The Ridge

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 ...

‘Putting for dough’ can really pay off

There’s an old maxim among golfers — “Drive for show and putt for dough.” There are players who can knock the ball a country mile, but if you really want to amaze yourself ...

Bail yourself out of ‘jail' at little cost

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’t even do th ...

Give your swing some athleticism

Let’s get you into an athletic starting position that will facilitate the most efficient swing possible. A balanced starting position is a prerequisite to initiating an athletic ...

Recounting 2009’s top golf stories

Thought I’d share a few of my thoughts on the top 10 golf stories of 2009, counting down from No. 10. 10. Golf in the Olympics! This milestone will be a dynamic boost for the ga ...

Skills best gift a golfer can ask for

We all make wish lists of what we’d like Santa to bring.A new driver or a set of custom fitted irons, a golf bag, new golf shoes, a gift certificate to your favorite golf cou ...

Patience is a virtue on golf course

The PGA Tour’s Qualifying School ends today, and the top 30 finishers will earn the most treasured ticket in the game, the PGA Tour Card. This has to be the most grueling week i ...

Three shots to combat false fronts

These days it seems there are many golf course designers creating courses that feature false fronts to some of the greens. This design element can become an insidious hazard if you ...

Giving thanks for more than just golf stuff

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Before we begin the rush into the year’s end, I would like to take just a little time to pass along this Thanksgiving mess ...

Make sure footwork is proper

You may have heard the axiom that the transition of the golf swing starts from the ground up. This means that at the top of the backswing, the feeling of transition should start wi ...