the course

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

Have a fit

You may have the best-looking, athletic golf swing ever seen on the Golf Channel but if your clubs don’t fit properly, you’re not gonna be able to strike the ball consistently ...

Approaching the green

If you’ve read my last two columns, you’ll remember we got off the virtual tee and down the fairway. Our mission now is to approach the green with accurate distance control. ...

Mastering fairway play

OK, so you’ve read last week’s column and now you’ve beat your Titleist successfully off the tee on a par five hole and it’s waaay out there sitting up in the middle of the ...
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