Shawn Kelly

Golf Tips: Effective course management key to strong game

Does it sometimes seem a struggle to score well when playing golf? You may feel confident on the range hitting the ball and imagine yourself making all kind of pars, birdies and ea ...

Golf Tips: Taking the shot to the dance floor

OK, we finally got the ball safely onto our virtual green and it’s now time to drain that putt. Here’s where it can get interesting. The way some of these greens are shaped n ...

Golf Tips: Pitch ’n chips on the green

Oh nuts, we’ve missed the green! If you have been following our “Tee to Green” series over the last few weeks, we started out on the tee box and have been playing shots dow ...

Golf tips: Good calculations can improve your success on 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 many time ...

Golf tips: Play smart, safe shots on fairway:

OK, so you’ve read last week’s article and now you’ve beat your golf ball successfully off the tee on a par five hole and it’s wa-a-a-y out there sitting up in the middle o ...

How-to swing a golf club

Editor’s Note: Sports reporter Sara Seyydin caught up with Shawn Kelly, head golf professional at the The Ridge Golf Course in Auburn, last Friday for lessons on how-to swing a g ...

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 need to play any giv ...

Golf Tips: Celebrating Independence Day as golfer

If you’re a golfer, I hope you get a bang out of this cryptogram created with golf terms around the phrase Independence Day, July 4th in order to celebrate our national birthday ...

Golf Tips: Seniors get last laugh in this rule book

In case you missed it, in its newest Rules of Golf booklet, the USGA has included some new special rules that apply specifically to special senior golfers. A senior golfer is defin ...

Golf Tips: Good pre-shot routine makes shots easier

It’s US Open week, the second of the four major golf events in each year’s annual tournament schedule. The US Open is, to me, the most unique of all the majors. You’ve got ...

Golf Tips: Great programs are available for junior golfers

Remember the true meaning of Memorial Day. It is the day set aside for us to remember our veterans who have served and given their lives so that we all may have our freedom. Some f ...

Golf Tips: The plane truth about your swing

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

Golf Tips: Proper weight transfer key to preventing a reverse pivot

“Help, I’ve got a reverse pivot!” This is a complaint I often hear while teaching, and when I ask students what that means to them, I get some confused answers. What does i ...

Golf Tips: Let pitch ’n chips flavor your game

The chip and run or “pitch shot” is one of the more important scoring shots in the bag. Since the swing is rather short, think of it as simply swinging the hands from pocket to ...

Golf Tips: Women can thrive on golf course with these easy steps

Mother’s Day is this week and it’s time to share some love with moms or any other members of the distaff side who enjoy golf or wish to take up the game. Women’s golf is in ...