Shawn Kelly

Auburn’s Shawn Kelly wins NorCal PGA Senior Match Play Championship in Ripon

Shawn Kelly’s golf tips are authenticated by his own success. The Auburn resident, head golf pro at The Ridge Golf Club and author of a weekly “Golf Tips” column ...

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 ...

First year learning curve

  With his first year of collegiate golf under his belt, former Del Oro High golf standout Austin Smotherman is back home in Loomis this summer and this week had a chance to ...

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 ...

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. & ...